Kölsch
Prost Brewing Co. - Denver

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Style:
Kölsch
Ranked #108
ABV:
4.6%
Score:
85
Ranked #30,497
Avg:
3.78 | pDev: 9.26%
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
71
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Prost Brewing Co. - Denver
 
Colorado, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
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Gots
  10
SCORE
85
Very Good
KölschKölsch
Notes: This bier is delicate and pale with less bitterness than a Pils and less sweetness than a Helles. A subtle fruitiness is the hallmark of this classic style from Köln. Along with Alt, this is one of the last ale holdouts in Germany. (ABV 4.6% 22 IBU'S)
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Reviews by DenverHopHead:
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DenverHopHead from Colorado

3.55/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle with no clear born on date; into a pint glass.
Appearance- looks like apple cider, with no head and tons of bubbles, however, there is some faint floating sediment. Lacing is completely absent.
Smell - lemon and sweet rolls.
Taste - mimics the nose, however the sweetness is a bit more profound and works well against the grain.
Feel - light body, sweet but very drinkable.
Overall- not a big fan of the style, but this has some nice qualities and is surprisingly tasty.

Jul 07, 2018
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Dalbeast from Wyoming

4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jun 09, 2019
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Bitterbill from Wyoming

4.34/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This pours a clear pale gold with plenty of foam.

The smell is of bready malt and quite a bit of fruity notes.

Tastes of bread, grassy hops, and sometimes delicate, sometimes more assertive fruitiness.

Medium body and carbonation.

Excellent Koelsch!

Dec 28, 2016
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Mebuzzard from Colorado

4.21/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another hit from Prost, this one comes from Koln...er, Denver. To style.

Light golden pour, clear and clean. Soft bright white foamy head, thick, builds to about 2 fingers. Stays around throughout at about 1/2 finger thick. Nice lacing. Looks great.

It has a sharp grassy hop aroma peppered with light spices. The biscuit and dough malts come through with just a little flutter of white grape, possibly Torrontes.

Flavor leans more toward the malt. Clean malt with a quick sharpness in the middle. Wee bit of sulfur or mineral. Floral. Soft biscuit and green grass. Refreshing.

This is a darn fine beer. Looks great and goes down darn smooth.

Jul 06, 2013
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rseidlitz from Colorado

3/5  rDev -20.6%

Aug 12, 2014
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ygtbsm94 from Utah

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Oct 21, 2013
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jaymo18 from Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Oct 05, 2015
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Foyle from North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into pilsner glass.
Pours a 2" bubbly white head that drops slowly with mild lacing. Color is hazy gold with abundant streaming carbonation. Aroma of yeast rolls, grain husks, lemon & citrus. Flavors of bready, yeasty malts with a tart lemony citrus bite. Overall: a well done Kolsch.

Dec 08, 2017
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LXIXME from New Mexico

3.67/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Mar 04, 2016
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THEOPTIMATOR88 from Illinois

4.04/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aug 12, 2016
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MinorThreat from Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Sep 05, 2013
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Haybeerman from Colorado

4/5  rDev +5.8%

Mar 31, 2014
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mattmarka1 from Minnesota

3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dec 15, 2016
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GRG1313 from California

3.25/5  rDev -14%

Apr 29, 2014
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nathanmiller from New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nov 14, 2015
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carteravebrew from Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Jul 23, 2013
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maltlikker from Colorado

4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 25, 2015
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a77cj7 from South Dakota

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

Jul 03, 2017
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eawolff99 from Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.8%

Sep 04, 2013
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Dewback4 from Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev +12.2%

Sep 08, 2014
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Jugs_McGhee from Louisiana

3.22/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

64 oz growler served into a marine corps faux-pilsner glass.

A: Pours a two finger wide head of white colour. Nice thickness and decent creaminess. Pretty good (4+ minute) retention. Great even lacing as the head recedes.

Body colour is a typical clear pale copper. Slightly below average vibrance. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Crisp straw and clean barley. Light floral hop character. Hints of light crystal malt. Grainy. Seemingly full-bodied.

No yeast or alcohol is detectable - nor should they be.

A pleasant aroma of mild to moderate strength.

T: Crisp straw. Clean barley. Minimal floral hop character, but it complements the malty build. A bit creamy towards the finish. Decently balanced, but perhaps overhopped based on the bitterness. Not much complexity, but then the style is a simple one. Some subtlety.

Flavour duration, intensity, and depth are average.

Likable but not up there with the greats in the style.

No alcohol or yeast comes through.

Mf: Crisp, smooth, and wet. A bit overcarbonated (even from the growler). Suits the flavour profile decently. Nice body and thickness.

Dr: Really drinkable; it hits style conventions on that point. My buddy and I would have little trouble killing the 64 oz growler. I'd get it again at a better price; $13.00 per 64 oz is too much considering the quality. It's not very traditional - which I'm having some trouble overcoming - but I do like it. A nice introduction to Prost brewing.

High C+

***
08/05/16 impression from a bottle.

C+ / ABOVE AVERAGE

Aug 16, 2013
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Twal from Colorado

4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aug 06, 2015
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beergoot from Colorado

4.09/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light, hazy yellow body topped with a frothy white head. Delicate aroma of light cereal grain and citrus; wheat and lemon; bread crust. Well-blended mixture of light malt grains infused with a mild lemon-like fruitiness; citrus rind; very subtle bitterness. Medium-heavy body; crisp and dry overall on the palate.

This beer brings on some fine, understated flavors with a dollop of citrus tang and deftly balanced dryness. Although being enjoyed on a mild January afternoon along the Colorado Rock Mountain Front Range, this would be an excellent summertime thirst quencher.

Jan 11, 2018
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westcoastbeerlvr from California

3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Sep 25, 2015
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ste5venla from California

4/5  rDev +5.8%

Dec 28, 2013
Kölsch from Prost Brewing Co. - Denver
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 71 ratings