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Front Street Kolsch - Front Street Brewery

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Front Street Kolsch
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16 Ratings
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Ratings: 16
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.75%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Front Street Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MuddyFeet on 05-16-2007)
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Ratings: 16 | Reviews: 6 | Display Reviews Only:
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hellhammermario

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-09-2013 01:52:18 | More by hellhammermario
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jtjette


4.75/5  rDev +28%

07-04-2014 20:22:31 | More by jtjette
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Bamarooster

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-01-2014 23:14:20 | More by Bamarooster
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AmitC

New York

4/5  rDev +7.8%

12-28-2013 03:27:24 | More by AmitC
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured on-tap at the brewpub and served in a shaker pint, the beer is a crystal clear, pale, honey-gold coloring with a tall, frothy, clingy, white head. Nose of subtle toast, floral and tangy hops. Flavors are toasty forward, with tangy sweet and peppery hops. Different characteristics, and very balanced. Light, smooth body, with a tangy sweet aftertaste. Smooth, clean finish.

Serving type: on-tap

11-17-2013 18:41:50 | More by GarthDanielson
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jstehly

North Carolina

3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

I almost skipped this beer not being a big fan of Kolsch style beers. HOWEVER, that said I am very glad that I did not. This is a delightful beer. I find that I am attracted to dark strong brews with high ABV. It is nice to find a light refreshing beer with a lower ABV that I can enjoy. This beer is clean and light as expected. It has a complexity and subtlety of flavor that is a wonderful surprise. It has the slight hint of Banana that a good heffewiezen will have sometimes. A light style beer that people who like beers will enjoy.

Serving type: on-tap

08-25-2013 16:01:29 | More by jstehly
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bruindre

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-14-2013 22:22:42 | More by bruindre
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kristougher

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

07-06-2013 05:27:29 | More by kristougher
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OldhouseRecs

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.8%

08-09-2012 04:01:16 | More by OldhouseRecs
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fastrodney

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-08-2012 22:59:24 | More by fastrodney
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Brewsed

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -19.1%

01-03-2012 22:06:41 | More by Brewsed
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jophish17

Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

12-04-2011 18:37:56 | More by jophish17
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CrellMoset

Virginia

3.23/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Now called Front Street Coastal Kolsch, this one clocks in at 4.7%.

Appearance: Arrives a pale yellow, almost an alarmingly pale yellow. Capped by a snow white head approximately half a finger tall, it fades fast, leaving a thin but nonetheless dense collar and a few streaks of runny, blotchy side lace, jewel-like and glittery.

Aroma: Very biscuity, in a pleasant, earthy, wholesome way, accompanied by faint Noble hop aromatics. It's decidedly green, and slightly fruity, suggesting banana esters and pears. That great Kolsch yeast aroma is in fine form here.

Taste: Neutral tasting, on the whole, with a dry, crackery foundation. The yeasty esters and other such goodness suggested in the nose evaporates pretty quickly here, leaving a slightly green, mildly spicy, and only faintly suggestively fruity presence. None of its quite pungent enough, however, and that leaves the whole thing a little watery, without any accompanying sweetness to give it much body.

Mouthfeel: Too carbonated, and the thinner, dried out body thus makes for a bubbly, overly effervescent mouthfeel. It doesn't quite work, and the end result is something more akin to soda water than beer.

Drinkability: I've been getting more in to Kolsch's as of late. Blue Mountain Brewery here in central Virginia makes a fantastic one, and Coast Brewing Company's Kolsch may be one of the best I've ever had. This one leaves a lot to be desired, but the aroma in particular suggests something promising. Amp up everything here a little - particularly earlier in the boil - to transfer that character present in the mouth and cut down on the carbonation a little, and you'd have a real winner here.

Serving type: on-tap

01-16-2011 04:55:59 | More by CrellMoset
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ewright

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours from the growler with light carbonation, enough to create a 1/4" layer of foam that rapidly disappears. The beer is a pale straw color, not entirely unlike mass produced lagers.

S: Subtle fruitiness and a mild zing of hops. Some mild aroma from the grain reminds me of graham crackers.

T: Fruity notes of green raisins and apricots are readily apparent. The hops play a nice balancing note, but are not readily obvious nor overly forward.

M: Medium body with light carbonation likely due to the fact it sat in the growler for a while (more carbonation was apparent in the fresh pint I had).

D: I won't have any problems putting away the balance of the growler today. The lower carbonation and the mild fruity notes will certainly help.

Serving type: growler

06-29-2008 16:33:36 | More by ewright
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.4/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Arrives at the table with a clear golden color and a nice head that leaves plenty of lace

Smell: Clean aroma with a hint of fruit

Taste: Fruity apricot and peach elements up front with a slightly bitter finish

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and spritzy

Drinkability: Excellent example of the style with great fruit elements

Serving type: on-tap

08-12-2007 21:07:38 | More by brentk56
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MuddyFeet

North Carolina

3.43/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Even nearly flat this is a tasty beer. I was afraid this growler had passed its prime when on my way out of the brewpub I overheard an employee say how he spent all weekend filling growlers. I picked it up on Wednesday and am drinking it on Thursday. Unfortunately, there is extremey little carbonation to this beer. However, it is quite nice tasting. Malts kind of coat the tongue but cutting through it all is a nice hop bill that builds up some steam. Little bit of a breadiness to it. Poured a very clear gold with hardly a bubble in the glass.

Serving type: growler

05-16-2007 23:50:05 | More by MuddyFeet
Front Street Kolsch from Front Street Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.