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Karnival Kolsch - Stoudts Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

320 Ratings
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Ratings: 320
Reviews: 160
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 18
Gots: 5 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

08-13-2013 19:03:52 | More by JTomczak
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2013 14:14:59 | More by micromaniac129
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.8%

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

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2013 00:32:00 | More by CurtFromHershey
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Jeremy_Zim

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

07-11-2013 19:55:54 | More by Jeremy_Zim
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ValpoExpo

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

07-08-2013 05:39:52 | More by ValpoExpo
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AdamElb

New York

4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-08-2013 03:08:07 | More by AdamElb
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New York

3/5  rDev -20.8%

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

Maryland

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2013 02:35:40 | More by stephenjmoore
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Connecticut

4/5  rDev +5.5%

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bobWFMU

New York

3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

a great version of a hard to brew style. this one had a beautiful pale golden straw color and gorgeous thick bright white head. nice flowery hop aroma, crisp, light body -- though a bit heavier than most kölsch beers i've had. slightly grainy note, but finishes clean, with good hop bitterness -- a little more bitter than most other versions i've had. great light warm weather beer!

Serving type: on-tap

06-08-2013 19:02:35 | More by bobWFMU
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance- The beer is served a light golden color with a one finger fizzy white head. The head has a decent level of retention fading to leave only a lighter level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell- The aroma is light overall consisting mostly of a bready smell with a moderate showing of lemon and a bit of graininess. Along with these aromas are smells of grass and a bit of yeast.

Taste- The taste begins with a malty flavor mixed with a lemon taste. These flavors are relatively constant throughout the taste creating a base for the brew. More toward the middle and the end a little bit of a grassy flavor as well as some flavors of a light fruitiness come to the tongue. In the end a nice smooth and lightly hopped flavor is left to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is thin and crisp with a carbonation level that is average to slightly above average. Both are fantastic for the style and make for a very easy drinking brew.

Overall- Refreshing and very easy drinking. It is a rather flavorful beer for the more light-summer like genera.

Serving type: on-tap

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Virginia

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Florida

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mooseo

Pennsylvania

3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle

A - Light clear golden with a 2 finger creamy white head.

S - Sweet breadiness, hay, grassy hops. A bit grainy, somewhat floral.

T - Bready biscuit-like malts, grassy hops, grain, light citrus. Sweet up front, followed by a mild hop bite. Finishes a touch bitter with some citrus zest and grainy malt.

M - Light bodied, smooth, creamy. Crisp and refreshing, dry finish.

O - Flavorful, balanced, extremely drinkable. I like the simplicity. A great beer to sit back with on a warm spring day.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2013 03:19:37 | More by mooseo
Karnival Kolsch from Stoudts Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 320 ratings.