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Kölsch | Occidental Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Occidental Brewing Co.
Oregon, United States

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by msubulldog25 on 08-13-2011

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3.11/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.18/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - poured to a pilsner glass. Three finger head, slow to recede. Golden straw in color and clear as can be. Really nice bubbling

S - an interesting Belgian yeast nose. Somewhat inviting but mild bubblegum lingers

T - not off putting in the least, but it makes no statement. It really asks for more flavor. Almost a beer flavored water

M - unlike the bubbly appearance, this beer lacks carbonation. The mouthfeel also makes no statement. Flat, watery

O - It would be nice and refreshing for someone on a hot day. This beer has it's place, just not with me.

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.32/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16 oz. can poured into a Boneyard taster.

Appearance - Clear yellow body. Nice white head. Great retention. Sticky lacing.

Smell - Not much aroma, but a dynamic malt and hop aroma. Nutty, grainy, earthy hops, slightly sharp. Muted, but good.

Taste - Sharp hop flavor. Malts get nuttier as it warms. Finishes with a touch of bitterness and a slight sharpness.

Mouthfeel - Easy drinking, but very light. Not much body.

Overall - Decent. Interesting malt flavors.

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3.38/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.42/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Can from the Brew Shop in Bend. Pale golden with abundant foamy head. Aroma is mostly grains, cereal, taste is pure grain, malt, some hops present in the finish, very dry and chalky. A decent representation of the German original. Light in body and palate, refreshing

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3.43/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Clear light straw. Pineapple tropical fruit and wheat on the nose. Sweet grain, straw and a touch of lime on the taste. Steel mineral with a syrup swryness lingers on the finish. The sweetness lingers a bit too long on the tongue. I prefer a sharper finish to my kolsch; just too sweet for my taste.

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3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

my very first beer from these guys and one of the lighter craft beers i have ever had really. it looks more like water than beer in the glass, and has very little flavor really, even compared to other light kolsch styles, i was blown away how delicate and simple and clean this was, and i mentally go back and forth on whether i like it because its a great spicy food beer, a hot weather crusher, and more to drink than think, or if i dislike it because there is so little german authenticity to it in the flavor, no mass at all, and really pretty unimpressive as a beer. leaning toward the first one, but this could definitely use a little more of the german pale malts here as well as some of a minerally crackery yeast that tends to define these beers more often than not. i could drink it forever though, it doesnt fill up the belly even a little bit, and the carbonation is pretty on point actually, so its hard to hate on, even though there really just isnt much here. ill give this one a pass, but will look for a whole lot more robustness next time i have one of their beers...

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Kölsch from Occidental Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 63 ratings
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