Cactus Cat Kolsch
Nine-Band Brewing Company

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3.64 | pDev: 12.09%
Nine-Band Brewing Company
Texas, United States
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OKbrew89 from Oklahoma

3.66/5  rDev +0.5%
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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Darkmagus82 from Texas

3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
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
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Jugs_McGhee from Louisiana

2.85/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75


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

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


May 26, 2019
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +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
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D1noB from Oklahoma

3.52/5  rDev -3.3%
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
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LoveGame from Texas

4.45/5  rDev +22.3%
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
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tubeyes from Texas

3.44/5  rDev -5.5%
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
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TX-Badger from Texas

2.6/5  rDev -28.6%
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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nach0king from Texas

3.44/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Very pale, excellent head that settles into nice lacing

S: Very little, a bit of brown sugar

T: Wow, this is very light. I read somewhere this is 5.2% ABV but you can't taste it at all. A little bitter but unremarkable otherwise.

M: Very light, slightly bubbly. I'm amazed at how light this is.

O: Not my favorite Koelsch but not bad by any means. A bit nondescript but it would be a great summer session beer.

Mar 29, 2015
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frognot from Texas

4.2/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Slightly hazy straw blonde with a finger of bone white head.

Smell: Aroma is grassy and sweet for the style.

Taste: Hoppier than I would expect for a Kolsch with floral notes.

Mouthfeel: Dry and crisp with ample carbonation.

Drinkability: Very refreshing indeed!

Tried this one on tap at the grand opening of Nine Band Brewery tonight. Looking forward to other offerings from this local brewery.

Feb 21, 2015
Cactus Cat Kolsch from Nine-Band Brewing Company
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 46 ratings