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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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JWU

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into a tumbler glass.

A- crystal clear straw yellow with a white, fizzy head. Little lacing.

S- clean grains and cereals with a bit of ale yeast and a hint of spicy hops

T- starts with a hint of bitterness, which transitions into a defined smoothness with the sweet grains and cereal base. A bit rough on the back end (aggressively crisp on the palette), likely due to the ale yeast.

M- Crisp, smooth, and slightly creamy. Almost too crisp on the finish.

O- Almost like their gold lager, made with ale yeast. A very refreshing spring/summer beer, and would be a great gateway beer for macro drinkers.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2012 01:26:58 | More by JWU
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metter98

New York

3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high bright white head that gradually died down, consistently leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of floral and spicy hops in the nose.
T: The overall taste is filled with flavors of biscuit malts and has a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. The hops lend a moderate amount of dryness throughout the taste from start to finish.
O: Dryness, bitterness and maltiness seem to stand out in this beer, which is quite easy to drink given its low alcohol content.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2012 01:56:21 | More by metter98
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Finn

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Karnival kolsch pours pale yellow and holds a modest, creamy head of foam. It has a crisp, clean aroma of grainy lemony grassiness. A subtle malt sweetness comes through behind subdued lemony hoppy notes. The mouthfeel is great: creamy and smooth with a little crisp bite from the moderate carbonation. Overall I like this one a lot and is a nice "light" craft beer for the warmer weather.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2012 01:53:56 | More by Finn
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lccrunchy

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

02-25-2012 01:30:27 | More by lccrunchy
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

02-11-2012 14:03:33 | More by Tyrawlings
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BeerLover99

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: straw yellow body, trace white head,
fine lacing

S: sweet grain/malt, grassy

T: sweet grain, malt, grassy dry crisp finish

M: light/med body, dry/crisp mouth

O: Fine session brew, not my favorite style
but great for a summer day or BMC
friends.

GOOD, WORTH HAVING!

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2012 18:30:55 | More by BeerLover99
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asafarc2

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +5.5%

02-01-2012 19:49:42 | More by asafarc2
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a Gaffel Kolsch stange glass.

A lemony light color off the pour, creates a very nice solid white and foamy head that has some very solid staying power. Body color is a light to dull lemon yellow, some fast rising cola carbonation, cloudy and hazy. Some faint tiger stripe lacing is apparent after drinking a little bit.

Nose has a slight spritzy lemon, some very slight diacetyl that's light, a sense of crisp hop, and some dry white bread. Other than this minor diacetyl it's fairly solid.

Palate brings a noticeable muted hop and lemon brightness. Richly fills with sweet malts and crisp effervescence. Slight chew on the finish, a very good quenching punch.

Overall pretty darn good for another American producing Kolsch nose and appearances aside. Keepum coming!

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2012 22:11:51 | More by smakawhat
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.5%

01-12-2012 00:57:10 | More by bigfnjoe
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shockrocker65

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

01-04-2012 13:56:19 | More by shockrocker65
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Elfastball7

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5.5%

12-28-2011 13:05:05 | More by Elfastball7
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hopmeister

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

12-28-2011 02:47:43 | More by hopmeister
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noel2977

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

12-23-2011 02:10:29 | More by noel2977
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dwaz

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +31.9%

12-09-2011 02:45:45 | More by dwaz
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JohneHoodlum

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.5%

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ROGUE16

Delaware

4/5  rDev +5.5%

12-07-2011 16:24:16 | More by ROGUE16
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bigred89

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

12-04-2011 04:01:16 | More by bigred89
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5.5%

11-30-2011 20:22:50 | More by djrn2
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PaBeerLover

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.5%

11-30-2011 14:27:52 | More by PaBeerLover
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.5%

11-26-2011 14:43:55 | More by mdillon86
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.5%

11-23-2011 05:15:28 | More by deapokid
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PittBeerGirl

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.5%

11-23-2011 01:05:01 | More by PittBeerGirl
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JSkone09

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.5%

11-22-2011 16:36:06 | More by JSkone09
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bacher468

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.8%

11-19-2011 13:56:49 | More by bacher468
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waiting4lunch

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -20.8%

11-18-2011 22:04:08 | More by waiting4lunch
Karnival Kolsch from Stoudts Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 320 ratings.