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Sünner Kölsch - Gebr. Sünner GmbH & Co. KG

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275 Ratings
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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

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 megahurts4


3.1/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Sünner Kölsch (Sunner Kolsch)

Appearance: Golden-yellow with some lacing and a large head.

Smell: Honey, apple, and grains.

Taste: Grains, slight malt, minerals form the water used, a hint of apple, and slight corn.

Mouthfeel: Light and refreshing.

An average Kolsch. Smell is greater than the taste. It would make a good session beer. I must note that when I exhale after drinking, I can taste corn.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2010 03:10:24 | More by megahurts4
Photo of gshak


4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-14-2012 22:21:56 | More by gshak
Photo of bucklemyshoe


3.45/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500 mL bottle into a Franziskaner Weizen.

A: It pours golden-yellow with a finger of white head. Typical German pilsner look.

S: Herbal, medicinal, and bready flavors with some faint fruitiness here and there.

T: Light citrus, wet bread, and herbal notes.

M: The body is medium-light with average carbonation.

O: This is okay but a little too advil-like.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2011 15:36:52 | More by bucklemyshoe
Photo of steveh


4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A new offering at the local good beer store. Never had the opportunity to try this one before.

A -- Clear, pale straw color with a dense white head.

S -- Subtle spicy noble hop character with some mild citrus fruit coming through.

T -- Very nice sweet, bready Pils maltiness up front that quickly turns dry and mildly citric and spicy in balance. Hop bitterness dominates the aftertaste, but is not heavy.

M -- Light body with a crisp mouthfeel.

D -- A very good, thirst-quenching quaffer -- just as a good Kölsch should be.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2009 17:37:56 | More by steveh
Photo of KimenTshom


3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

02-27-2012 20:56:05 | More by KimenTshom
Photo of nickhiller


3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: hazy straw colored with particulates floating around, fleeting bubbly head is gone in a flash, solid carbonation and no lacing.

S: lager yeast, honey, honey suckle, clean and crisp smelling.

T: honey, strong, well balanced malty character with a bitter backbone. Great dry/bitter finish.

M: crisp, clean, and dry while still managing to be thirst quenching.

D: all around great Kölsch. It tastes like the real deal, true to form. Would be great to have a sixer of these on a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2010 03:09:07 | More by nickhiller
Photo of TheQuietMan22


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
Photo of rootbeerman


3.33/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

first experience with this style of beer.

A: pours very clear straw yellow. has a short lived finger thick head
S: lightly grassy hop with a light almost minty aroma.
T: dry and lightly grassy, malt is also a little grainy.
M: smooth medium carbonation.
O: style wise its not a favorite, i think i would rather have a pilsner.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2011 08:36:51 | More by rootbeerman
Photo of Macca


3.2/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Not much of head, only a centimetre or so, and this quickly disappears. A very persistent carbonation though. Straw coloured.

Very grainy/bready aroma.

Again the graininess. A little sweet. A bit fruity. Not really doing it for me.

Finishes dry and crisp. Quite refreshing.

This the second time I have drunk this. The first time I found it a bit more fruity. I might have to revisit.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2008 06:50:17 | More by Macca
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

09-03-2013 21:43:16 | More by heytomcat
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4.15/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at E&O Tap in Providence RI. Poured into a pint glass.

It appears golden yellow in color with a nice white head. The smell is delicate and floral, sweet light malt and a little peppery. It smells fresh ant tasty. The flavor is slightly sweet and crisp. Delicate and subtle as the smell would indicate. Slight bitterness which was nice.

The Body was light and refreshing. The carbonation was active yet smooth. Pretty nice. Overall a very drinkable brew that I wish I saw on tap more frequently!

Serving type: on-tap

03-29-2010 00:08:18 | More by ThirstyBird
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

06-11-2014 09:16:00 | More by DbbC
Photo of rale

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

11-25-2012 03:59:44 | More by rale
Photo of TexAggie011


3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

01-09-2012 05:23:32 | More by TexAggie011
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

12-17-2013 01:57:10 | More by javlin624
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

07-01-2012 21:49:13 | More by larbush
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New York

4.08/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - beer pours a clear straw color, some white head

Smell - I'm picking up wheat and some citrus on this

Taste - Im getting wheat, bread, lemon zest, this is crisp and refreshing

Mouthfeel - light body, medium carbonation, slightly bitter in the finish, smooth

Drinkability - this goes down pretty easily, I coul deasily drink 4-5 of thse in one sitting. A well done beverage that would go really well on a hot summers day

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2011 04:07:08 | More by keithmurray
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

02-22-2012 02:40:13 | More by SHCC
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

10-04-2013 23:08:55 | More by Azpittil57
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New Jersey

3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: straw in color and impressively clear, Sunner holds impressive lacing covered by an acceptable head.

S: bouquet is malt oriented and somewhat faint, consisting mainly of base malt. It would be nice of a couple more things were going on here.

T: this brew is fairly dry, and, as with other kölschs, has an extremely suppressed fruit profile. Since Sünner is equally void of hops, the flavor is depending on the grain bill for complexity. I detect pale malt and possibly flaked barley. All in all, I wish Sunner followed Reissdorf's lead and depended on hops a little more to give a more rounded character.

M: light and crisp, with a clean mouthfeel and tons of carbonation.

D: although it is a decent representative of one of my favorite styles, Sünner is a tad under-hopped and seems a bit monotone compared to Gäffel and Reissdorf. Nonetheless, Sünner delivers a crisp and refreshing brew that still has much more flavor than other brands competing in this market.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2010 02:55:03 | More by Avagadro
Photo of plfahey


4.45/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

500 mL bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance-Pale gold and brilliant clarity. Moderate white head has decent retention.

Aroma-Initially pours with a slight must to it. Fruity esters are medium low with pear in the forefront, followed by light cherries. Light bready malt and almost imperceptible noble hops linger in the background.

Flavor-Barely sweet from the outset with bready pils malt up front with a bit of almost corn-like flavor. Very low pear esters. Moderately low noble hop flavor with moderately low hop bitterness creeping up in the finish. Almost a slightly mineral crispness in the finish. As it warms, fruity esters increase to moderate, with some cherry in addition to the pear.

Mouthfeel-Medium light body with high carbonation. Well-attenuated, superbly crisp and thirst quenching.

A fantastic kölsch to be sure. Not as much fruit character as some, but enough to be quite delcious. I love it, and it's fantastic in the summer.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2011 03:26:14 | More by plfahey
Photo of allboutbierge


3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Sünner is one of the better but harder to find Kölsch beers. I know of only four or five bars in the city that serve it, though I am sure they're are more.

Sünner is golden and luminous like other Kölsch beers and offers the same gigangtic and overflowing white head. The smell is extremely floral and notes of pepper? are evident. Taste is light, delicate, and full of the same floral notes. A broad and mellow malt base is also evident. Mouthfeel is average; a tad watery for my tastes and in comparison to what I see as a great Kölsch. Drinkability is really the highlight of this beer. Its taste are all delicate and mellow and leave you with no offensive aftertaste. Id assume this would be a great summer session brew, though Ive sadly only drank this when it was rather cold out. Schade.

Serving type: on-tap

11-13-2003 14:19:25 | More by allboutbierge
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4.75/5  rDev +26%

07-01-2013 00:58:27 | More by jngrizzaffi
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

07-08-2014 20:39:55 | More by bccocx
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

03-18-2014 04:48:50 | More by heerboth
Sünner Kölsch from Gebr. Sünner GmbH & Co. KG
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