Schlafly Kölsch - The Schlafly Tap Room
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Reviews by Groomsy:
3.45/5 rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12 oz. bottle poured into a Samuel Adams glass. Bottled on 05/08/2013.
Pouring a slightly hazy yellow, this Kolsch is topped by a bone-white head of foam about a finger high. Nice, sudsy lacing left behind on the walls of the glass. A pretty nice-looking kolsch,.
Most noticeable on the nose is the whiff of citrus and lemon. Hop aromas come in the form of grassy/floral scents, and the malt presence, barely detectable shows up with a dry grainy aroma of barley. It smells nice, but for a kolsch, I expected a little more balance between the malt and the hops. I like that this is more driven by the hops, but it's a little drier than I would expect for the style.
The front of the palate is greeted with a taste of grainy malt with a bit of caramel as it goes into the middle of the tongue. There's a hint of bread as well as the beer transitions into a dry, bitter finish with flavors of lemon and grass. The yeast contributes a slight apple/banana quality. Quite pleasing and refreshing on the tongue, and very drinkable.
Pleasantly carbonated and light body with a dry finish make this a definite thirst-quencher and easy to put down a few. Finish isn't as clean as I would like it, but it's still very pleasant.
I was let down by Schlafly's hefeweizen, so I didn't have great expectations for this, but I was pleasantly surprised by the refreshment and good flavor of this. Great summer beer.
Serving type: bottle
07-14-2013 23:48:03 | More by Groomsy
More User Reviews:
3.69/5 rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass sitting on my front porch on a cool Saturday spring afternoon.
Pale yellow gold with 2 finger creamy white head that settles to persistent 1 finger head with very prominent lacing. Slightly hazy with lots of tiny bubbles.
Light aroma of mild malt with grassy hops, hint of citrus and yeast.
Taste is soft, clean grainy malt, low bitterness, mild spicy hops.
Medium-light body with medium-high carbonation. Smooth.
A very drinkable, smooth, crisp spring/summer brew with plenty of flavor.
Serving type: bottle
04-19-2014 22:15:15 | More by myelo
Schlafly Kölsch from The Schlafly Tap Room
83 out of 100 based on 422 ratings.