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Schlafly Kölsch - The Schlafly Tap Room

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522 Ratings
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Ratings: 522
Reviews: 179
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 14
Gots: 45 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
The Schlafly Tap Room visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our Kölsch is a classic golden ale that uses a centuries old yeast strain sourced from a famous Kölsch brewer in Köln, Germany. Fermented at 62 degrees, then cold conditioned, it has the delicate fruity aroma of an ale with the crisp, clean finish of a lager. It is brewed with lightly roasted malt and 100% German Noble Hops: Perle for bitterness and Hallertau Traditional for flavor and aroma.

In 1918, the term Kölsch was used to describe the ale brewed in Köln, a city on the Rhine River in western Germany. The style began to rise in popularity in the 1960s and now, many American craft brewers brew variations of the style, labeling it a golden ale. Our Kölsch is unique to the Schlafly brewery because Ulrike, a native of Köln and wife of brewery co-founder Tom Schlafly, connected Schlafly Beer with the Gaffel Brewery of Köln. Schlafly Beer won the Gold Medal for Best German-style Kölsch in the World Beer Cup in 2010.

25 IBU

(Beer added by: carln26 on 07-31-2005)
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Ratings: 522 | Reviews: 179 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by 007rtw:
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

007rtw, Jun 15, 2013
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Photo of metter98
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is hazy yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface, a collar around the edge and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of fruity yeast are present in the nose—grapes stand out in particular—along with some hints of grassy hops.
T: The taste follows the smell and has fruity flavors of yeast along with a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and I found it to be a good representation of the style.

metter98, Aug 08, 2013
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3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle pours into my glass a sunny yellow hue with a small tight bubbly head atop the brew. Aromas begin with cooked cereal grains and a herbal, grassy backbone. Light citrus tones come and go with mellow yeast spiciness. Crisp and nice.

First sip brings a smooth cereal grain malt upfront. It's met by a touch of lemon zest along with a mild grassy, herbal hop profile that carries itself on the way down. A touch of bitterness plays clean up on the finish along with a light bready yeast afterthought. An easy drinking, pretty tasty brew.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a slight creaminess. Good steady carbonation. This is an easy drinking summer beer that I could enjoy in larger quantities. Overall, I found this an enjoyable brew and I'd have it again if the chance arises.

orbitalr0x, Aug 08, 2007
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

BuckeyeSlim, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of merlin48
4.05/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle, a new arrival at Winetree Liquors on Washington Street in Evansville, Indiana, which recently hosted a Schlafly beer tasting. This one pours a clear, medium yellow body with a two finger head that is just slightly offwhite. Sketchy patch lacing is present. Aroma is subtle, with grassy and spicy hops and a backdrop of honey and caramel maltiness. A faint note of grainy corn is noted. Mouthfeel is light medium with crisp carbonation. Taste is subtle and well balanced, the way a good Kolsch should be. Slightly fruity, but not sweet. A bit lemony, with a mild grassy hops presence that is ideal. Very tasty and highly sessionable. One of the best of style I've sampled on this side of the Pond.

merlin48, Jun 03, 2006
Photo of ImFlyerThanYou
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

ImFlyerThanYou, Apr 22, 2014
Photo of Franziskaner
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Rich golden in color and it is pretty hazy in appearance. A minimal layer of foam rests on top. I smell that distinct kolsch yeast in the nose which almost has a honey like smell. The mouthfeel is pretty light and smooth. Ther's just a bit of bitterness and perhaps citrus in the flavor. A smooth refreshing summer beer.

Franziskaner, Aug 19, 2013
Photo of mte1972
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

mte1972, Jun 02, 2014
Photo of Thrasher
3.45/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Sampled at the Schlafly Tap Room at the St. Louis Airport. Light gold, fine sticky head. Decent Kolsch flavor with a crackery malt, very similar to Sam Adams' Spring Ale. The hops lack attack and could be emphasized better, but they lend a very clean taste. There is a tangy lingering aftertaste, but the beer was initially served very cold and was at its best at this temperature. As it warmed, it became metallic. Certainly ok all in all, but not fantastic.

Thrasher, Jul 09, 2002
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3.43/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a crystal clear yellow with a large snow white head. Teeny tinu bubbles hang around to make a nice sheet of lace. Smells quite grassy with a little pine in there for good measure. Taste wise it's a lively little kolsch. Nice citrus foreground with a moderate resin tang to it. Mouthfeel is moderately watery, but that's the style. Very drinkable while sitting out back enjoying the early autumn sun,

yankeeheel, Sep 22, 2004
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Dinkel, Aug 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Red_Thunder, Aug 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

navband, Dec 06, 2013
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3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at the Tap Room.

Pours a perfectly clear golden-straw color with a one-finger white head. The head dissipates into a patchy layer on top leaving light lacing.

Smells of slighlty grassy aromas with good amounts of floral hops.

Tastes good. Grassy flavors are joined by solid malt flavors that are just sweet enough to keep the hop bitterness balanced. There's also a light spiciness that comes out right before the bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability is good. I could have a few of these on a warm day.

Overall this beer is pretty solid and one I would have again - worth a shot.

glid02, Jun 01, 2009
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4/5  rDev +9%

drn, Dec 04, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

sgttibbs, Jun 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Schlafly33, Apr 09, 2013
Photo of lanamj
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got as an extra on a trade. Poured into a Terrapin barrel mug glass.

A- Nice clear gold with a fast foamy head that barely stuck around. Thin lacing that clings to the edge of the glass

S- Sweet malts and crisp aromas such as hay, yeast and honey.

T- Nice cereal flavor with honey and crisp bread. It finishes so smooth with a slight hoppy bitterness.

M- Nice and refreshing. It goes down smooth and crisp. Although not my favorite style this beer is not bad at all. The carbonation is balanced and the feel is smooth and very approachable.

O- A good beer for the style. I could see this being perfect for outdoor events on a sunny day. It's easy drinking also nice and refreshing

lanamj, Sep 15, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

JMS1512, Sep 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

lcdawg, Sep 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Loveyourbeer, Jun 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

javlin624, Dec 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

mtparty37, Jan 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9%

KenC, Jun 27, 2012
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1/5  rDev -72.8%

weatherfreak87, Jan 01, 2012
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Schlafly Kölsch from The Schlafly Tap Room
83 out of 100 based on 522 ratings.