Easy Day Kolsch | Worthy Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Worthy Brewing Co.
Oregon, United States

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Reviews: 16 | Ratings: 45
Photo of Spikester
3.74/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear gold with one finger of white head that falls rather quickly. Some splotches of lace.
Smell is grainy with light floral hops.
Taste is bread crust malt with citrus lemon hop notes.
Mouthfeel is light with good carbonation. Finish is dry and mildly bitter.
Overall a well crafted light and refreshing beer.

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Photo of stevoj
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours out a nice straw colored body, slightly milky with a tight white head. Light, crisp bready, cracker aroma. Taste is light and smooth, bready malts, right on target for the style.

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Photo of Troy-Hawaii
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought a 12oz can from Don Quiojte. Light slightly hazy golden color, sweet taste, high carbonation, light mouthfeel, very refreshing beer to drink on a hot day.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.66/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a classic Kolsch semi-hazy pineapple juice color; head is as fluffy as can be, 2 fingers, leaves speckles of lace. Fingers on the opposite side appear translucent like shower glass.

Aroma of peaches, pears, pineapple, Gala apple; musky malt aromas behind that, with some hay and dew grass.

Taste has mild apples and peaches out front, followed by a sharp pine stab that coincides with the harsh carbonation. It ends with a slight yeast and malt finish.

Feel is intensely carbonated, with a semi-dry and musky finish.

Overall this isn't a bad Kolsch; however I could do without the pine stabs in the middle and the end. This is typical of NW ales though...so I'm not surprised.

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.45/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a finger of head on a hazy light straw body.
The aroma is honey and flowers, light but nice.
The taste has a solid bitterness, lemon mostly, followed by a lighter side.
The texture is crisp and fizzy.
The aroma is great.

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Photo of garymuchow
3.47/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks again Beertunes. Much appreciated.
Good looking golden slightly cloudy brew with a creamy white head. Nice bubble action.
Conservative aroma with pale malt and only hints of any hopping.
Hops show in mid-flavor to rather prominent bittering that lingers a good long time. NIce pale malting with no distinct sweetness or other character.
Bigger body than most of this size and rather soft.
Pretty generic. Seems as much as a golden ale as a Kolsch, lacking what I like about that style is a distinct yeast character that I'm not getting here. Nonetheless this is a nice day drinker.
I've adjusted my scores some as this warmed up rather nicely. Some herbal/grassy hop flavors showed and the malts became more complex and interesting. Still not a kolsch but it was tasty.

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Photo of Moose90
2.33/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12oz can

A – Pours a clear pale yellow with orange edges Head is thin and leaves little to no lacing behind.

S – Smells of sweet grains and malt, hay, grassy, very bland and sweet.

T – Very straight forward and mild, sweet grassy malty notes.

M – Very thin and watery, under-carbonated and flat.

O – Very underwhelming and almost artificially sweet.

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Photo of dumpman
3.3/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Can packaged on 5/8/2014

Pours a nice straw color with an inch of head that is gone in 30 seconds

Bready malt smell with a clean nose

Not alot going on here but a nice clean kolsch ale


Good drinker if your drinking a few before dinner, less filling where have i heard that term before?

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Photo of Brad007
4.06/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a bright gold with a two-finger head into my glass. Spot-on.

Light, crisp malt with just the right touch of hops. Not a lager but those not familiar with a kolsch wouldn't notice.

Grainy, crisp and fresh. Love that subtle hop bite and bready malt finish. Mmmm.

Finishes sweet and bready too. So good that I could eat it.

Why go for a lager on a hot day when you could have this?

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Photo of msubulldog25
3.81/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can - an orange backdrop, a vertical stripe of black and a swirl of gold upon which "EASY DAY KOLSCH" seems to be stamped. Poured to a pint glass, while watching the Trailblazers-LA Clippers, final game of the NBA regular season. Bottom of can is stamped: "CANNED ON 02/06/14", so it's about 2 months old; picked up at the local Trader Joe's.

In no particular order: "RIDE...CRUISE...BOARD...MOVE" around the rim.

A: Slightly hazy golden/straw pour, 1 finger of white foam to start. Head recedes pretty quickly, dropping to a slim film. Good lacing, a patchy sheen of tight bubbliness, steady carbonation.

S: A bit sweet-smelling and fruity. Apples and a little cantaloupe.

T: Grassy, cereal graininess. Has some pear/apple that ends with a dry/powdery finish. Bitterness tails off pretty quickly.

M: Still pretty bright, refreshing. Per the style, a little thin. Finishes clean. Lighter body.

O: Light, such a good finish. Far too easy to drink. "Session"-strength beer for the pending spring/summer.

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Photo of Hoptometrist
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served from a can into a pilsner glass.

A- Poured a clear and pale golden color with sopay white head that left minimal lacing.

