Kolsch | Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
United States

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.83%

Availability: Summer

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Added by BuckeyeNation on 07-16-2008

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Ratings: 160 |  Reviews: 22
Reviews by IronCitySteve:
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3.77/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

On tap Denver Airport

A: Pours a very light crystal yellow color with a thick foamy white head with moderate retention. Eventually it gives way to a film. There is some spotty lacing.

S: Very light scents. There is some light biscuit, toast and grassy hops.

T: Starts off and finishes the same. A decent amount of light grassy hops with a moderate undertone of biscuit and bread.

M: Perfect mouthfeel, light, crisp and very refreshing. Excellent carbonation. Leaves a clean taste slightly grainy taste on the palate.

O: This is a really nice Kolsch. Easy to drink, very refreshing and quite tasty. Nothing overly complex, but well balanced.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of GameOfBeers
3.08/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of Janeinma
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of mjh0527
2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of amstokesdb9
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of mrosenfeld32
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of JohnLynch
3/5  rDev -10.2%

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4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of Adkins1203
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of acurtis
2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of watermelonman
3.55/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This arrived wearing a nice pale gold, quick ring of head and not much lace. I am no kolsch expert but that seems to be to style.

The smell was lightly toasted malt with a hint of citrus. The taste brought more of the same, with hops to complement rather than flavor on their own. Light and refreshing in the mouth, this was not the most intriguing of beers but reasonably well done.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of Griffith
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of gshoes3
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Larrydoherty
2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of leinie13
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of cdman56
3.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Photo of kcq101
3.6/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of BrewAskew
3.15/5  rDev -5.7%
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 Treyliff
3.38/5  rDev +1.2%
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 KYGunner
3.4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I went to the Rock Bottom in Cincinnati, though because it's a chain I am going to assume the beers carry over the same. I ordered a flight of six of their standard beers and as I tried each one I found that each was spot on to the style. The remarkable thing is how unremarkable the beers are. Don't get me wrong, they are well worth the try and certainly above average but they are produced for a mass market. So as lazy as it may be I am going to simply say that this beer was a text book example of the style without breaking out and setting itself above.

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Photo of stampfler07
3.31/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Clear golden with many rising bubbles, nice frothy white head

S- Not much to speak of

T- Light throughout, building grain flavor like a crusty french loaf, very light bitter component to finish

M- Moderate carbonation, light body, slightly dry and crisp

O- Not bad, refreshing, fits well with style

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of aaya
3.34/5  rDev 0%
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 jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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Kolsch from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
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