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Holiday Kölsch | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Damian on 12-29-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
7
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
11.02%
 
 
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Reviews: 1 | Ratings: 7
Photo of Damian
3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank on-tap at the Samuel Adams Brewery, Boston, MA
Served in a Samuel Adams 7 fl. oz. tasting glass

I was lucky to try this brewery-only release on a recent Samuel Adams Brewery tour.

The beer poured a slightly hazed, pale straw yellow with a creamy, one-finger, eggshell colored head.

The aroma was very mild initially. Slightly yeasty and lemony. As the beer warmed, the nose came out a bit more. Spices were noticeable. Ginger and grains of paradise were detectable.

Clean and refreshing on the palate. Slightly sweet and malty up front. Spicy in the center with notes of ginger, coriander and grains of paradise. The finish was a bit skunky with some mild German hop notes.

The mouthfeel was medium bodied for the style. Creamy and smooth with a fine yet crisp effervescence.

Drinkability was impressive. Kölsch beers are noted for being light and refreshing and this winter version proved to be something new and unique.

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Holiday Kölsch from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.63 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
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