Kent Lake Kolsch | Iron Springs Pub & Brewery

Kent Lake KolschKent Lake Kolsch
BA SCORE
44.2%
Liked This Beer
3.6 w/ 43 ratings
Kent Lake KolschKent Lake Kolsch
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by mjl21 on 05-30-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#33,139
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
43
Liked:
19
Avg:
3.6/5
pDev:
11.67%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 43 |  Reviews: 15
Reviews by WillCarrera:
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4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a clear, golden color, very thin white head.

S- Light, grainy malts. Some citrus. Grassy, slightly floral hops.

T- Light citrus, grassy, floral hops produce an even but not overpowering bitterness. Lots of grainy hops. Finishes crisp and dry.

M- Medium to light bodied, well carbonated, very crisp.

O- A solid Kolsch, represents the style very well. Very drinkable. This is a great choice for summer or to pair with lunch.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of SanFranJake
3.77/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of samtrillo
3.79/5  rDev +5.3%
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 Nage37
4.5/5  rDev +25%

Photo of bouncepass
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of GRG1313
3.59/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rbrefbeerman
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Marco_Gtz
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of avaldivia
3.94/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted at Whole Foods in Novato, in their tasting area. Poured into a snifter.

A: Light golden color. Not much of a head with very little lacing.

S: Reminds me almost of a Pilsner. A bit grassy, citrusy but not in a heavily hoppy way. Nice malt smell as well.

T: Malty, grainy, crisp flavor. Definitely grassy and herbal notes.

M: Very clean and crisp. Good carbonation. It is a beer I would definitely buy around the summertime.

O: I enjoyed this guy. I thought it was nice and crisp without being flavorless. For the price, I will for sure be getting more of this guy.

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Photo of mactrail
3.72/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Light body, biscuity flavors. Nice malty aroma with a hint like honey and pollen. A bit sweet and murky. Some sharp flavors. Really just a beery beer. Not as crisp at first as one might expect in a Kölsch, but it does have a tart lemony touch. Slight hop flavor, more on the perfumey side. Looks nice enough, and tastes better at first pour when it's cold and streaming with foam.

A very drinkable and pleasant quaff if you just think of it as a slightly off-kilter lager.

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Photo of brotherloco
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of flagmantho
3.2/5  rDev -11.1%
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 BDeibs
3.19/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of codynevels
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of kitekid
3.37/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of lauras231279
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of ambruns1979
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Gregwa
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
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 illidurit
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of Soccken
4.2/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SammyJaxxxx
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of lsummers
4.02/5  rDev +11.7%
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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Photo of 8BaconBits
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of toronadotornado
3.4/5  rDev -5.6%
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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Kent Lake Kolsch from Iron Springs Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 44.2% out of 100 with 43 ratings
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