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Sünner Kölsch - Gebr. Sünner GmbH & Co. KG

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BA SCORE
85
very good

275 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 275
Reviews: 165
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.94%
Wants: 12
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Gebr. Sünner GmbH & Co. KG visit their website
Germany

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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Blumstein

Spain

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

08-22-2013 02:47:26 | More by Blumstein
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tronester

Oklahoma

3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A light yellow in color with a thin white head. Aromas of fresh grain and a hint of sulfur. Taste begins with a clean zesty, spicy hop flavor, followed by a cracker malt middle, and clean dry finish. Mouthfeel is good. Overall a good Kolsch that I would get again.

Serving type: on-tap

08-18-2013 21:17:54 | More by tronester
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MattSweatshirt

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

08-18-2013 18:23:07 | More by MattSweatshirt
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podes

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

08-17-2013 01:58:27 | More by podes
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jgunther71

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

08-15-2013 14:29:47 | More by jgunther71
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

08-14-2013 14:53:08 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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tallfellapgh

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.1%

08-14-2013 12:00:40 | More by tallfellapgh
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zenithberwyn

California

4/5  rDev +6.1%

08-10-2013 23:48:01 | More by zenithberwyn
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mkouhia

Finland

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

08-04-2013 13:18:38 | More by mkouhia
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krome

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

08-02-2013 14:35:26 | More by krome
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xmorgan

California

5/5  rDev +32.6%

07-29-2013 22:46:12 | More by xmorgan
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justforrazors

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

07-29-2013 18:26:18 | More by justforrazors
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16.9 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a golden straw yellow color with great clarity and bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: bready and pale malts followed by some grassy hops.

Taste: Pretty tasty beer. Chewy pilsner malts, sweet pale malts, grassy hops, and slight bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium bodied, crisp, refreshing, a little dry, chewy, and very enjoyable.

Overall: One of the originals and very enjoyable. More people should have an opportunity to try this beer out.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2013 02:04:06 | More by Flounder57
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Serick507

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

07-24-2013 04:30:19 | More by Serick507
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kec55423

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +32.6%

07-23-2013 04:03:54 | More by kec55423
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.76/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle, 4.8% ABV. Wow, this might very well be my first Kölsch, from, you know, Köln.

This beer pours a crystal clear, pale golden yellow colour, with two broad fingers of puffy, tightly foamy bone-white head, which leaves a few stellar arrays of honeycombed lace around the glass as it gently fades away.

It smells of grainy, lightly biscuity pale malt, a somewhat tart apple and pear fruitiness, a bit of mineral spa natural chemical astringency, and a dry earthy, dead leaf hoppiness. The taste is kind of gritty, bready cereal malt, more generally unsweetened drupe fruitiness, an increasing flinty minerality, one with Sulphur Mountain (Albertans should at least get that) written all over it, and static earthy, dry leafy hops.

The carbonation is a bit frizzy, and definitely frothy, the body just on the lee side of medium weight, and sort of low-brow in its smoothness. It finishes off-dry, the grainy cereal malt keeping it tight, while the minerality and hops, well they don't exactly fade to black either.

A pretty tasty, and enjoyable version of the style, and with a certain street cred, given its origins, but not the best Kölsch I've ever had - those new world brewers can just be a bitch to the establishment, eh?

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2013 23:57:03 | More by biboergosum
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jngrizzaffi

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +26%

07-01-2013 00:58:27 | More by jngrizzaffi
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +6.1%

06-25-2013 20:11:37 | More by mrfrancis
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bluejacket74

Ohio

3.55/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle, mine says 5.3% ABV. Best before end 1 14 notched on back label. Served in a stange glass, the beer pours a clear pale gold color with an inch and a half white head that stays around for a very long time. There's a decent amount of lacing. Bubbles continually flow from the bottom of the glass to the top, even long after the initial pour. The brew smells like hay, bready malt, and some light grassy hops. Taste is mostly like the aroma, but there's also a bit of fruitiness and green apple flavor noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is light, it's refreshing and easy enough to drink. It's also well carbonated. Not a bad brew at all, $2.99 a bottle. At that price I'd pick this up again.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2013 00:09:15 | More by bluejacket74
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Evoforen

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

06-15-2013 00:42:59 | More by Evoforen
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Evil_Pidde

Sweden

3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The clear pale golden beer holds small bubbles. The light white head is medium tall and leaves poor lacings.

S: Rich maltyness together with dry bitter hops. Citric notes as well as grass and nettles. Crisp.

T: Very crisp. Somewhat dry bitter hops, together with the rich maltyness. A rather humble beer, but still complex. Citric notes, grass and nettles.

M: A bit sour bitter aftertaste lingers. The body is light while carbonation is rich, but not aggresive.

O: A nice Kölsch, true to the style. The light sour twist was quite nice.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2013 15:36:55 | More by Evil_Pidde
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TheQuietMan22

Iowa

3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Serving type: 500 ml bottle. There is no easily discernable freshness date. There is a “Best before End:” space on the back label, but nothing printed there.

Appearance: Served in a Stange. The beer is a light straw color and topped with a thick, white, meringue-like head that settles very slowly and unevenly, leaving foam stuck to the glass.

Smell: Crisp and very floral. It has that barnyard or freshly cut hay aroma. It also has nice esters, too — strawberry, apple, and even a little banana — and a splash of citrus.

Taste: Crisp, clean, and dry. It mostly mirrors the smell, though the floral bitterness really shines. Hay loft, pale malts, some esters, a splash of zest, and a really nice bite.

Drinkability: Light, tasty, and refreshing. This is good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2013 02:48:18 | More by TheQuietMan22
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

06-10-2013 01:34:49 | More by Janeinma
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

06-08-2013 15:41:43 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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mkomalley

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

06-07-2013 05:29:29 | More by mkomalley
Sünner Kölsch from Gebr. Sünner GmbH & Co. KG
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