Kölsch Lagered Ale
Steamworks Brewing Company

Kölsch Lagered AleKölsch Lagered Ale
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Steamworks Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada
Ranked #185
Ranked #25,239
3.61 | pDev: 9.7%
Oct 26, 2023
May 17, 2014
Kölsch-Style Ale is fermented like an ale but matured like a lager, it goes down very easy, dry with a low but balanced bitterness and a light to medium body with a very delicate flavour. Our Kölsch has a clean, malty, chardonnay-like aroma with a dry, refreshing finish.
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Rated: 3.77 by waudozer from Canada (BC)

Oct 26, 2023
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Reviewed by charleskimmle from Canada (BC)

2.25/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25
Retry: Pours slightly hazy, smell is a bit sulphuric - otherwise bright and light. Taste is somewhat sour and astringent, almost vinegary. I didn't notice the sour taste the first time I tried it. Interesting and mild, need to try it again to get a more in depth flavour profile. Some unique and desirable creaminess in the flavour. Significant hop expression. However it does to a very subtle degree have this weird decaying floral note that the majority of steamworks brews i have tried seem to have, and it doesn't always work well. Fortunately their lions gate lager doesn't have this taste but the john oliver lager definitely does in a bad way. It is less prominent in the Kolsch, but it reminds me of the worst part of the john oliver lager.
Jan 15, 2023
Rated: 3.77 by Roejogan from Canada (BC)

Apr 24, 2021
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Reviewed by leaddog from Canada (AB)

4.1/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance - Pours a straw gold with four fingers of bubbly frothy white head.

Smell - grassy, leafy, and herbal noble hops, bready malts, cereal grains, lemon, and earthy yeast.

Taste - grassy, leafy, and herbal noble hops upfront. The lemon, cereal grains, and bready malts come through next. The brew is rounded out by the earthy yeast.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Finishes crisp and dry with the lemon and cereal grains lingering.

Overall - A crushable kölsch that delivers on the flavours reminiscent of the style. A true summer patio beer.
Dec 27, 2019
Rated: 4.37 by IRONRakkasan from California

Mar 25, 2019
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Rated by bankboy66 from New Jersey

3.77/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours a hazy gold no head to speak of. This is like a great combination of a kolsch and a malt forward Pilsner. Very refreshing and easy drinking.
Jul 29, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by StormAles from Canada (ON)

Feb 23, 2018
Rated: 3.63 by wordemupg from Canada (AB)

Aug 18, 2017
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short bright white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of cracker malts are present in the nose along with some hints of green grapes.
T: The taste follows the smell, but has a better balance between the flavors of cracker malts and green grapes. A light amount of bitterness is present.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation and dryness in the finish.
O: This beer is a rather good Canadian representation of a German beer style.

Serving type: can
Jul 14, 2017
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Rated by NeilW from Canada (ON)

3.62/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
500 ml can from the LCBO – served cold in a pint glass.

Appearance out of the can is slightly cloudy golden colour with short (
May 20, 2017
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Reviewed by Roby923 from Canada (AB)

3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
Had this brew as part of a lager tasting flight. Poured cloudy but very bright. Plenty of herbs on the nose.

Has a different character in comparison to the common lager or lagered ale with the presence of european hops and malts. Refreshing and worth the drink.

Canned from the LCBO.
Dec 28, 2016
Rated: 3.59 by souvenirs from Canada (BC)

Sep 26, 2016
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Reviewed by StJamesGate from New York

3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Platinum with white film + bubbles. 4
Flowers + clean grain. 4
Dough, tart lager hit, some hay, a touch of honey, and some very light grass. 3.5
Bit watery, light, crisp, fizzy. 3.75

Celeia, Magnum, Tettang

Clean, but is it just a lager? Missing the Kolsch complexity - smooth + flowery. Dies on the end, too. Dumb and easy. 3.5
Sep 08, 2016
Rated: 4.02 by ikidunot from Canada (ON)

Aug 23, 2016
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Reviewed by headlessparrot from Canada (ON)

3.82/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
No one's ever going to rave about a kolsch, but this is really--nearly--as good as the style gets. Crisp, clean, grainy character, only slight bitterness, some cracker and pilsner malt . . . It's not a big beer, or a complex beer, but it's a lovely, balanced, easy-drinking summer beer.

Given that Steamworks makes (arguably) Canada's best pilsner already, I'm not shocked to discover they've pretty much nailed the milder, ale-ier sister-style as well.
Aug 13, 2016
Rated: 3.69 by bumchilly25 from Canada (BC)

Jul 31, 2016
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Reviewed by S2K-Jeffrey from Canada (BC)

4.04/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Medium-light colour from a 500ml can. Crisp and clean tasting typical of Kolsch style. Very tasty and drinkable. Reasonably priced too at C$2.29. Highly recommended, especially if you want a quality alternative to the trendy over-hopped modern microbrews.
Jul 25, 2016
Rated: 3.74 by Mack from Canada (QC)

Jul 23, 2016
Rated: 4 by Boo-urns from Canada (ON)

Jul 08, 2016
Rated: 3.59 by Mousel from Canada (ON)

Jun 18, 2016
Kölsch Lagered Ale from Steamworks Brewing Company
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