American Kölsch
Boulevard Brewing Co.

American KölschAmerican Kölsch
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From:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
 
Missouri, United States
Style:
Kölsch
Ranked #80
ABV:
4.6%
Score:
85
Ranked #22,408
Avg:
3.77 | pDev: 9.02%
Ratings:
208
Status:
Active
Rated:
Mar 13, 2021
Added:
Sep 18, 2015
Wants:
  4
Gots:
  45
SCORE
85
Very Good
American KölschAmerican Kölsch
Notes: Formerly known as Tasting Room Series: Amerikan Kolsch

Malt: Pilsner, Malted Wheat
Hops: Magnum, Northern Brewer, Vanguard

IBU: 18
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3.62 by TwilightBeerCareer from Illinois on Mar 13, 2021
 
4.1 by brewpubmellon from Michigan on Feb 24, 2021
 
4.75 by megamick from Iowa on Sep 12, 2020
 
3.5 by dukeufo from California on May 14, 2020
 
3.74 by khargro2 from Tennessee on Apr 07, 2020
 
3.75 by KeyWestGator from Florida on Mar 08, 2020
 
3.59 by bankboy66 from New Jersey on Mar 05, 2020
 
4.21 by eluvah from New York on Jan 22, 2020
 
3.35 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Jan 09, 2020
 
3.81 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois on Dec 15, 2019
 
3.99 by Red5StandingBy from Maryland on Nov 08, 2019
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4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

I CAN only CANtinue to sing the praises of Boulevard following their distro expansion into PA! I love that so many of their beers are now readily available to me, especially those in the furtherance of The CANQuest (tm).

From the CAN: "Crisp*Dry*Comfort"; "Köln-style Golden Ale".

I Crack!ed open the vent & beCAN a slow, gentle C-Line Glug into the awaiting glass. It foamed magnificently to form wo-plus fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, eggshell-white head with good retention, slowly falling away to wisps. Color was Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7) with NE-quality, causing The Gelt Gang of Midas, Croesus & Mammon to come running into my kitchen for a taste. They have not been around much lately since a) I killed my TV for the foreseeable future & b) I have not been drinking many lighter-colored beers or at least, ones with clarity. Nose was very bready, like proofing dough getting ready for the oven!

I had my oven on today to heat some pizza slices. Mmm. It has been kind of nice having the day off at the start of the week. Of course, I lose a day's pay, but I ran some errands & prepared for Saturday's movie premiere.

This malty breadiness begs the question of their referring to it as "crisp & dry". Hmm. Mouthfeel was medium. The first thing that I noticed was an initial honey-like breadiness as far as its taste was CANcerned. Hmm. Finish, however, was quite dry & I CANnot tell you how we got there so quickly. One seCANd, semi-sweet, the next, dry. 8=O It should go without saying, but this, CANbined with its relatively-low ABV, makes it a great CANdidate for the beach-bound cooler next Summer. Yum! YMMV.

Nov 05, 2019
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3.72/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4
by jimmah120 from Minnesota

12oz can, got overcharged for this: it better be good

Looks like a beaut, smells kinda rusty - dry leaves and lager hops. Taste is pretty damn good.. Sweet malt with muted hops and a very clean, dry finish. Easy to drink, but flavorful.

I will buy again.

Oct 31, 2019
 
4 by mrcraft from California on Sep 05, 2019
 
3.75 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Aug 26, 2019
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3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by WoodBrew from Ohio

I'm trying this beer at my good friend and old neighbor's house in the 'Wego for his son's high school graduation party. It poured a clear golden with no head and no lace. The scent had faint grain. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with grain malt base and very slight bitter finish. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall its a decent beer.

