8 Second Kölsch | Elevation Beer Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: 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.

Added by beergoot on 02-09-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
69
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
23%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
8
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 69
Reviews by beergoot:
Photo of beergoot
4.12/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Found this on tap at Trinity Brewing in Colorado Springs...

Beautiful light gold body crowned with a soft, creamy white head. The aroma is hard to describe: a little grassy, a little veggie-like, a bit like old fruit. The feel is wonderfully soft on the palate, very dry, crisp, and light; very soft and pleasing carbonation. The flavors wrap around a soft malt background with slight fruity esters and a crisp, mellow hop bitterness throughout.

This is a very light, very refreshing beer and would be excellent knocking back a few on a patio in warm weather. A well-made, delicious, very session-able German ale.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of HoppySeb
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of beatenbyjacks
3.54/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - light see through straw color high a huge head.

smell - grassy smell. not very strong and nice subtle smell

taste - very crisp and easy drinking up front. followed by a sweet maltiness and smooth finish. nice drinkable beer, but not a lot of flavor

mouthfeel - easy drinking with a crisp finish

overall - nice porch drinking beer, but not my style.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From the 16 ounce bottle into a stein. I poured it vigorously and it produced a light, foamy, pale white head. A pale straw colored body shows and has some light carbonation through the hazy liquid. The head persists well and leaves some lace behind.

Biscuity and cracker-like, with hints of sweet pale malt. The hops give it a floral quality. It's simple but enticing.

I get a lemony flavor here, then some subtle, cracker-like malt flavors. The hops are only slightly detectable, imparting a touch of floweriness.

As it should be, this beer is very light and drinkable. It keeps enough malt to thicken the body and keep it from soda or champagne territory, but it still drinks smoothly. The finish is dry and bready with only a slight bitterness.

This is enjoyable. I imagine it would be even tastier on tap and super fresh.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of russpowell
3.61/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

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3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of jaydoc
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.86/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a light straw yellow with hints of gold and a fine one finger white head with good retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of grainy biscuit malt and grassy hops, lightly vegetal. Flavor is similar, mild grainy biscuit malt and light dry grassy hops and a hint of lemon. Finish is a little thin, leaning towards a mildly tart lemony grain flavor with light grassy hops. Nice lightly creamy body, good mouth feel especially for this style. The finish is a little thin, but the overall flavor and aroma are spot on for the style. A pleasant kolsch with a light malt body and well balanced hops.

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Photo of COR8RFAN
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of crobinso
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Craftncrazy
4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Great bright carbonation and representation of a Kolsch

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.92/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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8 Second Kölsch from Elevation Beer Co.
3.87 out of 5 based on 69 ratings.
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