Schlafly Kölsch - The Schlafly Tap Room
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3.93/5 rDev +7.1%
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
3.53/5 rDev -3.8%
Enjoyed at the brewpub in St Louis, reviews from notes.
A: half finger head with excellent lacing on bright gold clear body
S: simple with mosty honey and grains
T: wet sock hops, musty grains, peppercorn.
M: fairly dry, light with light to moderate carbonation.
Overall: nice basic kolsch. A little drier than I would like. A nice start to the flight.
11-25-2012 20:42:11 | More by kylehay2004
3.7/5 rDev +0.8%
Hazy pale gold, persistent tiny champagne carbonation. Lasting white foam, creamy surface texture.
Bready cracker, dry and lightly sweet.
Faint sweetness, light white grape note when first opened, slips away quickly. Minerals, wheat and simple grains. Light bodied with a simple lager feel, slight ale yeast complexity. A good refreshing simple beer, though I prefer local favorite Krankshaft.
04-06-2013 22:54:25 | More by emerge077
3.2/5 rDev -12.8%
A - Poured out a golden color with a white, two-finger head. It was highly carbonated and left no lace.
S - It smelld of grains and clove.
T - It tasted very sweetand of grains and corn. It did have a slight bitter kick.
M - It was crisp and sharp. A light-bodied beer.
D - This is an okay kolsch. It just doesn't have a lot of flavor.
04-30-2007 23:43:29 | More by zeff80
3.78/5 rDev +3%
Pours an effervescent straw/gold with 1 inch of pearl colored head. Minimal head retention & lacing
S: Bready with grassy hops
T: Lemony & grassy hops, breadyness/crackery dryness up front. Slight green apple skins as this warms, plus more lemony hops. Finishes dry with more lemon & some grainyness
MF: Light bodied, effervescent & good balance
Pretty drinkable, could knock back 3 or 4 before moving on to heavier brews. Not the best shot at this style, could use more fruittyness. One to consider on a hot Summer's day or while watching the game...
04-30-2009 02:06:39 | More by russpowell
4.28/5 rDev +16.6%
This was seriously one of the best kölsch beers I've ever had, no exaggeration.
Served on draft in a Schlafly Kölsch glass, kind of cool. Beer is yellow and completely clear. Forms a thick white head of medium and large bubbles that leaves some lacing on the glass. Carbonation is steady and made up of large bubbles that rise quickly through the beer but fail ultimately to prop the head up. Looks pretty good.
The aroma is a bit weak, slightly grainy, slightly sweet, nothing much to say about it.
The cleanliness of this beer is wonderful. There is no aftertaste that I usually associate with this style. Its nice and mildly sweet up front, some bitterness in the back from the grains, but overall its well connected and nice feel in the mouth from the carbonation. I could session this thing all night long.
05-06-2010 16:43:07 | More by drabmuh
District of Columbia
3.74/5 rDev +1.9%
Bottle from Big Bear Café in D.C.
The beer is golden yellow and clear with a small white head. The aroma offers lager yeast, fruity esters, grain. Light and refreshing. Malty, with some subtle earthy notes. A tad sweet initially, with some sweet notes mid to late palate. Mild hop presence. Refreshing. This is a solid beer and hit the spot.
05-10-2013 01:10:26 | More by Huhzubendah
4/5 rDev +9%
Poured from the bottle into a Gaffel stange glass.
An off white very large head is produced that is very soapy. It sits on a pale amber body with pin head sized carbonation from the bottom. Head falls slowly but is very pock marked. Some sticky lacing while drinking.
Smells very clean, airy grass and malt whisps of small grain and something distinct I can't pinpoint (but I like it!). Kind of smells like sunflower seeds (that gray pulp ya know). Small but delightful nose.
Taste is malty thick body for this style, and kind of empty BUT the finish is giant slow rising bread. It creeps up on the finish and after a few seconds there is a wonderful baked bread taste!
Overall this is a great solid Kolsch, kind of ambushes you a bit I like that!
04-17-2011 17:08:23 | More by smakawhat
4/5 rDev +9%
On draft at The Lark, East Northport, NY.
Poured a medium straw hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retrntion and lacing.
The smell featured an upfront grassy hop and clean grainy pilsner malt.
The taste consisted of vibrant grassy hops and a clean pilsner graininess.
The mouthfeel was typical of the style.
Overall a tasty and quaffable kolsch.
12-31-2013 21:02:40 | More by plaid75
3.88/5 rDev +5.7%
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.
06-01-2009 21:28:37 | More by glid02
4.25/5 rDev +15.8%
Bottle from Sean9689 as part of a DLD trade. The beer is pale yellow color, very clear, with a thick slab of rocky foam that laces onto the glass. The aroma is subdued but spot on, unassuming malt with some grass or musky funk. The taste is classic kolsch, balanced between lightly toasted malt and grassy hops. Very well done, this is my style for "sessioning", the highest possible standard of drinkability.
05-05-2009 23:28:55 | More by TurdFurgison
4.28/5 rDev +16.6%
Thanks to n8dietz for this pick-up....again!
Golden hay and sunshine color. No head really, just a simple foam of flat white. Nice bubbling.
A very faint fruit aroma mixed with some less than crisp toasted malt and grass hop aromas. Very happy and easy going smell to this beer. Makes me think of Summer on the porch.
Very light fruit upfront that gets pushed out by toasted pilsner malts and some crisping hops that round the flavor out at the finish.
The palate is simple, a little dry up front, wets in the middle, and finishes crisp and resfreshing. This makes for a superbly drinkable Summer ale.
06-09-2010 02:21:45 | More by scruffwhor
3.78/5 rDev +3%
12 ounce bottle. Served in a Sam Adams BL glass, the beer pours a clear gold color with about a half inch white head. Head retention is decent, lacing is good. Aroma is grain, grapes, green apples, lemon and some floral hops. Taste is similar to the aroma, but with the grainy and lemon flavors being the strongest. Mouthfeel/body is light, it's crisp and clean with moderate carbonation. Drinkability is good, it's smooth and goes down easy. I think this is a decent overall brew, and not a bad choice as a session beer.
01-16-2010 00:45:43 | More by bluejacket74
Schlafly Kölsch from The Schlafly Tap Room
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