Kölschtastic | Gigantic Brewing Company

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3.78/5
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6 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Gigantic Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
giganticbrewing.com

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by LiquidAmber on 07-13-2017

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Ranking:
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Reviews:
2
Ratings:
6
pDev:
4.5%
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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of NickThePyro
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerAndFilm
4.02/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of alexsergio
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lingenbrau
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Kolschtastic pours a perfectly clear light gold. It's foamy white head doesn't leave much once it descends, but persists around the perimeter, and laces moderately.

Lightly toasted bread, fresh grain, and honey tackle the nose. A minor floral finish, presumably from some old world hops.

Tastes a little overly sweet. Very honey forward. There is little to elaborate on, as even the breadiness seems faint. The bread that does show is somewhat buttery.

Slightly under carbonated, it leaves a slick feel to the roof of the mouth and tongue. It definitely favors the sweet side.

Overall, this beer is just ok. It reminds me more of an American blonde ale than a Kolsch. It lacks that spritzy feel and earthy hop bite that I love so much of the style. Prost!

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Photo of GarbageMan10
3.66/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a Sester stange. Pours a light to medium golden amber with a half finger off-white head with good retention and nice lacing. Aroma of grainy malt and grassy hops, good kolsch profile. Flavor follows with grainy biscuit malt, lightly citrus and grassy hops, a hint of lemon. Finish is hop forward, with a lingering grassy hop bitterness. Medium bodied with light creaminess. My feelings were divided on this one. The malt body is quite authentic and captures the classic kolsch graininess and lightness and the initial hop flavor is also true to style. The finish, however, is quite a bit more hop bittered than any kolsch I've had, and that is apparently by design according to the description from the brewery. And it is refreshing and rustic. My taste buds were surprised by the finish, since kolsches by design are calm and mild. So an interesting interplay between traditional kolsch flavors and North American interest in higher hop levels. This one grew on me as I drank it. Nice level of flavor for the ABV.

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Kölschtastic from Gigantic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 6 ratings