Samuel Adams East-West Kölsch - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.75/5 rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A&S - Pours a golden yellow with half a finger of off white head. Smells of grains, pilsner yeast and apricots/peaches?
T&M - Light bodied and very refreshing mostly tastes of wet grains then turns to a sweet fruit flavor with the smallest hop flavor and some breadiness adding to the peach/apricot flavor?
O - Something i'd like to see in 6-packs.
This is the first of the two new brews featured in the Summer Styles variety pack, and it hit the spot for sure. Last years summer sampler was almost perfect however its becoming harder and harder to find SA Pale Ale. I don't know if SA wants to stay traditional but there has to be more refreshing, light styles that have a little more hops than usual. There's no reason why Pale Ale can't be brewed all year, it beats Cherry Wheat for sure. We'll see how the Rustic Saison ranks up as well. As far as this beer goes, its very refreshing for this California heat and puts a nice Euro twist on your everyday drinker. As I said I wish these beer were available more often. Stay thirsty my friends!
Serving type: bottle
06-23-2011 18:30:00 | More by NickRivers
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Samuel Adams East-West Kölsch from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 795 ratings.