Franconia Kölsch | Franconia Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Franconia Brewing Company
Texas, United States
franconiabrewing.com

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by thirdeye11 on 06-21-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
125
Reviews:
18
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
15.43%
 
 
Wants:
2
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33
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Ratings: 125 |  Reviews: 18
Reviews by monnik:
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3.4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I like this style and am happy to see more brewers attempting it.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head and showed little lacing but does have quite a bit of leg (clinginess to glass after taking a drink). The color is a perfect pale and slightly cloudy.

Smell: There is the expected grapey smell of this style but not as pronounced as I had hoped. For me, this is one of the main characteristics I associate with this style. Sometimes I will pick up a grassy smell as well but didn't with this beer. Overall however a pleasant odor.

Taste: This is where the beer could best be improved but I still felt it did a reasonable job being a Kolsch. It was a bit lemony (hop note) and grapey (malt note) with very little aftertaste, but none of it stood out. For me personally, I like the grape flavor to be pronounced.

Mouthfeel: Nice. A bit chewy (good) but with the light finish of this beer it dissipates quickly.

Overall: Better than average but with a few tweaks it could be outstanding.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of gjoker321
4.75/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

How is this beer rated so low!?! It is an awesome version of the style better than many of the original German versions.

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery. The beer pours a golden yellow color with a white head. The aroma is wheat and grain with some lemon and grass notes. The flavor is more of the same. I get a lot of wheat with some lemon and grape notes. There is a little bit of grass and earth from the hops, but they contribute basically no bitterness. Light and refreshing, this is a very easy beer to drink. Medium carbonation. A great beer for a hot summer day.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of JFCLACK
3.07/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I think this is very drinkable brew for high ABV. Smooth from start to finish.

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of nickhiller
3.23/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: straw colored, slightest suggestion of head, no lacing

S: juicy juice,

T: sickly sweet, malty and very lightly hopped.

M: light, but not watery and decently carbonated. Refreshing.

D: pleasant, a little sweeter than than I like my Kolschs. Maybe even a little macro brewer-y.

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of Sandon
5/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ExaltedNecrosis
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of galuskan
3.42/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Shafaegalo
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of BGsWo22
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of Edie
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ruzzal
3.55/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of deac83
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of WholeLottaTricks
4.24/5  rDev +16.8%

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Franconia Kölsch from Franconia Brewing Company
3.63 out of 5 based on 125 ratings.
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