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Samuel Adams East-West Kölsch - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams East-West KölschSamuel Adams East-West Kölsch

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Ratings: 826
Reviews: 309
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.56%
Wants: 22
Gots: 25 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  5.01% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 03-10-2011)
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Photo of atr2605
3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-pours a clear yellow color with a sudsy white head with good retention
S-nice clean aroma, with some mild malt in the background
T-bit of sweetness thats met with a nice balanced hop bitterness that finishes clean
M-light bodied and high amount of carbonation
O-very well balanced, clean kolsch. Pretty impressed with this coming from sam adams. Very drinkable, would buy it again depending on price

atr2605, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of thegerm87
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

thegerm87, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of jnr011
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

jnr011, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of pixieskid
3.75/5  rDev +3%

pixieskid, Jul 02, 2012
Photo of LCannon4
4/5  rDev +9.9%

LCannon4, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of JustinWhipple
3.75/5  rDev +3%

JustinWhipple, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of crobinso
3.75/5  rDev +3%

crobinso, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of Monkey007
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Monkey007, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of notjaredlouche
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

notjaredlouche, Jun 30, 2012
Photo of BillHilly
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

BillHilly, Jun 30, 2012
Photo of RichD
4/5  rDev +9.9%

RichD, Jun 29, 2012
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a very light gold color, with a very thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains light caramelized malts, grain and some hops.

T: The taste starts out with a mild malt sweetness up front along with some grainy breadiness. Then a decent hops bitterness comes in. The malt character is a bit on the thin side even for the style, but provides a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: A little tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, this is a beer worth pounding for a while but there are better alternatives within the style.

TheManiacalOne, Jun 29, 2012
Photo of metter98
3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. A hard pour into a pint glass resulted in a finger high white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface and a collar and lacing around the sides of the glass..
S: There are light aromas of biscuit and bready malts in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but the flavors are a little more assertive and there is a slight hint of bitterness.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied and somewhat smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very sessionable and a good representation of the style. It reminds me of some of the Kölsch beers I had when I was in Köln.

metter98, Jun 29, 2012
Photo of g_jenkins
2.25/5  rDev -38.2%

g_jenkins, Jun 28, 2012
Photo of trevorpost
2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

trevorpost, Jun 27, 2012
Photo of jaybags
3/5  rDev -17.6%

jaybags, Jun 27, 2012
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.45/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

a curious experiment in the summer pack thats made the cut for the summer 12er again. pours a bronzed color with a lacey white head, clear as day with lots of bubbles rising to the surface. smells a bit floral, jasmine or something. also some yeasty spice and fresh bread notes, much more aromatics that i am used to in a kolsch. flavor is equally obscure, some flowery essences on the front end with a lot of interesting spice in the middle, maybe some cardomom and orange rind. mouthfeel is the letdown for me. this has too much body for the style, which was orignially brewed to be an easy drinker (correct me if im wrong here). not to say its heavy, just that it isnt light. carbonation is fine but goes almost dead as it warms. overall not my favorite from the summer pack, but its a nice attempt at something different.

StonedTrippin, Jun 27, 2012
Photo of Brandon_Friend
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Brandon_Friend, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of Dugan
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Dugan, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of Hardcore
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Hardcore, Jun 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

nyrblue2, Jun 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

SFC21, Jun 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

pandatron, Jun 23, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Irish7r, Jun 23, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

wiscokid920, Jun 23, 2012
Samuel Adams East-West Kölsch from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
82 out of 100 based on 826 ratings.