The Huntsman
Czig Meister Brewing Company

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Czig Meister Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States
Ranked #102
Ranked #21,557
3.76 | pDev: 10.9%
Jan 21, 2022
Jun 10, 2016
Very Good
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Reviewed by HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Really clear light amber appearance.
Body is about medium with about the same for carbonation.
Aroma is malt,grain,cereal,floral honey with just a bit of bitter hops.
Taste for the most part didn't stray too far from the aroma. .
It May not be overpowering and was a little more bitter than expected but was still a very nice beer. Went well with food and enjoyed the balance between some mild bitterness and the grains and cereal
Jan 21, 2022
Rated: 3.25 by Latarnik from New Jersey

Feb 26, 2021
Rated: 3.67 by bankboy66 from New Jersey

Mar 30, 2019
Rated: 4.37 by LeftyMike from New Jersey

Feb 20, 2018
Rated: 4.19 by bcrowe13 from New Jersey

Dec 09, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by Philcassella from North Carolina

Nov 13, 2017
Rated: 3.44 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey

Aug 15, 2017
Rated: 3.42 by sanitarium16 from New Jersey

Aug 14, 2017
Rated: 3.43 by DrederickTatum from New Jersey

Jul 23, 2017
Rated: 4.19 by TheGent from New Jersey

Jul 21, 2017
Rated: 4.19 by HermitDan from New Jersey

Jul 16, 2017
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Reviewed by SmashAdams from New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Crisp, refreshing, clean, tasty, great price. I don't have much experience with the Kolsch style but to my knowledge this is an accurate representation of the style. A nice cross between a golden ale and a lager. yb
Jul 07, 2017
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Reviewed by Jacobier10 from New Jersey

3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
On-tap @ Redwoods Grill & Bar in Chester, NJ.

Look: Very cloudy pour for a Kolsch. Pale gold color with a small white head.

Smell: Soft cracker malt with a light fruity citrus aroma.

Taste: More of the same pils malt with light citrus and fruit. Smooth and clean tasting, albeit a little too mild and subdued.

Feel: Smooth, slightly creamy texture and easy-drinking. Medium-light bodied.

Overall: Not the most authentic Kolsch I've ever had, but a light and tasty beer nonetheless. It could be a little crisper; I would have guessed it an American Wheat Ale if I was tasting it blind. Nice to see a local brewery attempting the style without feeling the need to add flavorings to it.
Jun 09, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by anthony-s from New Jersey

Jun 06, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by SpAiReArGsEonNE from New Jersey

Apr 11, 2017
Rated: 4.13 by Walleybeer from New Jersey

Mar 12, 2017
Rated: 4.38 by Vylo from New Jersey

Dec 09, 2016
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Reviewed by KTCamm from New Jersey

3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Brewery draft. Pours clear gold, very bright, layer of white foam tops. Straw nose, very light. Light clean, crisp flavor, some citrus. Very smooth. Nice easy drinker and entry point for newer NJ area brewery. Very nice Kolsch.
Dec 04, 2016
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Reviewed by mikeburd1128 from New Jersey

3.13/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Messy. Looks good. Feels pretty good. But it's just messy. Dirty earth. Overly sweet. Just would love to see it cleaner, crisper, and brighter. Not offensive though.
Aug 13, 2016
Rated: 4 by rkcrozier from New Jersey

Jul 05, 2016
Rated: 3.44 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania

Jul 03, 2016
Rated: 4.06 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Jul 03, 2016
Rated: 3.65 by jtk21351 from California

Jul 02, 2016
Rated: 5 by Georgomarx from New York

Jul 02, 2016
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Reviewed by dacrza1 from New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
DATE: June 25, 2016... GLASSWARE: Baltika pokal... OCCASION: after an intense seven-hour standoff with the lawn tractor, the machines still haven't won--this calls for a celebration with my first-ever growler from Czig Meister... pours from a sealed, day-old growler... a light, slightly opaque yellow-orange with sparse bubbling... flourishes with a single finger, fluffy white had that eventually leaves a third of a finger's worth that rests comfortably... mildly hoppy, with hints of Saaz and Tettnanger... lemony citrus and light cracker malts... pepper, eucalyptus and earthiness make for an engaging kolsch allure.... the first sip rushes to the throat, with a slight, biscuit finish... tickles at the teeth.... most importantly, slammable, as a kolsch should be... encouragingly, laces in coral webbing... the taste? a combination of mint, lemon, lemon grass, cracker and enough hops to suggest flowers--well within its style profile and actually makes a case for an American hijacking... kudos to Czig Meister for their attempt at a sessionable, easy-drinking beer that encourages with its flavor and feel... great to see Hackettstown growing as a microbrew state, and this brew is a solid statement that evidences the fact...
Jun 26, 2016
Rated: 4 by celts32 from New Jersey

Jun 13, 2016
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Rated by JustHarmless from New Jersey

3.26/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Was a tad underwhelmed by this beer. I expected more flavor; it was a bit muted and a bit under carbonated
Jun 13, 2016
Rated: 3.54 by acurtis from New Jersey

Jun 12, 2016
Rated: 3.77 by djrn2 from New Jersey

Jun 10, 2016
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