Cactus Cat Kolsch
Nine-Band Brewing Company

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From:
Nine-Band Brewing Company
 
Texas, United States
Style:
Kölsch
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
83
Avg:
3.63 | pDev: 12.12%
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
36
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 13, 2020
Added:
Feb 17, 2015
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  14
SCORE
83
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Rated: 3.5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Apr 13, 2020
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Reviewed by OKbrew89 from Oklahoma

3.66/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours a straw color with ok carbonation. Nose is floral hops and wheat malt. Taste is a balanced floral hop and wheat malt that leans into the malt. The cactus is subtle if there. Light body and medium carbonation with no aftertastes. Simple, summer beer that is one of the better beers from the brewery.
Apr 05, 2020
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Reviewed by Darkmagus82 from Texas

3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a can into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a lightly hazed yellow-amber color with a one finger head of puffy white foam. The head has a decent level of retention, fading over time to leave a light level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the brew is very strong of a caramel smell mixed with a good showing of some cereal graininess and a bit of wheat. Along with these smells comes a bit of an herbal and grassy smell as well giving a rather easy going aroma overall.

Taste- The taste begins with a light cracker flavor with a decent showing of graininess and a little bit caramel sweetness. As the taste moves forward the caramel fades some all while some light herbal and grassy flavors develop. With a little bit of a wheat taste developing at the very end one is left with a crisp and clean grainy taste to liner on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is light and crisp with a carbonation level that is average to slightly higher. The feel is good for the mix of light sweet, crisp grain, and herbal hop and makes for a very easy drinking brew.

Overall – A rather nice and crisp and refreshing kolsch with a good level of flavor. Quite easy drinking and flavorful!!
Mar 05, 2020
 
Rated: 3 by brew-Ed from Texas

Nov 11, 2019
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Reviewed by Jugs_McGhee from Louisiana

2.85/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
CAN:

Unimpressive...very mundane. Pale malt, ale yeast esters, added vaguely fruity notes.

Not a memorable or dazzling brew. Drinkable for what it is.

C / AVERAGE
May 26, 2019
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
we all thought this was delicious, but are still unsure whether or not there is actually fruit in it. if its just a slightly sweeter kolsch, which usually i dont love, it somehow works here, but i suspect a little of the prickly pear, tastefully added, gives it a unique sweetness that works great with the traditional german malt and yeast profiles of the beer. we liked it best ice cold right from the can, but there probably is no wrong way to enjoy this one. my first from these guys, never even heard of them before, so this was a pleasant surprise find! its crisp and refreshing, which usually fruited beer like this sacrifices, so im not so sure about the prickly pear, its not perfume and intense either, so if its here at all, its subtle, i cant decide really, i get more of a green melon and noble hop element to it, earthy and pretty delicate, more flavorful than many too, and the high carbonated makes it a total quencher. what i like the most about this is its playfulness, its good beer thats not trying to be too serious, and in this day and age, i appreciate that. a beer for drinking, what a novel concept!
Feb 27, 2019
 
Rated: 3.65 by Karibourgeois from Texas

Feb 26, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by sd123 from Georgia

Dec 11, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by Dface from Texas

Nov 01, 2018
 
Rated: 3.17 by SmellsofMahagony from Texas

Sep 06, 2018
 
Rated: 4.08 by elprofe from Texas

Aug 14, 2018
 
Rated: 3.85 by Lebowskied from Texas

Aug 11, 2018
 
Rated: 3.25 by Navin-Johnson from Texas

Jul 21, 2018
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Reviewed by D1noB from Oklahoma

3.52/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A crisp beer and that's about it. Slight grain taste but a good entry beer.

Taste rating in words: a skimmer, gets all the junk out and keeps it's fresh and clean.
Jul 04, 2018
 
Rated: 3.55 by Jaker07 from Texas

Apr 27, 2018
 
Rated: 3.57 by cmbeddoe7997 from Texas

Apr 13, 2018
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Reviewed by LoveGame from Texas

4.45/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Meow, meow! The Cactus Cat is a Kolsch style beer that brings home the style (or what I know of it, anyway) with some thorns to keep you on your toes.

Compared to the only other Kolsch I've ever had (Love Street) this is quite different and a bit closer to what most people describe this style as. I had a few straight from the can, but pouring it into my usual Mewtwo glass revealed the bright golden color. Not much head to speak of on my end, despite the heavy carbonation. As the name might imply, this beer has a very grassy scent and taste, in a good way! The strong biscuit taste is supplemented by juicy and wheat notes. As I said, lots of carbonation, almost like a soda.

This one is quite different than what you might be used to, but certainly worth a try, especially for its very fair price point. Do you believe in the legend of the Cactus Cat?
Mar 26, 2018
 
Rated: 3.67 by ryan_sprayberry from Texas

Jan 03, 2018
 
Rated: 3.76 by Mkrobinson from Texas

Dec 09, 2017
 
Rated: 3.25 by zbooks from Texas

Nov 25, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by BryantForestry from Texas

Sep 18, 2017
 
Rated: 3.56 by bluesyasian from Texas

Jul 21, 2017
 
Rated: 3.99 by jkn09 from Texas

Jul 05, 2017
 
Rated: 3.59 by kjkinsey from Texas

Apr 09, 2017
 
Rated: 3.53 by Gagnonsux from Texas

Apr 08, 2017
 
Rated: 4.66 by Samputnam14 from South Carolina

Jun 20, 2016
 
Rated: 3.76 by Waveoff from Pennsylvania

Jun 20, 2016
 
Rated: 3.87 by Skillet from Arkansas

May 27, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by Mortarforker from Texas

Mar 12, 2016
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Reviewed by tubeyes from Texas

3.44/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
A. Yellow in color, light lace and head
S. Light crisp wheaty mild sweetness
T. Very sweet, corny wheat
M. Crisp refreshing mouthfeel, very nice on mah teefers
O. Per good light beer, probably wouldn't get again but was aight. Had in snifter from can.
Jan 09, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by archero from Texas

Jan 02, 2016
 
Rated: 3.24 by SimcoeKid from California

Dec 25, 2015
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Reviewed by TX-Badger from Texas

2.6/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Pours a light yellow golden color with white head. Cereal grains and some grass on the nose; follows onto the palate. Light bodied. Finishes the same, not much variation.
Nov 28, 2015
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Rated by greenspointexas from Texas

4.56/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
One of the best kolschs ive ever had. Blown away. Not my favorite style at all, but could drink this every night. Well done
Oct 23, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by ruzzal from Texas

Sep 23, 2015
 
Rated: 3.68 by cgrunin from Texas

Sep 20, 2015
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Rated by Wookieboy1 from Texas

4.16/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16 Oz fraught served ice cold at 3 Stacks Frisco, Tx. Nice floral notes, decent kolsch
Jul 04, 2015
 
Rated: 4.19 by iannb from Texas

May 30, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

May 25, 2015
 
Rated: 2.68 by Domvan from Texas

May 12, 2015
Cactus Cat Kolsch from Nine-Band Brewing Company
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 46 ratings