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Sunbru Kölsch-Style Ale | Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery
Arizona, United States
fourpeaks.com

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A very light golden ale that is malty sweet, almost honey-like in the nose. This ale has a light to medium body and a very delicate flavor. Easy drinking, it has very low bitterness and a soft dry finish.

17.3 IBU

Added by Gueuzedude on 06-17-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,374
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
137
pDev:
13.79%
Bros Score:
3.88
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
31
Trade:
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3.52/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chossboss
3.4/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of andrewh995
3.62/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy gold with a white head. Smells of biscuit, yeast, and malt. Tastes of yeast, bread, some hops, and malt. Medium creamy body with medium carbonation. Overall a delicious kolsch.

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Photo of AZBeerDude72
3.82/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours solid gold with average foam and no lacing. Smells of wheat and honey, very mild. The taste is very good, loads more than than any smell you get, really nice notes of honey, wheat, biscuit, and sweet. This is a light to very mild medium beer, minor carbonation on finish. Overall a really full flavored beer that is not heavy and is great for spending the day outside when you want a full flavored beer that is not going to roll you over over in a 6er.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.14/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of cbcrunch
3.79/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tzieser
4.24/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz can into a pint glass.

L- golden in color with a very subtle haze. fluffy white head with very good lacing.

S- notes of biscuit and baked bread with some fruity esters thanks to that nice kolsch yeast. subtle herbal hop aroma. quite nice and true to style.

T- sweet malted barley with more bready notes. aforementioned fruity esters are back adding nice complexities with a bit of pear. herbal hop bitterness is subtle and balances the beer nicely.

F- clean, dry mouthfeel. on point.

O- an authentically brewed kolsch-style bier in the middle of the Sonoran Desert? yes please. these go down like water on a 120 degree afternoon in Chanlder, AZ by the pool (i tested just to make sure). They also go down like water whilst hiking the gorgeous Santa Catalina mountains in Tucson whether it's 110 at the bottom or 70 at the summit of Mt. Lemmon (i also tested it there......just to make sure. i'm looking out for you guys, don't you know?). the bottom line is, this is a light, refreshing and tasty kolsch-style ale and anyone who says otherwise (esp. those "tastes like cheap beer" dopes) just does not understand the style. four peaks best beer IMO. recommended.

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3.43/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of erk0607
3.49/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AgentMunky
2.69/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

On tap at the brewery. From notes. Reviewed 9 January 2016.
3.25/3/2.5/2.75/2.5
Looks like a cheap lager.
Smells like a grainy cheap lager.
Tastes! like a grainy cheap lager. Ugh. Gross.
Consistency of dishwater.
This is not a nice beer. Not recommended.

Notes
ABV: 5.2%
IBU: 17.3
SRM: 2
Malts: Two-row, White Wheat
Hops: Magnum, Tradition

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hearneator
4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Corrado42
3.82/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tjcamm
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of banjos_beauties_beers
4.2/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The smell of this beer makes me think of a well groomed German chick who doesn't shave her armpits, and I love it (subtle floral and pleasant funk). This is Kölsch-style and typical of Four Peaks brews has bold flavors that don't suck. The clarity isn't scrubbed like some Kölsch's and a tinge dark, but like I said, I don't want her to shave. This beer is well balanced and easy to drink, a welcome and refreshing beer for a long 115 degree Arizona day. Nice to have cans for tubing the Salt River. The head pours big and comes and goes quickly with very little lacing. My favorite Four Peaks beer.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MonkeyBread
3.42/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JackiO
4.35/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma: Low malty sweet character, almost like honey. Very low apple ester and just a hint of spicy hops.

Appearance: Good clarity, straw yellow. Long lasting, lacy, dense head.

Flavor: Honey-like malt sweetness just like it smells. Lightly fruity. Just enough hop bitterness to balance the malt. Finishes slightly dry.

Mouthfeel: Low body, effervescent.

Overall: Very refreshing! Beautiful balance, not too bitter, not too malty sweet. All of the flavors blend in harmony. The honey-like quality is very interesting without distracting. Definitely impressed.

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3.2/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of crobinso
3.63/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hop_God
2.86/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3.42/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kflorence
2.91/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of ovaltine
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of breadwinner
3.44/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Sunbru Kölsch-Style Ale from Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery
Beer rating: 3.48 out of 5 with 137 ratings
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