Samuel Adams East-West Kölsch - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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4.33/5 rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I instantly get the smell of jasmine and flowers followed by some subtle citrus notes. Pretty unique smell for a beer. Its very smooth with a little spiciness up front followed by the jasmine flowery taste mixing with a wheat malt and then ending with a dry citric bitterness that melds together with the flowery jasmine taste really well.
I think whats so cool about this beer is obviously the jasmine smell and taste but whats even better is that it melds together with the hop taste so well! It ends kinda dry and chalky but I assume thats from the Samuel Adams yeast strain that I get in a lot of their beers.
I've had jasmine rice before and I was expecting that taste and I definitely got it. The sweet wheat like malt really balances out the flowery taste and gives it some sweetness. The sweetness really breaks up the taste and makes for a complex subtle beer. Samuel Adams is really good at making subtle beers that are unique. Not too subtle though because they make some tasty beers... this one being one of them. Excellent summer beer.
Serving type: bottle
08-25-2011 01:29:56 | More by thebrood1987
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