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From:
Devil's Purse Brewing Co.
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
Kölsch
Ranked #55
ABV:
5%
Score:
86
Ranked #19,227
Avg:
3.84 | pDev: 10.42%
Ratings:
113
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 12, 2022
Added:
May 09, 2015
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  33
SCORE
86
Very Good
Notes: None
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4.04 by jcoleMA66 from Massachusetts on Jun 12, 2022
 
4.21 by Joebelanger75 from Massachusetts on Apr 04, 2022
 
3.52 by gbiello from Massachusetts on Jan 28, 2022
 
3.55 by Newtobeet345 from Georgia on Jan 02, 2022
 
3.99 by Bogdawg from Massachusetts on Aug 28, 2021
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4.16/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by scootny from New York

A healthy white head forms atop a deep straw gold brew. The slow fade leaves nice amount of lace. Gentle carbonation as it sits.

A full-bodied aroma of malts and sweet mild sugars, corn and doughy dinner rolls. Lightly grassy hops and a light lemony zing.

Tasty malt body over more of the same in
It's flavors. Light honey and dinner rolls. Mild cereal grains. Grassy hops and lemon in the clean, short finish.

Feel is medium weight with a smooth a a creamy carbonation. A mild crisp finish gives a quenching swallow.

A solid take and a new favorite. This will please anyone, from the macro drinker to the craft snob. Excellent beer!

Aug 23, 2021
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3.66/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by dacrza1 from New Jersey

DATE: July 27, 2021... OCCASION: celebrating on the eve of Anniversary #20... despite my gut telling out me to kill the gluten intake, the atmosphere at the Smoke House--people and Olympics watching--help me through the pain... a soft, herbal take, with enough hops to elicit an ale feel...

Jul 28, 2021
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4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by SABERG from Massachusetts

Poured from a can dated BB 11/14/2021 into the test glass
A - Beautiful straw color, excellent carbonation, with a fine frothy white cap
S - A delicate grain expression, then the grassy noble hops roll in, biscuit, and a hint of honey.
T - Mild in each aspect, biscuit with a bit of honey, reallly good hop profile, grassy with a biit of pepper
M - Medium in body, crisp carbonation, with and excellent finish
O - A very good wark weather beer, sharp, and pleasant, worth every effort to find and enjoy

Jun 29, 2021
 
4.09 by Wizzman from Massachusetts on Jun 23, 2021
 
3.91 by socon67 from New York on Jun 15, 2021
 
3.37 by meltroha from Ohio on Jun 13, 2021
 
3.59 by trevorpost from Pennsylvania on May 15, 2021
 
3.5 by njbusa from New Jersey on Jan 31, 2021
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4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by Rug from Massachusetts

Best by 4/3/21

I love a good Kölsch, it’s just a damn shame that there aren’t too many that are widely available. Regardless, I like picking them up when I see them, and Devil’s Purse is relatively local so I’m happy to support them

Pours a slightly cloudy light gold with 3 fingers of clingy white head that slowly fades to a thin cap and leaves patchy lacing

There’s a nice grainy sweetness to the aroma in this one that nicely balances it. I pick up notes of sweet corn, honey, lemon rind, grassy hops, and bready malt

The sweetness suggested by the aroma only flashes briefly on the swallow, which works very well in this beer. Up front, I’m tasting bright citrus, crackers, lemon, and grassy hops. The swallow brings a quick rush of sweet cereal before settling down with notes of grassy hops, lime, and doughy malt

An airy medium body pairs with moderate carbonation for a crisply refreshing beer. Finishes almost entirely dry with just a touch of sweetness

Just a stupidly drinkable beer, just what I was looking for tonight. I’ll definitely pick this up again, especially in the summer

Jan 21, 2021
 
3.76 by lic217 from Connecticut on Jan 18, 2021
 
3.05 by AGust82 from Connecticut on Jan 16, 2021
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3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Pdcmaine from Massachusetts

Just getting into Kolsch’s and this is a nice alternative to IPA overload. Always a good product from the crew in West Dennis.

