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Lancaster Kölsch - Lancaster Brewing Company

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Ratings: 199
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 11.94%
Wants: 4
Gots: 17 | 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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Photo of ConradKenney
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

ConradKenney, May 27, 2014
Photo of Zraly
3.99/5  rDev +10.8%

Pours a clear, pale gold with a two finger white head -- looks great for style. Faint aroma of grass and flowers.

Slightly sweet and fruity malt and floral hops. A bit of cereal flavor. Hops are grassy and floral, with a touch of citrus. Very clean finish. Light to medium-bodied. Crisp and light, with an ABV of 5.1%, this is very easy to drink. Great warmer weather session ale.

A nice American interpretation of the style. Perfect for noshing on coneys and potato salad.

Zraly, May 18, 2014
Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.56/5  rDev -1.1%

12 oz can into a pint glass.

A: Pours a clear golden color. The head is two fingers high with a white color. It caps the body off with a creamy texture and average retention. A lot of lacing is left on the glass, too.

S: This has a nice noble hop character. Earthy, grassy, and floral - just what I want from the style. Beneath that lie some sweet malts, cereal grains, and a bit of diacetyl. There are no twists or turns, just the exact kind of nose I want a kolsch to provide.

T: Follows the nose well. It opens up decently hoppy with some malty sweetness entering near the midtaste. Touches of grape and cereal grain finish the beer off. Not complex, but it does exactly what the style should accomplish: provide crisp refreshment.

M: Light and crisp, just the way I like it. Just a touch of finishing sweetness balances the back end quite well. Well carbonated.

O: Some have said this is kind of like a macro lager. Well, I drank my share of macro lagers the night before, and let me tell you - this makes every one of them look like a sad joke. For one, it's actually hoppy. I would have no trouble drinking this all day, that's for sure.

ThisWangsChung, May 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

oriolesfan4, May 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

whatname, May 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

YeastEnthusiast, May 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

djrn2, May 03, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

discharmingly, May 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

one4thegutter, Apr 27, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

starshockey9, Apr 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

RobDB, Apr 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

blameo, Apr 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

victory4me, Apr 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

dmorgan310, Mar 07, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

KeeganRabelhofer, Feb 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Madgin21, Dec 17, 2013
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.26/5  rDev -9.4%

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – The beer is served a light golden color with a one finger of pure white head. The head has a decent level of retention, fading over time to leave some foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The smell is very light overall with just some hints of a biscuit nature as well as a little bit of a grassy and citrus smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a biscuit and slightly grainy taste mixed with some lemon citrus flavors. As the taste advances it gains a bit more graininess with the lemon getting a bit stronger as well. Some lighter hop flavors of a grassy and floral nature as well as a decent amount of grapefruit show up mid taste, bittering the flavor a bit A light tangerine sweetness joins the lemon and malty flavor at the end, leaving a slightly grainy and more sour/bitter citrus flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is on the thinner side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the higher side. Both are quite appropriate for the style and match well the citrus and grainy flavors of the brew, making for a more refreshing drink overall.

Overall – A rather decent kolsh, that is fairly refreshing and crisp, but that is nothing super out of the ordinary.

Darkmagus82, Dec 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

Mugenlude, Dec 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

LMH88, Nov 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Theheroguy, Oct 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Luweezy, Oct 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

HRamz3, Oct 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

ColdWaffles, Oct 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

CBodamer, Sep 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

cdtoffers, Sep 15, 2013
Lancaster Kölsch from Lancaster Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 199 ratings.