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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Zipline Brewing Co
Nebraska, United States
ziplinebrewing.com

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Kubrickx on 06-28-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#29,041
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
53
pDev:
11.38%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
14
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 53 |  Reviews: 13
Reviews by BrettHead:
Photo of BrettHead
2.5/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Not what I look for in a kolsch. I have been loving the SN one though.

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Photo of HoppyBastard
3.59/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a shaker pint glass, "bottled" date 12-3-15.

APPEARANCE: pours a hazy straw color with less than one-finger white head that dissipated to a thin nearly unbroken layer of small bubbles, there was some lacing on the glass, this is a lightly carbonated beer.

SMELL: nose is very subtle, bread, honey sweetness.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose, this is a subtle beer, bread with some mild honey sweetness, the 5.4% alcohol is imperceptible.

PALATE: this is a lightly carbonated beer with light body and finishes smooth.

OVERALL: this beer is nothing spectacular, it's inoffensive but anyone who likes beer would be able to enjoy this, this would be a "safe" craft beer to serve guests. I enjoyed this but would not necessarily seek it out for myself.

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Photo of RDW
3.72/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nuebs
3.22/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BaileysBrew
4.12/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Served in a pub glass

Looks like a pilsner with a faint straw yellow, honey glow

Smell is faint bready pilsner malt

The beer is right in line with the style, if only a slightly fuller body than traditional. Crisp and dry with some bready notes, as well as the typical subtle fruitiness of the style.

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Photo of cmoore32
3.56/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From the 12 oz bottle in a pint glass via a friend from work----thanks Randy! This nice kolsch pours a clear pale yellow with a nice head of white foam that settles to a thin layer, thin ring, and nice clinging lacing. Nose of sweet honey, light wheat, and a light herbal hop note with little else. Flavors follow the nose with subtle wheat and honey on the front that fades to a grain note on the mid and rear of the taste with a very light herbal hop note. Light carbonation and smooth mouth feel makes for a good session brew with a grain aftertaste. Decent for the style.

Cheers

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Photo of TrojanRB
3.94/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
3.69/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Originalredman
3.4/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Kubrickx
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.52/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Julian_Hayden
3.93/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Harrison8
3.92/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy yellow with a white foamy head. Head retention is modest with a little lacing. Spicy Belgian yeast with hints of dark fruits, plum, and wheat make up a Belgian, summer aroma. The taste is easy going with a bit of yeast spice, dark fruits, and banana. Mouth feel is smooth, and medium thick. Overall, it's a very pleasant and fun to drink beer. It's well done.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.23/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A : A pale straw colored body with a slight haze, leaving it about 80% transparent. The head is pretty small, but stabilizes at about 1 cm. It leaves some slight hills of lace behind.

S : honey, straw, some slight barn oats. A fairly weak aroma with a noticeably bare profile.

T : A strong diacetyl (butter/buttered popcorn) note permeates the flavor profile. Beyond that I can taste baked wheat, straw, white peppercorn, honey, coriander, and some light planty hop. It ends on a slightly straw-like bitter note and popcorn.

F : Light and airy, with tickling carbonation and a slightly crisp yet mostly wet finish.

O : There are much better Kolsches out there. I'm glad I didn't opt for a 6 pack when it came out. This was a fairly weak beer overall, BUT I'd still take it over any "macro light" lager on a hot day.

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Photo of bbtkd
4.09/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

ZipLine Kölsch, 5.4% ABV, 24 IBU. Pours thin and pale hazy yellow with a thin white head. Nose is malty and light grass. Taste is malty, a bit sweet and a very slight hint of bitterness. Outstanding smooth mouthfeel and overall outstanding. This is the best Kölsch I've had so far, could put a lot of these away in a sitting.

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Photo of Tone
3.67/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, gold color. 2/3 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of strong sweet malt, strong pale malt, hint of wheat, slight hop, and a hint of yeast. Fits the style of a Kolsch. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong sweet malt, strong pale malt, hint of wheat, slight hop, and a hint of yeast. Overall, good appearance, decent aroma, body, and blend.

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Photo of Hellpop65
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SeantheCaptain
4.85/5  rDev +31.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This beer is exceptional! Looks light, feels light and is refreshing to drink!

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Photo of McAfee85
3.62/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of craigmj7
3.76/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zeff80
3.62/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured out a slightly cloudy, golden yellow color with a good deal of bubbly carbonation. It smelled of honey and sweet malt. Tasted sweet with honey and caramel malt. Slight floral hoppiness.

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Photo of Joe_recker
2.86/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of LukeGude
3.91/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jpuetz
3.59/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Kolsch from Zipline Brewing Co
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 53 ratings
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