Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
3.85 | pDev: 9.09%
Jun 13, 2020
Nov 09, 2006
Our Left Coast take on a crisp, classic German-style ale is hopped up with zesty American and European hops for a twist on a traditional light-bodied beer.

From Cologne to California, Kölsch-style beers are a favorite around the world, prized for their incredible drinkability while maintaining a depth of flavor. As our stamp on this style, this Kölsch style has a punch of bright, citrusy American whole-cone hops to add West Coast character to this well-traveled ale.
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Rated: 3 by BrinkingDeer from California

Jun 13, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Jan 12, 2020
Rated: 2.85 by BlueShepard19 from Kentucky

Mar 01, 2019
Rated: 4.22 by click2exit from California

Feb 08, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by Nurt20 from Illinois

Jan 26, 2019
Rated: 3.54 by Bogdawg from Massachusetts

Jan 14, 2019
Rated: 3.54 by Tcsox from Massachusetts

Jan 14, 2019
Rated: 3.7 by mojohawk21 from Missouri

Dec 08, 2018
Rated: 4.01 by Mustela_Man from California

Nov 12, 2018
Rated: 3.6 by DOCRW from Kentucky

Nov 10, 2018
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Rated by Mugman8 from New York

3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Smooth, crisp with ample carbonation....
Oct 11, 2018
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Reviewed by vette2006c5r from Minnesota

3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Kolsch pours a lighter straw color, but with a huge lacing and long lasting head. Creamy and malty aroma. Flavor is big and full, nice and creamy, crisp malt notes, with just a hint of hops. Good body and feel. Overall, its a bigger kolsch, and a top notch example.
Sep 14, 2018
Rated: 4.11 by redsoxjim from Massachusetts

Sep 02, 2018
Rated: 4.1 by dirtyharry2489 from West Virginia

Aug 27, 2018
Rated: 3.93 by Mikemcgrath4 from North Carolina

Aug 27, 2018
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Reviewed by EMV from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Pale golden pour with 2 fingers of fluffy white head. Nice thin rim of lacing.

S: Lemon citrus and cracked grains.

T/F: Pale malts and light grains. Strong lemon citrus flavor.. grassy. White grape skins and mild spice. Light bodied... crisp and clean.

O: A really nice clean/crisp Kolsch... and it tastes like something you'd get in Germany. Not much higher praise I can give it.
Aug 13, 2018
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Reviewed by Gmann from New York

3.23/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 1 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
This has to be the lightest looking beer I have seen. There is barely any color to it. The head is soapy and dissipated quickly.

The aroma has a light cracker aroma with a touch of grass. A bit of a limey hop.

The taste is of a crackery malt with some general fruitiness from the yeast. The hops are light with grassy and limey hops.

The feel is light with tingly carbonation. Sweet on the palate with a light grassy bitterness. Drinks easy.

A very light beer. Needs some more Pils malt and hops.
Aug 12, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by informaticsDoc from Pennsylvania

Aug 02, 2018
Rated: 3.77 by O-Meg from New York

Jul 30, 2018
Rated: 4.23 by rangerred from Tennessee

Jul 28, 2018
Kölsch from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 386 ratings