Golden Arm | Piece Brewery & Pizzeria

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Piece Brewery & Pizzeria
Illinois, United States
piecechicago.com

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by jackndan on 11-09-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
78
Reviews:
21
Avg:
3.48
pDev:
12.64%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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4.81/5  rDev +38.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.54/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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Photo of steveh
3.98/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this one at the pub recently, had forgotten they were making a Kölsch and was happy I took the time to read the descriptions.

Quite a nice Summer quaffer with the slightest of DMS from the Pils malt.

Very clean, flavorful and refreshing brew, if a little flat on head retention.

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Photo of spointon
3.91/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this one on tap at the Piece brewpub on 2/21/2009.

A= This Kolsh poured a crystal clear gold color with a 1/2" snow white head and lots of carbonation release.

S= Light malt sweetness with a bready character and a blessedly faint sulphur smell.

T= Taste was bready and mildly sweet. No hops to speak of, but the sweetness stayed in check and lead to a dry finish.

MF= Thin side of medium bodied with a big crisp effervescence.

D= This was a really good kolsh that was totally refreshing and went very well with Piece pizza.

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Photo of NeutroMan
3.8/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pale golden straw color with good clarity. A hard pour yielded a solid white head that quickly vanished.

Aroma consists of grainy malts, wet hay, and cooked veggies. Maybe just a hint of smokiness, too. Flavors of bready malt, very crisp, with a slight sour twang at the end. A little thin on the palate, but overall this is a good attempt by Piece at a notoriously difficult style.

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3.76/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the pizzeria:

The beer appeared a light yellow in color that produced a white head that no retention. This might have been due the staff being overwhelmed by the crowd that night and not really caring. The beer also gave off a nice, light malty aroma, as expected for the style. The beer had a really good  taste and is a good example of the style. Well balanced, light feel, very easy to drink, again, as expected from the style. Overall, a good beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Photo of granger10
3.73/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Straw golden with moderate white head and good lacing throughout. Smell is a touch grassy but more biscuity than anything else. It's really quite weak though the place isn't the best for smell. Taste is better than weak aroma lets on. Good solid grain husk flavor. Grassy flavors are in place and show themselves but aren't overdone like they easily can be. Slight fruit esters in there. A touch sweet toward the back. Finish has a slight off flavor that can be ignored for only so long. A really good beer until the end.

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3.71/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stonebreaker
3.7/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Sent to me with no head, I mean this is a brewpub right?Wtf. Very light gold, sparklingly clear.

Smell: Faint aroma of the hops.

Taste: The taste was good for me, hoppy, crisp refreshing, I could see chugging this at a barbeque. My first conscious example of a Kolsch, so admittedly I don't really know what to expect.

Mouthfeel: Fizzy.

Drinkability: My least favorite beer of the night but still a good beer. Very drinkable.

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Golden Arm from Piece Brewery & Pizzeria
3.48 out of 5 based on 78 ratings.
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