HooDoo Kölsch Style Ale | Uinta Brewing Company

HooDoo Kölsch Style AleHooDoo Kölsch Style Ale
BA SCORE
31%
Liked This Beer
3.46 w/ 187 ratings
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
Ranking:
#40,124
Reviews:
45
Ratings:
187
Liked:
58
Avg:
3.46/5
pDev:
14.16%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
24
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 187 |  Reviews: 45
Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Cylinsier
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
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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Photo of Offa
3.62/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a very good, solid kolsch.

Deep gold, it has a medium-big off-white head slowly shrinking to thin foamy ring, a little bit of lace.

Aroma is nice bright grain, flowery herbs (gentle), a firm, nice kolsch.

Taste is nice, full fruity grain, apple, hint of faint herb and flowers, with a mostly grassy bitterness, which is light and balances the light sweetness. Overall, it's fairly dry, very minerally, crisp.

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Photo of Vylo
3.93/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of knicks19947
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of CPAles
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheBrewo
3.24/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This beer from served from the bottle, thanks to StonedTrippin. It poured a cleanly yellowed straw coloring, holding a fizzy one and a half finger tall head. This retained decently, leaving wet spots of white lacing dripping down the sides of the glass. Carbonation appeared active, and no haze or sediment was noted. The aroma was simple, with pale and pilsner malts, white chalk, floury adjuncts, crisp grassiness, metallics, and yeast that approached the soured side of life. Our first impression was that this was an easily sippable beer, without too much bitterness of malt. As we sipped, the flavoring opened with that bittering malt bill, giving solid pales, big metallics, and dried, mildly puckered wheatiness. The sip came to a watery peak, with mineral and soft lactic bite washing the meat of the grains away. This easiness pulled us to the finish, where the grains returned, but with less bite and robustness. They were met by flashes of white sugar, light booziness, and faint spice of phenol air. The aftertaste breathed of chalk, faintly soured grassiness, tin, flour, and corny adjuncts. The body was light, and the carbonation was medium, but packed a good prickle. The mouth was left creamy and coated with those active bubbles, following decent slurp and smack, but less froth. The abv was appropriate, and the beer drank decently.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this beer was its ease of drinkability. While the aroma and flavoring were rather simple and clean, with warmth the bitterness mixed oddly with the watered-through middle, causing the ultimate blend of flavors to become muddled and unattractive. If kept towards a colder temperature this beer can be your typical “drink from the bottle on a hot Summer’s day” type of beer, but otherwise there are more refined and flavorful beers for the style, and from this brewery.

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Photo of JISurfer
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of generallee
3.55/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: This one has a clear bright golden body with a tall loose head on top. This head settles down quickly leaving just a few bubbles at the surface and around the edge of the glass.

Smell: There is not much going on here. The aroma is very light. Only a slight citrusy hop presence is noted.

Taste / Palate: The flavor profile is very clean and light. There is a very modest and refreshing cracker like malty base with mild lemony hop bitterness. The finish is quick and fairly dry.

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Photo of j0hnc2468
2.95/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Giggy
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Ryan011235
2.77/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into an Olde Hickory glass on 9/19/12

Bottled on 06/11/12

Sun-faded golden yellow color. Rather clear. Pours a one thumb cap of fluffy white foam. Thin retention with some scattered lace.

The aroma finds notes of toasted grains, grass and floral hops, buttered bread, biscuit dust and a hint of dough. Fairly clean overall and tilted in favor of the grains. The taste is similar in terms of grain, though the hops are dulled and have something of a metallic twinge on the finish. Perhaps it because it's three months old. The feel is light and somewhat thin, staring off smooth with soft, rolling carbonation moving in mid-body.

Not a bad little beer, but the aroma is the high point. If I ever come across a fresher bottle, I'll revisit.

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Photo of ironchefmiyagi13
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bluntedboywonder
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Gregwa
3.49/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bennetj17
3.38/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bright, golden-yellow appearance, thin head, looks a bit hazy throughout. Aroma has a grainy, crackery bite, with faint notes of citrus.

The taste has a mostly clean, biscuity malt flavor. Touches of dry bitterness at the back, hop balance is pretty non-existent. Alcohol is not discernable. The mouthfeel is a bit thin but has a zesty carbonation to compensate.

Overall a decent hot weather brew, but it doesn't distinguish itself well enough for the style. For all I would know this could be some sort of pale lager. Despite it not being a great Kolsch, it's still doable.

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Photo of benloho
3.56/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ocelot2500
3.68/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden yellow color with a rough white head that fades quickly leaving little chunks of lacing.

Smells of slight fruity and grassy notes.

Tastes of the grainy sweetness mostly. Fairly light with some bread and a bit of grape like notes. Hops are hidden a little, but do come through as it warms adding a grassy and floral touch.

Mouthfeel is light with a crisp amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a nice refreshing beer and it is quite enjoyable.

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Photo of Lantern
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of Alpha309
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of Beer4Baltimore
3.76/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Irrationalist
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Benish
3.38/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

HooDoo Kölsch Style Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
Beer rating: 31% out of 100 with 187 ratings
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