Lift | MadTree Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
MadTree Brewing
Ohio, United States
madtreebrewing.com

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Whether taking a break from a hard day of work or just a huge day of hops, this crisp refreshing beer with a hint of orange will lift your spirits without lowering your expectations for what a craft beer should be.

Added by patpbr on 03-09-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,470
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
170
pDev:
11.38%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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5
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Photo of jak
3.69/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of n2492004
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Enamored by pilsner, many cultures couldn't make a beer in quite the same way, so some improvisions were needed. Kolsch is just one of those beers and its slightly unique and understated charm took hold in and around Cologne. Its a time honored taste that Mad Tree Brewing honors with their Koslch-style version of this hybrid beer.

Light and airy, Lift pours with a slightly clouded straw appearance. As an arid, cottony froth forms, the beer's light floral scent brings a notion of honeysuckle along with fresh baking bread and a hint of herbal grassiness. Subtle sweetness graces the tongue with a light and bready sweetness, delicate honey and a mild cereal quality.

In a nearly lager-like fashion, the sweetness drifts away through the middle palate and the light hops bring a light estery character of apple, lemon and pear. Hops slowly roll into the taste, trending floral early but trending lemony, and then grassy, peppery and botanical on the late palate.

Light in body, the beer uses a higher carbonated rate to facilitate dryness and to highlight the hop bitterness that effectively frames the taste of lemongrass and lemonpepper. A light hint of sulfur tucks nicely behind the grassy hops while the ale applies an evaporative cooling, minty taste on the after palate.

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

Photo of russpowell
3.4/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an effervescent gold with 2 fingers of cream colored head/

S: Bready, grainy, a little citrus, kiss of yeastyness

T: Follows the nose up front. Grassyness, grainyness & dryness as this warms. , Finishes, crackery, grainy & dry with a little grassyness

MF: Light body & delicate carbonation

Easy drinker, nothing special

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Photo of bigbutter
3.84/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Blingityblong
3.76/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stignacious
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zazzi82
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nicholas2121
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Lift brewed by MadTree Brewing with an ABV of 4.70% This Kolsch pours out a nice golden amber color with a nice white head. There is also a nice amount of lacing to this brew, it sticks to the side of the glass well. The smell is rich with grains and malts malts. You also pick up on some nice mild hop bitterness and sweetness in the smell as well. Really digging the smell of this brew. The look and smell of Lift are really inviting. Now for the taste, it is Bold with cream smooth grains and malts. There is a lot going on in lift. This is one smooth drinking brew. There is nothing overpowering about this brew, it has a super nice balance to it. This brew would go nice lunch or dinner. I like how smooth this gose down . The body of lift is a solid medium, not more nothing lless.Lift mouth feel is Creamy, Bold, Smooth, Rich, Clean and Refreshing. Overall I'm giving Lift a 4.25 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again giving the opportunity to. MadTree Brewing, did a real nice job with this brew.

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Photo of superspak
4.03/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into pint glass, canned on 8/17/2017. Pours slightly hazy pale golden yellow color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a large cap that lasts. Thick soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of wheat, cracker, white bread dough, and lightly toasted biscuit; with light notes of honey, lemon, orange, pear, apple, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with bready malt and light earthy hop/fruity yeast notes; with good strength. Taste of big wheat, cracker, white bread dough, and lightly toasted biscuit; with light notes of honey, lemon, orange, pear, apple, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of wheat, cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, light fruits, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great robustness of bready malt and light earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Moderately crisp/clean finishing. Lightly increasing dryness from bitterness. Very clean on lager flavors, not too fruity/yeast. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, bready/grainy, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.7%. Overall this is an excellent Kolsch style. All around great robustness of bready malt and light earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink with the minimal bitter finish. Clean and flavorful wheat/pils malts; with very well restrained yeast ester character, and mild hop balance. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

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Photo of _andrew_
4.05/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sportsnstuff
4.16/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of themayorkoch
4.13/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.7/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Try-em-all
3.99/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Straw yellow with a little cloudiness less than a finger with head slightly Singh little bit of orange but not as much as I would like. Has a touch of banana clove and pear a nice beer a real winner.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.56/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Slightly cloudy straw yellow with a fluffy white head that clings in thick lace.

On the nose I get banana, apple, wheat and a little clove making it come off like a Hefe, but there's a touch of corn as well.

Wheat, corn, pear and toast come through on the palate bringing it back into Kolsch territory.

Body is soft and light with a moderate froth and a semi-dry finish.

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

Photo of JoeLev
4.15/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cincy_Joe
2.94/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Zombiefeynman
4.12/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hoptometrist
4.1/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tommy5
4.04/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Lift from MadTree Brewing
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 170 ratings