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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:
#30,550
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
157
pDev:
11.68%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
65
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 157 |  Reviews: 24
Photo of Marzen_Fan
3.59/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of themayorkoch
4.13/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Try-em-all
3.99/5  rDev +8.4%
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 -3.3%
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 +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JoeLev
4.15/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cincy_Joe
2.94/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Zombiefeynman
4.12/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hoptometrist
4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tommy5
4.04/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
3.51/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I got this beer via a beer trade (in a can). I thought this was a pretty good Kölsch, perhaps a bit thin.

Look: semi-clear very light golden with a very thick bubbly white head.

Aroma: sweet malts, slight citrus

Taste: It's malty crisp/bready, sort of like crackers, sweet and fruity with some citrus.

Feel: Light a bit thin, a tad watery, but easy drinking, good for hot weather.

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Photo of Myotus
3.64/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured at 45°F from a 12oz can (canned on 08Aug16) into a stange. Consumed on 28Aug16.
SMELL: Mild aromas of unsalted crackers and earthy hops are supported by subtle scents of peaches, white grapes, pears, honey, oranges, and grass.
3.75 out of 5
TASTE: The profile starts with a mild maltiness of unsalted crackers. Mild earthy hop flavors quickly bring a noble hop balance. A subtle sweetness emerges from flavors of peaches, white grapes, pears, oranges, and honey as the cracker graininess develops a mild bitterness. Subtle flavors of grass trail lastly while the white grape flavors are somewhat strengthened.
3.5 out of 5
NOTE: This was a good rendition of a Kölsch. It was grainy and had a great hop balance. The sweetness was subtle, but was expected from the style. I was not fond of the bitter end of the graininess, though.

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Photo of dmorgan310
3.81/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ManapuaMan
3.93/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really well done Kolsch. True to the style it pours a straw gold with a puffy, light-as-air head. Aroma is light hops, a little floral and toasted malt. Taste has that familiar Pilsner profile - lightly toasted malt, cereal, cracker, spicy hops, lemon zest. Easy to knock back, this beer begs to be followed by another. Drinks clean and finishes dry.

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Photo of jp32
3.44/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rdooley
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drone
3.02/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Kegatron
3.72/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerOps
3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drummerdwzp
3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WoodBrew
3.49/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I bought a can of this at Andersons in Reynoldsburg, OH. It poured a slightly hazy yellow with thin white head that is not leaving any lace. The scent had hints of lemon and yeast. The taste is almost a sour dough with hint of lemon. The Mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's ok...not my favorite beer Style.

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Photo of dag1991
3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of schoolboy
3.84/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a really good beer from MadTree, maybe the best I've had from them. The only issue is the trueness to style, which seems pretty far off.

It is cloudier than any I've seen of this style, looking pale. It has a nice head. The aroma also is nice pungent tangy smell. It smells a little hoppier as it approaches room temperature (my preferred temp for this style).

The taste similarly hits a yeast vibe almost like other style wheat beers, but not showing an unusual malt taste. The burp is pretty good, a usual feature for a kolsch. The taste is too delicate to stand up against most foods.

This kolsch seems somewhat unconventional. I am glad it's not boring.

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Lift from MadTree Brewing
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 157 ratings
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