4 Pines Kolsch | 4 Pines Brewing Company

BA SCORE
81
good
68 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
4 Pines Kolsch4 Pines Kolsch
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
4 Pines Brewing Company
Australia
4pinesbeer.com.au

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by vancurly on 08-23-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
68
Reviews:
30
Avg:
3.49
pDev:
14.9%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
15
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 68 |  Reviews: 30
Photo of Stockatron
3.96/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stevoj
2.54/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

On tap at the brewery. Light, but missing most of the kolsch style. No crispness, no hop bite. As noted earlier, kind of bland, leans towards the Aussie palate of bland lagers

 175 characters

Photo of snowmageddon
3.78/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DamienI
2.5/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Refloosh
2.27/5  rDev -35%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Mosant
3.49/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had a 330ml bottle.
Appearance: clear and light Amber. Looks good. Clean white head but dissipates quickly.
Aroma: quite trpoical fruity and citrus aroma coming though which was not what I expected. It reminded more of an APA on that front.
Flavour: very nice, refreshing and well carbonated. Very sessionable. More malty grains on the plate and fruitiness in the aroma not all that apparent on the palate but no negative here at all.
Overall: a great beer I have wanted to try for a long time. Was not sure exactly of the style given I have not tried many Kolsch before from the native so nothing to compare it with but the floral happiness is there for sure and nice clean character of a lager is there too. Can't be too far off. Well done. Glad a bought a 6 pack!

 769 characters

Photo of Jolgas
4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of camlaw16
4.36/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The Kolsch was like no other German-style beer I've had before. It had the citrus flavor of a Blue Moon or Sam Adam's Summer Ale, but a hoppy flavor that comes in on the finish that features a nice balance of the sweet lemon flavor.

 232 characters

Photo of greg4579
3.17/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JKCooper
2.83/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of tsinclair73
4.19/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SmashPants
3.69/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Format: standard 330mL dark brown bottle, reasonable craft label.

Appearance: pours a clear light gold with a decent and strong half-finger of off-white head. Decent lacing also.

Aroma: some clean cereal grain aromas and a touch of fruit and floral. Quite light, but nice all the same.

Taste: pretty much follows the nose - very clean and quality cereal grains with that touch of floral and fruit again. Quality.

Aftertaste: the flavours hang about for a time - very easy drinking.

Mouth feel: medium in body with a moderate carbonation that brings the flavours through quite smoothly.

Overall: a decent version of the Kölsch - clean in feel and with a good flavour profile. Pretty damn good for AU$60 a case.

 717 characters

Photo of Scottylawton
3.76/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
3.35/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CaptainHungry
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of spycow
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of warnerry
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of emincems
3.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of BobbyJ-AU
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of Hyperionecta
2.25/5  rDev -35.5%

Photo of BuddhaBrowett
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of kif
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Vanz
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of BeardedBoffin
3.19/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The beer exits the bottle a dark yellow color with thin white foam. It looks about right. The aroma is surprisingly strong with heavy notes of bread dough. Grass speckles the background. As time goes on, the aroma subsides some, but continues to be very strong for this style, although certainly not offensive. The palate presents a heavy dose of bread as well along with some nice grainy pale malt. A slight kiss of bitterness sends it on its way. Nothing wrong with this beer, pretty average for the style. A nice drinker on a warm summer afternoon.

 551 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
4 Pines Kolsch from 4 Pines Brewing Company
3.49 out of 5 based on 68 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.