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Kayak Kölsch - Lake Superior Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
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98 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 98
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 11.38%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lake Superior Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-05-2002)
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FreshmanPour77

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +8.4%

05-16-2013 17:29:05 | More by FreshmanPour77
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MN_Beerticker

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

05-15-2013 03:22:57 | More by MN_Beerticker
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scoand

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -18.7%

04-27-2013 02:07:56 | More by scoand
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elec

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

04-12-2013 01:59:58 | More by elec
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atone315

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

04-06-2013 13:58:27 | More by atone315
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MAbeerNE1

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

03-14-2013 23:47:25 | More by MAbeerNE1
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pizza

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

02-27-2013 01:05:47 | More by pizza
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

01-05-2013 02:00:43 | More by sgttibbs
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elcrawl

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

12-30-2012 02:23:40 | More by elcrawl
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dozier77

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

12-19-2012 23:24:08 | More by dozier77
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ebenicr

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

12-15-2012 00:58:11 | More by ebenicr
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ponbon63

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

09-05-2012 03:49:19 | More by ponbon63
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troyvar

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +8.4%

06-11-2012 20:56:56 | More by troyvar
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augustgarage

California

4.1/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a generic kolsch glass.

Maize bright clear liquid topped by a thin layer of off white foam. Superior retention, pasty lacing, thin legs.

Lovely (Pils?) malt and light winter fruit in the nose - floral and subtle.

Quite bready/toasty malt profile; apple skins, a hint of honey and butterscotch (not diacetyl), buckwheat, and sweet fermentation notes. Smooth yet crisp finish. Low hops throughout.

Creamy, very light-bodied, yet well carbonated.

Fruity, amazingly delicate malt bill...a fantastic example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2012 04:50:46 | More by augustgarage
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Cheet577


4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

06-02-2012 16:44:36 | More by Cheet577
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jewellrunner

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

04-01-2012 02:41:04 | More by jewellrunner
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BlackDrongo

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

03-05-2012 21:28:02 | More by BlackDrongo
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jsprain1

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Apricot-golden with a thin white head that lasts well, leaving minimal lacing. It is ever so slightly clouded.
S- Aroma is lightly grainy, a bit musty, not much to it.
T- Has abit of flavor, bright lemon character up front, with some pale grainy character in there. Mild finish.
M- Crisp body, light, but pretty normal for the style.
O- A fairly normal kolsch. It tastes fine and is fairly easy drinking. Not quite as clean as most in the style, but it's decent. Worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2012 04:01:20 | More by jsprain1
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beerbrute

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +8.4%

02-14-2012 22:17:56 | More by beerbrute
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NuclearDolphin

Minnesota

3.48/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a 16oz Pint Glass

Apppearance - Dark Gold coloe with a very slight haze. Quite a bit of carbonation going on upon first pour. The head is around 1 finger in width with an aggressive pour; Head itself disappears fairly quickly and there's very little lacing.

Smell - It's pretty hard to pick up on the smell at first. What I do get is a sweet honey scent along with some yeasts, barley and malts. Neither of these flavor are particularly strong, but there's nothing bad about these smells either.

Taste - Sweet honey along with some yeasty-biscuit notes and some sweet malts to backup the flavor. Much like the smell, none of the flavors really stand out amongst each other but it all comes together to make a pretty solid tasting beer.

Mouthfeel - It's got a slight syrup like feel to it, and it comes off as being both light yet slightly thick at the same time. Carbonation is also fairly subdued, so all of this makes for a pretty smooth mouthfeel

Overall - As a whole, there's nothing really outstanding that I can say about this beer aside from it's honey-like flavor, which could've been a little stronger. As such, it's not outstanding beer but it's still a decent brew.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2012 03:58:10 | More by NuclearDolphin
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Ezmunny

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -18.7%

01-20-2012 19:51:30 | More by Ezmunny
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jera1350

Minnesota

3.98/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a crystal clear gold color with a ring of dirty white foam around the outside of the glass. Leaves a few rings of lacing.

Sweet honey scent mostly. Softer scents of biscuit and bread hops.

Clean pale malt up front with some cracker flavors. The back end offers up a mild hop taste. Just a hair of honey sweetness. Very clean, crisp and refreshing.

A bit more than a light body, very crisp with a dry finish.

Very well made Kolsch right here. A great intro to craft for BMC folks too. Very sessionable brew that would be perfect for summer. Not many brewers tackle this style, but I wish they would. Glad to have a local option available.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2012 00:52:33 | More by jera1350
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MarshallMan

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

01-11-2012 17:02:19 | More by MarshallMan
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dragomni

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -18.7%

01-02-2012 23:38:11 | More by dragomni
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BrewerB

Florida

3.95/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Grabbed this one on an early-summer trek around the Great Lakes region.

Poured into a Fruh Kolsch stange, this brew is mostly clear and a light gold color. Formed a 2-3 figure white foam that slowly retreated and rested atop.

Crackery malt, floral hop. Bowl of corn flakes. Slight, off-putting musty scent.

Clean, water cracker maltiness. Scant earthy hop notes in the middle and a hint of malty sweet on the end. A brisk, dry, clean finish encourages repeated sips.

Medium-light in body with a bristly carbonation whose effervesce increases the refreshing character of this kolsch-style ale.

Keeping in mind I've had this beer in the fridge for over 6 months, I'd say its held up quite well. The Kolsch style is one we should be consuming rather fresh yet despite its age, this beer is still very refreshing with crisp malty bite, a body that doesn't interfere with the subtle flavors, and a bustling carbonation to perk up your palette.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2011 03:32:16 | More by BrewerB
Kayak Kölsch from Lake Superior Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.