Sidekick Kolsch | Peace Tree Brewing Co.

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3.32 w/ 51 ratings

Brewed by:
Peace Tree Brewing Co.
Iowa, United States

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by FreshHawk on 06-19-2012

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Ratings: 51 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of kellont
1/5  rDev -69.9%

Photo of Beerlover
1.96/5  rDev -41%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

this beer taste like a fizzy yellow beer for wussies! can't place if it taste more like a bud or a miller since I have had neither of either of those for quite some time, but completely reminded me of one of them!

taste: had a sweet maltyness to it that I dint' care for at all, no hops apparent in the taste or aroma. was very hard to finish the can, as the taste gets less and less desirable as it warms.

would not recommend this one to craft beer lovers, maybe to the mass of swill swallowers...

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2.25/5  rDev -32.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of iabeerbaron
3.15/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25


Style: Kolsch

ABV: 5%

Purchased at: Hy-Vee; Marion, IA

Pour: Light yellow pour, drank from the can.

Aroma: Grassy, malt, and some fruit on the nose.

Flavor: Nice malty flavor, crisp and refreshing, maybe a tad bit of hops to round it out. rating: no score yet rating: no score yet

Overall: C

My recommendation: A really strong choice for a sessionable summer beer. Support Iowa craft beer and try a six pack!

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Photo of alphagnome
3.17/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a brilliant, pale yellow color that is crowned with a thin and fluffy, pure white head. Chill haze is present with a decent amount of lacing and gobs of carbonation.

While the aroma leaves a lot to be desired, it's welcoming. And sweet. Honey is dominant here, but sweet corn and lemon zest break through. It's simple but pleasant.

Confirms what the nose picks up on - it's sweet. Sweet corn and malt take over the front end and is balanced by some rather grassy hops at the tail end. Again, leaves a lot to be desired but is enjoyable.

Plenty of fizzing is present in this light-bodied beer. A tad creamy and finishes dry. Easy to drink, easy to enjoy.

While I'm not blown away by it, I find it to be a nice summer beer that is both refreshing and enjoyable.

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Photo of FreshHawk
3.21/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Light, slightly hazed gold color. Large, light, tight, foamy, bubbly, bright white head. Nice retention and a nice lacing.

S - Sweet grainy malt and some corn aroma dominate the nose. Touch of honey sweetness. Minimal grassy hop aroma.

T - Very similar to the nose. Dominated by sweet cereal grains, touches of corn. Somewhat sweet but a little on the bland side. A touch more grassy hop flavors than the nose suggested.

M - Light body, average carbonation. Spritzy, lively feel with a touch of a drying finish.

D - Easy to drink beer that is a little on the bland side for me. Lacked a significant hop presence or an orchard fruit presence I was hoping for.

Notes: Nothing offensive but nothing exciting either. I could see people that aren't into craft beer drinking this if you took them to the brewpub. Not my favorite from them, and nothing worth going after but it's not bad.

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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of BeerWithMike
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Sampled last night on 10/20/14 while kickin' back on the upper patio deck enjoying this awesome weather and colors here in Nebraska for October. Can (haven't seen it in a bottle) chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a shaker pint glass. The can doesn't have the alcohol content (ABV) listed but I am guessing around 5.5%.

Pours a slight hazy golden in color with a thin white cap. Does have a decent amount of lacing seen with each sip though. The aroma is of grains and lemongrass for the most part. Pretty much the same for the taste with a slight sweetness in the mix as well. Slight bitter finish but didn't last too long. Lighter to medium bodied with good carbonation. Kölsch's are all over the board and this one was just OK.

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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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Sidekick Kolsch from Peace Tree Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 29.4% out of 100 with 51 ratings
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