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Karnival Kolsch | Stoudts Brewing Co.

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3.77/5
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360 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Spring

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Added by bbeane on 02-27-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#19,706
Reviews:
167
Ratings:
360
pDev:
12.73%
Bros Score:
3.89
 
 
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Ratings: 360 |  Reviews: 167
Photo of mooseo
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle

A - Light clear golden with a 2 finger creamy white head.

S - Sweet breadiness, hay, grassy hops. A bit grainy, somewhat floral.

T - Bready biscuit-like malts, grassy hops, grain, light citrus. Sweet up front, followed by a mild hop bite. Finishes a touch bitter with some citrus zest and grainy malt.

M - Light bodied, smooth, creamy. Crisp and refreshing, dry finish.

O - Flavorful, balanced, extremely drinkable. I like the simplicity. A great beer to sit back with on a warm spring day.

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Photo of InspectorBob
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of RedneckBeerz
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of WissBrauSean
4.14/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

It poured a clear and pale straw colour with a nice two finger head which dissipated fairly quick to a ring around the glass that leaves a cool "puffy graffiti art" sort of lacing on the glass before settling back to the ring.

The aroma is of pale sweet malts and faint apple.

The taste is a little more complex. It starts off sweet, but it's never really sweet because of the thin nature of the body. As you sip, your nose picks up honey in the aroma and as the beer moves across your tongue the earthy hops tantalize the sides and back of your tongue. Some VERY faint white grape or apple may be present and then the beer finishes dry and mild hoppy with some peppery lingering. NICE!

The mouthfeel is thin and mildly dry with some playful carbonation.

Overall I would say that this is an excellent representation of the style AND an exceedingly good choice of a beer for the warmer weather. This would also be a great crossover beer for someone who needs be weaned off of that total crap called lager from those big breweries! 4 out of 5!

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Photo of whatname
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of RobertColianni
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Jason1337
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of WEBBEER
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of DIPAFAN
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of srw
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Thedrizzle
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of ktblue22
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of NardiByNature
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Sparse and small bubbles drift lazily up a super clear pale gold ale. Thin lace follows a small and pearly white head. Lemon, hay and yeast are prominent in the nose and, as an extra sessionable brew, the make a grassy, bitter impression on the tongue but it's not overpowering. This beer is extra refreshing and disappeared from my glass before I knew it. Perfect beer with my sushi, and probably and excellent choice to pair with Indian, Thai etc. Good beer from a great brewery!

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of Spoppy
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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1.25/5  rDev -66.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of phillybeerdude
2.25/5  rDev -40.3%

Photo of cliff1066
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of xnicknj
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of hopandbarley28
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Sipchue
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of tdm168
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - bright yellow with a thin cap of pure white, foamy head that has decent retention

S - lemony, grassy, faint bread, some yeast

T - very bready, biscuity, doughy, lemon, faint apple, a hint of caramel, mild grass, very faint bitterness in the finish

M - light to medium bodied, crisp, well carbonated

This is a really nice beer. The taste may in fact deserve higher than 3.5. The initial taste is very bready and malty, but as the drink progresses it becomes more Kolsch-like with some lemony, grassy notes. This is a beer that I could sit down with and really work my way through. I wouldn't mind having some of these on hand for those high-volume nights.

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Karnival Kolsch from Stoudts Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 360 ratings
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