Growler Kolsch
Escutcheon Brewing

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Style:
German Kölsch
Ranked #258
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
82
Ranked #36,464
Avg:
3.61 | pDev: 10.25%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
21
From:
Escutcheon Brewing
 
Virginia, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  0
Gots
  4
SCORE
82
Good
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Photo of bubseymour
3.82/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is pretty hazy for a Kolsch and head is very soap sudsy. Aroma very AAL-like. Not a bad flavor, kinda sweet and slick in the finish. It's pretty drinkable. Not quite the characteristics I generally like but it's ok and easy to drink if offered to you. Wouldn't seek out again.

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Photo of VeganUndead
3.19/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very pale yellow straw in color and a bit sulfuric on the nose. After trying their Agonic Line Vienna Lager which I enjoyed I had higher expectations for this one

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Photo of Smakawhat
3.8/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the can into a stange glass. Canned Dec 2nd 2016.

Real nice looking Kolsch, with dark 24 carat gold body color, and a bit of cloudiness to it also. Lost of vibrant but not excessive carbonation that is very fine. Soapy bright white head of three fingers with good staying power surprisingly. Light bubbly cling with pill like lacing and soapy collar to match. Really dig this appearance.

Very neutral and simple nose. Aroma hits towards a light white bread and honey. Faint hints of herbal spice hop character as well, but for the most part pretty quiet with some nice character.

Palate is pretty decent. A bit of a hint of syrup and honey like flavors in the malt and feel going on here. Sweet malt and honey tones, with a bit of bread like flavor. Aftertaste hits real nicely with some crust and bakery warmth that lingers. Sweetness is luckily very dialed down on this but there's a very sticky tone that manages to linger. Quite dense but without the chewy texture either.

Some real good Kolsch character in here, minus some classic fruity tones, but a thick mild sweetness takes a bit too much away from the excellent bready palate.

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Photo of Beejay
3.71/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

A: A pale yellow in color, mostly clear, with a small amount of white head on top that dissipates quickly.

S: Slightly lemon with some grain aroma and lightly floral. A lightly fruity aroma in the finish.

T: Fruity with hints of berries with light apricot. The lightest touch of a tart note, something odd in the finish, perhaps a little bit of an herbal flavor?

M: Light in body, high in carbonation, and a somewhat dry finish.

O: Overall a fairly tasty brew. Would make a great lawn mower beer. Crisp and refreshing.

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Growler Kolsch from Escutcheon Brewing
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 21 ratings