Founders Chamomile Kolsch | Founders Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Mitchster on 01-30-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.61/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4.5/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.08/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at the brewpub

A - Straw yellow with a small layer of white head.

S - Very in-your-face chamomile nose with not much else coming through at all.

T - Chamomimle dominates, especially in the first few sips but tones down a little bit after a while. Some bready malts become evident along with a very mild hop bitterness.

M - Light body with a nice chew. Moderate carbonation.

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Photo of Mitchster
4.34/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed as a limited edition on tap, cracked by Nate and Jeremy as a present to the BA group who attended the Western Michigan BA gathering at Founders on Jan.29th.

Pours out to a slightly hazy pale straw golden, forming a modest white head with good retention and mild lacing. Carbonation is moderate to mild. The aroma is like sticking your head into a bag of Chamomile at the Celestial Seasoning factory. I am not a lover of Chamomile tisanes, but this is just awesome in a beer. Mouthfeel is spicy, zesty and tart with a light body and chamomile astringency in the finish. The taste is all about the chamomile. It's potent and full, followed by a delicate pale malt body which adds a little sweetness and balanced by a mild floral bitterness. The finish is astringent with chamomile and the belches are ripe and pungent. Cleanly fermented, but with all this chamomile in it, I don't think I'd notice any faults:)

Inspired by John Maiers Chamomellow Ale (which I had as Test Batch #1 at the Portland Ale House), but infinitely more potent. Still, this is good stuff and one glass is plenty for quite a while.

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Founders Chamomile Kolsch from Founders Brewing Company
3.72 out of 5 based on 9 ratings.
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