Kölsch
Prost Brewing Co. - Denver

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Style:
German Kölsch
Ranked #102
ABV:
4.6%
Score:
84
Ranked #29,151
Avg:
3.77 | pDev: 9.55%
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
65
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Prost Brewing Co. - Denver
 
Colorado, United States
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SCORE
84
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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)
Reviews: 14 | Ratings: 65 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by FarmerTed:
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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Photo of Dalbeast
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bitterbill
4.34/5  rDev +15.1%
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!

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Photo of Mebuzzard
4.21/5  rDev +11.7%
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.

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Foyle
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%
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.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.67/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of THEOPTIMATOR88
4.04/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of maltlikker
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.24/5  rDev +12.5%

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3.22/5  rDev -14.6%
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

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Photo of Twal
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beergoot
4.09/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

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3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Kölsch from Prost Brewing Co. - Denver
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 65 ratings