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One Barrel Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States | website

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by knepper on 08-29-2012

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2
Ratings:
22
Avg:
3.42
pDev:
40.64%
 
 
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3.17/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle of the first bottling. Green label, served in a snifter glass.

Pours a slightly hazy copper-yellow body, one finger white head that is short-lived, some lacing. Smells like banana bread, on the sweeter side, bubble gum, semi-tropical fruity. It's not bad, but it's very different than the classic Kolsches I've had. Flavour is sweet isoamyl aka fair amount of banana, some bubble gum, sweet pale malt sweetness that follows through to the end, with a bit more bubble gum accentuated on the backend. It's not terrible, but it just doesn't work all that well and just does not seem very well executed. I know what a good Kolsch should taste like and this is not it. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, a bit too hefty for the style, sweet with some bubblegum on the backend. Just doesn't work for me, partly because it's different. But even that set aside, it seems a bit muddled like an ale attempting to be a lager but ends up being a bready weizen.

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Photo of knepper
3.6/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Look: Straw yellow with a bit of cloudiness. Effervescent white head.

Smell: Pilsner malt, dusty, grassy, with a bit of fresh apple in the background.

Taste: Exactly as expected from the smell. Toss in a nice, crisp, continental malt background with a good bitterness. This is a nice, crisp summer beer. Malty, lager-esque, and well balanced. Just enough noble-ish hops to make this one interesting.

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