Lancaster Kölsch - Lancaster Brewing Company
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Reviews by Neorebel:
3.15/5 rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Lancaster's take on the Kolsch style... let's begin with the appearance. It it appropriately carbonated, with a pure white cap of fluff and a torrent of rising bubbles. There's even some lacing left on my Kolsch glass. I take issue with the color - it is about a half shade too dark.
The aroma is the best part - toasted grains, straw, herbal lemon drops, and crisp European hops. This is all great, but there's a bit of an oxidized characteristic here, which should not be, since it is from a can. The taste is too hoppy/bitter for a true Kolsch, and that oxidized quality and some other indistinguishable thing makes it seem like an AAL to me. Not good.
Overall, I would not recommend this. I would rather have a stale Kolsch imported from Koln out of the bottle. Even without my judgement of this vs. German Kolsch beers, it does not stand on it's own as a summer beer or a session ale. There's MUCH better out there in those departments as well.
Serving type: can
07-04-2013 23:35:05 | More by Neorebel
More User Reviews:
3.86/5 rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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
06-16-2014 00:01:02 | More by Act25
Lancaster Kölsch from Lancaster Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 178 ratings.