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Sprang - Trillium Brewing Company

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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 7.19%
Wants: 9
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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Trillium Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Spring

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Beer added by: JCTetreault on 05-08-2014

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Ratings: 63 | Reviews: 8
Reviews by rudzud:
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4.18/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

Enjoyed on tap at the Armsby Abbey.

A - Poured into a standard pint glass a nice not quite crystal clear golden straw hue with a one finger head that faded to leave a thin blanket and some creamy lacing.

S - Aromas of juicy tropical fruits, tutti fruity like with absurd amounts of pineapple and mango, tangerine, Clementine. Not really getting the biscuit malts that I'm used to though. Regardless this smells delicious.

T - Taste is a fun combo, I get the malty cracker of a kolsch and then an assault of tropical fruit, big big Nelson notes going on here. Tasty pineapple and mango with nice citrus. Very fruity and refreshing.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, alcohol hidden, super drinkable.

O - Overall this beer was a fun one. A kolsch inspired beer with Nelson hops, tasty, though not really a kolsch. Just call it a hoppy German pale lager.

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I had this beer on tap at Deep Ellum in Allston. The keg had just kicked and I got the first glass from a fresh keg. It was served in a willi becher glass.

It poured an incredibly cloudy pale yellow that in certain light almost appeared grey. The head was frothy and light and lasted a good while. It smelled very herbal and lemony with a very faint hint of breadiness. The taste wasn't too far off from the aroma, the hops dominated the flavor upfront and there was some spiciness that lingered on the back of your throat in the aftermath. Combined with a grainy mouthfeel, the best way to describe this beer I think is earthy. It was drinkable, but it was nowhere near what I expected.

I typically love Trillium's beer, but was very let down by this considering it was labeled as a Kolsch. Maybe it was because it was the first pour and there may have been sediment at the bottom of the keg, but I detected very few Kolsch-like aspects to this beer. If I put this next to a Reissdorf and told someone that they are the same style of beer, they would think I was mad.

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This beer is labelled a Kolsh. If all Kolshes tasted like this, I could give up Pales/IPAs.

Poured out of the growler, I nice pale yellow. About 1 finger of a bright, white head.
Huge punch of hops right off the bat. Fruity, but not tropical. Just really pleasant smelling.
Really good balance of the hop flavor with the light, biscuit malt character. Almost drinks like a pale ale. Like their Fort Point, but brewed solely with Nelson Sauvin. Ultimately super crushable. Could down a ton of this stuff on a hot day.

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Sprang from Trillium Brewing Company
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