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JDub's Brewing Company

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From:
JDub's Brewing Company
 
Florida, United States
Style:
Kölsch
Ranked #231
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
80
Ranked #29,204
Avg:
3.46 | pDev: 12.14%
Ratings:
80
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 03, 2022
Added:
Sep 11, 2014
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  18
SCORE
80
Good
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3.5 by warpedrevolution from Illinois on Jan 03, 2022
 
3.54 by epterina from Florida on Apr 04, 2020
 
3.57 by user785335 from Florida on Aug 11, 2019
 
3.44 by ProNR from Florida on Mar 20, 2019
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3.47/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by Billolick from New York

12 oz can with best before dating on the bottom...Aug 18,2019

Bland look to this one, lighter Amber, larger bubbles ringing and minimal cap, lacing etc

Corn like sniff

Fairly crisp and dry. Good for what it’s advertised as, decent quaffer on a hot day, yes by the pool would work.

Feb 15, 2019
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3.37/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
by Beginner2 from Illinois

A common kolsch. But on a hot day, I'd have another when poolside. So, we got 100% truth in advertising.
Little about this beer is either surprising or interesting. But, it does its job. Thanks.

Having not much to say about the beer, I went on their website and, I'm afraid, I do not have much to say about the brewer either. The founders story seems not only common to many young brewery's founders, but it seems it is common to one other Sarasota brewer I've had. Nonetheless, veterans following their passion to brew beer is a good transition to civilian life and I wish them well OA.

Jan 18, 2019
 
3.39 by Jeromedepot from New York on Jan 05, 2019
 
3.48 by RochefortChris from North Carolina on Nov 29, 2018
 
3.5 by fosters9 from New York on Nov 05, 2018
 
3.87 by jt_thomas18 from Tennessee on Aug 02, 2018
 
3.25 by BeerDreadz from Florida on Jul 04, 2018
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3.49/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by meigs3 from Florida

Light on taste. Good summer beer.

Jul 01, 2018
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3.71/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Franziskaner from Missouri

Golden hued with with plenty of vibrant carbonation bubbles and a moderate amount of sediment. There's a fingernail of dishwater white covering the vast majority of the top. The aroma is of earthy German hops and clean, crisp, light malt. I'm tasting light crackery and salty malt along with a hint of gentle, yet earthy German lawnmower hops. The mouth is light, crisp, and refreshing.

May 11, 2018
 
3.25 by harpus from Alabama on Apr 03, 2018
 
3.5 by dsshuck from Delaware on Mar 22, 2018
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3.54/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

a rather pedestrian but highly drinkable kolsch, as evidenced by my first one being slammed with my brother behind a jeep in the publix parking lot as we waited for our gals to emerge from a grocery run. its that kind of beer, a warm weather bubbly crusher without a ton of character to it, easily the simplest and least impressive beer i have had from these guys, which is not at all a knock against it. the other five cans in the sixer were enjoyed in a more civilized manner, revealing a big headed golden brew with lots of carbonation and clarity. it smells and tastes a little dumbed down to me from a grain standpoint, like it doesnt quite have that crackery german essence to it that defines the style in the best examples of it, its just pils type, easy and crisp still, but without as much flavor as i prefer in one of these. same for the yeast, which dries this out nicely and makes it refreshing, but its missing that european character that good kolsch has in its yeast profile. i dont miss it much though, as this is nice and bubbly and easy down when its cold, and it warms up better than most, which happens fast in the florida sun. my dad thought this was, "right in his wheelhouse" which i suppose is about par for the course... i prefer the more robust jdubs brews to to this one...

Mar 01, 2018
 
3.5 by Miketess32 from Massachusetts on Feb 12, 2018
 
3.41 by UCLABrewN84 from California on Oct 13, 2017
 
2.6 by SydneyManchester25 from Florida on Aug 29, 2017
 
1.25 by Lare453 from Florida on Aug 05, 2017
 
3.46 by jeffyboy65 from Ohio on Jul 10, 2017
 
3.21 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois on May 01, 2017
 
4 by Mattymystique from Massachusetts on Mar 04, 2017
 
3.25 by njbusa from New Jersey on Feb 24, 2017
 
3.9 by tommy5 from Michigan on Feb 18, 2017
 
3.5 by StevenMilligan from Florida on Jan 21, 2017
 
3.99 by 6thstreetbrewpub from District of Columbia on Oct 02, 2016
 
3.43 by bb-magic from Florida on Sep 03, 2016
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3.78/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by WynnO from Florida

Straight up down the middle kolsch here. Nicely done. Some aftertaste on the back but not as much as other brewer's attempts.

Would have no issues repeating the experience.

Jul 26, 2016
 
4.01 by TheWhaler from Florida on Jul 07, 2016
 
3.18 by JordanHageman from Missouri on Jul 03, 2016
 
3.33 by Cluker from Florida on Jul 02, 2016
 
3.63 by BrewsandBlues from Florida on Jun 25, 2016
 
3.36 by AraBama from Alabama on Jun 16, 2016
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3.26/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by GoBearsWalter34 from Illinois

Pours slightly hazy, straw-orange. Has a one finger, white, soapy head that dissipates quickly.
Smells of lemon and very slight yeast and hop.
The yeast backing is slight, the lemon comes sliding in and goes down fairly uneventful with orange and slight hop showing up in the end.
A very light mouthfeel, and crisp and refreshing.
I am really getting into the Kolsches and Hellen lately, and this one was disappointing, however I could probably drink a few on a hot day.

Jun 12, 2016
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3.64/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by DrMullet from Florida

Pours a straw yellow.
Smell is very light and clean. With a hint of citrus.
Taste is bready malt up front followed by a bit of lemon and citrus.

May 29, 2016
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3.34/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by dtumminelliob from Massachusetts

I like kolsches and I appreciate efforts by American breweries to try them, even though the industry isn't there yet. This is in that vein as simply not a very good beer, but I'm glad we're trying. It is thin in both malt and hops, and almost acrid. It gets a little better as you move through it, but not a great beer.

May 13, 2016
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3.51/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by NCBrew from North Carolina

Drank it straight from the can dated March 26.
Not a big fan of the style BUT this beer was very tasty.
I could see crushing a few next to the pool .
Slight lemon flavor and light malt finish .
Mouth feel is thin as expected .
Really nice representation of the Kolsch style.
Prost!

May 05, 2016
 
3.25 by jmccraney from Washington on Apr 22, 2016
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3.58/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by marksundt from Missouri

Very light taste, color and mouth feel.

Apr 05, 2016
Poolside from JDub's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 80 out of 100 with 80 ratings