Karnival Kolsch | Stoudts Brewing Co.

Karnival KolschKarnival Kolsch
BA SCORE
66.9%
Liked This Beer
3.77 w/ 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
Ranking:
#18,410
Reviews:
167
Ratings:
360
Liked:
241
Avg:
3.77/5
pDev:
12.73%
Alströms:
3.89
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
19
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 360 |  Reviews: 167
Photo of jzmaui1
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of orcrist_cleaver
4.71/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

An extremely transluscent pale straw color brew serves prelude to the light and crisp flavors of tart granny smith apple, sun-roasted grass, spicy hops, thyme and wild herb presence, honey, and pear sweetness. Spicy and bitter on the nose with citric acidity. Comes together nicely, well-attenuated and reminds me of the new wave of hoppier, drier ciders. Chewier than ciders with a notable maltiness lending a comforting caramel aspect compliments a relatively high bitterness.

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Photo of PTEdelman
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of seanchai
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of theMAPpiper
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of IronLover
4.05/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Brilliant pale yellow in color with perfect clarity. Poured with a short, fizzy, white foam that quickly reduced to a wispy cap. Earthy dry grain, bready and lightly toasted malt and light herbal floral hop aromas. Medium bodied with an oily feel on the tongue surrounded by crisp, drying carbonation throughout. A nice balance of bready malt and herbal hop flavors throughout. Finished crisp and bone dry with light herbal hop aftertaste. A superb, crisp, refreshing summertime ale.

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Photo of vrpj
4.75/5  rDev +26%

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Latarnik
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Steinberger
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Durandal_777
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of BushwyckCraft
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Ian_Alexander
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of pep
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of judkinst
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of MikeWard
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of ramrod666
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of cosgrovekatie
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of RichardMNixon
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Ed2
3.76/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle into a pint glass... not much head... Light white and fades fast even with a hard pour, maybe a finger.. Yellow translucent body... Smell is light wheaty malty not much else...maybe something citrus or acidy...
Clean taste. Light, seasonal... Summery... Good beer for the upcoming outdoor season.

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Photo of twenteone
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of iL0VEbeer
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of sulldaddy
3.66/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pouring a cellar temp bottle into a mug the beer pours a bright clear gold hue with bleached white fluffy head of about 3 cm. The beer has a grainy malt aroma and some spicy hops. Very mild nose.
The first sip reveals a light crispy body with very fine and tingly carbonation. The beer is extremely easy to drink.
Flavor is a bit of sweet malt and some sugars. This moves to a spicy and slightly bitter hop finish that dries out my palate after each sip. This is an enjoyable beer and I am glad to have tried it. Would probably be very good on a warm summer day or with a picnic. Easily sessionable, alas I only have one.

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Photo of digitalflood
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of xbrettfavrex
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Karnival Kolsch from Stoudts Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 66.9% out of 100 with 360 ratings
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