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Wetsuit Schwarzenkolsch Ale | Flat Tail Brewing

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Flat Tail Brewing
Oregon, United States

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by hreb on 01-06-2013

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3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My first taste of Corvallis's Flat Tail Brewing comes from this 22oz bomber of Wetsuite "Schwarzenkolsch Ale". I presume that's a play on Schwarzbier (which is lager, not ale) and Kolsch (which is strictly an ale, but styled like a lager). I enjoy both styles so this promises to be fun.

Anyway, the beer pours very dark brown, nearly black, and forms a medium tan head. Aroma is rich and coffeeish, much more like a regular old American porter than either a schwarzbier/black lager OR a German Kolsch.

Flavor is similarly roasty and coffee tinged. Hopping is pretty delicate for an Oregon microbrewery, and there's a pleasant crispness which I guess is the nod to the Kolsch style. Carbonation is a little bit sharp. But the flavors are good, if simple, and I really enjoy this beer and am quite impressed with Flat Tail so far.

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3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bomber from Roths Sunnyslope Market in S.Salem $4.79 Black beer with a nice sized thick and creamy lightv tan head. Aroma is subdued but smalls toasty,slightly lactic and smooth chocolate Taste is again toasty, with smooth malty chocolate..finished slighly bitter/toasty Great palate low carbonation and quite smooth. Not a typical Schwarzbier but as the bottle says this is a Schwarzkolsch..odd but likeable

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Wetsuit Schwarzenkolsch Ale from Flat Tail Brewing
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 2 ratings
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