Near And Far | Great Raft Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Raft Brewing
Louisiana, United States
greatraftbrewing.com

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
An American-style kolsch. We brew this like a classic style kolsch, but then take a detour and dry hop it like an American IPA.

In short, Near and Far is a light, easy-drinking kolsch with beautiful dry hopped character not often seen with this style. Classic? No. Crushable? Yes.

Added by AndrewNations on 04-17-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#18,116
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
13
pDev:
6.25%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 13 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of tigg924
3.81/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours hazy, gold in color with one inch head. Taste is flowers, biscuit, and light citrusy hops. Sweet start with a dry bitter finish. One of the more bitter kolsch beers I have had but still not overly bitter. Tasty and light. Nice summer beer that I could have several of.

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Photo of beaulabauve
4.11/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NolaHopHead
3.65/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nicely hopped Kolsch, clean n dry

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Photo of SHODriver
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Poured into a Stange to a pale and clear straw yellow topped by a dense two finger head that retains well and leaves decent lacing
S: The nose on this one is really just straight citrus rind and hints of tropical fruits
T: Taste is citrus, a little bready malt, slight tropical fruit, and faint grape, Swallow is more citrus and topical fruit with some lingering dry maltyness
M: Fairly light in body but not watery with slightly prickly carbonation and a refreshing finish
O: Overall a very solid brew but not exactly a Kolsch. the american hop notes are out of place but not unwelcome. Interesting to try though.

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Photo of tduecen
4.6/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

to me, this is a great summer beer. this is something if it was canned I could sit out by the pool and drink too many before I even realized it.

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Photo of spycow
4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sd123
3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of donspublic
4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from tap, 1 finger head. Pale light golden to look at. Smells of grassy hops, with a little dankness creeping thru. Taste, boy what a surprise that first taste is, hard to describe, cause I can't recreate. A bold/ bitterness appears and then is gone. As if saying here I am come in. Great semi dry mouthfeel. Great everyday beer.

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Photo of sdeese21
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Junichi
3.66/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Westmalle318
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tbryan5
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bomber poured into Great Raft tulip.

A- A light golden straw color with a medium white head that dissipates about 90% then lingers for a little bit.

S- Grassy and earthy hop aroma. Very pleasant.

T- The malt comes through more on the palate than the nose and really balances out the bitterness to make this a really crushable yet boldly hopped kolsch that is perfect on a hot and humid Louisiana day.

M- Smooth and medium carbonation. Light body.

D- Yes... More please!

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Photo of JamesStreet
4.07/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Near And Far from Great Raft Brewing
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 13 ratings