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Kölsch | Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
Oregon, United States
doublemountainbrewery.com

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
"In Cologne, Germany, many a brewery produces a light-bodied ale with a delicate fruitiness and rounded maltiness, attributable to the unique yeast strain commonly used. Our Kölsch is unfiltered and more generously hopped than its German cousin."

Brewed with Gambrinus Organic Pilsner and Munich malt and Perle hops. 5.2% ABV, 40 BU

Added by ElGordo on 07-30-2007

BEER STATS
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
107
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
17.74%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 31 | Ratings: 107
Reviews by flagmantho:
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3.61/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 500mL bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: light golden hue with a little touch of haze and a pretty strong effervescence. Head is two fingers of frothy white foam which leave a thorough and chunky lace. Nice!

Smell: lightly sweet malt with a little bit of tart graininess and a definite soapy character. It's a little bit funky for me when it comes to Kölsch, but it's not bad, overall.

Taste: mildly sweet with quite a lot of graininess, there's still that soapy business going on in the flavor, although it's not as pronounced as in the aroma. Noble hops may be contributing somewhat to this; bitterness is high for the style but not unpleasant. This ticks all the boxes of a good Kölsch, but I'm not personally in love with it.

Mouthfeel: good body with a big carbonation and a wonderfully exuberant creaminess. Love it!

Overall: the aroma and flavor of this beer just aren't my bag, really. I love the mouthfeel, and actually I would love to try this beer on tap at the height of freshness. The bottle doesn't have a freshness date on it, so I'm in the dark on that front.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of LXIXME
4.19/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of switzer
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of biboergosum
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle, quite stoked to see this brewery now represented up here in Alberta!

This beer pours a hazy, yet bright pale golden yellow hue, with two fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and somewhat bubbly dirty white head, which leaves a broad array of coral atoll lace around the glass as things genially bleed away.

It smells of grainy, slightly doughy pale malt, lightly buttered biscuits, white and black pepper dust, faint apple cider notes, and earthy, leafy, and prominently grassy hops. The taste is more bready, lightly biscuity pale malt, a pie-friendly apple fruitiness, some mild wet stone path minerality, ethereal pepper mill detritus, and more pleasant leafy, weedy, and grassy hops.

The bubbles are fairly subdued in their plain as the day is long frothiness, the body a generally solid middleweight, and mostly smooth, just a wee acerbic grassiness picking and prodding, as it were. It all finishes trending dry, the malt lazily holding on, while the fruity and hoppy notes assume the right to run amok.

A well-rendered version of the style, with the grain, fruit, yeast, and hops all intermingling like they're old-school hipsters, or something. Anyways, an agreeable summer quaffer, for a day when a drop of 10-ish degrees still means uncomfortably warm - so I shall be off now, contemplating purchasing another of these for as yet unseen August patio needs.

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Photo of mdaschaf
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of ElGordo
4.01/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pint poured on draft at Belmont Station's Biercafe. Slightly hazy golden body topped by a sizeable creamy head that sticks around for the duration, leaving beautiful lacing on the glass. Aroma of light Euro hops and some slightly off adjunct malt in the mix, along with a light sweetness of pale malt. Palate is well-balanced up front, but the malt succombs to the bittering hops by the end for a nice, bracing finish. Body is nice and creamy, but certainly not heavy. A great session beer - I could drink this all day. And I do.

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Photo of tempest
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had a few samples (kept coming back for more) of this at the brewpub. This was a pleasant surprise in a land where typically the hops rule brewpubs. This had a lot of the subtle notes of a great Kolsch, such as that hint of sulfur. In this case the sulfur was just barely perceptible, so it didn't take away from the otherwise tasting floral and herbal Perle hops and bready grain. I'd be happy to drink a few pints of this. Heck of a session beer.

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Photo of jmccraney
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DOCRW
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of frontalot
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of Boozecamel
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Spikester
4.27/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served cloudy gold with a small white head. Fair amount of lacings. Aroma is floral hops. Taste is earthy, leather, light citrus bitter hops with a decent malt profile. Not very traditional but better for that flaw IMO. Very sessionable and judging by the short time I spent at DM Brewpub it is quite popular too. A blonde light bodied easy drinking beer with plenty of complex hop bitterness. Very nice beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

RB

Picked up at Brewforia Meridian last week for a very pricey $5... But well made. Pours a slightly hazed straw golden below a 1 finger stark white head that sticks around for a while and leaves good lacing.

Nose is pretty traditional... light pale maltiness ... slight bigger than standard grassy hoppiness.. Light fruitiness and a touch of sulfur.

Fairly dry throughout the palate, but there is enough residual maltiness to bring out a minerally/sulfur quality and accentuate a bigger than expected bitterness.. a little malt sweetness shows on the finish with warmth... hops are sorta spicy/grassy, but overall pretty light.

Body is light with a good carbonation.... very drinkable... I would buy this again if it wasn't so damn expensive.

4/4/3.75/3.75/4

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Sester stange. Pours a light golden amber with a fine three finger white head that is kept full by constant carbonation; lots of lacing during drinking. Aroma of crackery biscuit malt, wheat and light grassy hops. Flavor follows with well melded biscuit, slightly bready malt and grassy hops, finishing with a light pleasant hop bitterness. Light bodied as expected. A nicely made, to style, balanced kolsch, possibly a bit more hopped than traditional, but not by much. Its been a little while since I've had a German kolsch, but this really seems to be spot on. Nicely done.

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Photo of kk73
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of metter98
4.01/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger white head that died down, leaving a collar of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of green grapes are present in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of green grapes along with hints of biscuit malts and a bit of chalkiness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. There is some dryness in the finish.
O: This kölsch is packed with lots of aromas and flavors of green grapes and is a good representation of the style.

Serving type: bottle

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.12/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of SurlyDuff
3.67/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this at their taproom/brewpub on-tap.

Pours a cloudy unfiltered light pale yellow/tan.

Bright lemon/citrus yeasty aroma. Bit of grain (noticably wheat) as it warms up a bit.

Taste is refreshingly bright. Yeast and some rice grain notes.

As it warmed up, I noted some floral and spice in the background. Overall a good Kolsch. Though it isn't one of my prefered styles, this one really impressed me. Nothing bland about it.

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Photo of wlynch
3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBoog013
4/5  rDev +2.8%

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Kölsch from Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
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