Dec 25, 2020
 
4.17 by Abstractspirit from Rhode Island on Sep 03, 2020
 
4.12 by AlltheBacon from Massachusetts on Sep 01, 2020
 
3.75 by EatonHops from Massachusetts on Aug 12, 2020
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3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by AccipiterofBeer from New York

on draft

L: 3.5 Golden body with a thin white head. Moderate carbonation.
S: 3.5 nothing outstanding, but not unpleasant. Hops and grains. Something sweet, maybe some corn.
T: 4 took me by surprise. Comes across more as a lager, and a very refreshing one at that. Pils hops, bready grains. Lemongrass.
F: 4.5 light bodied and smooth. Having on draft may have enhanced it. Crushable.
O: 4. Pleasantly surprised by this Kolsch.

Aug 05, 2020
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4.49/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

16 oz. can Best by: 10/31/2020

Pours mostly clear golden yellow with a frothy white foam head. Smells like caramelized honey malty grains, some grape skin, apple, pear, and slightly funky herbal earthy floral grassy hops. Tastes like crisp caramelized crackery honey malty grains, grape skin, mild apple, pear, with some earthy herbal floral grassy hops. Feels medium bodied, smooth and creamy with crisp moderate carbonation. Overall a real nice kölsch-style ale.

Jul 30, 2020
 
3.61 by ccryder from New York on Jun 29, 2020
 
5 by redsoxjim from Massachusetts on Jun 13, 2020
 
4.2 by wip998001 from Massachusetts on Jun 12, 2020
 
4.09 by TonyStarks2231 from New York on May 16, 2020
 
4.16 by coshag from Massachusetts on Apr 26, 2020
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3.82/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by woodchipper from Connecticut

Poured to a Pils glass from a chilled 16 oz can labeled "best by 2/1/2020.
Appearance is almost classic Pilsner/Kolsch -light straw, tiny bubbles rising constantly to a frothy white head however it is not crystal clear.
Straw, grass, a hint of white pepper hit the nose.
Taste is malt front, mild hop finish. Texture is slightly oily, a little distracting from a desired crisp sensation,.
Overall fair to good.

Dec 08, 2019
 
3.75 by jlmontague from Connecticut on Nov 08, 2019
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4.07/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

Can. Nice, simple, clean packaging for a nice, simple, clean offering. Honey, grain, grass, clean malt, yeast. Really, really drinkable. A beer I have made my official go-to Summer brew along with a nice Narragansett!

Oct 27, 2019
 
3.5 by David19457 from New Jersey on Oct 19, 2019
 
3.5 by Iski100 from Massachusetts on Oct 02, 2019
 
3.75 by TrojanRB from Texas on Sep 22, 2019
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4.26/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by GreesyFizeek from New York

This one pours a light and clear straw yellow color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like honey, grassy hops, crackers and doughy bread.

This is pretty spot on for the style, it seems like. It’s got a doughy and fruity flavor to it, but nothing too intense. There’s some lemony flavors, a bit of grassiness and floral tastes in the hop department, and some slight honey sweetness.

This is really crisp and drinkable, with a nice smooth and clean mouthfeel.

You don’t see many decent versions of this style in this country. It’s always a nice surprise to find a good one.

Jul 27, 2019
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3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by justme from Massachusetts

This was a very refreshing beer after an afternoon at the beach. Light and refreshing. A decent amount of carbonation added to the pleasant effect.

Jul 13, 2019
 
4.33 by beerded-one from Massachusetts on Jul 03, 2019
 
4 by BallsDeep from Florida on Jun 29, 2019
 
3.82 by M4CDO from Massachusetts on Jun 24, 2019
 
3.75 by wc94wc from California on Jun 24, 2019
 
3.4 by djrn2 from New Jersey on May 03, 2019
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Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 113 ratings