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

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Sunbru Kölsch-Style AleSunbru Kölsch-Style Ale

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

Style: German 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

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Ratings: 142 |  Reviews: 43
Reviews by Wizzman:
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2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

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3.88/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #55 (August 2011):

Clarity is fine; pale golden color. Smells of fermented pears, fresh-baked crackers and light floral hops. Malt palate is near immaculate and intensely smooth. Mild bite of apple within, but the dry graininess is the real show here. Balance from the hops with a pinch of flavor in the finish. Long dry finish, the aftertaste is very clean, which makes this beer extremely refreshing ... the taste buds ask for another sip. Nailed it for the style, and nailed it for being so damn drinkable.

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Photo of Auraan
4.06/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a nice clear gold with a thin ring of nice white head. Beautiful German lager appearance. Scents of German yeast, some hoppy notes and crystal malt. What I expect in a kolsch. Flavor is malty sweet, good crystal malt sweetness and bready flavors, this is balanced with a nice German hop presence which keeps it from being too sweet and bready. Quite nice. Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium carbonation, easy to drink, nice and refreshing. This is a good kolsch, worth drinking. It's one of the better Four Peaks offerings, behind their stout and IPA.

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Photo of Squire
3.68/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear light gold color with rapidly disappearing white cap.

Mild aroma of honeyed malt backed by slightly spicy floral hops.

Taste is much richer than the nose implies. It's really more than mild and, although simple, is certainly no light brew although it may please those who like lite beer generally. Hops are present in more a flavoring sense than a bittering one, just enough to balance the malt. Finish is clean and refreshing.

Light medium texture with balancing carbonation.

Pleasant and pleasing, no complaints here, yet it's clearly above the ordinary.

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Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of theParish
4/5  rDev +14.6%

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of chossboss
3.4/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ksi4077
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Zachb4au
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of LXIXME
3.48/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A pretty decent sized white head takes its time to settle into a nice lacing above this clear pale yellow golden colored beer.

Soapy lemony sour citrusy aroma with some grain malt attributes as well.

Light dry malted grain mixed with an almost sweet citrusy hops taste.

A drying aftertaste with just a tiny bit of the taste sticking around with this light bodied beer.

An alright tasting lighter beer, I'd like to have a cooler full of these on a really hot summers day, whether I being golfing, fishing, or just kickin' back.

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Photo of RDW
3.43/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sammy
3.6/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at the Scottsdale location (brewed in Tempe). Fresh smell, light yellow and very lacey. A mild bitterness. Hits the mark, as they mostly do,batting average rather than home run hitters, showing skill. Average mouthfeel. A good start, and nicely drinkable at lunchtime.

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Photo of AZBeerDude72
3.82/5  rDev +9.5%
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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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of russpowell
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap a Magpies Pizza in Tucson on a warm April day

Poured golden with a slight pearl white head. Average head retention & lacing

S: Slight bready notes

T: Some grainy notes & lemony hops. A bit of breadyness & peppery hops as it warms. Finishes with citric hop snap, Barely eeked out the 3.5

MF: Light bodied with lively carbonation

Drank easy, but just a run of the mill Kolsch

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Photo of breadwinner
3.44/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Vonerichs
3.48/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hazy but vibrant yellow color with a huge frothy stark white head with longevity.

Grainy aroma with white grapes and a little fruity.

The flavor is less fruity, more grainy. There's a metallic aftertaste in the finish.

Mouthfeel is crisp, light, and refreshing.

It's a pretty decent kolsch and an easy drinker.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Anthony88
2.97/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- This is a nice colored light beer with some haze.

S- smelled extremely floral

T- a bit hoppy but a decent tasting beer. It had a strong floral taste, but not overpowering.

M- watery on the mouth. One of those beers you would lose count if you started drinking.

D- this beer would be a good one to sit with some friends and kickback on a hot day. I can almost tell that the flavor would change dramatically with the outside temperature.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.9/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I'm rating this beer pretty high because I just simply liked it. And it was hot out and this really hit the spot.

S - Can! I love that it's in a can. Awesome!

A - Hazy but seemed appropriate. A very pale straw off white.

S - Citrusy but yeasty.

T - It's very light with some citrus to it. But it was well balanced.

M - Very light. It pours with a nice head but doesn't seem that carbonated.

D - A very drinkable beer. Especially on a hot summer day. These go down quickly! I shared a 12 pack with some friends. I would purchase again for sure.

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Photo of JeffreyJDavis
2/5  rDev -42.7%

Photo of dvmin98
3.52/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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