Kölsch Ale - Victory Brewing Company
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4.05/5 rDev +3.6%
On-tap at Local 44.
Victory Kolsch is a bright, straw yellow with rocky head white head that brings up that cereal grain aroma. The beer is very clean and crisp with just a little barley flavor with woody spicy bitterness that is under control. This is a very refreshing kolsch
09-24-2010 05:20:39 | More by Soonami
4/5 rDev +2.3%
Great head that lingers a while. 4.6 abv let's you drink this very nice beer for a long time. Nice to mow the lawn with. Stong hops. Is a true German lager. In fact, all of the ingidients are imported from Germany. I especially like the finish, very crisp, true and clean. Ron does it again!
11-25-2003 19:00:35 | More by maybrick
4/5 rDev +2.3%
Tasted on-tap 9/25/06 at Tria in Philadelphia, PA.
Advertised as "rare" at 5.1% ABV.
Gold colored with a low white head. A nicely balanced malt, fruit, and hop aroma. Similar in flavor with malt dominating, a touch of ale fruitiness, and just enough hops to balance. Light bodied with a fairly clean finish.
A fairly nice Kolsch -- wish I could compare to a true German example.
($5.50 / Pint)
09-28-2006 20:48:44 | More by RBorsato
4/5 rDev +2.3%
opqaue straw in apperence. had a "wet leaf" hop flavor to it. for some reason, nodding head's 700 level seems like a cheap imitation of this beer Had nice lace, limited head retention. Going down it was clean all around, and a very crisp taste when you finallly finish it. It is a very light beer, so it could be used as a trasition very easily. had nice small bit of spice, the tang of the hops, and a hint of malt. well put otgether, must get some more to fully apreciate the beer and it's style
11-08-2003 05:01:15 | More by PSUDREW
3.95/5 rDev +1%
On tap at Varga Bar in Philly on 8/3/12, served in a shaker.
Pour: Completely clear yellow orange with a finger and a half white head.
Smell: Grassy hops with a light caramel sweetness. Not very substantial on the nose.
Taste: Bready malts sweetness to the max, with a pleasant floral and grassy hoppiness.
Mouthfeel: Really light and drinkable, but still packed with flavor. Very, very refreshing.
Overall: My first kolsch and I thoroughly enjoyed this one.
08-03-2012 21:45:36 | More by cfrances33
3.93/5 rDev +0.5%
I got this at Victory Brewing company in Dowingtown, PA. It came in a tumbler glass.
Appearance: The body is a clear yellow color. The head is a finger tall, bright white in color, small sized bubbles, fine retention and stellar lacing.
Smell: The aromas are not much of anything.
Taste: The flavors are malty, earthy and pine.
Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is crisp and dry.
Drinkability: This beer is very drinkable.
Don't drink and review.
09-01-2009 00:44:17 | More by treehugger02010
3.9/5 rDev -0.3%
Served at the restaurant.
A: The ale is a pale yellow, crystal clear brew with a slight ring of head.
S: Earthy noble hops are the dominant aroma in the nose.
T: The ale starts with a grainy malt flavor that soon gives way to a crisp, dirty hop flavor that is intriguing. Those hops definitely have the subtlety of noble hops and add a firm, biting finish to the ale.
M: Very clean on the palate, this is a good pounding beer.
D: Very drinkable, too bad it is not bottled.
10-01-2006 16:53:50 | More by akorsak
3.9/5 rDev -0.3%
On tap at Victory. Pours very clear gold with white head. Nose is strange lemon, grass, almost an eggy component, minerals in the vein of wet stone. Mouth is sharp carbonation, fairly sharp grassy hops, very grainy. Some spicy qualities come through, not sure if it's through the hops or something else. Very long bitter finish. Sharp, bright, and a bit unusual.
07-16-2011 02:30:22 | More by JAXSON
3.9/5 rDev -0.3%
Enjoyed at the brewpub in Downingtown, PA
A: half finger head on a clear straw colored body. Scattered lacing.
S: grain and pale malts with slight sweet corn. Light aroma overall.
T: very nice grain and pale malt flavor with perfect degree of bitterness. Corn but not sweet notes. Light earthy hop character late in the finish.
