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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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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

bret717, Jul 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

jzmaui1, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of orcrist_cleaver
4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

An extremely transluscent pale straw color brew serves prelude to the light and crisp flavors of tart granny smith apple, sun-roasted grass, spicy hops, thyme and wild herb presence, honey, and pear sweetness. Spicy and bitter on the nose with citric acidity. Comes together nicely, well-attenuated and reminds me of the new wave of hoppier, drier ciders. Chewier than ciders with a notable maltiness lending a comforting caramel aspect compliments a relatively high bitterness.

orcrist_cleaver, Jul 08, 2014
Photo of PTEdelman
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

PTEdelman, Jul 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

seanchai, Jun 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

theMAPpiper, Jun 20, 2014
Photo of IronLover
4.05/5  rDev +6.9%

Brilliant pale yellow in color with perfect clarity. Poured with a short, fizzy, white foam that quickly reduced to a wispy cap. Earthy dry grain, bready and lightly toasted malt and light herbal floral hop aromas. Medium bodied with an oily feel on the tongue surrounded by crisp, drying carbonation throughout. A nice balance of bready malt and herbal hop flavors throughout. Finished crisp and bone dry with light herbal hop aftertaste. A superb, crisp, refreshing summertime ale.

IronLover, Jun 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

vrpj, Jun 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

paulish, May 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Latarnik, May 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Steinberger, May 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Durandal_777, May 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

BushwyckCraft, May 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Ian_Alexander, May 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

pep, May 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

judkinst, May 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

MikeWard, May 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

ramrod666, Apr 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

cosgrovekatie, Apr 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

RichardMNixon, Apr 19, 2014
Photo of Ed2
3.76/5  rDev -0.8%

Bottle into a pint glass... not much head... Light white and fades fast even with a hard pour, maybe a finger.. Yellow translucent body... Smell is light wheaty malty not much else...maybe something citrus or acidy...
Clean taste. Light, seasonal... Summery... Good beer for the upcoming outdoor season.

Ed2, Apr 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

twenteone, Apr 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

iL0VEbeer, Apr 14, 2014
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3.65/5  rDev -3.7%

Pouring a cellar temp bottle into a mug the beer pours a bright clear gold hue with bleached white fluffy head of about 3 cm. The beer has a grainy malt aroma and some spicy hops. Very mild nose.
The first sip reveals a light crispy body with very fine and tingly carbonation. The beer is extremely easy to drink.
Flavor is a bit of sweet malt and some sugars. This moves to a spicy and slightly bitter hop finish that dries out my palate after each sip. This is an enjoyable beer and I am glad to have tried it. Would probably be very good on a warm summer day or with a picnic. Easily sessionable, alas I only have one.

sulldaddy, Apr 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

digitalflood, Apr 08, 2014
Karnival Kolsch from Stoudts Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 332 ratings.