Lime Kölsch | Burnside Brewing Co.

Lime KölschLime Kölsch
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3.48 w/ 40 ratings
Lime KölschLime Kölsch

Brewed by:
Burnside Brewing Co.
Oregon, United States

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by vkv822 on 06-14-2013

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Ratings: 40 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of TrueMetalJake
3.27/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Tastes like Trix

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Photo of biboergosum
3.89/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle - wow, that's a lotta limes! Also made with kaffir lime leaves and lemongrass.

This beer pours a glassy, medium golden yellow colour, with two chubby fingers of puffy, finely foamy, and somewhat creamy eggshell white head, which leaves a bit of streaky rain on the windshield lace around the glass as it quickly bleeds away.

It smells of zingy fresh limes, spicy lemongrass, grainy and doughy pale malt, a bit of estery yeast, and more leafy and hay-like hop bitterness. The taste is crackery and doughy pale malt, acidic key lime pie, earthy lemongrass, and more herbal, leafy, and slightly floral green hoppiness.

The carbonation is quite hefty in its palate-coating frothiness, the body a respectable middleweight, and actually fairly smooth, with maybe a wee spiciness taking the sheen off of things here. It finishes off-dry, the robust malt still fending off the lime and lemongrass advances.

Overall, it seems that the guest ingredients do go a long way in obfuscating the underlying Kölsch to a certain degree, but hey - 'Lime' comes first in the name, so what did we expect? Enough of the base beer character is present to prevent having to make alco-pop or sports drink analogies, thankfully. Refreshing and zesty, is what I'm taking away from this offering.

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Photo of imfinished
3.74/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.71/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

very surprised to see this rated so low, maybe they have recently tweaked the recipe and improved upon it, but the one i had at the brewery was outstanding. pale and clear yellow as it should be for the style, not much head on it after the initial pour, and a lot of carbonation racing up to the surface. it smells like fresh lime zest, nothing plastic or artificial. i suppose that does come at the expense of the base beer, i mean, this is really limey, and maybe the purists are unhappy, but i was intrigued right away. the flavor is good too, lime all the way, bitter enough but more just juicy. definitely hard to taste much kolsch through the lime, which might be where the ratings drop, almost more of a sports drink than a beer, but its super light and refreshing, and i happily enjoyed it. maybe a little less body than i would like, even in a kolsch, but carbonation is there, and if this was designed to be a lawn mower beer, a patio pounder, whatever people are calling them these days, they have certainly succeeded.

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

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

Photo of 81tillinfinity
3.67/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

What we all wish a Corona with a lime would taste like. Good easy drinking seasonal had in bottle and on draft.

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Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.76/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sharpski
3.32/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of kamikazeokami
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of PG2G
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of dkw0063
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of MeEatCookies
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of andrenaline
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of BrewtalHonesty
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Light & limey

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Photo of Brackh
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Pours a very light yellow with a foamy head. Smell isn't great. Smells like a Pilsner for sure. Taste is very light with a hint of lime. Nothing overpowering here. Feel like I should have cut the grass before drinking this. Ok. Won't seek it out again.

Wife's Review: "I like it. It is refreshing and the lime flavor is just right."

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Photo of chinchill
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

22oz. bottle.
Very hazy amber; Decent off-white head

Wonderful smell mixes lime with fresh baked bread.

The flavor is much less balanced, with the lime components dominating. Good sweet/bitter/sour balance, with all three present at near equal levels.

Refreshing. Light body with appropriate medium carbonation.

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Photo of Osskjc
4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

Photo of jbaker67
2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of brianne19
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of chossboss
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of Bigtwin
2/5  rDev -42.5%

Photo of SeatsTaken
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of Kopfschuss
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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Lime Kölsch from Burnside Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 30% out of 100 with 40 ratings
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