8 Second Kölsch | Elevation Beer Co.

BA SCORE
86
very good
80 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good
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8 Second Kölsch8 Second Kölsch
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
Ratings:
80
Reviews:
17
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
9.35%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 80 |  Reviews: 17
Reviews by the Alström Bros:
Photo of Todd
3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can from the brewery.

Pours bright, pale yellow with a thin white lace. Crackery malts with a hint of bubblegum in the nose. Smooth, a bit creamy, slightly crisp and light-bodied. Malts are bready with a honey-like sweetness, a hit of rindy citrus, some grassy bitterness and mild fruitiness that emerges as the beer warms. Dry, grainy finish with an soft, tea-like floral linger and mild astringency.

8 Second Kölsch is a tasty, easy drinking nod to the Kölsch style.

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Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev +3.9%

More User Reviews:
Photo of Prospero
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of HoppySeb
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of beatenbyjacks
3.54/5  rDev -8.1%
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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Photo of ltdantheman
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
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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Photo of DantooineBBQ
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of russpowell
3.61/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bkeller04
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of needMIbeer
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jtnord
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Elicoleman
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of jaydoc
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
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 akolb
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
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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Photo of andrewh995
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy yellow with a small white head. Smells of bready malts. Tastes of grain, yeast, and some sour fruits. Light mouthfeel. Overall a very good beer. Kind of light a fruity lager.

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Photo of COR8RFAN
3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of crobinso
3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of threedaggers
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of trebbates
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of NickyG213
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of Craftncrazy
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
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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Photo of allforbetterbeer
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a bottle with a freshness date. About 4 months since bottling... therefore I will not judge this on freshness.

Pale gold color body under a quickly fading white head.

The aroma is welcoming and right on point. Crackery toasted malts blend wonderfully with a flower-petal and fresh-cut green apple hop aroma.

The flavor hits the right marks for this "lagery" ale. Fresh, clean, lightly yeast-driven malt which stay on the light side of the spectrum, and is balanced by low bitterness and a nice helping of mild hops.

Conclusion: I have always found Elevation to rise above the typical small town Colorado brewery standard, and this is no exception. Well done!

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Photo of maxecho
3/5  rDev -22.1%

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8 Second Kölsch from Elevation Beer Co.
3.85 out of 5 based on 80 ratings.
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