M: light body and high carbonation.
Overall: very clean and drinkable. This is a generally dull category but this one is about as flavorful and clean as the style gets.
07-27-2012 15:45:45 | More by kylehay2004
3.88/5 rDev -0.8%
Draught @ Victory: This one pours a slightly hazy golden color. There was a small white head on mine. It did lace down the glass a bit. The aroma was rather mild. Light notes of wheat and citrus. The taste was a little bit of wheat and citrus. A very refreshing beer. Subtle, yet well done. Very Good!
09-08-2004 22:38:29 | More by Boto
3.8/5 rDev -2.8%
Poured on tap at Pizza Paradiso Dupont, into a shaker pint. Victory tap takeover for DC beer week!
A white hot colored head is presented sittings on a classic fourteen carat gold crystal body. Carbonation rises from the middle, never seen that before .. looks great, but with no lacing while drinking.
Bouquet is crisp sense and light malts but mildly grassy, and mostly closed. Not much of a nose on this.
Taste brings light bread classic taste, even slightly doughy. Mild pronounced hop but noticeable presence. Strange crazy finish with mild sweetness and noticeable white sugar. Interesting mild soda and lime like finish.
Overall, distinct, different easily sessionable, fairly pleasant. A obit odd just wish this was more breadier. The ultimate Kolsch quest continues in earnest...
08-16-2011 23:11:00 | More by smakawhat
3.8/5 rDev -2.8%
Victory Brewing Company
ABV: 4.60 %
LOOK: Clear golden color, with a foam cap and leaving plenty of lacing.
SMELL: Distinct lager yeast smell, grass, cooked veggies, stewed hops, fresh bread and a bit buttery as well.
TASTE: Clean bready malt flavor like a typical German Kolsch. Herbal tea like hopping with mild grassy, leafy flavor and bitterness. Bready, well balanced, very lightly bitter lager.
FEEL: Light bodied, stinging carbonation. Light, easy to drink , very mellow.
OVERALL: A pretty nice kolsch, but does not separate itself from many others in the style. Pretty standard, not that there's anything wrong with that.
09-03-2012 15:37:19 | More by Stinkypuss
3.68/5 rDev -5.9%
Enjoyed on tap at the Victory brewery in Downingtown, PA.
A clear pale golden body with a large fluffy marshmellow head. Lots of carbination visable in the glass. Head dissapated into a thin, bubbly trace which laced down the glass a bit.
Aroma is clean and muted. Yeasty bread with sweet malts, some flowery hops, and a hint of citrus.
A nice subtle flavor. Crisp and clean. Full flavors of grainy bread and a dash of spicy hops to accent. Sports a dry finish which I enjoyed.
09-19-2006 16:35:58 | More by HugoGrim
3.58/5 rDev -8.4%
A - Poured with a small head of white foam on s clear, golden body. The head settles quickly but leaves good lace.
S - Clean malt and lightly spicy hops with little else.
T - Light, bready malt up front with a little bit of spicy hop character. Some musty bitterness in the middle with grainy notes in the finish and a lingering bitterness.
M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a dry finish.
D - Not bad, but a littler too hoppy and lacking in malt character. still vy drinkable.
07-27-2012 18:23:18 | More by nickfl
3.55/5 rDev -9.2%
A solid Kolsch, to be sure. This one has definately seen some improvements since the last time I had the pleasure to try it. The crisp looking brew offered a well carbonated appearance wrapped in its golden color and one-finger head. The aroma was slightly sweet and more hoppy than I expected. Although a wee tad on the stringent side on the palate, still a fine brew to pair with any of Victory's fare.
10-03-2004 01:37:39 | More by goindownsouth
3.53/5 rDev -9.7%
Straw color and seemed a bit flat.
Not much nose to it.
The taste was lacking besides being a bit sweet. Not much finish to the beer or anyhting in the front it's smooth.
Very thin mouthfeel and was disappointed.
I would have 1 and it was sampled at the bewpub. Maybe my tatse buds were off. Good lawnmower beer.
08-01-2007 19:06:24 | More by bierman2000
Kölsch Ale from Victory Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.