Rasenmäher Kölsch
Down the Road Beer Co.

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Style:
Kölsch
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
86
Avg:
3.87 | pDev: 8.53%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
37
From:
Down the Road Beer Co.
 
Massachusetts, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  3
Gots
  7
SCORE
86
Very Good
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Rejis from Massachusetts

3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice golden color with a light haziness. Not much head or retention. The aroma is yeasty floral and grassy. Taste biscuits grain with hint of lemon. Strong bread or crackers taste. Gel is light & crisp. Very enjoyable.

Mar 01, 2017
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smcolw from Massachusetts

3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Crystal clear with a gold color. Moderate head with light spots for lace.

A bit grainy with a strong pale malt flavor. Little hop as expected.

Pale malt start with a little graininess. The hop is muted with a bit of earthiness. Full bodied for the style. Low carbonation. Overall, an easy drink.

Dec 30, 2016
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StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

4.19/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz. can

Pours clear golden yellow with a frothy white foam head. Smells like musty grapes, apple juice, sweet pear, some citrus, hay, bready biscuity crackery honey pilsner malt, with herbal earthy floral grass and pine. Tastes like musty grape juice, apples, pear, mild lemony orange citrus, hay, biscuity crackery bready honey pilsner malt, with dank pine and fresh floral earthy herbal grass. Feels medium-light bodied, creamy with moderate low carbonation. Overall a real nice kölsch.

Jul 23, 2016
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy, orange-yellow in color with 1/2 inch head. Taste is pilsener malt, grass, orange, and sugar. Nice light, clean and refreshing. Very traditional kolsch. Very good, I will get this one again.

Mar 01, 2016
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11-52_4hops from Virginia

3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Caveats - this is my first Kolsch; drinking this out of season for a beer that would probably be best enjoyed in summer; I do not own a stange, so using a pils glass.

Golden straw color, lightly cloudy. Heavy, active, carbonation, large bubble but quickly dissipating head. Nose hints of yeast and champagne. Light and very refreshing with maybe some pear and apple. Mouth feel clean and crisp.

Very nice and different. I definitely see this as a refreshing variety to a well-stocked summer beer fridge.

Dec 12, 2015
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horshack7 from England

3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Clear and golden with a frothy head two fingers thick.

Aroma: Grassy, grain, yeasty. Floral hop notes top to bottom. Bits of dried fruit notes.

Taste: A fairly smooth mouthfeel with only a wisp of crispness. Pear, wisps of lemon zest, light nutmeg, golden raisins. Twinges of cinnamon and clove in the tail end.

Notes: Quite a tasty brew and a very good example of a Kolsch. Cheers.

Dec 07, 2015
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Flounder57 from Massachusetts

3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle was poured into a nonic glass.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a golden straw yellow with great clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Toasted and sweet pilsner malts with some grassy Noble hops in the rear. Pretty straight forward and traditional aroma.

Taste: Very traditional Kolsch with the typical pilsner malt flavor and Noble hops. Some chewy notes and bitterness in there too.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, crisp, refreshing, a little chewy, slight bitterness, and medium carbonation.

Overall: I'd revisit this one again.

Oct 10, 2015
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.01/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I remember a few years ago when the owner and friends were at the Taste of Marlboro pouring beer, and I really enjoyed almost everything, true to the style, well executed, great beers. But it took forever to actually get off the ground and make a brewery, even after kickstarter failed unfortunately. Now I finally get to try them officially. 5/11/15

Pours a decent fizzy frothy 1.5 finger head that fades at a med pace, very clear lemony pale color.

Nose is pretty nice, like a pilsner almost, toasted grains, raw bread dough, some cereal notes, straw and more straw, a nice juicy malt with a soft layered almost complexity, almost lager like but not really, maybe a very faint hint of grassy hop but hard to tell, as well as the mild lemony tartness later (after I found in on the flavor).

Taste brings light toasted grains again, cereal malts but light, a little raw bread dough again, not yeasty though, with a little straw and cracker notes. Then hops kick in, nice bitterness with mild grassy hop profile, and a touch of a lemony like citrus note on the back end. Finish is dry with a nice grassy hop bitterness, more raw bread dough and cereal lingering, nice clean and crisp.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, soft with a mild layering complexity, and tons of carbonation, perhaps the only downfall of the beer is the overwhelming distracting carbonation.

Overall not bad, great malt profile, nice mild bitter grassy hop finish, with the carbonation didn't distract from the beer so much, and I do like the lemony tart note on the back end which reminds me a bit of a gose but not sure how well it fits in the kolsch. However, if you told me that this was lagered I'd believe you.

Jul 26, 2015
Rasenmäher Kölsch from Down the Road Beer Co.
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 37 ratings