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Capitol Kolsch | Capitol City Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Capitol City Brewing
Virginia, United States
capcitybrew.com

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by OldFrothingSlosh on 07-02-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,237
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
36
pDev:
13.77%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 36 |  Reviews: 10
Reviews by dexterk1:
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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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Photo of tigg924
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Look forward to this beer whenever I am in the D.C. area. Classic, refreshing, and clean. There are more interesting examples in the style, but this one always hits the spot.

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Photo of chinchill
3.07/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

On tap at the brewpub in Virginia.
Appearance: Clear golden body.

Flavor: Slightly more tart, lemony and hoppy than average for style.

O: OK but not worth seeking out.

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Photo of Rootdog316
3.65/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It has a very yellow color to it, also very bubbly. Has a light lemony aroma, mildly beery. The lightest of all the beers at Capitol City in Shirlington. The taste was pretty good, as it had a clean,vegetal, a definite flavor from the yeast, peanutty. Pretty good all around.

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Photo of DOCRW
4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

Photo of rhino54
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of KTCamm
3.24/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

11/12...Served on tap in DC. Pours clear gold, little foam. Light grain straw nose. Clean crisp taste with very light body. Modest flavor. Somewhat nondescript Kolsch.

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Photo of VABA
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rbarrett86
4.14/5  rDev +24%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Plissken
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of ECsurfattic
3/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of FLBeerGuy
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of scottbrew4u
3.21/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rarbring
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Clear straw colored, a small white head, little lacing and small curtains.

Smelling of fruits, ripe pears, grass.

Sweet white bread, nuts, apples and some butter.

Little carbonation, refreshing, small body, a dry finish.

A standard american kolsch. Clean.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.88/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This arrived with a wispy white head. It was golden, pale yellow in color and absolutely crystal clear. It had a semi-sweet nose, but it was very hoppy in the mouth. It was a really dry beer, both in terms of mouthfeel and on the finish, especially the finish. It was entirely refreshing on a summer's day and that would be the time of year for me to really enjoy this style.

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Photo of bluetrevian
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SocalKicks
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of CuriousMonk
3/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Light yellow with a fine white head that leaves some lace. Slightly sweet, grainy aroma, with a subtle hop spice. The flavor is a bit grainy, maybe due to the 10% wheat, and has a light sweetness before finishing with a touch of bitterness and german hop flavor. I'm hard on Kölsch because I know that it can have great, subtle malt flavor, and this one misses by a bit; just a bit thin and grainy, though it does have some hop bite.

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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Boone757
3.83/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of olafphysics
3.17/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Trentt2
2.92/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of DbbC
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BattleRoadBrewer
3.14/5  rDev -6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served on tap in a standard pint.

Appearance is still, negligible head, no lacing. Straw yellow, very slight haze.

Aroma is grainy, citrusy.

Flavor is sour, strong. Mouthfeel about right for the style.

Overall, no obvious defects, but not a treat or a thirstquencher, either.

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Capitol Kolsch from Capitol City Brewing
Beer rating: 3.34 out of 5 with 36 ratings
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