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Sünner Kölsch - Gebr. Sünner GmbH & Co. KG

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278 Ratings
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Ratings: 278
Reviews: 165
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.94%
Wants: 14
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Gebr. Sünner GmbH & Co. KG visit their website

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: allboutbierge on 11-13-2003)
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Reviews by BrownNut:
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3.29/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I think this is only my second kolsch but I have to say that this unfortunately tastes a lot like high school beer with a German twist. Initialy it's got that metallic taste you'd like to forget. Later it's a bit sweeter in the malty way but tastes similar to the various mainstream German import pilsners like St. Pauli Girl or Beck's or Warsteiner. Occasionally there's a hint of vague fruit. There's a faint hint of bitterness in the aftertaste.

It's not bad but not memorable or distinct. In fairness, I have no idea how old it is. It didn't look like a big mover at the store. It's not a beer I'd buy again because it doesn't seem to have much of an identity - so there's no real reason to. If it was what was available for a session with friends, fine. No problem. You'd forget the name by the next day.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2013 01:07:13 | More by BrownNut
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

07-28-2014 14:31:03 | More by EdmundBlackadder
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

07-23-2014 15:31:48 | More by Bunuelian
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

07-21-2014 11:28:34 | More by Knoxrb12
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

07-08-2014 20:39:55 | More by bccocx
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

07-06-2014 21:52:38 | More by KAF
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3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a fluted pilsner glass.

Look: Pure golden colored body. Foamy white head with decent retention. Light soapy lacing.

Aroma: Malt grains, slight grassiness, and a bit of a tangy note.

Taste: A clean grain beginning, a hint of lemongrass, tea tang finish.

Mouthfeel: Very crisp, clean.

Overall: Just a slight skunky note about this that keeps it from being fantastic. Very clean and refreshing though.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2014 15:15:51 | More by JuicesFlowing
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British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +6.1%

07-04-2014 23:06:26 | More by canucklehead
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4.41/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Golden copper clear filtered with lots of fine bubbled carbonation, a finger of yellowish white head that fades fast.

S: White grapes, white wine or grape juice, lightly toasted malts.

T: Deep rich lightly toasted malts and dough, light white grapes and grape juice. Light bitter hopping on the end.

M: Light body, lots of carbonation, dry finish.

O: Awesome standard for this style. The best kolsch I’ve ever had. Dry and smooth, nice vinous scents and doughy taste. Drank at Turkey Creek June 28, 2014 on my daughter’s second birthday.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2014 01:39:36 | More by patre_tim
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

06-23-2014 03:20:36 | More by akttr
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3.54/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brilliant golden, lingering white, frothy head.

Floral, grainy, sweet.

Grainy, somewhat tart/metallic, banana, light cardboard oxidation , fairly bitter finish.

Body is a little full, with modest carbonation and light alcohol warmth.

Served too warm. Would like to taste fresh and cold.

Serving type: on-tap

06-19-2014 00:53:27 | More by barczar
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New York

3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

06/17/14 Served in a pint glass but I wish it was smaller. Because, as a Kolsch, this needs to be consumed very, very cold. Very enjoyable & true to style. Why mess with success?

04/24/13 On tap. So nice I did it twice. Very pleasant. All things going for this one. Inviting is the wrd that comes to mind. I'm partial to klosch brews & this one hit the spot. If its warm & sunny, lay down your money for Sunner Klosch.

Serving type: on-tap

06-18-2014 20:02:28 | More by seedyone
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3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

16.9 oz. bottle poured into craft beer glass (wide-mouthed stick)

L: yellow-gold water, so clear you think it's a mirror; nice 1-inch head of white foam that's sticking nicely at the top; keeps a light skin of foam and a thick collar considering very few bubbles are floating up in the column; lacing also some on the way down, not a ton

S: bread malt ... wow ... like bread dough and baking bread and every other kind of bread; fruitiness showing up as we go; butter

T: plenty of bread malt sweetness with also some very light fruitiness ... peach, apple -- just hints of those but there's some definite fruity sweetness to it, almost like an English pale ale; next to no hop presence of any kind, only the slightest of slight hint of earth or black pepper

F: soft ... feels under-carbonated and watery ... perfect for summer drinking but just a bit flat

O: yummy and very drinkable but nothing overly remarkable; a good kolsch, not necessarily great, mainly because it feels so soft/flat

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2014 21:34:35 | More by Premo88
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

06-11-2014 09:16:00 | More by DbbC
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

06-06-2014 01:35:59 | More by dsgarvin84
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

06-01-2014 23:52:40 | More by Meb3
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

05-27-2014 18:22:34 | More by Latarnik
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

05-16-2014 01:44:39 | More by Fettpopps
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

05-13-2014 00:35:34 | More by thugherman
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

05-08-2014 02:12:04 | More by XmnwildX12
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

05-03-2014 00:05:18 | More by MNBeerGeek
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3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a mug.

Pours a crystal clear deep good with a fluffy two finger white head. Head retention is awesome as some sort of head lasts all the way through the drink. Lacing leaves a bit to be desired, though.

Aroma is very bready with some light touches of caramel along with floral notes from the hops. Very soft and delicate and true to the style.

The flavor is also quite bready with touches of biscuit. Grass from the hops is subtle but noticeable. Bitterness is on the light side with a very soft, silky mouthfeel. The finish is a touch sweet but drinkability is still high.

Overall, this is a very nice kolsch and a great lawnmower beer. If this were readily available and cheap I would drink it constantly.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2014 00:53:20 | More by rangerred
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

04-09-2014 12:17:07 | More by Pug
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

04-07-2014 02:13:14 | More by ironchefkook
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New Mexico

3.31/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

a: perfect for style; light straw, brilliant clarity with a finger+ of snow white head that left no lace.

s: skunky; definite flaw. Under that the promise of Kolsch wonderment.

t: OK. Pretty well balanced and hint of the malty sweetness the style is known for. A trifle thin and a tad over-hopped? Here the flaws of this beer were totally exposed when tasting back to back against homebrews. Skunky and bitter--maybe a tad sour--when pitted against homebrewed exemplars.

m: As a lawnmower high 40's low 50's kind of beer not much to say.

0: I disagree that this is a very good beer. If you have never experienced the magic of Kolsch this is definitely a must try. If you know Kolsch it's pretty lame as Kolsch is fragile and best drunk young before even minor amts of oxidation turn it into just another quickly forgotten thirst quencher.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2014 02:05:33 | More by NewMexicoBeerLover
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Sünner Kölsch from Gebr. Sünner GmbH & Co. KG
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