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Schlafly Kölsch - The Schlafly Tap Room

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Ratings: 516
Reviews: 179
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.57%
Wants: 14
Gots: 42 | 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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2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

jtamaroff, Oct 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

arnold931, Oct 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

DRBiser, Oct 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

jkermitj, Oct 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Danielr26, Oct 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18%

scottwurst, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of micromaniac129
3.74/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

micromaniac129, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of Act25
3.7/5  rDev +1.1%
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!

Act25, Oct 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

MarkyMOD, Oct 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

doowhat, Sep 18, 2013
Photo of KTCamm
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

KTCamm, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of mmva321
3.28/5  rDev -10.4%
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.

mmva321, Sep 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

moarmare, Sep 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

lcdawg, Sep 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

pastramionrye7, Sep 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

mirandawiddows, Sep 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18%

thefluker, Aug 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

ChipMurray, Aug 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Red_Thunder, Aug 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

imperialking, Aug 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

pknyc, Aug 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

MarkNNJ, Aug 23, 2013
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3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Rich golden in color and it is pretty hazy in appearance. A minimal layer of foam rests on top. I smell that distinct kolsch yeast in the nose which almost has a honey like smell. The mouthfeel is pretty light and smooth. Ther's just a bit of bitterness and perhaps citrus in the flavor. A smooth refreshing summer beer.

Franziskaner, Aug 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

PBelt71, Aug 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

bmjivi221, Aug 08, 2013
Schlafly Kölsch from The Schlafly Tap Room
83 out of 100 based on 516 ratings.