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Community Kölsch | Free Will Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Free Will Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Clean, crisp, delicately balanced beer. Subtle fruit and malt flavor with a crisp tangy finish.

Added by FatBoyGotSwagger on 07-01-2013

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Ratings: 91 |  Reviews: 17
Reviews by IronLover:
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3.76/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Golden yellow in color with an amber hue and a slight chill haze. Poured with a brief white foam that quickly dissipated. Wonderful, bready malt aromas with a hint of herbal hops. Medium bodied with a slick oily feel engulfed in crisp tangy carbonation. Bready malt flavors up front and into the middle. Tangy herbal hops arrive at the middle to the end. Clean, crisp, dry finish. Very simple, crisp, refreshing, enjoyable.

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Photo of Jacobob10
3.59/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep gold color with a tall white head. A shade darker than most others I've had before. Great clarity once I wiped away the chill haze on the glass.

Subtle aroma of light fruits (apple and pear) with an almost white wine quality to it. Some grainy malt as well.

The flavor is well-balanced. Neither the malt nor the hops really jump out at you. A touch of malt sweetness in the beginning that fades pretty quickly and gives way to some light sulfur.

Medium bodied and clean. Slight metallic finish, but nothing that affects its drinkability.

Overall, not as refreshing as I had hoped, but still a subtle, easy-drinking brew. Cheers!

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Photo of irrevjim
3.77/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

from a bottle to a beer tulip
look; very golden, lots of carbonation, a little haze, 1/4" white head that leaves a covering, a little lacing
smell; cracker, honey, lemon/apple, nice, very mild
taste; mild hops, clean malt, hint of green apple, hint of yeast ant slightly dry, bitter finish
feel; crisp, clean, light, a little dry for a kolsch
overall; very refreshing, balanced, but could use just a little more of that malt. I would get this again for an all day summer affair

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Photo of TTripp725
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of tigg924
3.32/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours clear, gold in color with minimal head. Taste is honey, grain, and bread. Super light bodied, sweet, with moderate carbonation. Would actually like a bit more body to this beer. Makes for an above average, easy to drink summer beer. I would not turn this down, although I do prefer several other kolsch style beers.

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of mdaschaf
3.8/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of KTCamm
3.73/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2/4...pours bright gold with fluffy pillowy white foam. Fruity straw bready nose. Lemon citrus too. Light fizzy ale taste. Honey and citrus. Crisp. Tasty and clean, easy drinker.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of dexterk1
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kwgduke
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lurkerson
3.27/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CptBlackBeerd
3.99/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lambdon
3.45/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IdrinkGas
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of plaid75
3.71/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ShanePB
3.79/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DrDemento456
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Picked this up mixed and matched for $1.85. Into a pint glass.
A - Big head on this one 2+ inches that take a while to settle with good lacing. Color is a mildly hazy orange yellow.
S - Mild fruit, some orange peel, mildly bready. It smells good.
T - Sweet malts, mild hop presence, a touch of orange peel. It's good.
M - Light to medium bodied easy to drink.

Overall it's a good Kolsch but not great. A decent take on the style.

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Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.56/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On-tap 1/22/2017 at Jillian’s Sports Pub & Grill in Somerset, MA, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains grain, caramelized malts and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of grain and a hearty but not too heavy malt character followed by some malt sweetness. The hops presence is very mild and brings a little balance. The after-taste is slightly bready.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, this is a decent beer to drink for a while but there are better choices available within the style.

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Community Kölsch from Free Will Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.51 out of 5 with 91 ratings
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