White Street Kölsch | White Street Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
White Street Brewing Co.
North Carolina, United States
whitestreetbrewing.com

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by wedge on 06-07-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
74
Reviews:
8
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
12.88%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
25
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 74 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of Amytari
4.8/5  rDev +31.5%

Photo of JustinHoMi
4.52/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of lupercmda
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Photo of Edwyck
4.39/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BradShook
4.28/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ohiovania
4.23/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This style will forever be underrated. Great beer if you like Kolsch's, bad beer if you are only into the rare-whale of the month club.

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Photo of Sebas
4.16/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of msscott1973
4.16/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JMN322
4.09/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Atg1095
4.02/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of scbeerman
4.01/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Surprisingly good Kolsch from a brewery I hadn't tried. Light citrus and slightly heavier than the standard for the style, but this is definitely one I'd drink again. Refreshing, easy drinker with a little more fruit flavor and a little less of the floral characteristics I would expect from a world-class kolsch.

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.99/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KenC
3.92/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jak
3.92/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of wedge
3.81/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

@ Tyler's (Raleigh)

Brilliant yellow covered with a patchy white head. Light, melon-like fruits, noble hops, straw, and cracker malt in the nose. Quite clean yeast-wise. Hoppy spice and a fine sweetness leading to a soft, pale fruitiness and a touch of citrus peel. Very crisp and refreshing - almost pilsener-like overall, with fairly high, snappy carbonation. This made for a good lunchtime beer. Easy going and pulls off the style well.

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3.81/5  rDev +4.4%
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).

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a crystal clear pale to medium yellow in color with moderate to heavy amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and faint straw yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall sudsy foamy bright white head that reduces to a thin film covering the entire surface of the beer with a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of cracker and bready malts with lighter aromas of spicy, grassy, and herbal hops.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of cracker and bready malts with just a hint of honey-like sweetness. That is followed by light flavors of spicy, grassy, and herbal hops in descending order of strength which impart a light amount of lingering bitterness.

M: Slightly heavier than light bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Crisp.

O: Very clean, easy to drink, and refreshing. Enjoyed this one and it was very nice on a warm summer evening. Nice American example of the style.

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Photo of buckyp
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bwbetts
3.74/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.72/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dsshuck
3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerBeast
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SLeffler27
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

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White Street Kölsch from White Street Brewing Co.
3.65 out of 5 based on 74 ratings.
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