Kol'Beer | South Austin Brewery

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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:
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Added by Uanof on 05-22-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
47
Reviews:
5
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
15.26%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
15
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 47 |  Reviews: 5
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Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of valkyre65
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jeschaefer
3.15/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dface
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of javlin624
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.89/5  rDev +2.4%
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 jheezee
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jacobus79
3.56/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Shafaegalo
3.15/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3.43/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of SteveFromTexas
4.4/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of bundy462
3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of cam12
3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the 16oz can to a 12oz can glass. (poured the last 4 oz half way through)

Appearance- Thick and fluffy white head that was about two fingers. The head lingered surprisingly long. Pale orange/ golden. Some larger flakes of sediment were present at the bottom of the glass.

Smell- Sweet and grainy, a small amount of peppery notes. Very simple and delicate.

Taste- Clean crisp 2 row, a light earthy/peppery hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel- Medium Carbonation, Medium light mouthfeel, Doesn't linger on the palate very long so you feel like drinking it quicker.

Overall- Very very refreshing, crisp light body that makes this beer perfect for a July and August in Texas. I would recommend this session beer, and 16oz is the perfect serving size since 12oz. would leave you wanting more.

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Photo of monk2021
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JohnBender
2/5  rDev -47.4%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of greenspointexas
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Butu
2.63/5  rDev -30.8%
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 Jbbdrinker
4.39/5  rDev +15.5%
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 Jentex
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cdwil
3.49/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cgrunin
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kojevergas
2.77/5  rDev -27.1%
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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3.1/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4.75/5  rDev +25%

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Kol'Beer from South Austin Brewery
3.8 out of 5 based on 47 ratings.
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