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Köld One | Mill House Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Mill House Brewing Company
New York, United States

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This is our take on a classic Kölsch, that quenches the thirst with a crisp Noble hop finish. Pilsner base malt accentuated by Vienna malt, this is not your Dad's Lawnmower Beer!

Added by RblWthACoz on 11-18-2013

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Ratings: 39 |  Reviews: 12
Reviews by madmanjf:
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3.35/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(A) Clear yellow body with minimal head, little to no lacing or retention
(S) Pils malt, mostly clean with some lingering corn or DMS subdued behind the malt. Hop aroma was low to none
(T) Pils malt flavor for the most part, bittering is present but in the back seat. The finish shows off the corn that was in the aroma.
(M) Moderate carbonation, no astringency, smooth and pleasant

OVERALL: A good drinking beer that will pair nicely with most foods. It's also a great entry-beer for those not too familiar with various craft styles.

The beer presents itself more as a Blonde than a Kolsch but it's very close. To me the big issue that needs some attention is the Corn Aroma and Flavor, or DMS. I'm guessing there isn't maize in the grist since this would be inappropriate for a Kolsch, so it's probably DMS that's not coming out in the boil. Once corrected, this would probably shift the balance slight in a more favorable direction. If not, some additional nobel hop would be a plus.

NOTE: Heard this was a second batch with a slight adjustment in grain, so the recipe is in flux which is to be expected for a new establishment. I'm sure they will drive continuous improvement.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Griffith
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of deniro
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

When in the mood for a Kolsch style beer this is definitely a solid choice. Pours a light yellow color with a one finger head. Sweet malty smell. The taste is very good. It has a sweet aftertaste. Definitely get some hints of apple in there. Good overall choice you can't go wrong with.

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Photo of chrishiker1409
3.91/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Pours a light golden yellow with about two fingers of airy white head. It dissipates relatively quick.
Leaves some patchy lacing.

S: Bready malts. Some grass. Very light aroma.

T: Bready malts. Some floral hops in there. Finishes quite dry. Very crisp.

F: Light body, moderate to high carbonation.

O: A nicey done kolsch. Because of beers like this, I'm really starting to dig this style.

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Photo of k47k
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of Nvp2624
4.22/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Great representation of the style very refreshing !

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Photo of Matt73
3.48/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of logicalparadox
4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of metter98
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of plaid75
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a medium straw hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a light grainy malt and herbal hop.

The taste offered a vleant crockery pils mSlt character with a soft noble hop bitterness.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall tasty and quaffable.

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Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mikexw
3/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of Bravo06
4.16/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

An easy to drink sweeter Kolsch. A great alternative to "Lite" beers, while still holding to true to traditional brewing techniques and flavor you will appreciate on a spring afternoon.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.82/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear medium golden yellow in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and faint straw yellow colored highlights. The beer has a finger tall foamy white head that reduces to a large patch of very thin film covering the majority of the surface (about 95%) and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Just shy of moderate aromas of biscuit + bready malts with a light amount of grainy + light fruit (green apple) sweetness and light aromas of floral + spicy hops.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of biscuit + bready malts with a light amount of grainy + light fruit (green apple) sweetness. That is followed by slightly heavier than light flavors of floral + spicy hops which impart a light amount of bitterness which fades away pretty quickly.

M: Slightly heavier than light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp and clean.

O: Super easy to drink, refreshing, and enjoyable with well hidden alcohol. I could easily have a couple of these.

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Photo of NJBeer265
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of frykid
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from tap into a pint glass

L: it was a light golden color
T: very pleasant, malt flavorings
f: some carbonation, smooth drink

overall - a good drinking beer; could see enjoying this one on a summer afternoon

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Photo of The_Beer_Guru
3.42/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nicely_carbed
4.44/5  rDev +14.1%

Photo of edward_boumil
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

L: Pale yellow, golden, a bit cloudy, nice head retention
S: Dry biscuit, floral and herbal hops
T: Repeat of the nose, finishes with a nice dryness/bitterness, well rounded flavors
F: light and refreshing, only mildly bitter, crisp
O: good interpretation of the style, perhaps a bit restrained at times but really easy drinking with good flavors.

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Photo of nmann08
3.82/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WillieThreebiers
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tobelerone
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of fscottkey
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: [3.50] The can lists the ABV (4.6%) and there is a canned date (12/21/2016) so it is a little bit on the older side but with a 19 IBU I doubt there are many hops to fade. Light yellow colored beer with a solid 2 fingers of bright white head.

S: [3.50] I am getting the hefe type yeast scent. Then some lemon and melon. Nothing that is a typical lager scent.

T: [3.00] Very faint flavors. Some mild, mild maltiness. Hints of the yeast esters.

M: [3.50] Less than medium body and some elevated carbonation.

O: [3.25] In a blind taste test I bet I would choose Bud Light over this. It is not that this is bad or offensive there is just nothing there. I am pulling almost nothing on the nose and the taste is even more subtle than that.

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Photo of orcrist_cleaver
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Light tart fruitiness carries over to palate: apple and pear. Honey biscuity, moderate sweetness, but generally well balanced. Brilliant gold in color. Crisp, refreshing. An everyday beer.

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Photo of Gajo74
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I first heard of this brewery last week after sampling from it at the Hudson Valley Craft Beer Fest. Happy to see it served at the Bear Mountain Inn on my visit yesterday.
Kold One pours a semi cloudy light caramel color. A huge bubbly head soon dissipates and leaves little trace save for a bubbly ring.
I'm liking the aroma as it has a honey and nutty sweetness. Later, the aroma of grains follows, along with a light colored grape.
In the mouth there is a nice crisp and refreshing feel with what is initially a sweet grain finish. The body is medium to light with an effervescent carbonation. The palate gets increasingly dry and aiding drinkability. There is a dry malt feel with a moderate but bold hops spice that adds great balance. There is an increasing grape and vinous quality reminiscent of a white wine and a Belgian pale. A nice dose of lemon finish emerges later on, adding to the complexity.
I thought this was a good example of a style I need to get to know more of. Hope to see more from this brewery.

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Köld One from Mill House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 39 ratings
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