Kölsch 151 | Blue Mountain Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Blue Mountain Brewery
Virginia, United States
bluemountainbrewery.com

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by wagenvolks on 06-02-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
227
Reviews:
55
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
10.57%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
36
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 227 |  Reviews: 55
Photo of VABA
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.63/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ejimhof
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dragginballs76
3.8/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours clear golden color with nice dense white head. Sparse lacing around the glass.

Aroma - Nice salty brine aroma, lots of lemongrass and biscuit.

Taste - Typical Kolsch nice salty flavor along with lemon and a good amount of biscuit. Getting a good but of malts on the back end as well.

Feel - Light bodied, carbonation seems a little high but still easy drinking.

Overall - A well done Kolsch true to the style.

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Photo of Cyrano41
4.28/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vylo
4.16/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dbl_delta
3.56/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Part of a flight of 10 at the brewery. Pours a hazy straw color, with a thin white head. Initial impression is grassy lemony hops, with a biscuity malt presence. Mouthfeel is medium and quite smooth. Medium carbonation. OK but I like SN better.

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Photo of bigred89
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MGibbons
3.74/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smcolw
3.67/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Straw colored with the lightest of green hues. Hazy. Small head that leaves a couple of larger spots on the glass.

Oddly, I smell fried eggs as the dominant note. There are also a variety of malted and raw pale grain smells as well.

While the nose had no hop, the taste certainly features some bitterness. The paler malts stand out until the swallow when a melange of pepper bitterness comes through. The aftertaste fades but lingers. Full bodied for the style with moderate carbonation.

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Photo of Kubishark
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I give this 4s across the board for being an all around solid and enjoyable beer. Poured from a can into a pint glass, light golden yellow appearance with nice carbonation bubbles. Smells of sweet malts and light grassy hops. Tastes the same. Very crisp and light and refreshing. A lovely take on the style.

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Photo of BrewskiBuds
3.28/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hockey_Fan
3.81/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tigg924
3.57/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours hazy, gold in color with 1/3 inch head. Taste is lemon, grass, and a bit of breadiness. Hits all of the expected kolsch notes. Really easy drinking, light, summery beer. I will get this again.

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Photo of vabeerguy
3.65/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Riff
3.95/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

My favorite kolsch overall, have had it from a tap, bottle, and cans. Light straw color with a thin head, easy drinking with a slight sweet up front flavor with a little bit of spice following it up. A nice easy drinking beer that is as flexible for events as a lager is, but lighter than a lager. I just about always keep some on hand.

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Photo of BBQWhisperer
3.61/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of myouman
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pantalones
3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Writing this one from notes I took last night, since my computer is dead and I wasn't able to type it up then. This was my 3rd bottle of this beer, "best by" date of January 2016.

Poured pale yellow, settling into a darker golden color in the glass. Perfectly clear, shiny, lots of rising bubbles -- this is a nice-looking beer! Little bit of white foam on top at first, which shrinks away into a thin coating on top pretty quickly but doesn't totally vanish. Left a few stray trails behind on the sides of the glass as I drank.

Smell is initially pretty nice -- lots of grassy hops right away, with a bit of a malt sweetness (almost caramel-y) hiding behind them. Strangely, around halfway through the glass the smell started to remind me very much of chicken broth... not sure why that would be. Not an entirely unpleasant smell even after that shift happens, but definitely a bit odd.

Flavor starts with a slightly-sweet, crackery malt... and then loads of grassy hops come in, much like in the smell. A bit of spiciness from the hops comes in on the end, too. Maybe a tad milder than the Sierra Nevada Kolsch I had this summer, but similar flavors overall and they blended together and worked very nicely together.

Nice mouthfeel too -- soft and bubbly, no harsh or prickly carbonation despite the massive amount of bubbles rising up through the glass at all times. Light and incredibly drinkable without ever feeling watery. I found myself taking pretty big gulps of this even when I was trying to slow things down a little -- not a "sipping" beer for sure. I could probably drink a quarter or a third of a glass without stopping, and I'm someone who doesn't generally chug down beers quickly.

Overall, while I think I liked Sierra Nevada's Kolsch more, this one was also a very good beer, and has the advantage of being available year-round in six-packs rather than only in a summer variety pack. I predict that I will definitely be buying more of this one in the future.

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Photo of macpfb03
3.62/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of justintcoons
2.45/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Lagerhouserules
4.04/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jrob21
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beerrat
4.58/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pretty good tasting beer here.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.67/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a shaker pint, the beer is a crystal clear, straw yellow coloring, with a solid flow of carbonation throughout the body, and a filmy, white halo of head. Aromas of toasted grains, floral highlights, subtle grassy notes, and an earthy highlight. Flavors are toasted grains and subtle honey forward, with grassy and peppery hops in the backbone, some corn and cracker notes, and hints of char. Pretty roasted tones, overall, even into the slightly bitter and floral aftertaste. The body is smooth, with a crisp undercut from the carbonation. Smooth, crisp, clean finish, with a subtle bitter linger. Very refreshing.

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Kölsch 151 from Blue Mountain Brewery
3.69 out of 5 based on 227 ratings.
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