Calhoun's Kolsch | Cally's Restaurant and Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Cally's Restaurant and Brewing Co.
Virginia, United States

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by OldFrothingSlosh on 04-24-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 3
Reviews by mmmbeer:
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4.01/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've never had a kolsch before but heard that they are very lager-like in characteristics. Poured from a 2 liter growler into an imperial pint glass. Color is bright piss yellow, very clear, with a 3 finger rocky head that leaves rings and big patches of lace on the glass (the head/lacing definitely raised the appearance score). Has a metallic import lager scent (Heineken, etc.) - grassy/grainy with some floral hops. Tastes also reminds me of the import lagers, but with some diacetyl (butterscotch) and citric/floral flavors that let you know it's an ale (however, if you told me it was a lager I probably wouldn't think twice about it). The beer is very refreshing and goes down easy. Good session ale. Very non-offensive - would be a good craft beer to introduce to macroheads.

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Photo of tattooedtolley
3.4/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery/restaurant.

Appearance: Clear golden yellow. White head shortly lived.

Smell: Fairly faint aroma consisted of malts and sublte grassy notes.

Taste: Malty with a slight hop finish. Seems like it had the slight taste of a wheat beer in here somewhere. Decent taste for this style of beer.

Mouthfeel: Very crisp and refreshing. Super light body.

Drinkability: While not a favorite style of mine I could easily enjoy a few of these on a warmer day.

Good beer from Calhoun's, I do suggest anyone visiting Calhoun's to get a sampler to start out with. While you could never fully enjoy a beer from a mixed smapler it will definitely point you in the right direction.

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Photo of sulldaddy
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

I sampled this brew at the pub after a day of 10+ miles of hiking in Shenandoah Natl Park. Was looking for a crisp refreshing brew to perk me up.
The beer comes in a pint glass, clear bright gold in color with a small bleached white surface layer of head. Aroma is mild with some grainy lager malts coming through and a faint grassy hop scent. First sip is light and refreshing, body is thin and easy drinking. The carbonation is nice and rolls over my tongue leaving a prickly sensation. The flavor is mild with grainy malts and fairly sweet overall. This moves to a slightly grassy hop finish. This is a tasty brew and tastes great after a day in the 85 degree sun! Also went well with the Bruschetta appetizer we had.

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Calhoun's Kolsch from Cally's Restaurant and Brewing Co.
3.76 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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