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Lancaster Kölsch - Lancaster Brewing Company

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200 Ratings
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Ratings: 200
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 12.19%
Wants: 5
Gots: 18 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -3%

dexterk1, Jun 23, 2013
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2.44/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

12 oz can. no pkg date.

A: crystal clear bright blond body. head is big and is made up of bright white bubbles. lacing and retention are good.

S: malty and chewy. lacking in the distinctive Kolsch yeast aroma that comes with the style. lots of grain, little bit of wheat perhaps? a little bit of a herbal hop element.

T: if I thought the aroma lacked in distinctive Kolsch character, the body does even less. jeez, this drinks more like an American adjunct lager than a Kolsch. finish is a little bitter, but not harsh.

M: a tad under-carbed in my opinion. light bodied.

D: pretty mediocre/poor example of the style. not sure if this is a freshness issue or just not that good of a beer to start with. regardless, gets a big pass from this guy.

Jimmys, May 22, 2013
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3.45/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Clear light cold color. Poured one finger of pillowy white head. Left some pretty decent lacing as the head vanished.

Bready malt that followed with some peppery and floral hops.

Light bitter hops hit the palate first, and then mellow out as the malt backbone supports. Not a whole lot going on, but very unoffensive.

Very smooth and crisp brew. Light in body, but with plenty of substance. Very clean finish.

Nothing incredibly extravagant about this kolsch, but it is an incredibly refreshing beer that I look forward to having every summer.

jeremy13586, Jul 16, 2012
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Garlicjosh, Jul 12, 2012
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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tall Kolsch glass...what else? Pillowy and bright white head that takes time settling atop clear brilliant straw-gold liquid. Light bready malty nose with a flowery hop tone tell me this is promising. Light and delicately hoppiness with light malt backing. Finishes crisp and hoppy. A quintessential hot weather session drinker...hits the mark here during the current NJ heatwave. Delicious.

beerluvr, Jul 09, 2012
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Lancaster Kölsch from Lancaster Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 200 ratings.