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Hale's Kölsch - Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub

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BA SCORE
83
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66 Ratings
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.01%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: RedDiamond on 06-14-2004

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 66 | Reviews: 41
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3.53/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.85/5  rDev +4.3%

Lots of carbonation with the pour, but head settled oddly fast. Very balanced with grassy, hay, apple/pear flavors that coincide with the hops. I'm not necessarily a big Kolsch drinker, but Hale's did okay on this one.

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2/5  rDev -45.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of BVukelich
3.4/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I'm a pretty big Hale's fan and would rank Kolsch (as a personal style preference) as a bit above average. Never get too excited about it but enjoy them when I do. This one has good color, ok aroma and very decent mouthfeel. To its defense, I had it with lunch and wasn't sure if it was the best pairing for it. Clam chowder and a blackened rockfish/poleta dish. If you like Kolsch-style beers, this one will do the trick but won't blow your mind.

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz : tulip

Bright, clear golden yellow with thick, foamy white head with great retention.

Grainy, slightly sweet malt notes balanced nicely with mild grassy hop character in both the aroma and taste.

Medium body, mild foamy carbonation.

A really well done kolsch. Simple flavors, but well balanced and quite tasty.

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.08/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Sester stange. Pours a light straw amber with a fine two finger white head with great retention and lacing. Nice wheat aroma with hints of bready malt and yeast. Flavor is wheat with biscuit malt, finishing with good dry wheat and a hint of hops. Light to medium bodied with good carbonation. A nice domestic version of this style that hits all the style points, may be a bit fuller bodied than a traditional Kosch, but is still light and refreshing to drink on a warm day.

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of corby112
3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy golden straw color with visible carbonation and a two finger frothy white head that very slowly settles into a lasting ring.  Glass is left coated with chunks of soapy lacing.

Earthy, grassy aroma with floral hops, straw, hay, pale malt, bread and light fruit. Hints of apple, pear and faint alcohol.  Nice hop presence countered by sweeter notes and pale malt.

Medium bodied but fuller than I expected for the style with tight carbonation and a spicy, earthy hop presence up front that lingers over the sweeter notes into slightly dry finish.  Grassy, earthy hops up front along with slight funky yeast, grass and straw. This is countered by pale pilsner malt, biscuit and light fruit notes.  Hints of apple and pear give sweetness before the finish. Strong hop presence but complex, well balanced and easy to drink.

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Hale's Kölsch from Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub
83 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.