Kolsch 45 - Short's Brewing Company
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4.23/5 rDev +10.2%
Somewhat murky golden straw color with a two finger creamy soft textured head that mirrors the texture of the brew itself. Fairly decent retention time and lacing qualities.
Smells mostly of a light cereal graininess with a lemon twist, faint amounts of grape aroma garnish and a light cracker malt aroma.
The flavor starts out with a herbal / lemon peel sting that turns into a biscuit malt mid-sip, which further transforms into a quasi-woody yet lightly resinous extended finish. Did I already mention the soft creamy texture? Well, it bears repeating.
Although it is not quite as "clean" as a traditional Kolsch, this offering is quite tasty in it's own right.
08-29-2012 20:53:06 | More by WastingFreetime
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.
10-28-2012 21:19:48 | More by dfillius
3/5 rDev -21.9%
Pours a mostly clear, yellow color. Not too much of a scent with some grains and wheat. Taste is rather malty while the texture seems a little too thin. There are some hints of citrus. Being my first Kolsch style beer, I’m not sure if this is good or not for the style. Quite drinkable, just wish there was some more volume and taste to the beer.
08-24-2012 03:56:28 | More by Lemke10
4.2/5 rDev +9.4%
Bottle pored into a tall, slender pilsener glass.
A- A careful pour resulted in a 1-finger, bone white head that settles to a 1/4-finger and leaves pretty good rings on the glass. The body was a clean, golden color that nears straw. There was a heavy carbonation.
S- I got a lot of grape right off the bat. Almost a white wine with some berry-like scents. Solid malt backbone lends a doughy aroma. It's somewhat delicate at its coldest. Hints of organic, herbal, medicinal hops. Wafts of lemon zest. Warmth excentuates doughy, grainy qualities. It's pretty clean, without coming off as sterile.
T- Very balanced. Flavorful without overpowering and keeping in the stylistic parameters. Doughy, grainy malts lend a sweetness. There's a solid dose of aspirin-like (in the most complimentary way possible) hops that meld into an herbal flavor, even hinting at black pepper. An underlying lemon flavor persists throughout, and really "pops" in the finish to dry it out.
M- Medium-light body with moderate-heavy carbonation. Solid hop bite is unexpected, yet pleasant.
O- Pretty straight forward, especially for Short's. Maybe a little hoppier than some. Awesome hot weather beer. I'm going to grill some chicken in a bit. It should pair nicely with my second bottle. This could beer an everyday drinker. Worthy of a case, much less a full sixer.
06-03-2012 21:55:25 | More by GRPunk
3.98/5 rDev +3.6%
Bottled 3/21/14. Poured 7/1/14.
Appearance: Aggressive pour gave about a finger of white head that went away pretty quickly. The beer is banana yellow in color with a pretty big haze. Just about no lacing.
Smell: True to the style and then some. Spicy. Biscuity sort of malt. Hay sort of quality. Maybe a banana-y ester. Nice bit of hopping. Smells excellent.
Taste/feel: Damn that is tasty. First, the beer has an unexpected semi-creamy texture with some good prickly carbonation. The taste is great. Biscuity malt, spiciness from the hops, a banana sort of flavor, a little wheat character... finish is super clean and not bitter.
Really nice. I haven't had many Kolsch's at all, but this is my favorite so far. It's just a great beer.A light ABV beer that isn't light on flavor is always a plus. For the style, this IS outstanding.
07-01-2014 13:51:07 | More by Alextricity
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.
05-08-2013 04:08:54 | More by Slay40
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.
08-22-2013 01:16:53 | More by SportsandJorts
4.2/5 rDev +9.4%
This is a cloudy golden color and only slightly fizzy. Smell has a mix of sour lemon, slight hops, and some sweet honey and grain. Taste is a very balanced mix between sweet honey, sour lemon, and bitter hops and orange peel. This is very drinkable and refreshing.
06-02-2012 18:57:34 | More by webmanspidey
Kolsch 45 from Short's Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.