Kent Lake Kolsch | Iron Springs Pub & Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Iron Springs Pub & Brewery
California, United States
ironspringspub.com

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by mjl21 on 05-30-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
43
Reviews:
15
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
11.75%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 43 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of kitekid
3.37/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of flagmantho
3.2/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 22oz bomber into a dimpled mug.

Appearance: light golden hue with a moderate haze and effervescence. Head is a finger of super fizzy white foam that doesn't stick around too long.

Smell: lightly sweet malt with a pretty prominent adjunct corniness and lightly plastic-smelling element. Thankfully it's light enough not to be super offensive, but it's not particularly enticing.

Taste: mild, a little corny, and a little sweet. Not as bad as the aroma; it reminds me much more of a cream ale than a Kölsch.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a light carbonation and creaminess. Not terrible; it's a little bit refreshing, but it's not exciting.

Overall: the aroma is a little bit off-putting, but overall it's OK and it has the advantage of being low ABV and inoffensive enough to be quite sessionable. Points for drinkability.

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Photo of 8BaconBits
3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of toronadotornado
3.4/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Iron Springs Brewery & Pub - Fairfax, CA - draft

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Photo of duffgardens
3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Surprisingly bitter with metallic and straw notes (could be an older bottle). Not as balanced, and frankly drinkable, as other Kölsch (and Kölsch-style) brews I've had; e.g., Magnolia Kalifornia and Fort Point Kölsch.

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Photo of SanFranJake
3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brotherloco
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.59/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GRG1313
3.59/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BDeibs
3.19/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of IRONRakkasan
4.15/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Soccken
4.2/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gregwa
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of SammyJaxxxx
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of IBUQT
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of f_raud
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of elNopalero
3.56/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Tried this on tap at the brewery one fine day. This poured a crystalline gold, clear and bright in the glass. Light aroma, and a quick finish on the palate. I suppose all those qualities are desired in a kolsh, although I could have used a taste more on my end.

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Photo of Marco_Gtz
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of welleshadow
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of samtrillo
3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on 5/27/14 drank on 5/29/14

A - Yellow with a bit of a orange tint in there for good measure. Microscopic rim of head around the glass with no lacing.

S - I'm getting cereal malt and grassiness. Buttery.

T - Refreshing cereal malt. It has some breadiness, aftertaste is biscuity, pleasant and clean.

M - Crisp, clean and under control. Bouncy amount of bubbles.

O - Seems like a very nice, refreshing kolsch.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy yellow with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and grass aromas. Taste is much the same with grain and grass flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

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Photo of KimenTshom
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of lsummers
4.02/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours super clear and clean, lots of carbonation and with an aggressive pour you get a two finger tall head that dissipates.

Smell is very nice and subtle, lots of dough and buttermilk biscuit notes. Has a sweetness in the smell that goes very nice with the malt and very subtle fresh cut grass notes.

Taste is also outstanding. If you like the Kolsch style then you will really appreciate the subtle nuances in the flavor. Tons of the malty buttermilk donut flavors. And I say donut just because it has a great amount of honey like sweetness character that goes nicely with the very very subtle floral grassy hops. Mouthfeel is crisp, clean and has some moderate amount of carbonation give some great slight bite.

Overall, I would definitely have this on tap, in a growler, and in more bottles. It may not be my ultimate favorite Kolsch but it's up there.

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Nage37
4.5/5  rDev +23%

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Kent Lake Kolsch from Iron Springs Pub & Brewery
3.66 out of 5 based on 43 ratings.
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