Aug 03, 2019
 
3.74 by Roguer from Connecticut on Jul 28, 2019
 
3.75 by dannycohen62 from Illinois on Jul 02, 2019
 
3.25 by mpenske from California on Jun 25, 2019
 
4.41 by Rachel82 from Massachusetts on Jun 25, 2019
 
3.77 by dexterk1 from Illinois on Jun 06, 2019
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3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by dcscientist from Colorado

Most Kolsches are dry. This beer says on the can "dry". Guess what? It's dry. That makes it a good representation of the style, but I found it just a bit too dry for my liking. Definitely some lemon and grass flavor (but not lemongrass, interestingly), and very low alcohol so you can have a few of these on a hot day. I have a couple of other Kolsches that I prefer, but this one's pretty decent too.

Jun 03, 2019
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3.08/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by ChicagoJ from Illinois

6/14/17 (Chicago): $4 16 oz pint glass draft pour at Vaughan's Pub NW. Golden pour, thin white head, significant carbonation. Hops and lemon aroma, light tasting hops and lemon. Light crisp and clean drinking, good mouth feel. Overall good a Kolsch.

May 13, 2019
 
3.88 by awalters from Missouri on Feb 16, 2019
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3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
by AdmiralOzone from Minnesota

Pours a crystal clear bright yellow with a thick white cap. Nice lacing. Aroma is corn, biscuits, and a hint of lemon. Flavor is a touch sweet, with some European(?) hop bite in the finish. Feel is light and crisp, nicely carbonated. Overall a nice session beer that I'll seek out again.

Feb 14, 2019
 
3.9 by DOCRW from Washington on Jan 19, 2019
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3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Harrison8 from Missouri

Pours a ruby-copper with a finger of white foam. Head retention is okay. Aroma is clean, with notes of fuji apple, banana, clove, bready, biscuity malts and a light yeast ester. It's simple, and lightly dry, not lingering long. Flavor profile is fuji apple, clove and clean bready, biscuity malts with herbal, floral hops behind. There is a dry, yeasty taste that comes on at the finish and remains the last lingering notes. Mouth feel is still, with a medium-thin consistency affording little in the way of texture or dynamics here. Overall, a simple beer. It would be at home in the heat, and makes a great replacement for a standard pilsner.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 12oz can.

Nov 26, 2018
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3.92/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by mackthknife from Minnesota

Got this as a sale item since it's just out of date. Wasn't expecting much but I'm pleasantly surprised by this one. Good take on the style with a more citrus-y hop profile than traditional versions. Not as sweet as I expected which earns points. Nice dry finish. Might be considered a summer beer but it's a good switch from the winter heavy hitters.

Nov 23, 2018
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3.86/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by Kopps from Wisconsin

A great beer for a hot day after cutting the grass. Crisp, golden, and clear. Tastes like a classics Kolsh, but has the low night of hops like a mild ale. Not a bad beer overall.

Oct 21, 2018
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3.56/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5
by Crimson-RV from Tennessee

slight head with lemon and orange aroma, taste reminded me of a sprite with hops, a clear grassy hops presence with mild taste of wheat light mouthfeel there are several better American kolsch easy to find but not a bad beer.

Sep 10, 2018
 
3.68 by George1005 from Connecticut on Sep 04, 2018
 
4.04 by Brob245 from Missouri on Sep 02, 2018
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3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by brentk56 from North Carolina

Appearance: Pours clear and golden with a two finger head; decent retention and a few squiggles of lace

Smell: Crackery, with a sweeter shortbread aspect; somewhat grassy

Taste: Cracker malt, up front, with the sweeter shortbread tones building; grassy through the middle but the finish veers back to the sweeter elements

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation

Overall: Easy to drink but a bit sweeter than I expected

Aug 29, 2018
 
3.44 by John1985 from Tennessee on Aug 12, 2018
 
4.16 by Hoptometrist from Ohio on Aug 08, 2018
 
3.93 by ssimpson89 from Illinois on Aug 04, 2018
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3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by KLHBB from Arkansas

i love kolsch in the summer. Bright honey gold, floral grassy springtime smell. Biscuit taste with the slightest hop bite. Light feel, overall very good.

Jul 24, 2018
 
4.02 by Rollmeaway2loadout from Illinois on Jul 22, 2018
 
3.33 by ravger from Illinois on Jul 14, 2018
American Kölsch from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 208 ratings