Kolsch | Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
United States
rockbottom.com

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.83%

Availability: Summer

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Added by BuckeyeNation on 07-16-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
157
Reviews:
22
Avg:
3.46
pDev:
14.16%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
34
For Trade:
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Ratings: 157 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of dd53grif
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beergoot
3.84/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Golden what color; creamy, rich head. Light cereal grain aroma; light, fruity esters. Light body; smooth and creamy; powdery yeast feel; mostly dry finish.

A very nice kolsch beer that nails the style overall. Flavorful and balanced.

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Photo of IckyT2012
3.66/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of EdgarGerik
4.03/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cdman56
3.34/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

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

On tap

Pours a bright clear golden color, small foamy white head. Smells of toasted grains, faint grassy hops, overall clean. Tastes of toasted malt, grassy hops, grape skin. Medium-light body and mouthfeel, crisp finish. Easy drinking summer beer

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Photo of Irishman_Scott
5/5  rDev +44.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of nmann08
3.29/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 22Blue
3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BeerMeDrD
4.09/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrewAskew
3.15/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

At MSP concourse D. Pours to a thin head that struggles to stay alive, even with agitation. Color is light for style but acceptable. Aroma is grainy and vinous as expected. There's an unexpected bread ester note in the aroma and taste. Flavor is rather bland and dull. Mouthfeel is decent. Not impressed.

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Photo of aaya
3.34/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Just an ordinary locally brewed kolsch but add some fresh blueberries....

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Photo of iRun2Beer
3.24/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Donkster46
3.87/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of flagmantho
3.91/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I had this on-tap in an imperial pint glass at the Rock Bottom in Seattle.

Appearance: straw yellow hue with a very light haze and a good effervescence. Head is a finger of creamy white foam. Very attractive.

Smell: light, dry and a touch grainy. A bit subtle for me, but it seems competent enough.

Taste: light and grainy; it's on the dry side which I like. Hops are noble in character and work for me. A very nice Kölsch indeed.

Mouthfeel: medium light body with a huge and satisfying creaminess. Wonderful.

Overall: a very drinkable and tasty beer. Highly refreshing on this hot day.

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Photo of DerwinWentworth
3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of FowlerWorldPeace
3.41/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Moose90
3.01/5  rDev -13%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Joeyphunk
3.96/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CJNAPS
2.49/5  rDev -28%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Not a big fan of the style, but it was in the flight.

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Photo of zeff80
3.3/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dshansen1184
2.7/5  rDev -22%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of RIKIM
3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SWPA_Brew
3.91/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of LutherBrau
3.9/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Kolsch from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
3.46 out of 5 based on 157 ratings.
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