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Kölsch - Brauhaus Sion

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BA SCORE
81
good

40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 18.21%
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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Reviews by cobrarax:
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cobrarax

Sweden

4.13/5  rDev +15.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2011 20:56:40 | More by cobrarax
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clarknova

Germany

3.25/5  rDev -9%

05-30-2014 14:24:58 | More by clarknova
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5%

05-18-2014 22:02:37 | More by Durandal_777
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digita7693

Germany

2.75/5  rDev -23%

04-03-2014 10:33:31 | More by digita7693
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vermilcj

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -2%

02-02-2014 12:20:36 | More by vermilcj
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janubio

Spain

3.44/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2014 20:11:08 | More by janubio
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77black_ships

Belgium

4.3/5  rDev +20.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-10-2013 18:11:56 | More by 77black_ships
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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -16%

11-06-2013 02:54:39 | More by chickenm
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carrollmel7

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

11-01-2013 04:42:17 | More by carrollmel7
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DirkNachbar

United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -2%

10-29-2013 12:03:11 | More by DirkNachbar
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Sturmthis

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -2%

08-15-2013 21:02:48 | More by Sturmthis
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stampfler07

Colorado

4/5  rDev +12%

08-09-2013 02:59:47 | More by stampfler07
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DoubleJ

California

3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at Sion itself, on to the beer:

Golden colored like any other kolsch and topped with a thick head that's two finger's thick. Good lacing sticks around the glass as the beer is consumed. The aoma is somewhat fruity, adn there's a note of vague pale malt. The maltiness picks up in the beer's taste, where there's a slight grain, a kiss of honeydew and "plain" cereal notes. It's light bodied with carbonation that is somewaht gentle.

Pleasant kolsch from Sion. Good for cooling down during warmer weather.

Serving type: on-tap

05-26-2013 17:37:16 | More by DoubleJ
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Dinkel

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2%

02-07-2013 03:37:04 | More by Dinkel
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whatsgoody

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +5%

11-25-2012 00:58:52 | More by whatsgoody
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slacker79

Ohio

3/5  rDev -16%

11-19-2012 20:04:50 | More by slacker79
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BanrionMAB


4.75/5  rDev +33.1%

11-07-2012 00:47:54 | More by BanrionMAB
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jmn5082

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

11-06-2012 15:24:39 | More by jmn5082
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MrHyde1886

Italy

3/5  rDev -16%

10-31-2012 11:23:12 | More by MrHyde1886
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev +5%

09-01-2012 23:09:58 | More by t0rin0
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selator


4.25/5  rDev +19%

04-30-2012 20:05:33 | More by selator
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codynevels

California

4/5  rDev +12%

11-17-2011 05:32:11 | More by codynevels
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mentaltraveller

Illinois

4/5  rDev +12%

11-15-2011 23:11:27 | More by mentaltraveller
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.05/5  rDev -14.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2011 17:37:50 | More by BlackHaddock
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Keffa

Ohio

3.4/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-12-2011 19:19:09 | More by Keffa
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