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Schlafly Kölsch - The Schlafly Tap Room

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476 Ratings
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Ratings: 476
Reviews: 178
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 12.2%
Wants: 13
Gots: 34 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

12-03-2013 05:02:17 | More by Zkscharf
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

12-01-2013 18:13:37 | More by NooseJustice
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Benvarine

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

12-01-2013 02:18:59 | More by Benvarine
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Arch-Harris

Mississippi

3/5  rDev -18.7%

11-26-2013 13:33:43 | More by Arch-Harris
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Chugs13

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

11-24-2013 22:54:43 | More by Chugs13
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DrewLikesBeer

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

11-22-2013 22:54:43 | More by DrewLikesBeer
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brewskis4drewski

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

11-19-2013 23:26:18 | More by brewskis4drewski
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creal92

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

11-13-2013 21:03:38 | More by creal92
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HattedClassic

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance:
The beer pours a a light foamy and white head. The beer itself is a clear and orange like amber.

Smell:
Sweet malt smell and a slightly bread like yeast smell coming from the beer. The hop smell is also there but not as present.

Taste:
Balance sweet pale malt backbone and a light hop taste. Nothing mind blowing or unique but good.

Mouthfeel:
Biting carbonation and a smooth medium bodied feel. However, the body feels fairly light for something medium bodied.

Overall:
A decent Kolsch and worth getting every once and while. The fact that it's commercially available year round is a good thing. The beer is nothing really super special but more of a casual session beer for a warm day.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2013 00:19:02 | More by HattedClassic
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jtamaroff

Missouri

2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

10-31-2013 23:46:34 | More by jtamaroff
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arnold931

Iowa

4/5  rDev +8.4%

10-22-2013 03:13:37 | More by arnold931
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DRBiser

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

10-14-2013 22:51:09 | More by DRBiser
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jkermitj

Mississippi

4/5  rDev +8.4%

10-12-2013 18:25:57 | More by jkermitj
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Danielr26

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

10-11-2013 01:30:11 | More by Danielr26
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scottwurst

Illinois

3/5  rDev -18.7%

10-08-2013 22:37:06 | More by scottwurst
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

3.74/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Has a hazy golden complexion with a small white head.
The aroma has a bready malty aroma and has a perception of being dry and spicy.
Taste is sweet and malty with breay or grainy notes.
Nicely carbonated gives a prickly dry feel on the palate.
Overall its refreshing dry and quite drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2013 13:56:50 | More by micromaniac129
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Act25

New Jersey

3.7/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a 5/6-2013 bottle on 10/3/13 (so 5 months old) into a wine glass on a indian summer day. Great first pour of the day.

Appearance: Pours a very hazy (surprising!) pale golden color with a foamy white head that retains and laces well.

Smell: Grainy, bread aroma with more vegetal aspect, than sweet citrus. On the farm.

Taste: Like the smell, starts with bready flavor that progresses to citrus, grass, herbs; with a tiny banana/ pineapple in the finish. Good finish. Interesting, a little barnyard root vegetables also.

Mouthfeel: Light with good feel, not thin, I found plenty of carbonation. Excellent summer feel.

Drinkability: Some wrote more of a blonde summer ale, true, but it has that Koln yeast and smell so I am calling it American Kolsch. A great style!

Serving type: bottle

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Colorado

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doowhat

Arkansas

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

09-18-2013 20:16:32 | More by doowhat
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KTCamm

New Jersey

3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a perfect pint glass.

Pours clear gold, lighter at the bottom of the glass. Some residual white foam. Straw malt nose, some pils smell. Clean crisp taste. Light lemon in the end. Good firm carbonation contributes to the flavor. Some fruitiness. Nice blend, good style.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2013 21:03:25 | More by KTCamm
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mmva321

Missouri

3.28/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Stange.

A: The pour and lingering appearance makes this beer come across as a vibrant and interesting lager. Clear, pale yellow body is crystal clear but full of carbonation. It leads up to a foamy and thick white head, that is slow to dissipate and leaves an intricate lacing. It's egalitarian in a way.

S: Overly ripe grapes and a bit of funk really hit the nose. It's not overwhelming, but it's just this side of unpleasant. Notes of yeast are subtle. Unfortunately, the grape malts and funk overpower any hop aroma I was hoping for.

T: A very dry taste with characteristics of orange, grass and lemon highlighting it. Grapes and funk also make their presence known. Slightly hoppy but still less so than I think is needed.

M: A very dry feel lingers at your throat the entire drink. The body is thin, carbonated and vibrant. This is very necessary for these tastes as it really enhances a mediocre beer into one that is very pleasant to drink.

O: A nice, egalitarian German style beer, but one that is too characterized by its funk and grape notes and not enough by its hops. The mouthfeel makes it worth the drink, making the Schlafly Kölsch a nice beer for a summer or fall afternoon.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2013 22:24:06 | More by mmva321
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moarmare

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

09-09-2013 14:28:36 | More by moarmare
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lcdawg

Mississippi

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

09-04-2013 02:15:25 | More by lcdawg
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Germany

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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mirandawiddows

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.4%

09-01-2013 17:48:37 | More by mirandawiddows
Schlafly Kölsch from The Schlafly Tap Room
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