Gateway Kolsch
French Broad River Brewing

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From:
French Broad River Brewing
 
North Carolina, United States
Style:
Kölsch
Ranked #162
ABV:
5.3%
Score:
83
Ranked #25,654
Avg:
3.66 | pDev: 10.93%
Reviews:
60
Ratings:
129
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 04, 2022
Added:
Feb 23, 2009
Wants:
  4
Gots:
  23
SCORE
83
Good
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Rated: 4.38 by G-houser

Jul 04, 2022
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Reviewed by md3kcn from North Carolina

3.51/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Purchased as a single can from The Fresh Market for $1.78. Poured into a nonic pint glass.

L - Bright yellow and clear, with a two-finger soapy pale white head. Head goes away fast. Decent lacing.
S - Grass. Green tea leaves. Pale wheat.
T - Biscuit. Bright wheat notes. An herbal, hoppy bite on the finish. Well-balanced, but a definite slightly more bitter note on the end. Grassy.
F - Light-medium body, with plenty of carbonation. Super easy-to-drink. Dry finish.
O - Pretty alright take on the style. A bit more hoppy than I'd prefer, but pleasant overall. I won't go out of my way to get this, but I won't turn one down.
Mar 18, 2022
 
 
Rated: 3.79 by OtisCampbell007 from Tennessee

Aug 21, 2020
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Rated by nick_perry from North Carolina

3.33/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A bit watery. Lacks the grassy note I look for in a kölsch. Indistinguishable from the ubiquitous craft lager.
Aug 08, 2020
 
Rated: 3.88 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Nov 13, 2019
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Reviewed by Griffin2 from Virginia

3.69/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Had a pint at Mellow Mushroom on 7/22/19.
Poured a clear amber color with a slight white head. This is a nice warm weather easy drinking beer. I enjoyed it.
Jul 27, 2019
 
Rated: 3.54 by socon67 from New York

Dec 23, 2017
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

2.9/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
12 oz can; purchased very recently but undated and possible over the hill (see below).
Unappealing skunky Euro hop aroma
Much better flavor but there's certainly some similarity to the aroma.
Light but not watery body with medium+ carbonation.
May 20, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by BigBry from Canada (AB)

Apr 09, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by dsshuck from Delaware

Dec 08, 2016
 
Rated: 3.69 by JonSchwartz from North Carolina

Nov 13, 2016
 
Rated: 4.79 by Vylo from New Jersey

Oct 17, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

Jul 17, 2016
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Reviewed by OldSwampy from Virginia

3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured from can into a glass. Fairly normal light straw color with a decently stiff but not exceptional white head. Nose did not fade as I drank the beer and was nicely floral. Taste was lean and hoppy, but as a kolsch should be rather than an IPA type of hoppiness. I find kolsches in general to taste lean, so this was true to style, not a fault. Mouthfeel clean and unexceptional. My first beer from this brewery, and certainly enough to make me look forward to trying others.
Jul 13, 2016
 
Rated: 3.77 by BradShook from North Carolina

Jul 01, 2016
 
Rated: 3.12 by juicebox from Kentucky

Jun 27, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by chrisroarshack from Alaska

Jun 25, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by EN27 from North Carolina

Jun 15, 2016
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Reviewed by gerite from Alabama

4.02/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured into a shaker glass from a can.

Appearance is a pale golden color with average head.
This is a light body ale, not overly carbonated. A crisp, easy drinking summertime beer with a clean dry finish. Overall, much better than I expected. A good example of a German-style Kolsch.
May 18, 2016
 
Rated: 3.27 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin

May 04, 2016
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Rated by ThisWangsChung from Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
3.5/5: Not a standout, but a fine example of an underrated style; 3.5's across the board
Apr 29, 2016
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Reviewed by Gavage from Nevada

3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Appearance: yellow in color with a 1/2" head that lingered around awhile.

Smell: light malt and grass aroma is all I can detect,

Taste: biscuit, grass, a bit of lemon zest, a bit of green grape sweetness, and a very mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel: lighter in body. Very crisp from start to finish. Clean aftertaste.

Overall: a very easy drinking beer, great on a warm day as it is refreshing and crisp.
Apr 19, 2016
 
Rated: 3.66 by WickedBeer from Alabama

Apr 10, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by BEER88 from Washington

Feb 29, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by FrankK from Alabama

Feb 27, 2016
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Reviewed by jeranbrews from Oklahoma

2.9/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25
Poured from a can into a pint glass.

A - faint watered down chamomile tea color. Big puffy white cloud of head. Minor continued carbonation. 3

S - sharp astringent but not caustic. Hoppy but without so much of the AAL aluminum smells. Faint crystal malts. 3

T - better than the smells but overall very weak. At times reminding me of a pilsner or Vienna lager but sadly subdued. 3

M - pleasant fizzy malty. 3.5

D - easy simple but very boring. Won't return 2.25
Jan 27, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by jkermitj from Mississippi

Dec 31, 2015
 
Rated: 3.48 by Josbor11 from Ohio

Dec 31, 2015
 
Rated: 3.25 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama

Nov 27, 2015
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Reviewed by Buck89 from Tennessee

3.94/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a Pilsener glass. Good looking beer with a clear straw yellow color and a 3 finger white head. Nice complex aroma with grass, dough, white bread and some floral tones. On the taste, I noticed white bread and cracker up front, followed by sweet grassy note and a subtle spicy bitter clean finish. The beer had medium carbonation and felt light on the palate. Overall, a great regional brew. Really hits the spot on this hot July day.
Jul 26, 2015
 
Rated: 3.45 by DonaldS from Pennsylvania

Jul 20, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by atrocity from Virginia

Jul 10, 2015
 
Rated: 4.28 by Hoptometrist from Ohio

Jun 24, 2015
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Rated by John_Beeryman from Virginia

4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This beer is very spicy for a kolsch.
Jun 19, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by nathanmiller from New York

Jun 13, 2015
 
Rated: 4.1 by traviskroberts from Tennessee

May 31, 2015
 
Rated: 3.99 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania

May 26, 2015
 
Rated: 3.69 by gefinley from California

Apr 07, 2015
 
Rated: 3.68 by Notacraftdrinker from Florida

Mar 31, 2015
Gateway Kolsch from French Broad River Brewing
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 189 ratings