Gulf Kolsch
Twisted X Brewing Company

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Twisted X Brewing Company
Texas, United States
Ranked #150
Ranked #22,598
3.67 | pDev: 12.53%
Mar 23, 2023
Sep 23, 2017
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Reviewed by Darkmagus82 from Texas

3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – The beer is served a clear golden color with a small head of white foam. The head has a decent level of retention, fading over time and leaving a small amount of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a grainy and wheaty smell mixed with a moderately strong showing of caramel and a light toastiness. Along with these smells comes notes of breadiness and yeast as well as a touch of hay.
Taste- The taste begins as the nose would suggest with a grainy and wheaty flavor mixed with a caramel sweetness. As the taste advances some light fruit flavors of pear and apple as well as a touch of yeastiness comes to the tongue. Toward the end the wheat gets a bit stronger and is joined by a touch of citrus sweetness, and with a increase in the sweet caramel, one is left with a rather pleasant easy natured Kolsch flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is medium in thickness with a slightly higher carbonation level. Overall the feel is good for the style and makes for an easy drinker.
Overall – A easy drinking brew. Nothing super out of the ordinary, but fun to try.
Mar 23, 2023
Rated: 3.65 by hester7 from Texas

Sep 10, 2021
Rated: 3.77 by ckeegan04 from Texas

Aug 22, 2020
Rated: 3 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Apr 02, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by Txbrewing from Texas

Aug 21, 2018
Rated: 3.7 by cgrunin from Texas

Jun 16, 2018
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Reviewed by Premo88 from Texas

4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
most of 2 12 oz. cans poured into tall 20 oz. mug
(4/26/18 canned-on date printed on bottom of cans)

L: clear gold topped by 1-inch head of white foam; sticks off head and laces off constant fluffy collar and skin of white foam from loads of activity in glass

S: sour grain, grain, yeast, dusty yeast, sweet yeast ... almost an orange peel to the sweet note; malt is prevalent but not bready, just lightly sweet

T: sweet and light-malty at first with some light grain flavor and the idea of apricot/peach but very, very subtly so; as it warms and the palate adjusts, a little earthy hop nip shows up and begins growing, first in the aftertaste then up front to the point that it almost tastes like white pepper ... again, the flavor is delicate but the aftertaste buildup suggests it is an Old World hop doing its thing

F: middling middle ... middleweight, mid-level carbonation, works like a charm; smack between ale slick/soft and lager crisp, it has the feel of good cask ale with a very moreish quality

O: subtly strong, a great light-malt fix with a beautiful mouthfeel; at 5.1% ABV, it's far too strong to be a true session beer, and in fact a big quaff will give you plenty of alcohol flavor, but if this beer has any drawbacks, that's the only one I can see -- there's not a single off note, nothing crazy or out of bounds for the style and at 6 weeks old, my six-pack has held up very, very well
Jun 11, 2018
Rated: 3.73 by BKotch from Texas

Jun 03, 2018
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Rated by Sup3r_s4m from Texas

3.06/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Drinkable. Not crisp. Ok beer. Price not so good
May 30, 2018
Rated: 3.47 by cmbeddoe7997 from Texas

Apr 13, 2018
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Reviewed by Jugs_McGhee from Colorado

2.68/5  rDev -27%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Can rating:

"Kolsch style blonde ale" (not "Kolsch" so they probably cheated with yeast that wasn't Kolsch yeast).

Unremarkable, and more of an uninspired blonde ale than a proper German kolsch. Not as refreshing or crisp as it needs to be.

More dull mediocrity from one of the Austin area's most underwhelming breweries.

Nov 16, 2017
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Reviewed by Jbbdrinker from Texas

4.69/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
There is a floral aroma from the can. The small foam head quickly fades leaving a darker than expected copper color. It has a medium body with a balaced  hop and biscut-like malt flavor. A short, sharp carbination is present, which would be overpowering if it lingered, but as it fades a rich, spiced malt note remains. In all, quite an interesting Kolsch
Nov 16, 2017
Rated: 3.85 by Kuges from Texas

Nov 08, 2017
Rated: 4.52 by Tx_CJ7 from Texas

Oct 29, 2017
Rated: 3.73 by Tiernan from Texas

Oct 17, 2017
Rated: 3.71 by SmellsofMahagony from Texas

Oct 15, 2017
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Rated by Beerucee from Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Less taste than I am used to in kolsch style. Still drinkable. Perhaps a craft beer intro.
Oct 14, 2017
Rated: 3.54 by Gagnonsux from Texas

Sep 23, 2017
Gulf Kolsch from Twisted X Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 18 ratings