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Kölsch - Brauhaus Sion

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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 18.21%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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Photo of JBogan


2.08/5  rDev -41.7%

Had this in Cologne at a restaurant. Came in the usual Kolsch style glassware, with a pale to medium gold color and a thick white head. Nice to look at.

Almost no smell to speak of. Perhaps a bit grassy, but that's all I could pick up.

Tasted of a little malt, but otherwise rather bland. Not much going on here.

Rather watery and flat in the mouth. Again, nothing exciting happening.

This beer was a disappointment. After looking at it I expected a bit more, and one glass was enough. No thanks.

01-22-2008 19:08:33 | More by JBogan
Photo of jneiswender


2.15/5  rDev -39.8%

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.

08-10-2010 16:43:02 | More by jneiswender
Photo of Bierschenker


2.3/5  rDev -35.6%

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

07-16-2008 12:53:44 | More by Bierschenker
Photo of seanyfo

United Kingdom (Scotland)

2.5/5  rDev -30%

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!

02-26-2008 17:02:55 | More by seanyfo
Photo of digita7693


2.75/5  rDev -23%

04-03-2014 10:33:31 | More by digita7693
Photo of dherling

New Jersey

2.78/5  rDev -22.1%

Another kolsch from my tour of Cologne during Karnival. Sion might be the most advertised of the kolsches around here, except for maybe gaffel. It is also the most mediocre. Poured out golden like all the other but the bone white head had poor retention. The taste was bland and cloying, the nose nearly nonexistent. Soe faint grain and hop notes. Not an enjoyable beer. This was the only kolsch I had that failed to mask a meager 5% alcohol.

02-20-2007 08:58:30 | More by dherling
Photo of chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -16%

11-06-2013 02:54:39 | More by chickenm
Photo of slacker79


3/5  rDev -16%

11-19-2012 20:04:50 | More by slacker79
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3/5  rDev -16%

10-31-2012 11:23:12 | More by MrHyde1886
Photo of BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.05/5  rDev -14.6%

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.

10-28-2011 17:37:50 | More by BlackHaddock
Photo of TurdFurgison


3.18/5  rDev -10.9%

I had a bottle of this on a train from Cologne to Munich (brought from Cologne, not served on the train). This was the day after a night of trying as many Kolsches as possible in Cologne. So this is the last one reviewed from my compressed Kolsch experience.

Sion seemed to be everywhere in Cologne, and in fact was stocked in my hotel's mini-bar too. The beer is pretty middle-of-the-road amongst Kolsches, at least in my estimation. It was muted in aroma and flavor, tasting more malty than anything else but really neutral. No fruity esters or musty funk, either of which would give me something to look forward to in a return tasting. A solid Kolsch but nothing to search out again.

04-25-2010 14:25:36 | More by TurdFurgison
Photo of clarknova


3.25/5  rDev -9%

05-30-2014 14:24:58 | More by clarknova
Photo of Keffa


3.4/5  rDev -4.8%

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.

10-12-2011 19:19:09 | More by Keffa
Photo of janubio


3.44/5  rDev -3.6%

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.

01-31-2014 20:11:08 | More by janubio
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

02-07-2013 03:37:04 | More by Dinkel
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United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -2%

10-29-2013 12:03:11 | More by DirkNachbar
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

02-02-2014 12:20:36 | More by vermilcj
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

08-15-2013 21:02:48 | More by Sturmthis
Photo of cpanossian

New York

3.53/5  rDev -1.1%

First time in Cologne.
Crystal clear pale yellow. Very light sweet, light flower aroma. Sweet aquaous mouth feel and taste. No active carbonation while sitting but each sip bring a light effervesence on the tongue. Mellow barley wort flavors with a basic hop balance. Very simple and unassuming beer style that seems designed to quench thirst first. Fun place too - old dark panelled restaurant hall with a lot of action.

09-28-2010 19:53:05 | More by cpanossian
Photo of DoubleJ


3.6/5  rDev +0.8%

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.

05-26-2013 17:37:16 | More by DoubleJ
Photo of tjd25


3.68/5  rDev +3.1%

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.

04-09-2005 08:37:19 | More by tjd25
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

05-18-2014 22:02:37 | More by Durandal_777
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

11-25-2012 00:58:52 | More by whatsgoody
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

09-01-2012 23:09:58 | More by t0rin0
Photo of metter98

New York

3.78/5  rDev +5.9%

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.

10-23-2010 13:01:07 | More by metter98
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Kölsch from Brauhaus Sion
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