Kölsch Ale - Victory Brewing Company
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4.45/5 rDev +13.8%
Fresh from a growler, this beer poured a very clear pale golden color. A soft graininess emanates from the beer. This is certainly one of the smoothest and easiest drinking beers in recent memory. I believe this beer has captured the true essence of a Kolschbier, at least from the few other imports I have sampled. A simple, slightly fruity light beer with just a hint of hop bitterness. Lightly carbonated with a delicate and soft malt and slightly oily body. The finish is crisp. Victory has again hit the mark and continues to make truly outstanding and distinctive beers.
10-02-2003 03:10:36 | More by pezoids
4.43/5 rDev +13.3%
Served on tap at Union Jacks Inn on the Manatawny as of this review.
Poured a clear golden yellow color with a nice 1 finger's width of fluffy eggshell colored head, long lasting retention and good lacing. Smells strongly of floral hops, with some honey sweet hints. Taste is a lightly sweet maltiness with lots of grainy notes followed by a big crisp floral hop finish combined with a little extra punch of more bitter hops at the end. Medium light in body wth good carbonation. Very smooth and creamy, yet with a crisp finish. A very sessionable ale with good flavors and a nice balance, looking forward to having more when it is in season this summer.
03-29-2008 00:45:13 | More by HopDerek
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
3.93/5 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
3.55/5 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
4.47/5 rDev +14.3%
This is just a top-notch kolsch. Probably the best kolsch I've ever drank. Come a nice golden color with a sizeable head. It has a nice, spicy taste. Similar esters to German wheat beers. It makes for a very tasty beer, since the esters are pleasant but not too overpowering. The mouthfeel is very smooth. Definitely the best and most drinkable kolsch I've ever tasted.
10-05-2004 20:19:03 | More by GeoffFromSJ
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
4.2/5 rDev +7.4%
Pours a very nice clear golden yellow and has puffy white head. On the nose there are scents of pine needles, citrus fruit,flowers, hops, spices, and dry malt. On palate...a citrusy fruity hops and a nice biscuity malt flavor going on. Crisp...really enjoyed this one.
04-13-2006 19:21:45 | More by WilliamPhilaPa
4.58/5 rDev +17.1%
Growler frosh from the brewery
This beer poured into my glass a crystal clear golden yellow that had beautiful dancing carbonation bubbles all through the glass. The cloud that set on top of the glass was pure white in color, fluffy and thick. When first poured the head rose to a nice size and then slowly fell to a nice see through skim and a white ring on the edges. The lace that was created had a sheety look to it in most spots and sparse in others. The aromas that came from the glass was of flowers, fresh picked hops, pine needles, citrus fruit, black/green peppercorns (crushed) spices, and dry malt. The flavors that danced over my tongue were fresh hops, flowers, citrus hops, lemon, sweet malt, spices (pepper), yeasty biscuit appeal near the end and finished with the fresh hop. The after taste was dominated by a dry hop/biscuit flavor. Not too long, but a nice reminder. Light in body. Great use of hops to bring out such flavors, complex yet simple all mixed in this beer. Fresh, clean, and crisp all describe this brew. Great carbonation and mix of flavors to tickle the nose and tantalize the tongue make this a near perfect beer. IMO. Wish I had a case of this and not just a growler.
09-15-2003 17:29:38 | More by Jarod
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
3.68/5 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
4.88/5 rDev +24.8%
This is going to be a little of an uneducated review because I've never had a Kolsch before this one. If they are all like this, I think I found one of my favorite styles. Very crisp and clean tasting. Something I can drink all day. Has a sweetness to it, not so much of a heavy malty sweetness, but more of the light tropical fruit type. It finishes with a slight zesty orange flavor. Very light in body. I have a feeling that this isn't going to be available for long so I'm heading back to Victory as soon as possible to pick up another growler,
09-12-2003 00:06:34 | More by dmarch
Kölsch Ale from Victory Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.