American Kolsch Story | River Rat Brewery

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Brewed by:
River Rat Brewery
South Carolina, United States
riverratbrewery.com

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by SC_Beer_Drinker on 08-24-2014

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Ranking:
#32,047
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
40
pDev:
11.17%
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Photo of scbeerman
2.86/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass. Much darker than expected - looks more like a light amber-colored IPA with a good deal of haziness. Some off-white head. Pretty much all I get out of the nose is honey with a little bready malt. Basically the same as the toast with honey I had this morning. Taste is mostly the same as the nose, without any of the fruit and floral notes I would expect from a good Kolsch; also very metallic. It's also a little thicker mouthfeel than most. Overall, not recommended and a disappointing brew - if you're looking for a good SC-brewed Kolsch with hotter days approaching, go for the Coast 32/50 instead.

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Photo of chossboss
3.57/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HopsForBrains
3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of steelersrbrun
4.52/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of zachthelaxer93
4.36/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cbmccarthy
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

River Rat Brewery "American Kolsch Story"
on tap at Craftsmen Tap House, 21 DEC 2014
$3 for an 8 oz. serving

Notes: Fairly basic. Well balanced but lacking in polish. Could use more cold-conditioning, but OK. Average American version of a Kölsch.

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Photo of ordybill
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- Has a malt and yeast (dough) smell. Appearance- A pale golden yellow color Taste- Has a malt/fruit flavor with a hint of butter Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation Has a creamy texture. Overall- Not a bad beer, first beer i have had from River Rat Brewery.

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of sonofliberty2
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of pjhalifax
2.93/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Strange aroma and taste for a kolsch, one that's difficult for me to describe but I can say it leans more towards sulfury than some of the others I've had. Something seemed out of balance.

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Photo of mtbdonn
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of metter98
3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FUwolfpacker
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Hilljack51
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrMindbender
2.56/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Not good at all

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Photo of JohnBradSC
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wiseaxe
3.72/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Mojo
3.62/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaswilson2
3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of huntermop
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of UltimateLivewire
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TylerKitchens
4.52/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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American Kolsch Story from River Rat Brewery
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 40 ratings