HooDoo Kölsch Style Ale | Uinta Brewing Company

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HooDoo Kölsch Style AleHooDoo Kölsch Style Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company
Utah, United States
uintabrewing.com

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This crisp kolsch-style ale is golden in color and exhibits refreshing hop character.

25 IBU

Added by Wasatch on 10-23-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
187
Reviews:
44
Avg:
3.44
pDev:
14.24%
 
 
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2
Gots:
23
For Trade:
0
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Photo of CHickman
3.95/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tasting notes from 7/10/2012; pours hazy gold color with a 1 finger creamy white head that was full of bubbles, faded and left a creamy layer around the edge.

Smells of sweet malt, grains, husk, light caramel, grass, yeast and floral hops; a soft sweet nose that's got a grainy finish and is very basic.

Tastes of sweet malt, grains, husk, lemon zest, light caramel, grass, yeast, wheat and floral hops; very earthy, with a slight hop bitterness and lots of grains that have enough sweetness to balance the earthy notes.

Mouthfeel is light, crisp and very refreshing, with a light to medium body, a slick feel on the tongue and an overall malty sweetness that slides down easy.

A tasty session beer with a low ABV that's easy to drink and perfect for pounding or a hot day. Sweet and malty for the Kolsch style, which I found very enjoyable.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.95/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I had this on tap at T Brendan O'Reilly's and it was served in a pint glass. Before I knew it I had drank 75% of it and wasn't really taking notes, so here is my take on it summarized: A good Kölsch, solid, drinkable and not sweet with balance of malt and yeast with a pleasant finish and gentle toast from the malt in the flavor.

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Photo of Vylo
3.93/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of evergreen_machine
3.93/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KFBR392
3.89/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured with just under a finger of head and settled slightly but was present throughout. Light random lacing. Orange/golden color. Cloudy body with average active carbonation while drinking.

Smell: Cream, bananas, butter, yeast, bread, and sweet dough. The very bright creamy texture jumps right out of the glass. Solid yeast and malt backbone. Light hop presence. This aroma is simple, to the point, and delicious.

Taste: Buttery front hits the palate first. A solid malt and yeast body keep coming in waves. Little hop presence is found. The finish is a refreshing sweetness that is easy on the palate.

Mouthfeel: Easy, refreshing, sessionable, and drinkable.

Overall: A very enjoyable Kolsch. Uinta beers are always very solid and drinkable. This beer packs a pretty impressive punch for being 4% abv. Definitely recommended.

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Photo of tdm168
3.88/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - orangish copper with a thick cap of foamy, pure white head that has great retention

S - bread, lemon, grass, maybe some faint caramel

T - bread, lemon, caramel, grass, noble hops characteristics

M - crisp, medium bodied, well carbonated

This is a nice, refreshing, clean beer. It's rather malty which is its only (slight) set back. The hops are there and it is close to balanced. It's highly drinkable and definitely sessionable. It's another offering from Uinta that's worth checking out.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.87/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a very light hazy straw to medium yellow in color with light amounts of active visible carbonation slowly rising from the bottom of the glass and faint golden yellow highlights. The beer has a finger + half finger tall fizzy foamy white head that reduces to a mottled medium thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of bready malts with a touch of grassy/hay-like hops.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of bready and cereal grain malts with a light touch of an almost honey-like sweetness. That is followed by a very light flavor of grassy/hay and herbal hops which imparts just a hint of bitterness which fades pretty quickly.

M: Light bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp.

O: Easy to drink and very sessionable. Enjoyable and definitely one that I would grab regularly for outdoor events when it is warm out there.

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Photo of kgmm77
3.85/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cbutova
3.83/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed during the last week when out of service area/Wifi in WY/UT. Full phone notes taken at the Watchman Campground, Zion National Park, UT.

A- Poured from the bottle with a light golden, slightly hazy body to a chalice. A white crown tops the beer with a foamy, creamy texture and it reaches just over one finger high. Decent retention. A thick ring and some pillows remain and lace sticks behind in sheets.

S- Mild aromatics with notes of yeast bread, pale fruits, slight citrus and some herbal spicy notes. Not much in the way of hops or malts.

T- Some hops seem to open up to provide another angle to the flavor. They are herbal and spicy probably of the Noble varieties. Notes of light cracked Pils grain, cereal, lemon zest, light fruits, wheat crust and bread form the base.

MF- Silky and foamy light end body. Carbonation is at a medium level and each sip feels crisp and smooth. Lightly bitter in the finish.

Drinks mild but provides plenty of flavor with the yeast doing much of the work while spicy hops smooth things out. Has a nice crusty bread feel I enjoy with the other flavors presented. Great in the Utah heat.

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Photo of Jsteez
3.83/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into an American pint glass.

A-Golden yellow medium carbonation in the glass. Nice thick bubbly head with thick and soapy lacy sides. Excellent!

S- A little sweet malty smell and a little fruity. Overall the smells are not too noticeable.

T-Refreshing and on the sweet malty side. I sensed a touch of lemon peel and some dry bread. A little flat and watery because of the strange utah Abv laws, but Uinta still managed to pull this one off. The aftertaste was slightly bitter, with a slight buttery feel.

M-Wet and refreshing. Doesn't stick around in the mouth for too long. Nice end of summer brew.

Overall, this is a refreshing beer and I will buy it again. Utah is strange about its liqour laws so it hinders what a REAL beer should taste like. Not the best kolsch I've had because of the strange flavor combos.

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Photo of Beer4Baltimore
3.76/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hiphopj5
3.75/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of ChipChaight
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of mrcraft
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Scott_McCool
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of crobinso
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of InfragilisBrew
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of hockenbeer
3.75/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Cylinsier
3.75/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz.

Pours a hazy light lemon gold, white head is a quarter inch thick and retains well.

Smells of lemon citrus, and light biscuity malts.

Lemon citrus and barley malt flavor with a light biscuit underneath.

Medium to light body with a soft fizzy carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

Light and refreshing, drinks very easy. Good flavor and aroma, and a nice pour. Excellent session candidate for warm months. It's not an especially outstanding or unique beer, but there's really nothing to dislike about it and it does what it does quite well. In that regard at least I'd call it underrated.

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

HooDoo Kölsch Style Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
3.44 out of 5 based on 187 ratings.
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