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Zunft Kölsch - Erzquell Brauerei Bielstein Haas & Co. KG

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48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 9.64%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Erzquell Brauerei Bielstein Haas & Co. KG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 02-11-2004)
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3/5  rDev -17.4%

07-27-2014 20:29:51 | More by Gonzoillini
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Guinnsslvr

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-07-2014 03:04:32 | More by Guinnsslvr
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EdTheEdge

California

3/5  rDev -17.4%

04-13-2014 20:52:49 | More by EdTheEdge
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Greg_Nall

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

04-10-2014 18:52:37 | More by Greg_Nall
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zrbeer1579

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

04-08-2014 18:45:46 | More by zrbeer1579
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NickThePyro

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

02-26-2014 07:00:01 | More by NickThePyro
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Lovely85

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

02-05-2014 04:32:57 | More by Lovely85
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nickfl

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

02-05-2014 04:14:31 | More by nickfl
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4.16/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Zunft Kölsch
on tap @ Köbes, Wilhelmstrasse 41a, 10963 Berlin
,3l glass for €2,60

On a cross-city trip to visit the Berlinisch Galerie I was lucky to stumble upon "Köbes", a Kölsch-Kneipe. It's not much to look at in all honesty, but there's a certain charm to it, and they do pretty well because they're right across the street from the Topography of Terror and not far from Checkpoint Charlie. The food was good, and fairly inexpensive, but the beer was great! It's the only beer they pour, and they apparently pour a lot of it, so it was quite fresh.

Zunft Kölsch is light gold in color beneath a two fingered head of creamy bright white foam. The head retention is quite good, and the lacing exceptional - as I drained my glass it had almost full sheets of lace and even tiny rings that marked each stopping point.

The aroma is of lightly sweet pilsner malt threaded-through with floral and delicately spicy and grassy hops, and just a mild background hint of fruitiness. Quite nice! Fresh and bright.

The flavor is, of course, as the aroma suggests, and it's got a mid-level bitterness that balances it but doesn't really go beyond. I guess I'd call it "stiff". It has a dryish finish that's lightly herbal.

A Kölsch is intended to be remarkably drinkable, and it was. Worth seeking out if you can find it fresh.

Serving type: on-tap

01-22-2014 19:44:55 | More by NeroFiddled
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BVukelich

Washington

3.18/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Honestly, I've been thinking it isn't quite fair for us in the States to review the Euro brewed beers. They'll never arrive in their freshest state and who knows what light, heat, etc. they experience on the trip from brewery to my glass. Anyway...I poured from the bottle in traditional Cologne form into a stange to give it every chance possible to shine. Decent head but not a trace of lace. Aroma fell flat. Color was a decent straw, light golden hue. Taste was average. Sames goes for palate and mouthfeel. No lingering aftertaste. Overall pretty average. I won't go out of my way for it but I wouldn't pass if someone offered me one. I suspect that it is much better served locally, enjoying in a German cafe.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2014 03:04:31 | More by BVukelich
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patre_tim

China

4.11/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Golden with a slight copper tinge, amazingly clear filtration, no carbonation in the body, a huge 5 finger, slightly yellow billowy head of foam with excellent head retention.

S: Pilsener like hops, fresh hay, straw, light with fresh malts. Slight white grape juice scent.

T: Starts very much like a German or Check Pilsener reminiscent of Pilsener Urquell with a bready malt, corn, straw like quality, then what seems first like a metallic quality but turns clearly into white grape juice, much like white wine without the alcohol bite. Very mild and smooth. Not many hops, but where they are present is all the way through in a very mild way, contributing to the grape like quality.

M: Medium smooth body, virtually no carbonation in spite of huge gusher when opened and major foam.

O: Great brew, the only Kolsch I’ve been able to find in China. Looks like a nitrogen based drink much like a Boddington’s Pub ale- major foam and the dissipation of the foam in the glass looked like a tornado of whirling clouds which slowly settled to a virtually carbonation free drink with a large foamy head. Got a keg of this. I think its great and look forward to enjoying it over the next several days.

Serving type: on-tap

11-02-2013 11:49:17 | More by patre_tim
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s4s

California

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

10-09-2013 13:34:01 | More by s4s
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Fatehunter

Oregon

2.93/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Poured two fingers of head on a clear, golden colored body.
The aroma has a clean grain smell with just a touch metallic.
The taste is lacking body. Watery and grainy with a little malt sweet.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
The less than good flavor really brings this beer down.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2013 19:34:09 | More by Fatehunter
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magnusdave

New York

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

08-15-2013 05:13:31 | More by magnusdave
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John_Squires

New York

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

08-10-2013 22:25:41 | More by John_Squires
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nygannon

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

08-03-2013 22:57:04 | More by nygannon
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Ingjald

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-14-2013 23:06:03 | More by Ingjald
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

4/5  rDev +10.2%

06-29-2013 06:18:07 | More by Kopfschuss
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Luiz0930

California

4/5  rDev +10.2%

05-31-2013 07:56:29 | More by Luiz0930
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tzieser

Arizona

4/5  rDev +10.2%

05-26-2013 18:35:20 | More by tzieser
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Evil_Pidde

Sweden

4/5  rDev +10.2%

04-26-2013 18:09:20 | More by Evil_Pidde
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emerge077

Illinois

3.2/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

BBD: 22/10/13

Bought this for the sexy blackletter label, needed a wildcard for a three way Kölsch tasting. This took 2nd place after Lowdive Zuström and ahead of Reissdorf in 3rd.

Transparent gold with racing carb streams, compact inch of soapy white foam, leaves behind minimal spotty lacing in the glass.

Papery malt aroma, vague grass element of noble hops that's barely there.

Lightly bitter taste, and seemingly the most hoppy of the three tasted. Papery malt taste, pretty ho-hum, but with a bitter grassy edge to it. Carbonation seemed ample, finished dry. Overall ok, would try a fresher sample but wouldn't go out of the way for it.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2013 02:22:00 | More by emerge077
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grittybrews

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

02-17-2013 15:30:26 | More by grittybrews
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle purchase at Story Tavern in Burbank, CA.

Pours a hazy yellow with a foamy off-white head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and some fruity aromas. Taste is much the same with a fruity flavor on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2013 00:37:15 | More by UCLABrewN84
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bradcochran1234

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

01-15-2013 18:18:52 | More by bradcochran1234
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Zunft Kölsch from Erzquell Brauerei Bielstein Haas & Co. KG
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