Kol'Beer | South Austin Brewery

Kol'BeerKol'Beer
BA SCORE
38.3%
Liked This Beer
3.54 w/ 47 ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
South Austin Brewery
Texas, United States
southaustinbrewery.com

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Uanof on 05-22-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,913
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
47
Liked:
18
Avg:
3.54/5
pDev:
14.69%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
15
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 47 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of kojevergas
2.77/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Rating from notes taken for a draught pour in Spring 2015 in Austin, TX:

Low C (2.77) / AVERAGE

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Photo of Jbbdrinker
4.39/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thick, bright head on pour that  lingered the entire time. Very sharp carbonation in the can, but it mellows when poured into a stein. The medium body is floral and malty up front with a spiced hop aftertaste. There is an interesting play of sweet and sour that makes this beer stand out. It's not my favorite kolsch, but just unique enough to be a flavorful change of pace.

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Photo of jeschaefer
3.15/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of gilgar
2.57/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Jacobus79
3.56/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Junichi
3.1/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.89/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

South Austin Brewery "Kol'Beer"
16 oz. can

Interesting packaging. I'm assuming it's based on a beer from the past that they've taken as their own. And if that's the case I'm guessing that they've done it better than it's ever been done before. It's crystal clear gold in color beneath a fluffy head of bright white. The head retention and lacing could be better, but what do you expect. The aroma is pretty straightforward with a grainy maltiness, a mildly grassy/herbal & spicy hop component, and a delicately fruitiness. The flavor follows suit, and it's clearly pilsner malt with Germans hops (I'll guess Hallertauer and Saazer). Of course that's not a hard recipe to follow, the question is how carefully is it fermented and lagered. Pretty nicely I think. Clean. Crisp and dry. Not bad at all.

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Photo of Mortarforker
2.75/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jmills3
3.69/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dface
3.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of monk2021
3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zbooks
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cgrunin
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jentex
3.94/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of donspublic
3.93/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice clear pale yellow look. Not picking up much in way of smell. Nothing stands out. Taste is crisp with a peppery finish and slight floral taste, good carbonation. Nice gateway beer or or one for the heat

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Photo of kew
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JCMattson
3.96/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3.43/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of bundy462
3/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Shafaegalo
3.15/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.87/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Butu
2.63/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 3

Slight bitter. Nice flavor. Light flavor and feel.

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Photo of Agriverbear
3.37/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.74/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of valkyre65
3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Kol'Beer from South Austin Brewery
Beer rating: 38.3% out of 100 with 47 ratings
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