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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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BA SCORE
83
good

812 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 812
Reviews: 309
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 14.52%
Wants: 18
Gots: 23 | 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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trevorpost

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

06-27-2012 22:39:13 | More by trevorpost
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jaybags

Michigan

3/5  rDev -17.8%

06-27-2012 18:15:19 | More by jaybags
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.45/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2012 10:47:27 | More by StonedTrippin
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Brandon_Friend


4/5  rDev +9.6%

06-25-2012 05:49:53 | More by Brandon_Friend
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Dugan


4/5  rDev +9.6%

06-25-2012 00:05:11 | More by Dugan
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Hardcore

Hawaii

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

06-24-2012 20:42:00 | More by Hardcore
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nyrblue2

New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

06-23-2012 23:01:47 | More by nyrblue2
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SFC21

Florida

4/5  rDev +9.6%

06-23-2012 21:46:33 | More by SFC21
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pandatron

California

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

06-23-2012 20:49:08 | More by pandatron
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Irish7r


3.25/5  rDev -11%

06-23-2012 11:19:27 | More by Irish7r
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wiscokid920

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -11%

06-23-2012 04:48:44 | More by wiscokid920
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hiphopj5

Colorado

3/5  rDev -17.8%

06-21-2012 15:42:11 | More by hiphopj5
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adamette

Ohio

2.43/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Notes: My 1,100th review.

Live review. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle that I bought as a part of a Sam Adams "Summer Series" or something like that from Sam's Club a few weeks ago into a clean, clear glass. "Best by" date of Sep 2012 so I am good.

A Very boring appearance. I realize that it must be to style but really, this is boring. Translucent yellow body under a thin, brief white head. I admit that I have never really liked the "look" of a Kolsch. 2.0

S Light barley malt and muted hops typify this style. This version is not particularly fragrant or notable. 2.0

T The same forgettable taste of every Kolsch that I can recall tasting. My belief is that this style is made specifically for drinkability which leaves its taste lacking for me. 2.5

M Smooth feel contributes to its drinkability but really the feel is rather forgettable. 2.0

D/O Very very drinkable and overall this is an average Kolsch, a style that I do not find particularly to my liking. 3.0

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2012 02:01:31 | More by adamette
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Element1290

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

06-20-2012 12:39:30 | More by Element1290
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zaphodchak

Virginia

4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A finger of white head and a pale, very light blond body.

Coriander and some spice (maybe cardamom) fill the nose. I don't think I get any jasmine or anything and I was hoping for more here.

Taste is great though, light and refreshing with a good balance, a bit of hops and a light, sweet floral character from the jasmine, maybe. Quite tasty and hard to improve upon, especially for the price.

Mouthfeel is also crisp, light and refreshing.

This is a pretty great Kölsch-style beer. I don't usually drink 'em, but this might've changed my mind if it came in 6-packs instead of buried in the Summer Seasonals.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2012 01:05:31 | More by zaphodchak
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DruC4

Michigan

4/5  rDev +9.6%

06-18-2012 20:37:23 | More by DruC4
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Onenote81

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Went to a friends house this last weekend for a cookout, and he had a mixed pack of SA brews. This one caught my eye as I am a sucker for Kolsch-style beers. 12oz bottle.

Pours a moderately dark sunny gold. A small cap of white foam rests atop. Sweet floral nose - cut flowers, malt, citrus zip. Cool, crisp mouthfeel. Bubbles add a refreshing wash on the palate. The added flower-characteristic to this beer is notable in the flavor. Definitive herbal notes, but they are delicate and add a nice adjustment to the profile. Biscuity malt and a fresh finish of lemon. Mild bitterness make this one an easy beer to down on a warm afternoon. Nice work, BBC.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2012 13:39:56 | More by Onenote81
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BigTrubble

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

06-18-2012 00:32:30 | More by BigTrubble
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elec

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

06-17-2012 01:25:42 | More by elec
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kynap55

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

06-15-2012 16:25:54 | More by kynap55
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BlackBelt5112203

Michigan

4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass at cellar temperature.

L - Pale gold color with a 2-finger bubbly white head. Medium retention but some great lacing. Clear with lots of carbonation bubbles.

S - Bready malt and spicy, earthy, and floral noble hop aromas. Well-balanced between the two.

T - Sweet cereal and biscuity malt flavors with mildly bitter citrus, spicy, and floral hops. There’s some subtle and sweet pear or apple esters in here as well. Again, well-balanced and tasty.

F - Medium-bodied with pretty good carbonation, a creamy mouthfeel, and a spicy, dry, and crisp finish. Sweetness and mild earthy hop bitterness lingers. Refreshing.

O - This is a very good summer session beer and actually a great example of a Kolsch. It’s well-balanced between the malts and hops and has a crisp, refreshing finish. Very tasty and drinkable. Nice beer from Sam Adams.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2012 03:57:54 | More by BlackBelt5112203
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Ivanhoes_Backpack

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

06-14-2012 20:42:50 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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whatupbird

New York

5/5  rDev +37%

06-14-2012 15:02:54 | More by whatupbird
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Yourneighborsdog

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

06-14-2012 08:32:14 | More by Yourneighborsdog
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JerseyDevilMike

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

06-14-2012 00:03:41 | More by JerseyDevilMike
Samuel Adams East-West Kölsch from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 812 ratings.