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Kolsch 45 - Short's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

93 Ratings
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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 13.21%
Wants: 5
Gots: 8 | 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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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

06-05-2014 20:12:51 | More by FlyingHellfish
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HardyA

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-31-2014 21:11:26 | More by HardyA
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DMarlinJ

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-29-2014 23:54:32 | More by DMarlinJ
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McBAINx

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

04-30-2014 22:43:25 | More by McBAINx
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Rons35

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

09-18-2013 01:10:48 | More by Rons35
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SportsandJorts

Virginia

3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: a light yellow color. strong haziness. small white head that leaves a little bit of a lacing.

Smell: spicy pilsner matls. more lager malts. some citrus

Taste: opens up with malts, a spicy one and a bready one. slight citrusy hops that finishes with a musty grassy taste

Mouthfeel: no hop bitterness. pretty light but not quite clean enough

Overall: a solid beer but not outstanding.

Serving type: on-tap

08-22-2013 01:16:53 | More by SportsandJorts
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JamesZ

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

08-08-2013 01:40:37 | More by JamesZ
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mwbrady12

North Carolina

1.25/5  rDev -67.6%

07-29-2013 01:32:52 | More by mwbrady12
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alexanf

Mississippi

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

07-27-2013 15:36:38 | More by alexanf
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Drk93TT

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

07-23-2013 19:46:44 | More by Drk93TT
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Gtreid

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-08-2013 21:43:11 | More by Gtreid
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billbeers

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-01-2013 01:17:51 | More by billbeers
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fgilbert2

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

05-22-2013 04:15:18 | More by fgilbert2
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Slay40

Michigan

3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2013 04:08:54 | More by Slay40
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SaisonRichBiere

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

03-02-2013 01:59:19 | More by SaisonRichBiere
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JohnnieNepal

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

02-22-2013 22:18:52 | More by JohnnieNepal
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2013 14:54:18 | More by tectactoe
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adamant1912

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

01-29-2013 19:21:49 | More by adamant1912
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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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BlissJunkie

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

11-25-2012 01:36:24 | More by Tee2Grn
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ssimpson89

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

10-29-2012 00:43:37 | More by ssimpson89
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dfillius

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Aggressive pour yields 1/4 finger of white head with poor retention. More head please. Liquid is clear pale lemon yellow. Color is right on for the style.
S: Lime, mostly hops, some clean bready malt. More diversity please.
T: Some bread and clean malt. Modest hopping in the center and finish. Slightly metallic finish that I don't remember from the last one I had. Hops seem to be from the noble group.
M: Dry finish, a bit of sweetness precedes that.
O: Refreshing and generally enjoyable. Metallic taste is a bit off-putting. I would like another and I did buy again. Nice to have on a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2012 21:19:48 | More by dfillius
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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

10-19-2012 18:00:31 | More by robbyc1
Kolsch 45 from Short's Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.