Kolsch | Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen

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85
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44 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen
Washington, United States
chuckanutbreweryandkitchen.com

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by beertunes on 07-29-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
44
Reviews:
13
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
12.14%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
4
For Trade:
1
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Photo of thornburyslasher
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Noooddle
4.84/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of VashonGuy
3.67/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DOCRW
4.68/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Fettpopps
3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TwoTrees
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of flagmantho
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I had this beer on-tap in a narrow pint glass at the brewery.

Appearance: light golden hue totally free of haze with a finger of creamy white foam and a strong effervescence. Very attractive!

Smell: grainy, beery and lightly sweet. Not bad.

Taste: grainy up front with a mild sweetness and a very light hop bitterness. A nice example of the style.

Mouthfeel: medium light body with a decent carbonation and creaminess.

Overall: light and drinkable as a Kölsch should be, but it's just a bit on the astringent side.

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Photo of bumchilly25
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of garymuchow
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks beertunes. Another classic German style
Pale malt, slight yeast, a bit sour and a bit of sweetness.
Classic look in stite. Nice white heady head. Brilliantly clear and lots of bubble action.
Clean crisp malt with ample drying with a slight hop character. Nice grainy character.
Close to lager feel, lighter body, decent thirst quenching.
Not quite classic, but very close. Nicely done.

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Photo of mbmiche
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mabermud
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I do not normally drink this style, but this beer is not bad at all. Pale and light looking, with a light bitter/hop scent. The taste is light and green grapey. Crisp and dry in the mouth.

Overall - Recommendable.

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Photo of rab53
3.7/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Asics
4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of will4738
4.44/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kscaldef
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of woemad
4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16.9oz bottle received as part of a box of (mostly) Bellingham beers from Beertunes. As it happens this exact same style of beer will soon be headed toward him. First ale I’ve had from Chuckanut, and might be the only one they brew.

Poured into a Boundary Bay shaker pint glass, this was a slightly chill-hazed pale gold color, with a tight, sudsy off-white head that dropped fairly quickly. Said head was easily agitated back to life, but again dropped fairly quickly, leaving spotty lace.

The aroma is of mild, herbal hops and slightly sweet, biscuity malts. The hops have that herbal, grassy European scent – the label doesn’t say what hops were used, but it seems like they are style-correct.

Mildly bitter, herbal hop flavor initially, but the malts take over midway through, with a fairly crisp finish. There’s a vaguely lemony thing happening in the background throughout.

Light bodied, with an effervescent and fairly crisp mouthfeel. It’s not pilsener crisp, but it’s an ale, and it’s right for the style.

This is something that could be crushed all day. It’s not a flavor bomb (that’s just not in the style description), but its super drinkable. If I walked into a bar and this was on tap and I was going to be there for a while, sessioning this would be a serious option.

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Photo of Moose90
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Donkster46
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Aleforme
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Erik-P
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of udubdawg
4.7/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of mactrail
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a light golden in the Stella Artois goblet with a persistent white foam. Lovely nose of biscuits and straw. Tingly on the tongue with a light malty body.

This is a little grainy with a touch of honey. It's actually a great malt flavor. The hops are aromatic but not as perfumey as the classic examples. Warm and uterly clean in flavor. The grainy taste is quite nice as the lemony finish kicks in. Slight bitterness with a resiny tang.

This is more like a really tasty Blonde Ale than a German Kölsch. Still it's extremely drinkable and better than a lot of this style that are too thin and sharp. From the 500 ml bottle purchased at the brewery restaurant in Belliingham.

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Photo of KStark
4/5  rDev +3.4%

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Kolsch from Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen
3.87 out of 5 based on 44 ratings.
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