Kölsch
Southern Star Brewing Company

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Style:
Kölsch
Ranked #296
ABV:
5%
Score:
82
Ranked #40,050
Avg:
3.59 | pDev: 8.08%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
28
From:
Southern Star Brewing Company
 
Texas, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  1
Gots
  8
SCORE
82
Good
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Reviews by Premo88:
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Premo88 from Texas

3.74/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

most of 2 12 oz. cans poured into 20 oz. tall mug
(5/14/18 canned-on date printed on bottom of cans)

L: clear pale yellow topped by 1-inch head of white foam; no sticking or lacing but it keeps a thick collar of white foam and part of a skin

S: sweet lemon candy, grass, grain, peach, yeast

T: grain and earth

F: crispy middleweight, very full from the carbonation that expands into a tingling foamy feel

O: solid all around, nothing untoward, yet somehow it's missing that pinch of Southern Star character I tend to find in all their beers — it's hard to define the "it" thing that's missing, but I expected either a bit more earthy/Old World hop flavor or something exciting from the malt; it's entirely possible my palate is off, so I'll readjust as I work through the six-pack if necessary ... as it is, I won't buy the beer again, but I wouldn't turn it down if offered

Jun 11, 2018
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Darkmagus82 from Texas

3.62/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – The beer is served a clear golden amber color with a one finger head of white foam. The head has a decent level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a little bit of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is grainy and moderately heavy of harvest and stone fruit smell of peach, apricot, and some pear. Along with these smells comes a touch of grass, rounding out the smell nicely and producing a sweeter kolsch smell overall.
Taste – The taste begins with a sweeter grainy taste with the sweet being a mix of caramel and some of the fruits that were detected in the nose. Upfront the caramel is heavier with it dwindling as the taste moves forward. All the while the fruit flavors of apricot and peach grow stronger. A touch of a herbal and grassy hop develop at the very end and leave one with a slightly more sweet, but still crisp taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is medium in thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather average. Overall for the flavors and the style the feel is pretty decent and makes for an easy sipping brew.
Overall – A pretty easy drinking, slightly sweeter, but still crushable Kolsch. A nice drinker.

Feb 14, 2020
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bigbutters from Indiana

3.82/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Aug 30, 2020
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HoodviewBrew from Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Same review as another below it- wouldn't buy it again but I wouldn't turn it down if offered. It's one of the better kolsch's I've tried being biased and not a fan of the style.

May 03, 2019
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pstendel from Colorado

2.92/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Jun 11, 2019
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Gagnonsux from Texas

3.67/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Feb 16, 2018
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Mortarforker from Texas

3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sep 09, 2018
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mushroomcloud from Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz canned 1-2-19 (opened 1-31-19)
1/2" white head with limited retention. Golden beer with a semi-cloudy, maybe unfiltered appearance.
Grainy malt, light breadiness with a fruity, yeast aroma.
LIght beerish - it's a don't think about it pound it down 100 degree Texas day drinker. I feel like there should be more though, seems to be missing something. I'm not saying much about the flavors but I don't have much to say. So-so.
Light bodied, medium carbonation. Crisp-ish. Short finish...easy to drink.
Decent.

Feb 01, 2019
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kjkinsey from Texas

3.59/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sep 05, 2019
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cdwil from Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Apr 07, 2018
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Jugs_McGhee from Louisiana

3.15/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

$5 a sixer on clearance at Total Wine in Austin, TX.

12 fl oz CAN:

C+ / ABOVE AVERAGE

May 14, 2018
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archero from Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sep 16, 2018
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greenspointexas from Texas

4.06/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 08, 2018
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ilikebeer03 from Texas

3.51/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Mar 18, 2018
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StArnoldFan from Texas

3.43/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Apr 02, 2018
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Jame515 from Texas

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Oct 29, 2018
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Can_has_beer from Texas

3.32/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This didn't live up to expectations, yet it did go well with my white fish. Overall, there wasn't much aroma or taste and I wanted the carbonation to be slightly higher.

Feb 19, 2018
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cgrunin from Texas

3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Jul 11, 2018
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Pro_Magnon from Texas

3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Mar 28, 2018
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JohnDee from Texas

3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pale transparent amber or straw color with a white head. Smells of grain or summer grasses. Mild bready flavor with a hint of citrus. The bitterness is restrained, which I appreciate. Light bodied, slightly dry, clean, refreshing. Good warm-weather beer.

Oct 04, 2018
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cmbeddoe7997 from Texas

3.92/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apr 12, 2018
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elprofe from Texas

3.93/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Sep 11, 2018
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Dface from Texas

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

May 24, 2018
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Bryan12345 from Texas

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Jun 02, 2018
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gvickery from Texas

4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very bright clear yellow color. Smell is faint. Taste is of clean malt and earthy hops with a distinct lemon flavor. It’s very dry and has a super clean finish. This would be an outstanding choice to introduce some one to craft beer and not scare them away. Very nice and drinkable.

Apr 09, 2018
Kölsch from Southern Star Brewing Company
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 28 ratings