Schlafly Kölsch - The Schlafly Tap Room
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3.58/5 rDev -2.7%
12oz Bottle - thanks to frenchy for this one
Appearance - slightly hazy amber/goldr colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for 5 minutes before it was gone.
Smell - Lemons, hops, grains, bread
Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel and some hops. There is also some lemon and a breadiness. It ends with a grainy citrus aftertaste with a touch of hops.
Overall - A tasty refreshing beer that would be well suited for the warmer weather. It reminded me a bit of a toned down bottle of victory's prima pils.
11-26-2011 17:49:29 | More by spinrsx
4.1/5 rDev +11.4%
Excellent light bodied lager.
This beer has a ton of flavor for how light bodied and clear it is.
Not to dry or bitter, not to fruity, but packed full of mild hop flavors that will make you crack open another on a hot summer day. High carbonation make the flavors dance in your mouth, with very little or no after taste. The colder the better! One of my favorite summer beers.
11-20-2011 06:51:59 | More by Steedee
4.43/5 rDev +20.4%
12 oz bottle pours a mostly clear gold color with a dense off-white head. Nice retention and sticky lacing. Nice stream of bubbles trickling to the top is pretty.
Nose has a yeasty influence for the style and has notes of pickling spice, bubblegum and maybe even some cloves! Sharp grains round out the aroma with very little contributions from the cones or alcohol.
Very smooth while still offering plenty of flavor...very nice kolsch here, one of the best I've ever had. I like the yeasty presence and light grains that dry out nicely on the finish. Kiss of noble hops to give it some grassy sharpness at the end. Very drinkable, although I could enjoy this in cold weather as well as warm. Stellar beer!
11-16-2011 23:48:28 | More by twiggamortis420
4.33/5 rDev +17.7%
Slight hazy straw with a small white head that dissipates quickly.
Aroma is heavy in summer smells. Some lemon, herbal and grass qualities and slightly spicy.
Starts off with a lemon and subtle fruit flavor. A bit of a cracker and light pilsner malt, finishing spicy, herbal and dry.
Mouthfeel and carb and good for the style.
One of my favorite summer beers and usually go through a six pack at minimum every summer.
11-06-2011 21:53:19 | More by jmarsh123
3.33/5 rDev -9.5%
S: Pils malt sweetness, quite floral, some honey notes, touch of peppery hoppiness, raw grain.
L: Slight hazy golden yellow, white head that dissipates.
T: Clean pils maltiness with a fairly firm herbal hoppiness. Medium low bitterness leads to some grainy dryness along with some herbal bitterness.
M: Medium light bodied, medium carbonation. Clean overall.
Smells good, flavor a little flat. Hops a little too dominant for the style, doesn't allow the malt to shine through.
10-20-2011 01:55:32 | More by bum732
3.03/5 rDev -17.7%
A: Brilliant gold, a very slight white head that dissipated quickly, and left a faint bit of lacing on the glass.
S: No malt arome to speak of. A slight apple-peachy scent, likely from yeast ester production during fermentation. I can also detect a hint of noble hops here. Together the two come together to suggest Froot Loops.
T: Slightly sweet up front. Not very malty. The fruity character from the aroma is present, and glides into a noble hops flavor. The finish is clean with pleasant bitterness. The fruity and hoppy froot-loops flavor is pleasant at first but persists too long and gets old by the end of the bottle.
M: Smooth and crisp with light body. It could finish a bit drier for me.
O: It's nice and drinkable, but probably better with some food. By itself the aftertaste is a little unpleasant and I was hoping for a bit more maltiness.
10-08-2011 22:21:12 | More by binkman
3.98/5 rDev +8.2%
I am a big kolsch snob. I rate every kolsch against Reissdorf and have yet to find any American-brewed kolsch worthy of consideration. So far, this is the closest I've found. The color is right, just a shade above straw, and the head is good with a high, dense structure, but it's not crystal clear. And this isn't chill haze. Bummer.
Light malts and noble hops dominate the nose but not oppressively so like many beers advertised on television bragging about the buttload of noble hops they use.
The taste and body is nice and light, crisp and dry with just a small bit of aftertaste. Again, the malt is light and the hops aren't overdone but remain minimally fragrant.
I'd prefer it a little lighter and a cleaner finish, but this isn't too damn bad.
10-08-2011 00:30:00 | More by Naugros
4.43/5 rDev +20.4%
One of my all time favorites from Schlafly.
A-Pours a crystal clear pale yellow, almost amber. A 1 finger head occurs from the pour that fades to a slim line. Beautiful lacing and bubbles, the latter owing to the clarity.
S - Fruity esters, similar to a pilsner. Wheat play a prominent role here.
T- Wheat hits you up front, followed by a fruity taste. Almost a biscuit like taste follows (think english pale/2 row). The beer finishes clean and slightly bitter.
M - Medium to light in body, and moderate in carbonation. No diacetyl to speak of.
D - Oh so very high. This is a very clean and light beer that craft and non craft drinkers alike could enjoy. It's a great beer to take to your hammock and relax on a summer or early autumn afternoon. If only Schlafly was carried down south.
09-30-2011 20:42:32 | More by chchchchia
3.93/5 rDev +6.8%
light amber, bordering on a golden color. A nice sized head of white foam then rose up over the top to take a hold on the glass, reaching a height of around two inches and then settled back down to leave a bare top with minimal lacing. No real side glass presence was noticed, though there was some nice carbonation.
The aroma was rather light, touches of caramel malts, light bready tones and a hint of banana were all that were readily noticeable, not bad really, would have liked a bit more of a pop in it though if I am being honest. The flavor was very nice though. Rich notes of biscuit and bready malts, layered on top of a light fruity spike of flavor. Some nice touches of grain coming through mid palate before dropping back into a smooth, and subtle feel. Crisp and clean finish
09-25-2011 17:01:39 | More by mikesgroove
4.33/5 rDev +17.7%
Served on-tap at the Schlafly Taproom in a pint glass. Crystal clear, light yellow body with a two-finger white head. The head dissipates fairly quickly and leaves a little lacing.
Light aroma overall, with only a little grainy biscuit and a little lemon.
Very nice flavor. Light, sweet malt, lemongrass, a minor note of hops, and a very crisp clean finish. Excellent flavor mix.
Very drinkable; will be my new go-to Kolsch from now on.
09-16-2011 16:48:17 | More by FanofHefe
3.58/5 rDev -2.7%
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
09-15-2011 20:50:56 | More by lanamj
3.9/5 rDev +6%
A - Poured a straw yellow body with a lot of carbonation...a one finger, creamy, white head formed...it showed great staying power as it held its one finger height...nice lacing
S - A lot of sweetness going on with loads of caramel and fruit...a light biscuit aroma as well
T - The flavors start off sweet again with caramel and toffee leading the way...some lighter fruity notes are underlying and adding to the sweetness...the middle presents a buttery biscuit and grain flavor...grassy hops start to emerge once the beer has the chance to warm
M - Medium bodied...sometimes showing that it's light...creamy with soft carbonation
O - This was my first offering from Schlafly and it was a nice relief to have this hot summer...a creamy, light, refreshing Kolsch
09-03-2011 11:55:24 | More by thain709
Schlafly Kölsch from The Schlafly Tap Room
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