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Schlafly Kölsch - The Schlafly Tap Room

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563 Ratings
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Ratings: 563
Reviews: 180
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.57%
Wants: 15
Gots: 53 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.21/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The beer pours a clear 24 karat gold with a thin white head that barely hangs on while drinking. The nose is relatively neutral, non-distinct flavors, drinkable fizzy lager-like beer. There is a mild honey aftertaste, but it may just be my imagination. The mouhfeel is light bodied, semi-sweet and drinkable. This is not a beer I'd try again in the future, unless only bud products were available on tap (basically the case @ the St. Louis airport, although I got a $5 shot of woodford reserve with my beer purchase!)

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.44/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into my New Glarus pilsner glass. Has a bottle date of 11/29/12.

A. Poured a great golden color. More of a straw or deep yellow. Very clear. Great carbonation. Nice finger and a half head. Leaves a little lacing as I drink.

S-Not very pungent. Get a few bread notes.

T-Smooth, refreshing, bread, lemon, easy drinking, wheat. A little sweat at first, but finishes with heavy wheat and bread notes.

M- Nice mouthful. Medium bodied beer. Heavy on the bread aftertaste. Does not leave the dry taste in your mouth that many kolschs are known for. Does not bother me though.

O- A nice session beer. Nothing overwhelming here in any area. I could see my self buying these on a nice summer day.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

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3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle (dated 11/15/12) received as a thank you for cat-sitting
poured into my New Glarus Pilsener glass

A - golden straw, perfect clarity, one finger of head quickly dissipates to a thin cap of foam on top, moderate lacing

S - grainy, with some lemony fruit

T - starts with sweet cereal grains, some husk in there, lemon and a slight berry like flavor, finishes dry with a pleasing mild bitterness

M - effervescent, light bodied, just a little prickly on the tongue

O - a very refreshing beer, simple but tasty, a style I always enjoy but don't see nearly enough of

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2.9/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Unfortunately, this beer isn't close to being representative of the Kolsch style. It's not as nutty and dry as is representative of this style of beer, the beer I'm drinking also has significant hints of dicetyl taste and nose that are far too butterscotch tasting and smelling for Kolsch. It could just be the six pack I purchased. I would try it again on tap.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden yellow, nice and fizzy from the bottle. Small white head that is gone within seconds. Some lacing down my stange.

The nose heralds light hops, pale 2-row barley malt, no sweetness - very dry.

Malt wise, this beer is very pale, slightly sweet although mostly dry. Light, sizzling noble hops swipe the palate. Some fruity esters, pear, apple. Overall a good kolsch.

The finish wasn't quite dry enough to beat out the German Kolsches. Overall for the price, a great American kolsch. Far more accesible than German Kolsches, and certainly fresher in the US.

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5/5  rDev +36.6%

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Schlafly Kölsch from The Schlafly Tap Room
83 out of 100 based on 563 ratings.