8 Second Kölsch | Elevation Beer Co.

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76 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
76
Reviews:
15
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
9.56%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Twal
2.73/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of ControlVolume
2.75/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Elicoleman
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of maxecho
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of Beastcpa
3.14/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bkeller04
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of katieapainter
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Photo of davidgsmit
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of kojevergas
3.34/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-draught at the Thirsty Lion, Denver, CO.

B- / WORTHY

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Photo of HoppySeb
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of trebbates
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Teafirst
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of spoony
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Cheesecole
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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3.58/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of mactrail
3.64/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a light golden color with a decent head in the tall goblet. Clusters of bubbles clinging to the glass. Plenty of spritz on the tongue. Some pleasant resiny aroma with a whiff of citrus.

Light flowery hop flavors. Somewhat acidic and on the verge of being tart, but in a lemony rather than sour way. Very light body with the ongoing fizzy mouthfeel.

A quite drinkable and clean-tasting Kölsch. Light aromatics with a citrus note and an unobtrusive bitterness at the finish. From the 500 ml bottle purchased for four bucks at Grapevine Liquor in Denver.

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Photo of Chucker17
3.64/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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3.7/5  rDev -4.4%

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 andrewh995
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
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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8 Second Kölsch from Elevation Beer Co.
3.87 out of 5 based on 76 ratings.
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