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Lancaster Kölsch - Lancaster Brewing Company

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178 Ratings
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Ratings: 178
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 11.94%
Wants: 3
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lancaster Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our German-style Kolsch pays homage to the traditional beer of Cologne. It pours a pale straw color, delivering floral hop notes and a smooth malt character developed from extended cold aging.

(Beer added by: DmanGTR on 06-15-2010)
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Kolsch

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into Pilsner Flute.

Appearance: Nice golden color and foamy 1' head. Pretty impressive coming out of the can.

Smell: slight cracker smell and touch of honey sweetness

Taste: starts out sweet but towards end of swallow, hops take over and lets you know this a German style kolsch which provides the bitterness that is needed. I definitely get some bready cracker taste and even though this is sweet, it just right for this particular version.

Overall: probably the best beer that Lancaster makes. I do like the sho-fly porter alot but this is much more enjoyable especially since I can get this locally.

Serving type: can

08-28-2010 14:14:37 | More by Kolsch
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I think this Kolsch is under-rated. I liked it as well as any other. Once you get it right, not much to vary in a Kolsch.

Got this at WFM craft pack, 12 for 12.99 Minus 10% case discount. Canned, and fresh. Fresh tasting.

A: Into a tulip, this was slightly hazed, great color, great carbonation. Above average lacing & head retention

S: Lemon, hay, straw & grassyness - smell the pilsner,

T: Bready, lemony hops, pear up front. Lemony hops & astringency with floral hops, pears & a touch of tea like honey. Finishes crisp. Half way through, I added a slice of organic lemon, went great with chicken, basil, potatoes and strawberries dinner.

MF: Light bodied, light carbonation & crispness; great balance. Excellent summer beer.

Overall - As good as Kolsch gets in USA.

Serving type: can

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Lancaster Kölsch from Lancaster Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 178 ratings.