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Karnival Kolsch - Stoudts Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

336 Ratings
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Ratings: 336
Reviews: 160
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.96%
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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4/5  rDev +5.8%

barneysdad, Sep 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

brutalist, Sep 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Horbar, Sep 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

Schmuckles, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of PaulMc
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

PaulMc, Sep 05, 2012
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice production. Not too loud on the nose, but the flavor is pretty consistent and earthy. Gets inky on the end. I love how we're able to see these styles done so well nowadays out of the US. It's hard enough to get good ones out of Germany as it is. (And I mean that in that we don't get much variety distributed through the U.S.)

RblWthACoz, Aug 31, 2012
Photo of tmars13
3/5  rDev -20.6%

tmars13, Aug 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

jniagar1, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up down at Total Wine in West Orange since I had never had it before. I'm not a huge fan of this style but I like Stout's beers and this was the time of the year to have this. Although I've had better beers during the warmer months, this was a good example of the style and relatively easy to drink if the sour taste was a bit overlooked.

The pour to this was clear and gold with a nice amount of head and good carbonation. Not a lot of body to this and the grape notes took over first and foremost. A good amount of grass and straw were here too with just a hint of bread in the taste. The finish was pretty clean but I think this would have been better with a fuller mouthfeel with just a hint of dough to round it out.

Even though I only had one of these in a sitting, I could have had more since this was easygoing and pretty light on the alcoholic aspects. Because this style isn't that common, this would suffice for anyone looking to enjoy a beer of this style. Better examples are out there but since they're not easy to find, this should please most people.

JerzDevl2000, Aug 10, 2012
Photo of flagmantho
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had this on-tap in a pint glass at the Bridge View Tavern in Sleepy Hollow.

Appearance: light golden hue with a good effervescence. Head is a thin layer of white foam. Looks good like a Kölsch should!

Smell: light, sweetish malt aroma with a hint of lagery yeastiness. Good but rather mild.

Taste: malty with a good yeast character. There is a light noble hop quality and moderate and balanced bitterness that works quite well. I like it.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a huge carbonation and absolutely bodacious creaminess. Ka-pow! Creamiest Kölsch I've ever had!

Overall: a very satisfying and refreshing example of the style. I really wish this were available in my area.

flagmantho, Aug 03, 2012
Photo of womencantsail
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The pour is a clear golden color with a nice white head. Sweet, but crisp. Good pale malt aroma, light hoppiness (mostly floral), and quite clean. The flavor is nicely refreshing. Good clean malt and hop flavors with minimal bitterness. A mild sweetness of bread and a crisp finish.

womencantsail, Jul 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

rolltide8425, Jul 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

DLS168, Jul 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Satchboogie, Jul 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

RoryOMoore, Jul 14, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

Monkey007, Jul 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

jeanphony, Jul 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

dgeebs07, Jul 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +19%

JeffTheJuice, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of Tucquan
3.43/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on 2012-07-06 in Columbia, PA

A - Clear, straw-yellow with a pillowy 3-finger white head and mild lacing.

S - Bready malt, a touch of grass and not much else.

T - Bready malt then some citrus, grass and a nice bittering finish that sticks around. Not very complex but pleasant.

M - Light-medium body and medium carbonation. A bit thin/watery but refreshing.

O - A nice summer refresher with enough flavors to be interesting.

Tucquan, Jul 06, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

pajeff, Jun 30, 2012
Photo of spinrsx
3.55/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz Bottle from the IGA Potsdam NY for 1.89$

Appearance - Clear gold colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes.

Smell - Corn, herbal/straw/grass, hops

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste hops, malts, and herbal/grassy notes. There is also some light lemon/grapefruit peel flavours and a bit of ginger. It ends with a herbal slightly bitter aftertaste.

Overall - An above average Kölsch that is very drinkable especially on a hot day. Not something I'd go out of my way to have again, but well worth a try.

spinrsx, Jun 27, 2012
Photo of DrDemento456
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Picked this up from the House of 1,000 beers mix and match price $1.65

A - Even though it's a touch old it still poured a clear, clean bright hay colored yellow with a 1/2 inch of rocky white head.

S - Smells of mild wheat, a touch of floral hops, and some dough.

T - It's a bit floral with some wheat and grass making way to the palate giving it a yeasty kind of lemon taste but the finish is clean.

M - Light to medium a good bodied summer beer.

Overall it's a good Kolsch but I can find more crisp and balanced versions of the style.

DrDemento456, Jun 27, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

nmann08, Jun 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

meltroha, Jun 24, 2012
Karnival Kolsch from Stoudts Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 336 ratings.