1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Colorado Kolsch - Steamworks Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Colorado KolschColorado Kolsch

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
80
good

98 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 98
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 15.38%
Wants: 1
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Steamworks Brewing Co. visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  4.86% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 05-21-2005)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 98 | Reviews: 61 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of tylerstravis
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

tylerstravis, Tuesday at 04:50 PM
Photo of jophish17
2.28/5  rDev -35%

jophish17, Saturday at 11:35 PM
Photo of dcscientist
4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

I don't usually go for beers this light, but I really enjoyed this Kolsch. So easy to drink, so smooth and light. When it's a hundred degrees outside, you pretty much need a beer like this. I think this one is much better than the masses seem to, so if you're willing to give it a try, I think you'll like it.

dcscientist, Friday at 07:46 PM
Photo of chrishiker1409
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

chrishiker1409, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of zander4dawin
3.26/5  rDev -7.1%

Dry, light beer, light hop presence. Grainy with a cereal taste.

zander4dawin, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of WDJersey
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

WDJersey, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

harpus, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of afsdan
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

afsdan, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of MimDIPA
3.4/5  rDev -3.1%

MimDIPA, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of Gerred
4/5  rDev +14%

Gerred, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of Amzion
5/5  rDev +42.5%

Amzion, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of dmadsen
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

dmadsen, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of timlyon
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

timlyon, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of Northtexan
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Northtexan, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of IllicitEloquence
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

IllicitEloquence, May 18, 2014
Photo of wellsnb
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

wellsnb, Apr 17, 2014
Photo of nickfl
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

nickfl, Apr 09, 2014
Photo of spoony
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

spoony, Apr 09, 2014
Photo of ONovoMexicano
4/5  rDev +14%

ONovoMexicano, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of ZoomanCru
1.89/5  rDev -46.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Colorado Kölsch – Kölsch (4.86%) – Steamworks Brewing Co. (Colorado)
☆½

App: Extremely pale, with a slight straw yellow in the center. Looked almost like water when poured. Okay one finger head that goes soapy pretty fast with big bubbles, but boasts some retention. Even lighter than a many AALs, which is not something I typically expect from an ale.

Smell: Grainy and uninspired. Slight chalky smell. Not a lot to say.

Taste: Totally bland, but not “bad” per se. Essentially a better crafted american lager. Slight hop bitterness and a little bit of malt, but neither is prominent or complex. Lazy.

Mouth: Decently carbonated. Light, no lingering sensation.

Home tasting, 12oz can into Stem Glass. 1/2/14.

ZoomanCru, Jan 03, 2014
Photo of kojevergas
2.86/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

12 oz aluminum can acquired at a local bottle shop and served into a conical Guinness pint glass in me parents’ gaff in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado during my annual Christmas tasting. Reviewed live. Expectations are average. 4.86% ABV confirmed. Reviewed as a kolsch because the label clearly identifies it as such.

Best by: 14 Jan 2014.

Served cold – straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: No bubble show forms as it’s poured.

Pours a one finger wide head of white colour. Nice thickness and creaminess. Smooth consistency. Soft complexion.

Body colour is a translucent transparent yellow of average vibrance. No floating yeast particles are visible.

Overall, it’s a decent appearance for the style. I’m looking forward to trying it.

Sm: Lemongrass. Crystal malt. Pilsner malts. Lightly floral. A pretty timid aroma, but a pleasant one. Mild in strength.

No yeast character or alcohol is detectable.

T: Pilsner malts, crystal malt, very limited floral hop character, and some grains. Average depth, duration, and intensity of flavour. It's a pretty closed-off kolsch. Painfully simple, with none of the subtlety of a great kolsch. Not particularly nuanced or intricate. I like it and it's pleasant to drink, but it's not great.

No yeast character or alcohol comes through.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Not as crisp as the best brews in the style. Well-carbonated. A bit thin. Decent presence on the palate. Decent body. Texture suits the flavour profile decently, but doesn't feel custom-tailored to it.

Not oily, astringent, gushed, hot, boozy, rough, or scratchy.

Dr: Meh. Drinkable but forgettable. A pretty standard boring kolsch. I wouldn't get it again, but it drinks easy enough. Not a remarkable beer by any means. Hides its ABV decently.

C

kojevergas, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of javlin624
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

javlin624, Dec 19, 2013
Photo of BPJH
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

BPJH, Nov 07, 2013
Photo of Snoopybean24
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Snoopybean24, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of famous_mortimur
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

famous_mortimur, Oct 13, 2013
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Colorado Kolsch from Steamworks Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.