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

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Samuel Adams East-West KölschSamuel Adams East-West Kölsch

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

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.01%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Jason on 03-10-2011

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3.66/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I had it from a variety case, and poured it into a cup. I was surprised by its flavor at first. I never had a kolsch so I had no base to judge it. I find it to be a great beer in the summer time because of its great taste and light feel. I only had one so its hard to be too specific with its characteristics, but i highly suggest it for those who like a good light summer beer with some flavor.

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A. This is crystal clear and some bubbles. There's a slight white bubbly head with a bit of lacing.

S. Ever so malty scent.

T. It has a bit of a butter scotch taste to it, or caramel...or are they the same? There's a malty taste there with a bit of hop bitterness.

M. A slight tingle of carbonation. Semi-full bodied.

O. It has that familiar Sam Adams taste, but this is a bit better than some other offerings. Solid flavor to this one.

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.03/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into SA sensory glass. Appearance is a slightly hazy pale yellow with generous 2 finger white head. Nice head retention and thick lacing left behind. The nose features fragrant lemony esters with notes of sourdough bread, pretty much right on for the style. Taste is light and refreshing with light fruity notes as well as bready malt notes. A decent amount of flavor is packed into this brew. The mouthfeel is light with high carbonation. Overall, this is a nice addition to the summer sampler pack. One of the better Kolschs I have had.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours crystal clear yellow color with a big 2 finger snow white foamy head that faded slowly leaving very good foamy lacing with rings as it went down and a layer on top; tons of bubbles raced up the brew for a fine looking beer.

Smells very basic, with strong floral hops, sweet malt, grains, caramel, yeast and bread or cracker. Very light and refreshing aroma that’s almost musty, but well balanced.

Tastes like the nose with sweet malt, bread, floral hops, flowers, herbs, lemon, biscuit, caramel, grains, mild spices like pepper or coriander and a very faint yeast funk at the end. Overall it is light and crisp, refreshing and easy to drink.

Mouthfeel is crisp and light, with very mild fizzy carbonation, a very light body and sweet malty finish that trails off with a slight bitterness.

Definite session beer and perfect for the summer, it’s a great American representation of this style as there are not a lot of Kölsch brews in the US. Grab a giant glass boot and pound a few of these.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-pours a clear yellow color with a sudsy white head with good retention
S-nice clean aroma, with some mild malt in the background
T-bit of sweetness thats met with a nice balanced hop bitterness that finishes clean
M-light bodied and high amount of carbonation
O-very well balanced, clean kolsch. Pretty impressed with this coming from sam adams. Very drinkable, would buy it again depending on price

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