Stowe Style - Kölsch
von Trapp Brewing

Stowe Style - KölschStowe Style - Kölsch
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von Trapp Brewing
Vermont, United States
Ranked #30
Ranked #13,373
3.98 | pDev: 6.78%
Apr 29, 2022
Apr 29, 2021
Very Good
Stowe Style - KölschStowe Style - Kölsch
Notes: A Collaboration By Von Trapp Brewing and Upper Pass

Dry-Hopped Kölsch Style Ale

The Stowe Style Collaboration is a marriage of new world and old world brewing. Upper Pass Brewing has brought their hop creativity to von Trapp Brewing’s Kölsch Style. With late addition hopping during the brew and a dry hop using the freshest 2020 hops. This hop forward ale is unfiltered with notes of clementine zest and tropical fruit. Please enjoy this summer classic while it lasts.

40 IBU
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4.4 by Arg914 from New York on Apr 29, 2022
4 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Nov 08, 2021
4 by plaid75 from New York on Sep 17, 2021
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3.62/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by REVZEB from Illinois

Oh VT, I buy anything you make that I can get my hands on, but this was a bridge too far. Cloudy yellow with a big white head and plenty of lacing as we venture down the glass, best aspect of the beer. Aromas give away the dry hopped twist, big lemon, pineapple rind, and grassy hops to go with kolsch bready yeast, but worried it is too hoppy. Fears are confirmed in the taste, sharp lemon and grassy hop bitter cut into the kolsch, chopping off the yeast and malt depth at the knees, very zesty and unbalanced toward the hop. Feel is thin, bright, and soft. Swing and a miss

Aug 12, 2021
3.53 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey on Aug 10, 2021
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4.28/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by erosier from Connecticut

Pours a crisp golden yellow with a nice medium bodied white colored head that laces a bit on the way down. Smells of sweet lightly toasted malts and a hint of hops at the end. Tastes of lightly toasted malts and a nice earthy hop finish. Super clean, super crisp, refreshing, light feeling, perfect amount of carbonation. Excellent take on the style!

Aug 07, 2021
4 by ajdemma from New York on Aug 07, 2021
4 by EatonHops from Massachusetts on Jul 28, 2021
4 by Gkruszewski from New York on Jul 25, 2021
3.72 by Abstractspirit from Rhode Island on Jul 16, 2021
4 by njbusa from New Jersey on Jul 15, 2021
3.83 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania on Jul 15, 2021
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
by puboflyons from New Hampshire

From a 16 oz. can with a BB date of 09/22/21. Sampled July 4, 2021.

The appearance is straw yellow with a chill haze and a monstrous white head that fades down. Bust carbonation streaming up the glass.

Aromas of biscuits, toasted white bread crust, sweet grains, and grass.

The mouthfeel is light-medium and fairly typical.

The taste is sweet, grainy, and grassy with a clean, crisp ending. I enjoy this style and VonTrapp & Upper Pass pulled this off nicely.

Jul 04, 2021
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3.46/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by johnnnniee from New Hampshire

On tap at River Road tavern
Hazy murky grapefruit in color with a thin white head that recedes. Light bready maltiness, light fruit, light earthy spicy hops. Is this brewery now contract brewed or something?

Jun 29, 2021
4.25 by whatsgoody from Vermont on Jun 28, 2021
4.25 by jkermitj from Mississippi on Jun 24, 2021
3.91 by TheEpeeist from Pennsylvania on Jun 14, 2021
4.2 by O-Meg from New York on Jun 14, 2021
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4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by ANIMOUL from Vermont

Poured from a 16 oz can with a "BB" date of 9/22/21. Pours translucent yellow with a thick foamy head that rapidly recedes. An interesting take on the kolsch style; a bit watery with subtle kolschness... but refreshing & good.

Jun 11, 2021
3.75 by Noelito76 from New York on May 29, 2021
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4.51/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by MontpelierArtie from Vermont

When you live in VT Memorial Day wknd is a paradigm shift. This beer cracks off the festivities wonderfully. Pours a hazy, translucent straw color with a fluffy, white, and tight head receding to thin cap and lacing. Smell of fresh bread, citrus. Taste follows with lively carb, lemony champagne grape. Nice collaboration.

May 29, 2021
4.14 by Skabiski from Maryland on May 25, 2021
4.24 by acurtis from New Jersey on May 25, 2021
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4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by sulldaddy from Connecticut

Im sampling this 16 oz can poured slightly chilled into my .5L dimple mug. The beer pours a champagne clear gold color with a bleached white fizzy head of 1 cm foaming up. This foam fades to a thin edge layer soon after the pour. Some lazy streams of carbonation slowly rise to the surface.
The aroma is a bit of a biscuity malt note, but rolls to lemony citrus scents and a little white grape. Nose is well balanced.
First sip reveals a light body with crisp texture and very fine and very tingly almost prickly carbonation. Beer drinks very easy, is almost a little watery.
Flavor is briefly sweet and has a bit of grainy malt but much more lemony hop notes here than the nose. I get some grassy and floral bite on the finish and this dries out my palate and lingers after each sip.
The beer is very easy to drink and my glass is almost empty before I finish writing these notes.
Pretty solid beer that I enjoy on this Sunday evening.

May 24, 2021
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3.72/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
by malrubius from Vermont

Can. Gold slightly hazy with lasting head and lace. Somewhat sharp citrus and some grassy aroma. Light lemony sweetness with only a hint of malt backbone. Slightly melony lemony citrus finish. Slightly cloying hops. Soft lively carbo. A nice beer but nothing like a kolsch.

May 24, 2021
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3.57/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by BikeChef from District of Columbia

Hmmm.... a hazy kolsch? Moderately cloudy, sorta hefeweizen-like. The dry-hopping is balanced— this is no IPK (India Pale Kolsch ;) Not a bad beer, but not Von Trapp’s best. The finish is a bit short and I’m missing some crispness.

May 22, 2021
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4.27/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by bobv from Vermont

16 oz. can.
BB 09/23/21.

Moderate pour yields a 3/4 inch white head over a slightly hazy, light golden body with sticky lacing. Nose of a bit of spice, fruit (citrus mostly), with a slight herbal/floral thing going on as well. Taste is slight citrus, spice and then turning towards a bit of grape and then finishing dry. Smooth and delicious! Nice feel and overall, a great experience and would definitely have again. Cheers to both breweries for a fine collaboration!

Apr 30, 2021
Stowe Style - Kölsch from von Trapp Brewing
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 27 ratings