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Karnival Kolsch - Stoudts Brewing Co.

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Karnival KolschKarnival Kolsch

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BA SCORE
85
very good

326 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 326
Reviews: 161
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 19
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stoudts Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bbeane on 02-27-2010)
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BGsWo22

New York

1.25/5  rDev -67%

03-20-2013 23:53:31 | More by BGsWo22
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timuel

Pennsylvania

1.88/5  rDev -50.4%

Anyone who's brewed with a Kolsch yeast has undoubtedly noted the terrible smell given off during primary fermentation. Only with aging at near-lagering temps and perhaps a finning agent or two can you get rid of that and let the more delicate notes shine. My impression of Karnival Kolsch was that it was rushed through production and filtered for clarity.

04-24-2011 18:33:38 | More by timuel
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javlin624

Texas

2/5  rDev -47.2%

12-17-2013 01:36:21 | More by javlin624
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phillybeerdude

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -40.6%

03-03-2013 23:26:54 | More by phillybeerdude
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wertschy

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -34%

05-19-2012 01:24:51 | More by wertschy
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jcmkr


2.5/5  rDev -34%

05-16-2012 19:40:07 | More by jcmkr
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

2.65/5  rDev -30.1%

On-tap at Cole's. Light colour, with carbonation bubbles. Neutral aroma, minimal head. This is a thirst quencher but the taste was rather minimal.Only the faintest drop of lemon or hops was I getting. Unoffensive but fairly plain, and so not that drinkable.

04-22-2010 03:02:25 | More by Sammy
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TheDoak

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

05-28-2013 22:52:55 | More by TheDoak
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babaracas

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

03-26-2013 04:45:36 | More by babaracas
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rangerred

Tennessee

2.85/5  rDev -24.8%

Picked this one up in the bargain bin. Only later did I realize the best by date is 7/17/11. Oops.
Taking that into consideration:

Pours a clear straw yellow with a thin soapy half finger head. A little cap on top of the beer but nothing in the way of lacing.

Aroma is very faint with bready malt, hay, and grass. A little bit of lemon zest as well.

Bread on the taste with a little bit of biscuit. Some grassy hops but a quick, somewhat harsh, shot of bitterness. All of the flavor fade extremely quickly which I attribute to the age. Nonetheless there is nothing really offensive and it seemed to hold up pretty well.

Overall, I would really like to try this fresh. While I still don't believe it would really stand out, it could be an enjoyable, refreshing summer beer.

10-02-2012 22:05:15 | More by rangerred
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matty

Pennsylvania

2.93/5  rDev -22.7%

Pale yellow colored beer with a slowly fading head.Aroma is bready malts.Taste is biscuity and grape.Very bland and boring although not horrible.I doubt I would recommend this to anyone and as for myself this was my first and last.Definetly a snoozer!!

04-09-2010 12:20:47 | More by matty
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csmartin6

New York

3/5  rDev -20.8%

06-28-2013 01:02:28 | More by csmartin6
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -20.8%

11-06-2012 20:28:28 | More by cfalovo97
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.8%

First had: on tap at Casey's, Newtown Square, PA

Poured a clear, light golden color, with a frothy white head that dissipated rather quickly to a thin layer. Aroma of light malts and hay. Similar taste, with lightly toasted malts, hay, grass, earth, just a hint of hops, and a slightly bitter aftertaste. Very light profile, crisp, refreshing, and quite drinkable for a summer beer. I'm not a big fan of the style, but this was okay.

05-09-2011 18:51:35 | More by Rifugium
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frank12

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.8%

04-23-2012 08:47:19 | More by frank12
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OriolesFan1008

Maryland

3/5  rDev -20.8%

06-07-2012 18:57:49 | More by OriolesFan1008
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Schmuckles

Rhode Island

3/5  rDev -20.8%

09-07-2012 01:09:50 | More by Schmuckles
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.8%

07-27-2013 13:58:26 | More by ejimhof
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RollTide7

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -20.8%

03-28-2013 23:19:23 | More by RollTide7
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John_Squires

New York

3/5  rDev -20.8%

04-04-2014 01:50:05 | More by John_Squires
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waiting4lunch

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -20.8%

11-18-2011 22:04:08 | More by waiting4lunch
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Thedrizzle

Florida

3/5  rDev -20.8%

04-07-2013 20:07:40 | More by Thedrizzle
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bacher468

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.8%

11-19-2011 13:56:49 | More by bacher468
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tmars13

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.8%

08-21-2012 04:05:35 | More by tmars13
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KajII

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -20.8%

[Best served in a Kolsch glass]

Poured a slightly hazy pale yellow with a large white fizzy head that had good retention and produced excellent lacing. The aroma was of straw malts, a nice grassy hop and a soapy scented yeast with hints of citrus and maybe honey. It tasted rather bitter and mildly acidic with a nice citrus note at first with the flavor becoming just a bit sour with a nice hoppy finish. Mouthfeel was was light in body and watery in texture with a nice soft carbonation.Overall it was nice and flavorful, although nothing too special.

06-18-2011 01:11:12 | More by KajII
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Karnival Kolsch from Stoudts Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 326 ratings.