Koffee Kölsch
Huss Brewing Co

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Style:
German Kölsch
Ranked #3
ABV:
4.7%
Score:
93
Ranked #2,204
Avg:
4.27 | pDev: 9.6%
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
102
From:
Huss Brewing Co
 
Arizona, United States
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Wants
  10
Gots
  29
SCORE
93
Outstanding
Notes: Our traditional light bodied Kolsch, cold steeped with caramel and hazelnut freshly roasted coffee beans. An amazingly unique brew that drinks as light as any lager but packs a delicious coffee punch!!

16 IBU
Reviews: 27 | Ratings: 102 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by AzIpaGuy:
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5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
4.56/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks, kerry4porters!

Pours a clear golden color. The head is two fingers high and white in shade. Though it retains a soft, even texture, retention is unimpressive. No real lacing sticks to the glass.

Holy crap - the aroma is almost pure coffee. Not just pure coffee, really fuckin' good coffee at that! Not only do I perceive a nice, beany roast, I'm incredibly impressed by the chocolate and vanilla tones I also pick up. There is a gentle fruitness lurking *far* beneath the coffee explosion, seemingly offering just enough to perfectly balance and nuance said explosion. In fact, I'll go one better - this has one of the best coffee profiles I've ever encountered in any beer, period. Better than Bourbon County Coffee? Honestly...yes.

Mother of God...the coffee I taste in this beer is amazing. It offers nearly the perfect amounts of roasted beans and even dark chocolate, balanced by notes of vanilla. The finish reveals a bit of the base beer with some white grape and noble hops. Despite the intense flavors, it features spot-on balance - even some complexity. I still maintain this is some of the best coffee I've ever encountered in any beer, and that makes this one absolutely phenomenal.

The texture is full-bodied, yet a bit firm. Coffee creates a slight dryness, but for the most part, the feel is lush and wet. Drinkability isn't spectacular (for the style) due to the flavor intensity, though. Still, this is something I actively WANT to savor instead of pound.

I love coffee, so I'm a bit biased. But still, this beer is pure genius. The kolsch base blends perfectly with the coffee extremely well, while creating a neutral enough canvas for the latter to shine. Even still, if the actual coffee flavor was too burnt, acrid, or vegetal, it would have been all for naught. And yet, the coffee is wondrously mocha-esque in the best way possible. I will most certainly be bothering kerry4porters about getting this beer again in the future.

4.56/5: I should replace our Keurig machine at the office with a fridge full of this instead, too bad my job is ridiculously alcohol-unfriendly...

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Photo of t2grogan
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brian_Pheiffer
3.59/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of elm_tree
4.42/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
3.25/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Fitzaubrey
4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On draft at BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse in Chandler, AZ. Golden beer, no head, strong coffee aroma with a hint of chocolate. Medium to light body, sweet coffee taste. Comparatively low alcohol, very little bitterness. Mouth feel is full. Have never tasted anything quite like this, and I want more. I'm nagging craft brewers at home to try doing similar brews.

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Photo of Jrcecchini
4.84/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rosenthm
4.72/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Photo of BrewNoob1
4.41/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mflamar
4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of eppie82
4.36/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jtk21351
4.09/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PoppinTabs
4.59/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of akolb
3.24/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of raspy22
3.98/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sexmortus
3.62/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of matcris
4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Golden, little chill haze, good carb rising, almost no head generation. The aroma is exactly like a Nestle Hazelnut Coffee creamer. And add coconut and vanilla. Same with the flavor, in the mid palate you get the clean malt for a second and then the sweet coffee cream kicks back in and lingers. Medium light body, dry, and med-full carbonation. Pretty tasty and unique.

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Photo of jmbeerdude91
4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

I've had other huss brews before which were just OK in my opinion but this one smells like a rich mocha coffee and looks like a light lager. Ordered it and was expecting to receive a dark Stout or Porter but perceptions can be deceiving. Loved this beer and taste probably because I drink a lot of coffee.

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Photo of SuiGeneris1
4.84/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of joe16siny
4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Can purchased in Oct 2016 drank Dec 7 2018. A great light coffee beer that's held up quite well since i last had one. Beer was golden, clear and still has plenty of coffee taste. A nice contrast to all the big high alc coffee stouts.

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Photo of Harrison8
4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours straw yellow with a little fog to it with two fingers of tightly packed white head. Head retention is good with no lacing left behind. Aroma is bolstered with coffee, yeast esters, biscuit and lemon malts. Very lively and smooth. Flavor profile follows the same path with yeast esters, biscuit malts, and a nice coffee addition throughout. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp, with a medium thickness. Overall, this beer sips smooth and crisp, and with the addition of coffee keeps this a fun beer to have on hand. Crisp and pleasant enough for a sweltering day, but tasty enough to sip smooth on a fall day.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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Photo of flek
4.48/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Corrado42
4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Koffee Kölsch from Huss Brewing Co
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 102 ratings