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Kölsch - Brauhaus Sion

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BA SCORE
80
good

42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 18.16%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauhaus Sion visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: allboutbierge on 11-08-2003)
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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2.3/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in a « Stein »
Bought at a city centre supermarket in Köln.

While pouring in my stein, I couldn't get a real head. Just some sparkling bubbles. No lacing, just a clear see trough golden liquid. A few bubbles touching the surface.
Only a minute malt scent noticeable.
Taste is a bit foul. I can remember drinking Sion on tap in Köln. On tap it wasn't too bad, but this bottle tastes like dirt. A strong malt sensation curves over the tongue. Overall it's surprisingly sweet.
The after taste resembles mud.
Mouthfeel is dry.

I've had better kölsch

Bierschenker, Jul 16, 2008
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

stampfler07, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cask at Brauhaus Sion, Köln, Germany

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color with a finger high white head. A very light amount of carbonation is visible in the form of rising bubbles.
S: There are light aromas of flowery hops on the nose along with some notes of bready malts.
T: The taste is relatively balanced between light amounts of malty flavors and mild bitterness from the hops.
M: It feels extremely light-bodied on the palate and is very smooth, crisp and refreshing. A light to medium amount of carbonation is perceptible.
D: The beer is very thirst quenching and sessionable. I could easily drink these all night.

metter98, Oct 23, 2010
Photo of BlackHaddock
3.05/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

My 330cl brown bottle claims 4.8% ABV, maybe they've lowered the alcohol content?

Obtained from 'Beers of Europe' and poured into a Kolsch type straight sided glass (from the now closed Privatebrauerei A.Kropf of Kassel).

I've been to Koln many times: almost all before joining BA. Great city with some lovely brewpubs, it's their beer I can't get to grips with. I have always struggled to really enjoy their beers, sadly this bottle is no exception. Only reviewed three from this style before this, but I just don't get Kolsch.

Looks fine in the glass, clean, sparkling and a pale gold in colour, on top a thin yet full white head of bubbly foam.

Cereal smell if pressed to find anything, really it's odourless to the normal human nose.

This Kolsch is a little sweeter than most I've had (years ago I had it fresh in the brewery tap). It still however does nothing for me, it's wet and vaguely alcoholic, it has no flavours or taste other than a slight cereal and hop feel to it. I know it is supposed to be delicate and light in texture, well it certainly is.

I'm trying to find something good to say about it, honest.

OK, it isn't offensive in any way, it's crisp, refreshing and would be fine on a warm summers day with a mega hot curry.

BlackHaddock, Oct 28, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

DirkNachbar, Oct 29, 2013
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4.3/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

200 ml. draft @ Brauhaus Sion. Pours a clear golden with a creamy white head. Nose is nice, clean, crisp, lightly hoppy, hay, light grass & mellow yeast. Taste is light grass hops, hay, crisps, touch sweeter yeast, faint honey, slightly sweet, faint bread. Very clean, light, absolutely no off-flavours hear. Creamy, flavourful, highly enjoyable, great stuff & overall probably my favourite of the different Kölsch’s I tried in Cologne. Loved it.

77black_ships, Dec 10, 2013
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2.15/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Had this beer at the restaurant of the Koln Holiday Inn. Served on tap in the strage glass cool.

A-bright white cap, gold body.

S-metallic, slight veggie.

T-muted flavors, watery, bitter aftertaste

M-light and very wet tasting

D-I think there are better representations of this style out there. The flavors of the beer are all around very muted.

jneiswender, Aug 10, 2010
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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

MrHyde1886, Oct 31, 2012
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3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed at the brauhaus.
Soft dense and creamy head, lasting on a transparent yellow color body. It looks still. The smell I found hard to tell, as there was lots of food around me. The taste was malty and grainy with some pilsner features. Some roasted notes and a dark caramel character. Some enjoyable sweet malty notes get almost fruity. Some citrus. Mouthfeel is light, although not thin. Hops were fine and balanced. Enjoyable and drinkable, although not exceptional.

tjd25, Apr 09, 2005
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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

jmn5082, Nov 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

vermilcj, Feb 02, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Live review.

6oz plastic taster at Disney's Wine and Food Festival, German booth.

A: Bright golden yellow, small white head settles very quickly to a tiny ring. No real lacing.

S: Very grainy, lemony citrus, and earthy/spicy hop.

T: Similar to the aroma, but sweeter malt, cracker like, light lemon, slight spice and earthiness. Very clean finish and alcohol is decently hidden.

M: Surprisingly medium body, very nicely done carbonation, and lightly oily on the palate.

O: Not bad. Was expecting worse. Easily drinkable, and went well with the 85+, 85% humidity. I'd drink it again, but don't see it happening anytime soon.

Keffa, Oct 12, 2011
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4.13/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pale straw yellow. Large, fizzy bubbles. The foam is thin and doesn't stay around for long.

S: Fresh, slightly metallic, some hop aroma. Hints of malt and some fruity yeast tones.

T: Clean and crisp. Some sweetness balanced by a distinct and simple bitterness. Small hints of grain. The aftertaste is dry and bitter. Very refreshing.

M: Thin liquid. The liquid behaves a little bit like champagne; it bruises up a little bit in my mouth. As with every other thing in this beer, the mouthfeel is fresh.

O: Deliciously refreshing. One of the best kölsch in the whole Cologne. Perfect for hot summerdays, and I wish the Swedish Systembolaget would import them.

cobrarax, Jul 05, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

0.4l serving at Biermuseum in Koln

A- Pale blonde, with 2 finger head that disappates quickly, giving moderate lacing.

S- very very faint malts, no hop aroma

T- bland and watery, some maltiness there, but pretty lifeless overall

M- spritzy, medium carbonation

D- so boring, not refreshing, not flavourful, pass!

seanyfo, Feb 26, 2008
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3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sion Koelsch tasted from 0.5 l botle best before 12-07-05. Nice poorout but no great head and darkgolden beercolor. Nose is malty but also fruity for a Koelsch, sweet but fresh overal arome. Taste is full malty with litle caramel, fruity and a proper bitterness thats litle hanging. Mouthfeel is smooth and delicate but could be just a litle more. Drinkability is ok but I love to have just that litle extra that this one just doesn't have in my opinion.

paterlodie, Feb 13, 2005
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4.38/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- clear straw yellow, white head, great head retention
S- little bready, low aroma, black pepper,
T- bready, light sweetness, long lasting noble hop bitterness, vanilla,
M- med-light body, medium carbonation
D- very drinkable beer, the mellow carbonation makes this kolsch quite quaffable

GoBrewOrGoHome, Mar 30, 2010
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3.44/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I've got one in a see through bottle that made me suspicious, and 4,8 ABV. Clear golden colour, head fades away soon but leaves a good lace. Fresh hoppy semll, grainy, citrus and herbs. Medium to light body, feels really good in the tongue. Clean taste is similar to the smell, refreshing, hops, flowers. Very good indeed.

janubio, Jan 31, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +32.7%

BanrionMAB, Nov 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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