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Zunft Kölsch - Erzquell Brauerei Bielstein Haas & Co. KG

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54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 9.92%
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

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(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 02-11-2004)
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Photo of Fatehunter
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.

Fatehunter, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of Gonzoillini
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Gonzoillini, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of DaveHS
3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-Pours straw yellow with an inch of fizzy brilliant white head. Leaves soapy lacing.

S- Smells like a cheap macro from about a foot away. Super sweet malts and cornflakes.

T/M-More of the same. Cornflake-esque maltiness. An unpleasant metallic note mid-palate. The finish is bitter and unfocused. Not offensive, but certainly not memorable. Body is denser than I associate with the kolsch style. Light to medium bodied, with moderate spritzy carbonation.

O-Blah.

DaveHS, May 11, 2011
Photo of Andreji
3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ay caramba with em kolsches. contrary to common logic, you always know what you're gonna get.

Because the pour is poor, and doesnt really wary among them. The nose is as mediocre every time you just pick oth the next one from the fridge and realize you're stuck with a few more.

And the taste, watery, pisswatery....with lemon. whoop-dee-doo, only one kölsch to go now.

Andreji, Feb 11, 2004
Photo of EdTheEdge
3/5  rDev -17.4%

EdTheEdge, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of drpimento
3.1/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Having this at die berliner republik in mitte, berlin. Great place! Served in a zunft kolsch glass w/ big white fine foam head & lots of lace.aroma is weird- mint & tea. Flavor has lots of biscuit w/ more traditional kolsch profile.body's a touch flat. Had better, had much worse

drpimento, Jun 19, 2009
Photo of BVukelich
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.

BVukelich, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of emerge077
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.

emerge077, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of Cyberkedi
3.23/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Comes out of the tap a beautiful clear golden amber with a thick, fine-bubbled off-white head. Aroma is not strong but fruity, rather sweet and a bit malty. Flavor has a strong apple overtone, rather like applesauce or cider, with hoppy and malty hints. Texture has decent, if average, body and fizz. Overall, not great but worthy of a try. Happy Oktoberfest!

Cyberkedi, Jan 01, 2013
Photo of Greg_Nall
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Greg_Nall, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of SVD
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

SVD, Oct 22, 2014
Photo of seedyone
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

02/02/14 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Nice & creamy for a kolsch. A touch of a bitter aftertaste but all-in-all a good beer. See you in August.

seedyone, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of s4s
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

s4s, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of musicman575
3.28/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

What a rare (or at least seldom-reviewed) drink.

A: Had a 0.4 liter serving on tap in a kolsch glass. Color was pale yellow with no head. I had to stir it up to get any bubblies.

S: A little bit of green apple with a lot of buttered popcorn, especially when I breathed out of my nose after tasting. Also smelled sweet, almost floral, with a light biscuity malt.

T: Light grainy with a moderate herbal hop finish. A bit of tartness throughout plus the acetaldehyde made it pretty fruity and refreshing. Would've been more refreshing if it were more carbonated.

M: Again, wou;d've liked more carbonation, but it was as easy to drink as any other kolsch. Slight alcoholic warmth going down.

musicman575, Aug 13, 2011
Photo of bradcochran1234
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

bradcochran1234, Jan 15, 2013
Photo of WynnO
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

WynnO, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of Lovely85
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Lovely85, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of StoicBeast
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

StoicBeast, May 03, 2012
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of JoeMans
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

JoeMans, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of nickfl
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

nickfl, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of kornkid8600
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

kornkid8600, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of Bubba83
3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Deschutes tulip at 45 degrees.

Clarity is good, straw colored body topped by a bright white two finger width head. Plenty of little bubbles floating vigorously to the top. Good retention, not much lacing to speak of however.

Smells like hay, straw, and corn. A little bit of a mineral aroma as well. Smells a little bit grassy as well, with some slight hints of stale bread.

Tastes like a fairly standard Kolsch, nice and light on the palate but has some bright notes to speak of the kind of taste as if you're tasting a field. I've had a lot more complex Kolsches though and a little bit bolder flavors from other companies.

Mouthfeel is done quite well. Consistency feels right. Good level of spritzy carbonation but doesn't get overly abrasive in the mouth.

Overall this is a nice Kolsch, but nothing to really get too overly excited about. I'd recommend giving it a whirl if you haven't tried it.

Bubba83, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of Halcyondays
3.55/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500 mL bottle,

A: Pours a clear gold with a medium white head, solid retention, no lace.

S: Grassy hops, nice bready sourdough malt. Classic German ale smell.

T: Bready malt with a pretty big hop character for a German brew. Well balanced.

M: Medium-bodied, crisp and smooth.

O: My 4th true German made Kolsch. I like the beer. Not as complex as some of the other Kolsches I've had, but I enjoyed this half liter.

Halcyondays, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of Nerudamann
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a Stange glass.

Look - light golden color, clear, with about two fingers' worth of frothy cream-colored foam that dissipates slowly.

Smell - earthy and floral in aroma. A bit like a pilsener but more subdued.

Taste - very smooth tasting, and slightly dry. There is some bite that you get from the hops, which shows up around the early middle of the taste. Slightly sweet finish.

Mouthfeel - very smooth and well-balanced. Not leaning too far on the creamy or watery sides.

Overall - very interesting brew and good taste. Seems like it might be a pretty good representative of the style.

Nerudamann, Sep 25, 2012
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Zunft Kölsch from Erzquell Brauerei Bielstein Haas & Co. KG
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