Analogue 78 Kolsch | Phillips Brewing Company

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Analogue 78 KolschAnalogue 78 Kolsch

Brewed by:
Phillips Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Analogue 78 is like music to your beers. It's a crisp kolsch that features a clean malt body and finishes dry. Just like your favourite albums, this 6 track beer pack is sure to make its way to the top of your stack.

Added by IllNate on 07-21-2012

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Photo of argock
4.13/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into a slender Sleeman pilsner glass. 03/May/2015 on bottle neck.

A: Crystal clear light honey gold with 2-3 ingers of nearly white head with decent retention and dots and scraps of lacing down the glass.

S: Great mix of grainy, slightly sweet pilsner malt, light sulfur/peach skin and melon, and herbal grassy hops. The nose is a tad forward for the kolsch style but very enjoyable.

T: The flavor is spot-on for the kolsch style, maybe a touch fruity, but it is right in there. Analogue 78 definitely falls on the sweet, malt dominated side of the style, but it retains the subdued, subtle nature of the style despite providing exceptional flavor. Nice bready, lightly grainy, a little sweet pale pilsner maltiness coupled beautifully with grassy, herbal, floral hopping, delicate and light but balanced.The fruitiness is very subtle and background, with some peach and honeydew melon notes. Really a well-crafted kolsch-style brew.

M: Very light and delicate in spite of the slight sweetness, the carbonation is appropriately high to keep the body light.

O: I would be buying a lot of this beer in the spring an summer if I liver in western Canada -- it is one of the best North American kolsch-style beers I have had -- it walks the line of delicate, light, yet aromatic and flavorful wonderfully and provides a superb example of the kolsch style. Great work Phillips crew. Easily the best beer on their Showcase variety pack -- hopefully they will keep this beer moving out to shelves all over Canada year round.

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Photo of jrempel
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Svingjo
3.38/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This poured a pale straw colour with a thin head that goes away pretty quickly. It has a grassy nose accented with what I perceived as pineapple. There is a grainy flavour to the beer with maybe a hint of ginger that comes off as slightly sour. And like that it's gone, no aftertaste. Ends a bit quick for my liking but could see it going down fairly easily on a hot summer night.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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2.56/5  rDev -28.5%

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3.32/5  rDev -7.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.92/5  rDev +37.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of Ericbeech_87
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Eric_Standard
3.27/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Pours a nice yellow – quite pale, but still has some richness to it. Medium head of loose white foam.

Smell: Sweet grains.

Taste: More sweet grains, as well as mild maltiness, and a mid-low hoppy bitterness. A smooth, mild, and even sort of flavour.

Mouthfeel: Active carbonation, a lively brew in that regard.

Overall: I've never had a Kölsch, so I'm not sure how this stacks up as a representative of the style, but it is a rather nice beer. Very fresh, easy drinking, and laid back.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Analogue 78 Kolsch from Phillips Brewing Company
3.58 out of 5 based on 83 ratings.
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