Kolsch | Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen

KolschKolsch
BA SCORE
77.8%
Liked This Beer
3.91 w/ 45 ratings
KolschKolsch
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
Ranking:
#12,412
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
45
Liked:
35
Avg:
3.91/5
pDev:
12.28%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
4
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 45 |  Reviews: 14
Reviews by Redrover:
Photo of Redrover
3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had this on taps at Hill’s in Spokane. It was served in a shaker.

The beer is light gold with a white head and sticky lacing.

It has an aroma of light grains and a bit of floral hops.

The taste is mild with a bit of sweetness and some light fruit notes. I was missing the pear and mineral notes that I like in my Kolsch but maybe this was on older keg?

The mouth is pleasant with good carbonation.

Easy drinker but a bit under powered.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of mdaschaf
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of jmccraney
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DOCRW
4.68/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mbmiche
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eighty
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of VashonGuy
3.67/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dipso123
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap:
Tastes more like a Blonde ale than a Kolsch. It is entirely missing characteristic Kolsch yeast and crisp finish. Weak flabby malt character and thick sticky mouth feel. Not a Kolsch.

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Photo of Smurf2055
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of megg
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of bumchilly25
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of thornburyslasher
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LazyL
3.67/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Crystal clear golden straw with a white thin soft head. The aroma is spicy with some honey and clove. The taste is very herbal and I get a real green tea taste. The mouthfeel is light, dry and would be a good hot day beverage. A bit too dry and herbal for my liking.

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Photo of Noooddle
4.84/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of draheim
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an American pint glass @ Shultzy's on the Ave, Seattle. Pours a pale, almost faintly greenish yellow w/ moderate carb.

A floral, delicate aroma that's pretty hard to pick up at all. Nice when it's there.

Taste is pleasantly grainy, biscuity, lemony and floral European hops.

Mouthfeel is where this one shines. Velvety smooth, dances on the palate. Utterly quaffable.

Overall a really solid Kölsch, perhaps the best I've had.

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Photo of garymuchow
3.95/5  rDev +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 Donkster46
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of mactrail
3.83/5  rDev -2%
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 Kopfschuss
5/5  rDev +27.9%

Photo of flagmantho
3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
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 SpAiReArGsEonNE
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Moose90
3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of americanbelgian
2/5  rDev -48.8%

Photo of Erik-P
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Aleforme
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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Kolsch from Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen
Beer rating: 77.8% out of 100 with 45 ratings
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