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Kolsch 45 - Short's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

123 Ratings
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Ratings: 123
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.57%
Wants: 5
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: drabmuh on 06-03-2011)
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Reviews by Slay40:
Photo of Slay40
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A great spring time style beer, smells great looks great and taste great. Bottled for the first time in 2012 wish they had bottled it in 2013 but is currently at the pub and worth a growler fill for sure. Not my favorite style of beer but done well enough that I like it.

Slay40, May 08, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of tectactoe
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a yellow-straw color, cloudy and translucent with a wispy white head that hangs around for a few seconds before it fizzles away forever. Some spot lacing left from the white ring that settles on the circumference of the glass. Aroma is mellow but pleasing to the senses - noticeable graininess and strong yeast in the form of sweet bread. Musty and floral hops, along with some faint citrus and lemon zest, and maybe some other fruits, erring on the "peel" and "rind" side of things. Overall a pretty low-key aroma, soft and delicate, but good nonetheless.

Has a "lager-like" taste to it, both from the crispy effect it has on the palate as well as the clean flavor I'm getting from the yeast. Mild grains, sweet bready malt, light citrus zest, white grape skins, and a moderately floral and musky hop presence. Light bodied and on the heavier side with carbonation - easily drinkable from start to finish. Aftertaste is full of light yeast and grains, with a bit of dying fruit skins and Noble-like hops. This one went down the gullet pretty quickly.

Super-drinkable and light, although this suffers a bit from being just a tad uninteresting by the time you reach the second half of the beer. Nice example of the style and overall very enjoyable for what it is, no doubt.

tectactoe, Feb 13, 2013
Photo of warnerry
4.18/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 5/16/12; into a pint glass

A - Pours light yellow/golden brown with ine finger of white head. Head dissipates quickly and leaves no lacing.

S - White grapes, light bread malts and some subtle earthy hops. A faint sweetness. Pretty striaghtforward, but quite nice.

T - Nice crisp taste, with an herbal hop bitterness throughout. Quite vinious, with white bread malrs. Very tasty. Lingering earthiness. Hops also have a nice spiciness.

M - Light, crisp mouthfeel with a nice earthy bitterness througout.

O - Excellent brew for a warm summer day. I'm not a Kolsch expert, but this seems relatively true to style with a bit morebl bitterness, which seems like a Short's hallmark. Also, Short's lists this at 5.5% abv, which seems right as I don't get any prominent alcohol from this.

warnerry, Jun 17, 2012
Photo of MJ63
4/5  rDev +4.7%

MJ63, Oct 15, 2014
Photo of Diggy
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Diggy, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of dmorley21
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

dmorley21, Jun 12, 2012
Photo of Beezee
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Beezee, Jun 07, 2012
Photo of 33nickadams
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is golden-yellow and not completely transparent. Very effervescent bubbles float rather quickly to the top. A 1/4 finger of white head. Smells bready, grassy and with some esters. Refreshing, clean with some fruitiness. Everything is subtle with not one taste overpowering another. Mouthfeel is light and airy. Overall, I enjoyed the pilsener like qualities of it and can appreciate the slight fruitiness the ale yeast brings. I would have liked to see it more clear though. A great beer for summer.

33nickadams, Jun 01, 2012
Photo of rolandboy
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

rolandboy, Oct 20, 2012
Photo of beergorrilla
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

beergorrilla, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of mzeld
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

mzeld, Jun 07, 2012
Photo of ScottRansom
3/5  rDev -21.5%

ScottRansom, Jul 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Stu_Grimson, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of blatantlocalism
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

blatantlocalism, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of redleg64
4/5  rDev +4.7%

redleg64, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of emerge077
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The last of a six pack that i've neglected to review until now. Hazy yellow orange pour into a tulip glass, a brief head of foam appears and ebbs away into a wispy web on the surface.

Yeasty aroma, shortbread sweetness, light orange rind citrus.

Creamy light feel, a crisp bite in the middle, dry bitterness in the aftertaste. Soft grains, light fruitiness of trace bitter orange peel, wondering if that's the twist mentioned on the label. Quenching and sessionable. Overall a nice Kolsch that is subtle and balanced.

emerge077, Aug 23, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

chrisbokmuller, May 10, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

harripat, Jun 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

tommy5, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of metter98
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is somewhat hazy and light yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured into a stange with a finger high white head that died down and left a bit of lacing on the surface.
S: There are light aromas of bready malts and least in the nose.
T: The beer has flavors of bready and grainy malts. There is a slight amount of bitterness towards the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and quite smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is easy to drink and has some refreshing properties.

metter98, Jun 07, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

EL48823, Jan 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

cestlavie, Jun 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

DMarlinJ, May 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Buck_Jones, Jul 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

HardyA, May 31, 2014
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Kolsch 45 from Short's Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.