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8 Second Kölsch | Elevation Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
3.8/5
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103 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Elevation Beer Co.
Colorado, United States
elevationbeerco.com

Style: German Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Head Brewer Christian Koch fell in love with this style after visiting the beer halls of Cologne and brewed our 8 Second Kölsch to be a true representation of this easy drinking, crisp Ale. We first brewed this beer as a specialty beer for our local county rodeo, and it quickly became a local hit. This is a beer that will find a place in craft beer destinations and cowboy bars alike, and is perfect for those looking for an easy drinking everyday craft beer.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#23,237
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
103
pDev:
8.95%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
15
Trade:
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HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 103 |  Reviews: 24
Photo of Kubishark
3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This has a unique and extremely surprising buttery aroma and taste that I haven't experienced with any other beer, be it a kolsch or any other style. It's very, very good.

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Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VaporDome
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A thanks to the creator of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a bright yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of grains, light malts. Taste is grains, lemons, a bit of malts, very easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer.

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Photo of DerwinWentworth
3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Franziskaner
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Gold in color with a faint haziness. There's a fingernail of off white. The aroma is of banana and clove. I'm tasting pale malt, grassy German hops, and very faintly fruity yeast. The mouth is lightly carbonated and medium bodied.

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Photo of XsoldoutX
3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Allurex
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of redbarnbikes
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cbcrunch
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Grackos
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bitterbill
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned May 22nd, part of a mixed 12pack bought at Liquor Shed.

Pours a clear straw yellow, good head of foam that shrinks to a fine layer. Pretty good lacing.

Pretty big nose of lemon citrus, some bread, but the lemon citrus has my attention.

Taste of lemon citrus, a bit stronger with the bread, fairly crisp, very refreshing.

Medium light body with light carbonation.

Excellent summertime brew.

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Photo of RDW
4.06/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wasatch
3.52/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. Can
Canned On: 02/27/18
ABV: 5%

Pours a nice clean/clean dark golden yellow color, nice carbonation, with a nice thick/creamy one-finger white head, which leaves some sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, hoppy, with some lemon. The taste is malty, hoppy, with some lemon, nice sweetness. Medium body, ABV is hidden nicely. Overall, a tasty brew.

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Photo of pvibeer
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jacobier10
3.69/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap @ Falling Rock Tap House in Denver, CO.

Pale gold and mostly clear with the slightest bit of haze to it. Light grainy malt aroma with grassy hops. Sweet malt flavor and something that's hard to identify (maybe minerals or fruit?) that adds a subtle complexity to the beer. Medium-light bodied and smooth, but not as crisp and clean as some of my favorite Kölsch beers. A nice version of a style that's very tough to nail.

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Photo of ZinFanDave
3.07/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of GravityKills
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of user785335
4.14/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sara24
3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KTCamm
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

6/26/17...pours very clear with golden hints. Heavy white foam that takes its time settling down. Very faint citrus nose, light. Crisp clean taste, burst of flavor and fast finish. Touch of dryness at the conclusion. Simple and elegant.

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Photo of TonyTwins
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of akolb
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Grainy, toasty, grassy. Packs a fair amount of flavor in a light package. Crackery sweetness along with a crisp bite. Hoppy for a kolsch. Medium body.

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8 Second Kölsch from Elevation Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 103 ratings