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Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States

Style: German Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Spring

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Ratings: 756 |  Reviews: 149
Reviews by beagle75:
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4.03/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a becker glass.

A: Clear, brassy golden color with an initial abundance of white foam head that collapses to a persistent cap. Fine but heavy lacing remains on the glass.

S: White flour is enhanced by the presence of nuanced nectarine and melon-like yeast esters. A trace of mineral sulfur is also immediately present.

T: Begins almost dry, with layered pale malts that simultaneously yield unctuous cake and mild toast. Mixed fruit is very estery into the middle although tasted acidity is largely absent. Ripe peach fruit is identifiable in the otherwise soft finish.

M: Medium viscosity, very creamy on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: This is a bold American-brewed kolsch that is full-bodied and heavy on yeast qualities. Pilsner malts provide needed contrast, keeping other qualities from becoming too heavy. Minimalist hops stay off the radar, although they are not really missed here. While refreshing on its own, this beer is far from being an afterthought and holds up to foods well.

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Photo of jlindros
3.28/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a decent fizzy slight creamy 1/2 finger head, a little small but retains well, decent lacing, hazy slight yeast sediment lighter peach orange colored.

Nose is actually kinda meh, an herbal like hop jumps out front, mild mossy grassy earthy note too, a hint of a sweet caramel note, touch grainy. Almost alt-beer like not really Kolsch.

Taste starts with grainy malts, a little toasty and a little corn stalk like, but light. Then herbal hops, little mossy and earthy, mild bitterness. Soft feel at least, almost lager like soft and crisp which is at least one good thing from the Kolsch. Finish is fairly dry but a little sticky, crisp but soft and a little mineral note, mild fruity flavor too, malt juice, and a little herbal earthy hop.

Mouth is softer and a bit lighter bod, decent carb, fluffy carb.

Overall meh, not one of Sam Adam's best beers, just a little Kolsch like notes, hops are not quite where they should be for a Kolsch, malts are OK at least, and it has a nice soft slight crisp feel.

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Photo of Lanypany88
2.86/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Good but tastes like a normal beer.

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Photo of Dools9
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of WraythOsu
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of Danny1217
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of MouldyCrow
3.42/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Erex91
3.04/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pale yellow coloration with a strong head that dissipates after the first couple of sips.

Smell: Wheat. Malt. Very slight spice, almost not worth mentioning.

Taste: Bread like. Lighter. Not too much flavor going on here.

Mouthfeel: Definitely sticks in the mouth and leaves an aftertaste that is not pleasant but not unpleasant.

Overall: I got this beer in a variety pack. The beer is just OK. Nothing special nothing terrible. I most likely would not purchase this beer again however I would not turn one down if offered to me.

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Photo of dgeebs07
3.5/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Jason
3.67/5  rDev +7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Towering head, good stickage with the lacing. Hazed out golden hue, why does unfiltered have to mean hazed? This is not a Zwickelbier. Crisp snappy grain in the nose and on the palate. Yeasty with bready overtones. Herbal hopping all around, sort of the trademark of most of their beers right?

Aside from the unnecessary haze this is a very crushable brew, give me a liter mug of this now!

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Photo of colbster92
3.5/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of jdhilt
3.4/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a white, five-finger head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Hazy amber color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Light lemon nose, flavor is a lemony grain with light bitterness. $1.99 for a 12oz bottle from Bert's Better Beers Hooksett NH. Best by 6/2014.

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Photo of dcall384
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of DuffMan23
3.6/5  rDev +5%

Photo of jjboesen
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of CaptJackHarkness
3.62/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From twelve ounce bottle freshness dated to May 2014.

Has a light citrus fragrance with a hint of meadow grass. Pours clear orange body with short lasting white head. Nice lacing of glass. Crisply carbonated. An acidic and slightly sweet taste. Enjoyable.

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Photo of kmm1793
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of marcobrau
3.47/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

An excellent drinker for spring. Like the very light toasted malt character, but it's a little beefy for the style (not for the season though and this is a seasonal.) Hops are appropriate and I like the two varieties used -- Aramis and Strisselspalt. I liked the Alpine Spring a couple years ago and like this just as much.

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Photo of MaddDogg84
4.5/5  rDev +31.2%

Photo of Frenchiefellow
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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