Gulf Kolsch
Twisted X Brewing Company

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Style:
Kölsch
Ranked #224
ABV:
5.1%
Score:
83
Ranked #34,961
Avg:
3.67 | pDev: 13.35%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
16
From:
Twisted X Brewing Company
 
Texas, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  0
Gots
  7
SCORE
83
Good
Notes:
Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 16 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Premo88:
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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
More User Reviews:
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ckeegan04 from Texas

3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Aug 22, 2020
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BKotch from Texas

3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Jun 03, 2018
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Gagnonsux from Texas

3.54/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Sep 23, 2017
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Jugs_McGhee from Louisiana

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.

C- (2.68) / BELOW AVERAGE

Nov 16, 2017
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SmellsofMahagony from Texas

3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Oct 15, 2017
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Kuges from Texas

3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nov 08, 2017
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Tiernan from Texas

3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Oct 17, 2017
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cgrunin from Texas

3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Jun 16, 2018
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cmbeddoe7997 from Texas

3.47/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Apr 13, 2018
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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
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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
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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
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Tx_CJ7 from Texas

4.52/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Oct 29, 2017
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Txbrewing from Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aug 21, 2018
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RiceOwls27 from Texas

3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Apr 02, 2020
Gulf Kolsch from Twisted X Brewing Company
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 16 ratings