8 Second Kölsch | Elevation Beer Co.

8 Second Kölsch8 Second Kölsch
BA SCORE
3.82/5
82 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#16,194
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
82
pDev:
9.16%
Bros Score:
3.71
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
11
Trade:
0
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Photo of jaydoc
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

hands down the best kolsch i have ever had, bar none. its simple summer beer really, but its put together in a way that not a single other example of the style can match. pale blonde beer, brightly carbonated, with a distinct grassy and slightly limey hop profile. the label seems to indicate a single hop of tettnanger, which i never knew could be so dynamic, especially on its own. pils and white wheat malts make up the base, which is light and clean, minimally cereal grainy, but still earthy and floral, its really fun beer. a four pack of pint bottles is nice, but a sixer of these would be the ideal dose. just so bright and easy drinking, perfectly refreshing when ice cold, and quite affordable for the quality. kolsch isnt a style of beer that has ever turned my head or inspired me much, but for an all day drinker, i can think of no better beer in the colorado market. i love the subtle but distinct hop profile on the finish, and the way the little bubbles prickle it into my palate. infinitely sessionable, 8 second is yet another example of brewing mastery from the good people of elevation. i cant get enough of this.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.34/5  rDev -12.6%
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 brentk56
3.76/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours clear and golden colored with a modest head that fades; minimal lacing

Smell: Bready, but slightly sweet, with a grassy and lemony aspect

Taste: The grassy tone appears straight away, with the hint of lemon building; through the middle, the sweeter malt aspect peaks through, leaving a sweet tone in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Light body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A refreshing beer; a bit sweeter than I prefer, though

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Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of mactrail
3.64/5  rDev -4.7%
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 russpowell
3.61/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.86/5  rDev +1%
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 Mebuzzard
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of afsdan
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of flagmantho
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz bottle into a dimpled mug.

Appearance: pale straw hue with a touch of haze and a thin layer of white foam. Not bad.

Smell: lightly grainy and yeasty with some sweetness overlaid. The underlying graininess is just a little sour but overall it's a good example of the style.

Taste: very much like the aroma, with that same dash of sour to the graininess and with a bit more sweetness. Still, it's a refreshing beer.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent carbonation and creaminess.

Overall: a pretty straightforward American Kölsch; light and refreshing.

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Photo of eawolff99
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of Haybeerman
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Donkster46
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WDJersey
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Fettpopps
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of crobinso
3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ArrogantB
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Euclid Hall. Bright yellow color, nice looking head. Aroma was earthy, minerals, interesting. Flavor was crisp, fruity, probably wouldn't pass for a true German like Sunner but nonetheless it was a nice beer. This might be the best Elevation beer I've had this far, very refreshing.

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Photo of threedaggers
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of MDDMD
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of KTCamm
3.78/5  rDev -1%
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 beergoot
4.12/5  rDev +7.9%
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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Photo of Chucker17
3.64/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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8 Second Kölsch from Elevation Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 82 ratings
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