Samuel Adams East-West Kölsch | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

BA SCORE
83
good
846 Ratings
Samuel Adams East-West KölschSamuel Adams East-West Kölsch
BEER INFO

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

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.01%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Jason on 03-10-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
846
Reviews:
312
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
14.52%
 
 
Wants:
40
Gots:
34
For Trade:
0
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3.17/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Clear medium golden in color, with a large off-white head, which fades only slowly. Lots of fat bubbles drift lazily to the surface. The lacing leaves thick, irregular tide marks.

Aroma: Floral notes, and an abundance of biscuit and bread aromas.

Taste: Opens with lots of bread-like malt and abundant citrus and floral hops. The hops strike me as being a bit more aggressive than in traditional German example, but this is very good, nonetheless.The malt and hops strike a harmonious balance throughout the taste. Finishes with a mild citric and floral bitterness, and a flourish of sweet malt.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, quite pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: Nicely-done, very drinkable, even a bit over-the-top.

Presentation: packaged in a custom twelve-ounce brown glass long neck bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

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3.76/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.31/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.72/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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Samuel Adams East-West Kölsch from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.65 out of 5 based on 846 ratings.
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