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Lancaster Kölsch - Lancaster Brewing Company

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193 Ratings
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Ratings: 193
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 11.91%
Wants: 4
Gots: 16 | 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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mpalestino

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

08-22-2013 19:55:38 | More by mpalestino
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EBeckett3

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3%

08-14-2013 03:57:22 | More by EBeckett3
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hmich176

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3%

08-07-2013 08:46:56 | More by hmich176
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CCutch

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -16.9%

08-05-2013 20:46:05 | More by CCutch
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Celtics76

Rhode Island

3/5  rDev -16.9%

08-03-2013 23:09:47 | More by Celtics76
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kizzram

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10%

08-03-2013 14:26:37 | More by kizzram
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Barnsley

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

07-30-2013 19:13:24 | More by Barnsley
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -3%

07-28-2013 01:20:24 | More by Sludgeman
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BWED

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3%

12 oz. can poured into a pils glass, wish i had a stange.

A- Clear, apple juice yellow-brown body, with a fizzy white head. Retention isn't great, and no lacing.

S- Straw, pale malt, floral and just a hint of fruitiness.

T- Mild pale malt, a bit of bitter floral hop.

M- Light body, well balanced, and a very crisp finish. Makes you stop and think about its characteristics.

O- Refreshing on a hot day, and it brings a lot of flavor. Something to chug, yet something to savor.

07-22-2013 02:03:47 | More by BWED
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mhgatti

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +31.6%

07-18-2013 01:49:03 | More by mhgatti
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Neorebel

New Jersey

3.15/5  rDev -12.7%

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.

07-04-2013 23:35:05 | More by Neorebel
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OUJayhawk1799

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -3%

07-04-2013 23:12:31 | More by OUJayhawk1799
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dgherm

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10%

07-01-2013 23:48:12 | More by dgherm
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Bones10

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -10%

06-28-2013 03:25:00 | More by Bones10
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kwa357

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3%

06-26-2013 23:50:01 | More by kwa357
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beerfinder

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3%

06-26-2013 20:46:54 | More by beerfinder
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spw109

New York

3.5/5  rDev -3%

06-25-2013 03:36:53 | More by spw109
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NiceTaps

New Jersey

3.76/5  rDev +4.2%

12oz can into a tall glass.

A- Pours a crystal clear golden sunshine color, not dark but slightly darker than I expected. A gentle pour resulted in a big 2-finger pure white head that tapered to a film and left lots of lacing behind.

S- Floral hops, grainy funked up malts, a bit of 'back in the day' lagerness.

T- Floral hops drive this brew, and they drive well. There's a bit of malt sweetness and dry yeastiness.

M- Light and easy going. Well carbonated with a hop bite. The hops finish long and sharp especially as the beer warms.

O- This was the right fit on a beautiful summer day. Easy to drink, flavorful, some bite. And at 4.8% abv , gentle on the bloodstream.

06-23-2013 20:29:42 | More by NiceTaps
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dexterk1

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3%

06-23-2013 02:11:42 | More by dexterk1
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DavidGross

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -3%

06-23-2013 01:59:03 | More by DavidGross
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snowmaggedon

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-19-2013 23:45:40 | More by snowmaggedon
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abcdefghijkyle

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-06-2013 03:50:39 | More by abcdefghijkyle
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StaindProject86

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.8%

06-04-2013 00:35:35 | More by StaindProject86
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Jimmys

Pennsylvania

2.44/5  rDev -32.4%

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.

05-22-2013 01:05:13 | More by Jimmys
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

05-21-2013 19:48:23 | More by InspectorBob
Lancaster Kölsch from Lancaster Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 193 ratings.