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Sünner Kölsch - Gebr. Sünner GmbH & Co. KG

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very good

294 Ratings
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Ratings: 294
Reviews: 166
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.94%
Wants: 14
Gots: 6 | 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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Photo of barczar
3.54/5  rDev -6.1%

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.

barczar, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of seedyone
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%

06/17/14 Served in a pint glass but I wish it was smaller at Rattle n Hum, NYC. 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 at Rattle n Hum, NYC. So nice I did it twice. Very pleasant. All things going for this one. Inviting is the word 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.

seedyone, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of Premo88
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%

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

Premo88, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of DbbC
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

DbbC, Jun 11, 2014
Photo of dsgarvin84
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

dsgarvin84, Jun 06, 2014
Photo of Meb3
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Meb3, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of Latarnik
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Latarnik, May 27, 2014
Photo of Fettpopps
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Fettpopps, May 16, 2014
Photo of thugherman
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

thugherman, May 13, 2014
Photo of XmnwildX12
3/5  rDev -20.4%

XmnwildX12, May 08, 2014
Photo of MNBeerGeek
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

MNBeerGeek, May 03, 2014
Photo of rangerred
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%

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.

rangerred, Apr 28, 2014
Photo of Pug
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Pug, Apr 09, 2014
Photo of ironchefkook
4/5  rDev +6.1%

ironchefkook, Apr 07, 2014
Photo of NewMexicoBeerLover
3.31/5  rDev -12.2%

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.

NewMexicoBeerLover, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of digita7693
2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

digita7693, Apr 03, 2014
Photo of monkeybeerbelly
4/5  rDev +6.1%

monkeybeerbelly, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of cruzbay
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

cruzbay, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of heerboth
4/5  rDev +6.1%

heerboth, Mar 18, 2014
Photo of EinFesteBurg
3/5  rDev -20.4%

EinFesteBurg, Mar 06, 2014
Photo of MaseFace
4/5  rDev +6.1%

MaseFace, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of InspectorBob
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

InspectorBob, Feb 24, 2014
Photo of WunderLlama
3.64/5  rDev -3.4%

Bottle poured into glass

Pours a clear, golden yellow with a steady stream of carbonation that creates a a billowy, white two finger foam cap. Settles to a white layer with very nice lacings.

Aromas of grassy, herbal and sweet malt.

Crisp , light , active carbonation. Grassy hops, a hint of sweetness from the malts.

Nice light refreshing beer. Ideally suited for a hot. Sweltering summer day.

WunderLlama, Feb 24, 2014
Photo of Josbor11
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Josbor11, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of GreenThumb
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%

I love this style and drink Sunner everytime I see it on a menu. American breweries haven't nailed a good kolsch yet.

This is a light yellow beer with a white head and medium carbonation. Aroma is sweet grain and noble hops (grassy, herbal). Flavors are sweet grain upfront and some noble hop flavors. I also get some subtle apple or pear-like fruitiness from the yeast. Mouthfeel is crisp with a dry finish..

GreenThumb, Feb 12, 2014
Sünner Kölsch from Gebr. Sünner GmbH & Co. KG
85 out of 100 based on 294 ratings.