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Kolsch 45 - Short's Brewing Company

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very good

116 Ratings
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Ratings: 116
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.5%
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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4/5  rDev +4.2%

DMarlinJ, May 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

McBAINx, Apr 30, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

Rons35, Sep 18, 2013
Photo of SportsandJorts
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%

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.

SportsandJorts, Aug 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

JamesZ, Aug 08, 2013
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1.25/5  rDev -67.4%

mwbrady12, Jul 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

alexanf, Jul 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Drk93TT, Jul 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Gtreid, Jul 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

billbeers, Jul 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

fgilbert2, May 22, 2013
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3.98/5  rDev +3.6%

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
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

SaisonRichBiere, Mar 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

JohnnieNepal, Feb 22, 2013
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3.83/5  rDev -0.3%

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
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

adamant1912, Jan 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

EL48823, Jan 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

BlissJunkie, Jan 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Tee2Grn, Nov 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

ssimpson89, Oct 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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.

dfillius, Oct 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

rolandboy, Oct 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

robbyc1, Oct 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

blazinworm, Oct 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

redleg64, Sep 03, 2012
Kolsch 45 from Short's Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.