Herkules Koelsch | Schilling Beer Co.

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4.17/5
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12 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Schilling Beer Co.
New Hampshire, United States
schillingbeer.com

Style: German Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by beuchelt on 02-28-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,286
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
12
pDev:
9.35%
 
 
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1
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Ratings: 12 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of ScaryEd
4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 32 oz crowler filled at the brewery.

Pours a cloudy bright gold color with a huge effervescent white head. The head leaves a few cobwebs of lacing before settling into a thin sheet.

The aroma is grassy and faintly tart, with a hint of grape jam. The back end is exceptionally yeasty and malty with some more subtle spice notes.

The taste brings notes of white grape skin, grass, and bitter hops with a yeasty, doughy malt backbone.

The feel is light bodied with hefty carbonation. Very crisp and dry, and exceptionally drinkable.

Overall, a great German ale that is both flavorful and highly drinkable. It's nicely balanced and the dry finish keeps you wanting more.

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Photo of baseball636
3.92/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jcoleMA66
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wowcoolman
3.96/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid, clean, refreshing, drinkable, crisp on finish.

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Photo of Brewhaha
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Came to the brewhouse on a local tip:
This Koelsh stood out:
- Nice amber color with a finger of tight, tart head.
- Crispness up front, a little tartness
- Nice yeasty zest in the middle
- Crisp at the finish.
Refreshing, would look for this again and again!

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Photo of Tarabeth
4.6/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jsfox
4.11/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Satchboogie
3.81/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of johnnnniee
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Hik0
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of Resuin
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of beuchelt
5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Outstanding Koelsch-style beer that compares well with the originals from Cologne. It is light and crispy, brewed (as far as I know) using top-fermenting yeast straight from Cologne. Served in a original "Stange" glass, it comes extremely close to some of the best known names such as Frueh. Adding a local touch to it, it is a great addition to the Schilling repertoire.

Currently, it's a single batch, but I am hoping that Jeff and John will turn this at least into a seasonal - timing is good, since it is carnival season in Cologne right now.

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Herkules Koelsch from Schilling Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 12 ratings