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Karnival Kolsch - Stoudts Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

325 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 325
Reviews: 161
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 19
Gots: 6 | 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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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

06-03-2013 23:47:13 | More by Darkmagus82
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

4/5  rDev +5.5%

06-01-2013 22:03:50 | More by AndrewMichael
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TheDoak

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

05-28-2013 22:52:55 | More by TheDoak
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Giantspace

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

05-27-2013 04:53:55 | More by Giantspace
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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
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

05-17-2013 13:06:21 | More by InspectorBob
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

05-13-2013 11:08:43 | More by RedneckBeerz
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WissBrauSean

Pennsylvania

4.14/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

It poured a clear and pale straw colour with a nice two finger head which dissipated fairly quick to a ring around the glass that leaves a cool "puffy graffiti art" sort of lacing on the glass before settling back to the ring.

The aroma is of pale sweet malts and faint apple.

The taste is a little more complex. It starts off sweet, but it's never really sweet because of the thin nature of the body. As you sip, your nose picks up honey in the aroma and as the beer moves across your tongue the earthy hops tantalize the sides and back of your tongue. Some VERY faint white grape or apple may be present and then the beer finishes dry and mild hoppy with some peppery lingering. NICE!

The mouthfeel is thin and mildly dry with some playful carbonation.

Overall I would say that this is an excellent representation of the style AND an exceedingly good choice of a beer for the warmer weather. This would also be a great crossover beer for someone who needs be weaned off of that total crap called lager from those big breweries! 4 out of 5!

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2013 01:30:54 | More by WissBrauSean
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whatname

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

05-02-2013 22:18:31 | More by whatname
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RobertColianni

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

04-29-2013 02:29:41 | More by RobertColianni
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

04-27-2013 16:29:04 | More by Jason1337
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WEBBEER

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

04-17-2013 22:30:33 | More by WEBBEER
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DIPAFAN

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

04-11-2013 00:12:53 | More by DIPAFAN
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srw

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

04-09-2013 00:49:44 | More by srw
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Thedrizzle

Florida

3/5  rDev -20.8%

04-07-2013 20:07:40 | More by Thedrizzle
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ktblue22

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

04-01-2013 23:03:58 | More by ktblue22
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NardiByNature

Massachusetts

3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Sparse and small bubbles drift lazily up a super clear pale gold ale. Thin lace follows a small and pearly white head. Lemon, hay and yeast are prominent in the nose and, as an extra sessionable brew, the make a grassy, bitter impression on the tongue but it's not overpowering. This beer is extra refreshing and disappeared from my glass before I knew it. Perfect beer with my sushi, and probably and excellent choice to pair with Indian, Thai etc. Good beer from a great brewery!

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2013 23:06:59 | More by NardiByNature
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RollTide7

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -20.8%

03-28-2013 23:19:23 | More by RollTide7
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babaracas

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

03-26-2013 04:45:36 | More by babaracas
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Spoppy

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

03-21-2013 02:48:57 | More by Spoppy
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BGsWo22

New York

1.25/5  rDev -67%

03-20-2013 23:53:31 | More by BGsWo22
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gwiedman1

New York

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

03-09-2013 22:15:01 | More by gwiedman1
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Acforster2

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.5%

03-07-2013 21:34:28 | More by Acforster2
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phillybeerdude

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -40.6%

03-03-2013 23:26:54 | More by phillybeerdude
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cliff1066

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

02-06-2013 02:48:28 | More by cliff1066
Karnival Kolsch from Stoudts Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 325 ratings.