S- Big fresh pilsner malt notes, floral, fruity, and light white wine notes.

T- Very clean pilsner malt taste, floral hop notes, fruity notes, white wine character,

M- Lighter bodied, prickly and bright carbonation, very clean, refreshing, and semi-dry finish.

O- This is an incredibly easy to drink, pleasant, and refreshing kolsch. It has a lot of character and would be a great beer to bring to a party.

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Photo of alexrichman
3.76/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz can into glassware

A> Poured a pale hay color, held up to the light this beer is crystal clear with just a hint of golden hue. A thick looking 1-finger head formed on the top and is sticking around. Nice lacing down the glass.

S> Very faint, a hint of caramel like sweetness with lemony citrus and touches of peppery spice flavors wafting over the malt to dominate the bouquet,

T> A surprisingly noticeable toasty flavor from the malts is the first thing that hit my tongue. The darker flavors of the malt didn't come through at all in the smell or appearance but make for quite the pleasant surprise. After the malt settles a bit, the hops come into the profile, tasting mostly spicey, but also taking on a bit of earthiness and citrus. The hops and malt intermingle on the finish and compliment one another very well.

M> Perfect thickness, nice soft carbonation, refreshing slightly bitter finish keeps this one highly drinkable.

O> Outside of a pretty mild aroma, this is a fantastic brew! Solid clean flavors that push the boundaries of the style. Highly enjoyable even on a cold February day, Easy Day Kolsch will really shine when things start to warm up!

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Photo of beertunes
3.35/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into straight pint glass. Poured a clean, clear, golden straw color with about an inch of white head that had moderate retention and very good lacing.

The aroma was fairly typical, nice grains and gentle balancing hops, but was a bit sweeter than I like in the style. The beer was pretty similar on the tongue, decently balanced, a bit sweet, but there was a somewhat bitter bite at the back that detracted from the beer.

The body was a bit fuller, and less crisp than I like, but was still smooth and even. Drinkability was good, I would throw a few cans in a cooler for outdoor beer drinking situations. Overall, despite a few flaws it's a solid beer that's worth a shot if you see it.

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Photo of Reidrover
3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can from a six pack bought from S.Salem Fred Meyer $8.49 Clear corn oil golden beer with a small white head..great lace. Has a pleasing honey/nut aroma, some bread notes no real hop presence. Very smooth yet low bitterness in the taste department, getting the barest touch of hop., touch o honey in the end..nice. Very nice palate for such a low alcohol beer..not particularly well carbonated but goes down a treat. Very drinkable beer..surely a high summer camping pick!

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Photo of flagmantho
3.74/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz can into a pint glass.

Appearance: silvery-yellow hue with a light haze and a light effervescence. Head is a thin finger of frothy white foam. Pretty good for the style.

Smell: grainy with a mild noble hop character. Lightly sweet; it reminds me of a cream ale, which should not be surprising. I feel like it's a little unrefined, but it's not too bad.

Taste: grainy with a little sweetness and a light lagery tartness. Bitterness is moderate and hops are noble/earthy. This is pretty spot-on for the style, and the flavor is a bit cleaner than the aroma. I like it.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a big carbonation and a darn good creaminess for a Kölsch. I dig it.

Overall: highly drinkable and enjoyable. Maybe not everyone's bag, but I think it's a pretty successful execution of the style.

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Photo of artoolemomo
3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- Pours up a good amount of head that has some retention. The head is a pure cotton white while the body is a clear, golden straw which appears as pale straw/weak lemon when held up to the light. Lacing is a few spots here and there.

Nose- Starts off with a whiff of lemon that wafts over a bed of earth, herb, and grass. Notes of biscuit and cereal as well. Mild hint of spice. All notes (except for the lemon) are very subdued. Swirling shows mostly lemon and biscuit.

Taste- Definitely much more presence than the nose. Starts off with the lemon of the aroma and then wallops you with hops that seem much stronger than their IBU number would indicate. Typical grass, herb, and earth with hints of wood and resin around the edges. Some spice and a bit of a vinous quality on the front. Some chalk and mineral on the finish as well. The dry finish makes my gums tingle and feels really cleansing. So far, I'd say that it's a pretty good representation of the style. Not one of my favorite styles but this is a fairly solid beer.

Mouthfeel- Light bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Could definitely hold up to more. Crisp and refreshing.

Drinkability- Very easy going but probably not what I would pick for the price. 9 bucks a six pack can get so many better beers in styles that I favor.

Overall- Definitely, a good and local kolsch. Must try if you like kolschs but even worth giving a try regardless. Probably won't be a repurchase due to price and style but enjoyable nonetheless.

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Easy Day Kolsch from Worthy Brewing Co.
3.59 out of 5 based on 45 ratings.
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