Kölsch Ale | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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69 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Pennsylvania, United States
victorybeer.com

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Summer

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Added by rotsaruch on 09-07-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
69
Reviews:
35
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
14.32%
 
 
Wants:
38
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

08/07/13
On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Very nice. Just the right amount of dry. Could drink this all night

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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3/5  rDev -24.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3/5  rDev -24.6%

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1.75/5  rDev -56%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.78/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Kölsch
Victory Brewing Company
Style: Kölsch
ABV: 4.60 %

LOOK: Clear golden color, with a foam cap and leaving plenty of lacing.

SMELL: Distinct lager yeast smell, grass, cooked veggies, stewed hops, fresh bread and a bit buttery as well.

TASTE: Clean bready malt flavor like a typical German Kolsch. Herbal tea like hopping with mild grassy, leafy flavor and bitterness. Bready, well balanced, very lightly bitter lager.

FEEL: Light bodied, stinging carbonation. Light, easy to drink , very mellow.

OVERALL: A pretty nice kolsch, but does not separate itself from many others in the style. Pretty standard, not that there's anything wrong with that.

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3/5  rDev -24.6%

Photo of cfrances33
3.93/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Varga Bar in Philly on 8/3/12, served in a shaker.

Pour: Completely clear yellow orange with a finger and a half white head.

Smell: Grassy hops with a light caramel sweetness. Not very substantial on the nose.

Taste: Bready malts sweetness to the max, with a pleasant floral and grassy hoppiness.

Mouthfeel: Really light and drinkable, but still packed with flavor. Very, very refreshing.

Overall: My first kolsch and I thoroughly enjoyed this one.

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3.58/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured with a small head of white foam on s clear, golden body.  The head settles quickly but leaves good lace.

S - Clean malt and lightly spicy hops with little else.

T - Light, bready malt up front with a little bit of spicy hop character.  Some musty bitterness in the middle with grainy notes in the finish and a lingering bitterness.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - Not bad, but a littler too hoppy and lacking in malt character.  still vy drinkable.

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3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed at the brewpub in Downingtown, PA

A: half finger head on a clear straw colored body. Scattered lacing.

S: grain and pale malts with slight sweet corn. Light aroma overall.

T: very nice grain and pale malt flavor with perfect degree of bitterness. Corn but not sweet notes. Light earthy hop character late in the finish.

M: light body and high carbonation.

Overall: very clean and drinkable. This is a generally dull category but this one is about as flavorful and clean as the style gets.

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2.25/5  rDev -43.5%

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Kölsch Ale from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
3.98 out of 5 based on 69 ratings.
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