Bell's Baron Von Nordwestlich | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Michigan, United States

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by SerialTicker on 07-08-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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With a nod to German brewing tradition, the Kolsch style is a comfort one for microbrewers who get to emulate the taste of lager but with the technique of ale. When done well, the Kolsch beer captures the best of both worlds.

Dragging the Baron Von Nordwestlich series out of the coffers, the Kolsch pour with a curious dark golden hue, striking the eye with ribbons of amber in the right light. And that darker color translates to savory toasted aromas and slight hearty sweetness. With the floral whimsy of honeysuckle wafting about, its perfume is delightfully fruity and candied.

Firm grain sweetness lays upon the tastebuds with fresh kilned barley, unlocking something almost of caramel, almost of honey, but medium-bodied with light bread and crust. Light nutty character chases the finish while the fruit of apple, lemon and pale orange lurk in its recesses.

Its delightful finish is quick to discard the bulk of sweetness and body, allowing the crisp, clean and fully attenuated malt character to dry the palate for high refreshment and drinkability without sacrificing flavor. Although the hybrid beer might be splitting the difference between Kolsch and Vienna lager, its procession upon the palate is very pleasing and effortless.

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3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aroma is grainy, with slightly fruity kolsch yeast character.

Flavor is similar, but with an bitter, earthy, and minerally finish that's slightly offputting.

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Bell's Baron Von Nordwestlich from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 28 ratings
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