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Karnival Kolsch - Stoudts Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

333 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 333
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%

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MarvinSnyder, Oct 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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kmos27, Aug 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

BeerForMuscle, Aug 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

JTomczak, Aug 13, 2013
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3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A great bellowing head was produced as I poured. Inside the light straw colored beer was a massive storm of carbonation,working hard to keep the tall head afloat. The body had just a slight haze to ir's clarity.
Aroma was dry bready malts and sutle spicy hops.
Taste was good malty and hoppy with hops having a nice spicy assertiveness.
Finishes dry and lightly bitter. Drinks refreshingly smooth and prickly over the palate. It's clean in flavor and finishes semi bitter.
A good well made beer perfect for summer activities.

micromaniac129, Aug 11, 2013
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mpalestino, Aug 06, 2013
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briandaube, Aug 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

ejimhof, Jul 27, 2013
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3.51/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale straw color with good clarity and strong effervescence

Smell starts as a bready pilsner and then comes through with some sort of vague citrusy sourness

Taste is a big improvement on the smell. A sharp sweetness and clean biscuity malts. Nice.

Mouthfeel is prickly with carbonation yet extremely quaffable

Overall it's very solid yet leave some more to be desired.

CurtFromHershey, Jul 18, 2013
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3.91/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pale yellow straw colored body with very good transparency. Big frothy bone-white head that lingers around for awhile and leaves a lot of lacing.

S- Lemony citrus, dried grass, a light malt that smells similar to pilsner malt, some bready grains.

T- Has an almost lager-like bready flavor with a surprisingly strong noble hop presence. Lemony citrus shows up briefly, but does not linger.

M- Light bodied, very drinkable, medium carbonation.

O- Have not had many of this style, but this beer is not bad. Has similarities to a pilsner, but lots of ale qualities.

stephenjmoore, Jun 27, 2013
Karnival Kolsch from Stoudts Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 333 ratings.