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Love Street Summer Seasonal | Karbach Brewing Co.

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Love Street Summer SeasonalLove Street Summer Seasonal

Brewed by:
Karbach Brewing Co.
Texas, United States

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
20 IBU

Added by champ103 on 05-16-2013

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Reviews by ExaltedNecrosis:
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3.93/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can poured into pint glass.

A - Pours a hazy yellow straw color with one finger of white head.

S - The aroma has grassy and grainy notes with a bit of citrus hops.

T - The grain is prominent in this, followed by grassy hops and some lemon. The taste is very clean with a slightly peppery end.

M - Light body with high carbonation. It's very crisp and refreshing, making for a great summer session beer. Citrus and grass on the aftertaste.

O - A great beer for summer with a refreshing hop profile.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.96/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

12 fl oz aluminum can with colorful hippy-esque label art acquired as part of a 6 pack earlier tonight for $13.00 at the Growler Room here in Austin and served into a Spaten stangenglas in me gaff in low altitude Austin, Texas. Reviewed live. Expectations are average given its current ratings as well as the brewery. No ABV is listed on the label. Reviewed as a Kolsch because it clearly identifies as such.

Served cold, straight from me fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: No bubble show forms as I pour.

Pours a 4.5 finger wide head of white colour. Nice creaminess. Decent thickness. Not as frothy as I'd like for the style. No lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes. Head retention is slightly above average - about 2-3 minutes.

Body colour is a clean clear yellow with vague copper hues; of above average vibrance. Translucent and transparent. No yeast particles are visible.

Sm: Pilsner malts, clean barley, a kiss of peppery spice, a bit of lemongrass, generic floral hop character (seems like Saaz if I had to guess), and the clean crisp graininess that tends to define the style. A pleasant aroma of mild strength.

No yeast character or alcohol is detectable.

T/Mf: It's got a pleasant foundation comprised of pilsner malts, clean barley, lemongrass, and crisp graininess. Complementary generic floral hops (Saaz), some crystal malt, and a bit of lemon zest also make an appearance. A kiss of white grape when I look for it. A biteen too sweet. The balance isn't great, admittedly.

A good Kolsch requires delicate subtlety and careful attention. You won't find that here. A simple attempt at the style that hits some of the elements right, but ultimately doesn't hold a candle to good traditional versions of the style.

No yeast character or alcohol comes through.

Smooth and wet. A biteen overcarbonated. Crisp, but it needs to be moreso. Decent body and presence on the palate. Mouthfeel certainly doesn't feel custom-tailored to the style, but it suits it okay. Lightly buttery, which isn't ideal.

Not biting, hot, boozy, gushed, or harsh.

Dr: A simple attempt at a Kolsch which isn't quite up to par with traditional beers in the style. This'll scratch your Kolsch itch I guess, but I wouldn't get it again at this price point. That said, it's certainly drinkable and I'll enjoy finishing the 6 pack. There are definitely far better examples of the style at a better price point (even as imports). Refreshing and enjoyable for what it is. A decent summer seasonal from Karbach. Hides its modest ABV well.


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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

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3.72/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.6/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

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3.35/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.42/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. Hazy straw color with minimal head that doesn't last at all and leaves no lacing. Smell of grass, some lemon, and pepper. Taste is grassy wheat, spices, and a touch of spicy hops that work in harmony. Light body and medium-light carbonation.
My first though was lawn mowing beer. Light, crisp, and refreshing is the best part. It's a drinkable Kolsch that is not fully baked.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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5/5  rDev +44.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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Love Street Summer Seasonal from Karbach Brewing Co.
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