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Karnival Kolsch - Stoudts Brewing Co.

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very good

332 Ratings
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Ratings: 332
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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1.25/5  rDev -67%

BGsWo22, Mar 20, 2013
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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.

timuel, Apr 24, 2011
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2/5  rDev -47.2%

javlin624, Dec 17, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -40.6%

phillybeerdude, Mar 03, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -34%

wertschy, May 19, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -34%

jcmkr, May 16, 2012
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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.

Sammy, Apr 22, 2010
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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

TheDoak, May 28, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

babaracas, Mar 26, 2013
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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.

rangerred, Oct 02, 2012
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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!!

matty, Apr 09, 2010
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

csmartin6, Jun 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

cfalovo97, Nov 06, 2012
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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.

Rifugium, May 09, 2011
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

frank12, Apr 23, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

OriolesFan1008, Jun 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

Schmuckles, Sep 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

ejimhof, Jul 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

RollTide7, Mar 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

John_Squires, Apr 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

waiting4lunch, Nov 18, 2011
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

Thedrizzle, Apr 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

bacher468, Nov 19, 2011
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

tmars13, Aug 21, 2012
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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.

KajII, Jun 18, 2011
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Karnival Kolsch from Stoudts Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 332 ratings.