Tallgrass Köld | Tallgrass Brewing Company

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Tallgrass KöldTallgrass Köld

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Tallgrass Brewing Company
Kansas, United States

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by russpowell on 07-22-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
3.24/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle without any sort of freshness stamp on it. Pours a slightly hazy medium yellow color with a huge cap of airy white foam. Retention is one of the best I have seen on a lager as it leaves a large mesa in the middle of the glass. Lacing is decent as well. Lack of clarity is the only thing keeping this beer from a 5.

Nose is light grainy malts with a notable orange and lemon citric kick. Smells a bit pithy though and a bit too fruity for a German pils.

The fruitiness is not limited to just the citric hops, but rather has a Smartees candy flavor and even journeys in to the realm of 'homebrewy' for lack of a better term. Yeast esters are too prevalent for what should be a crisp, clean lager. The base maltiness is good, carbonation level is perfect and does have some nice hop characteristics to it. Work out some of the kinks on this beer and Tallgrass might have a nice summertime lager on their hands.

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Photo of 2ksport
4.76/5  rDev +36.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Most describe this as a Pilsener. I think it's a Kolsch because of the slight Wheat taste on the back of the tongue. I'm a home brewer and made a Kolsch this Spring and it had the same hint of Wheat/Grain taste. Mmmh. Damn I love Kolsch.

Clean and crisp.

Pilsener aroma when cold. Kolsch aroma when warmer.

Better then Goose Islands "Summertime".

Tallgrass, if you are reading this, PLEASE make it year round!

Why does the spell checker keep underlining beer style names as misspelled?

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Photo of TinyBubbles
3.98/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I'll be honest- I think everything else from Tallgrass is pretty sub-standard for the style- and I want them to succeed- Kansas desperately needs more good breweries.

Kold is the exception for Tallgrass. It is an excellent German Pilsener. The malt is sweet and the hops are spot on, perfectly balancing the sweet smells and aromas. It probably helps that this is one of the few FRESH German Pilseners I've ever had, but it tops the versions I've had from better Kansas breweries like Free State and Blind Tiger.

I'd highly recommend it- I could have rated drinkability a 5.

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Photo of zeff80
3.78/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured out a very fizzy, highly carbonated, pale, golden-yellow color with a small, pillowy, white head of foam. It left some patchy rings of lace.

S - It smelled of caramel, grains, honey and a touch of citrus.

T - This is a nice sweet pils with good caramel and citrus flavors. There is a very subtle bitter hop spice.

M - It was very crisp and sharp. A light-bodied, easy-drinking lager.

D - This is a pretty good pilsener. I'm impressed with this one from Tallgrass.

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Photo of russpowell
3.54/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This won a Gold at the recent "American Open Beer Championship" in the German Pils category for what that's worth...

Pours straw colored with 1 finger of pearl colored head. Average head retention & lacing

S: Grassyness, slight signature & perfumy hops

T: Grassyness, crackery notes, lemons, & lemon grass up front. Lemons & some grapefruit sneak through as this warms. Finishes semi-crisp, crackery & a bit watery

MF: Light/medium bodied, soft carbonation & decent balance, thins out too much in the finish...

Drinks easy, but lack of malt depth would fail to keep interested unless I was outside in the heat

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Tallgrass Köld from Tallgrass Brewing Company
3.49 out of 5 based on 38 ratings.
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