Karnival Kolsch | Stoudts Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
86
very good
360 Ratings
Karnival KolschKarnival Kolsch
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stoudts Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States
stoudtsbeer.com

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by bbeane on 02-27-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
360
Reviews:
167
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
12.79%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
19
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 360 |  Reviews: 167
Photo of BrokenEdge
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the brewery. Pours a bright straw color with a bigger, fluffier head than expected. Smell is faint but complex: hay, honey, yeast, spices, some bright citrusy notes. Taste is equally subdued. Lots of clean, crisp flavors of lemon, grass, and sweet malt flavors. Nothing really overwhelming or mind blowing on the palette. Feel is light with high carbonation, giving it a pleasantly prickly feeling. Finishes very dry and refreshing, with a little herbal aftertaste.

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Photo of therealJAYZ
3.59/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ajilllau
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of techdiver
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Head dependant upon diameter of glass and aggression of pour, thus a kolsch glass can easily reward you with a 3 finger head. Great carbonation & just a great summertime beer, crisp, clean & refreshing.

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Photo of Fcip78
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.89/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #88 (May 2014):

Bready, Dry, Clean, Yeast

Not surprising, Stoudts stays true to style. Brilliantly pale color, delicate but intensely flavorful maltiness and just enough hops to keep things even. This is a beautiful emulation of this lesser known German Ale style, one glass was not enough.

STYLE: Kölsch | ABV: 4.8% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round

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Photo of Lambdon
3.54/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MikeMcCl
3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Not my favorite style but very drinkable

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Photo of Swift989
3.86/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stobin
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of njbusa
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ssato27
4.35/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of thgreatrandini
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chcfan
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of pwdiamond
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of SillyBilly
1/5  rDev -73.9%

Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of gigoat
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Phished880
3.95/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of jholland
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of ghowehattrick
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of mquinn919
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Fakexican
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Karnival Kolsch from Stoudts Brewing Co.
3.83 out of 5 based on 360 ratings.
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