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White Street Brewing Co.

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From:
White Street Brewing Co.
 
North Carolina, United States
Style:
Kölsch
Ranked #201
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
82
Ranked #27,026
Avg:
3.58 | pDev: 12.85%
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
80
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 19, 2021
Added:
Jun 07, 2013
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  28
SCORE
82
Good
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Notes: None
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Pours a clear golden color with a nice head and lacing
Aroma has malt and hop hints
The taste follows the nose with a malt and hop flavor
A light bodied decently carbonated crisp beer
A good crisp Kolsch
May 19, 2021
 
Rated: 3.59 by AlexL323 from North Carolina

Apr 08, 2021
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Reviewed by Foyle from North Carolina

2.78/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
On tap in pint glass. Hazy golden color. Mild aroma of fruit notes and bread dough. Mouthfeel is light with somewhat dry finish. Flavor is watery biscuit with a bit of lemon. Overall: average.
Jan 10, 2021
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Reviewed by Mandpasbury from North Carolina

3.94/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Coors a very light yellow with white foam head, not very stubborn. The aroma is bread and lots of bread, though it is by no means overwhelming. The Taste follows the noae and is exactly what I thought it would be - clean crisp and grainy with A HINT of fruit to end. Overall a very good Kolsch style ale that I would certainly try again
Aug 15, 2020
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Reviewed by hman43 from North Carolina

3.38/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Look: It pours golden and clear with a white head. Head retention is moderate.

Smell: It has very subtle grainy notes with slight fruit.

Taste: There is some grainy sweetness with the flavor and a nuttiness to it. It also has some honey notes with bread crusts. It is a bit herbal as well.

Feel: It has a medium light body with moderate bitterness in the finish.

Overall, the flavors were decent, but the aromas were very light.
Aug 15, 2020
 
Rated: 3.68 by Jcarriglio from Florida

Jul 11, 2020
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Reviewed by Singlefinpin from North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Drinking this from a bottle poured into a pint glass
Appears yellow with a nice head and light lacing.
Smells slightly malty, lemon, bready.
Tastes like the nose.
Mouth feel is medium for the style.
Overall a good Kolsch, true to the style.
I was in the mood for something other than an IPA, I might order again
Jan 13, 2020
 
Rated: 3.63 by shreead from Pennsylvania

Jan 05, 2020
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
This one pours a slightly hazy golden yellow color, with a big fluffy head, and lots of lacing.

There's sweet malt and grassy hops on the nose, along with lemon rind and slight skunkiness.

This is a pretty solid stab at the style, with minimal off-flavor, other than a touch of skunk. It's got a light lemony/citrusy character, with crackery and bready malt, and some grassiness as well.

This is light bodied, fairly clean, and pretty drinkable, with a crisp finish.

This is pretty no-frills, but still a worthy try.
Nov 22, 2019
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Reviewed by Buckeye55 from North Carolina

3.31/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Halfway between average and above average. Pale yellow pour with minimal head. Smells like bread. Tastes of bread and grass. Light mouthfeel and a kind of dirty finish. A good beer, one I'd drink but would not seek out.
Jun 21, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by ovaltine from Indiana

Jun 21, 2019
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Reviewed by WYeates from North Carolina

3.37/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
This Kolsch has a light gold appearance and smells of bread and grass. Imgaine the smell of freshly baked bread and freshly cut grass blended into a beer.

The taste has a bit of creamy skunkiness mixed with a plane cracker.

The after taste is a strong hint of skunk.

While not my favorite beer, it's suitable to drink with a meal. There are probably lighter and more flavorful Kolsch options for a session, but this remains a solid choice.
Jun 06, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by NiceTaps from New Jersey

Feb 26, 2019
 
Rated: 3.76 by argock from Virginia

Oct 20, 2018
 
Rated: 3.58 by JohnDon from Texas

Oct 04, 2018
 
Rated: 4.7 by Appaneer1984 from North Carolina

Jul 25, 2018
 
Rated: 3 by TheBigBoy from Pennsylvania

Jul 22, 2018
 
Rated: 4.35 by bubseymour from Maryland

Jul 22, 2018
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Rated by JWinNC from North Carolina

4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Simple. Balanced. Good. Beer.
May 29, 2018
 
Rated: 3.67 by semiotic from Ohio

Apr 20, 2018
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Reviewed by SliceofKimbo from Virginia

4.48/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Had this today with Christmas lunch during a visit back to North Carolina. Great find that I wish I could get where I live. True to the style and an excellent representation.
Dec 26, 2017
 
Rated: 3.18 by BigNateDogg30 from Pennsylvania

Aug 13, 2017
 
Rated: 3.3 by Ltdsaint from North Carolina

Jul 30, 2017
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Reviewed by SLeffler27 from New York

3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
SRM 4-5 (clear gold) with random tiny carbonation. A fluffy white head reaches one-half before settling and leaving a thin creamy lace on the walls of a Weihenstephan stange.

The aroma is grassy with light skunkiness. Still it is crisp with light hops, caramel, and white bread. The background has a faint aroma of lemon.

This beer is well-balanced between sweet and bitter. The flavors include Ritz cracker and light honey on first impression. This improves throughout the session and is followed by a long modest finish.

Body is medium with ample carbonation and no discernible alcohol. The texture has an itchy nylon quality followed by late astringency.

White Street Kölsch is a fine drinking beer for a session with colleagues after work. Bring on the pretzels, chips and salsa.

Thank you Meghann and Wayne.
Jul 09, 2017
 
Rated: 3.66 by OhioLimoncello from Ohio

Jul 08, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by buckyp from South Carolina

May 04, 2017
 
Rated: 4.02 by Atg1095 from New York

May 03, 2017
 
Rated: 2.38 by Bad_Attitude_Brews from South Carolina

Apr 05, 2017
 
Rated: 3.92 by KenC from New Jersey

Mar 03, 2017
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Reviewed by Apellonious from North Carolina

3.81/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Unable to determine the date, other than it ended in 2016. Pours a pale gold with a touch of cloudieness. A small sliver of head disappears quickly, The smell is of bread, cracker, lemon zest. The taste follows suit, with a slight metallic twang (what does 'twang' mean anyways?). The carbonation is medium high, with the mouthfeel being medium light and a touch watery. Overall, a good Kolsch, worthy of a try for those that like the style or looking for a lighter beer during the hot winter months (75 + here today).
Feb 12, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by robebo44 from Virginia

Jan 15, 2017
 
Rated: 3.71 by dsshuck from Delaware

Jan 01, 2017
 
Rated: 4.16 by Sebas from North Carolina

Dec 25, 2016
 
Rated: 3.1 by logicalparadox from New York

Nov 30, 2016
 
Rated: 3.67 by alexworsnip from North Carolina

Nov 02, 2016
 
Rated: 3.38 by vabeerguy from Virginia

Oct 23, 2016
 
Rated: 4.16 by msscott1973 from North Carolina

Oct 01, 2016
 
Rated: 3.51 by epyon396 from Pennsylvania

Aug 21, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by Dag95 from New York

Jun 10, 2016
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Reviewed by Cavanaghty from Maine

3.13/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Clear yellow with a very thin white head.

Smell: Light hops and a hint of sweeter notes, maybe corn?

Mouthfeel/ Taste: Smooth light bodied. Taste of wheat, corn, and citrus. Slight bitter hops.

Overall: Good light Kolsch, refreshing.
May 29, 2016
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Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 97 ratings