American Kölsch | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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American KölschAmerican Kölsch

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States

Style: German Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly known as Tasting Room Series: Amerikan Kolsch

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

IBU: 18

Added by boredalready on 09-17-2015

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Ratings: 181 |  Reviews: 52
Reviews by scratch69:
Photo of scratch69
3.87/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

More User Reviews:
Photo of Jason
3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

12oz can, sample from the brewery.

Perfect clarity with a long trail of lacing down the glass. A very subtle brew which speaks of the style for sure. Easy drinking throughout, lots of bready tones with just enough hop bitterness and flavor to keep everything together. Expect the style for this brew nothing more and nothing less, so drinkable I grabbed for my glass and didn't realize I had finished it that fast.

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Photo of StoutHunter
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I picked up a bottle of Boulevard's Amerikan Kolsch in their new variety pack at The Lager Mill. It's pretty warm today and a Kolsch sounds good, so lets see how it goes. 2016 Vintage. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a imperial pint glass.

A- The label looks nice, it's got some good info on it, but it isn't too eye catching. It poured a nice golden yellow color that took on more of a golden hue when held to the light with a fingers worth of bubbly and slightly creamy off white head that died down to a thin ring that eventually faded away and it left a little bit of patchy lacing behind. This is a pretty nice looking beer, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness with a bready, doughy and biscuit malt like aroma being the first to show up with a slight bit of yeast also coming through. Towards the end comes a little more bready aromas with no noticeable hop aromas. The aroma is pretty nice and true to style.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma with a medium amount of sweetness with those same bready, doughy and biscuit like malt aspects coming through along with some grainy and sweet malt like aromas. Up next comes some doughy yeast that lead into a little more grainy flavor with no bitterness and it had a nice grainy malt aftertaste. This is a pretty nice tasting beer that's true to style.

M- Smooth, crisp, clean, on the full side of being light bodied with a slightly higher amount of medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is pretty nice and it works well with this beer.

Overall I thought this was a nice beer and a nice example of the style, it seemed to be very true to style with nothing showing up that shouldn't be there and it was just as easy drinking as the style should be. This beer had good drinkability, I could drink a few of these, especially when it's warm out. What I like the most about this beer is how true to style it is, it's just what I expect from a Kolsch. What I like the least about this beer is nothing, there isn't anything that I didn't belong there. I would buy this beer on it's own if I was in the mood for a Kolsch and I would recommend it to anyone who is a fan of the style. All in all I was happy with this beer and it was just how I was hoping it would be. This is one of the better Boulevard beers I've had and it's one of the better Kolsch's I;ve had. Nice job guys, this is a tasty and true to style Kolsch, keep it up.

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Photo of Harrison8
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of mojohawk21
4.12/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmurphy168
3.89/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of red_5_sooner
3.81/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of juicebox
3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SB2017
3.33/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Not much going on here. Not a particularly balanced beer either. Much more bitter than anything. Good mouthfeel upfront, but it closes off with a weird watery and bitter, albiet long-lasting, finish. Some presence of flavor, but very little lasts long enough to get a decent read on it. Weak and easy to drink in the end.

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Photo of sgttibbs
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of whatname
3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of secondtooth
3.59/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Clean golden, with an average head of white suds and a little lace.

Aroma: Honeyed malts, sweet and toasty. Nice and pretty true to style.

Taste: Clean and malty here, as should be. As above, faithful to style and easy to drink. Finishes clean and with only a touch of hops. Nice enough brew, though not one I’d really pursue again.

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Photo of tempest
3.94/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a tasty kolsch and I look forward to enjoying it this summer. Crisp toasty malts with hits of honey and earthy minerals. There's a small pop of orange juice hops on the tongue, then the beer dries out. I'd have another. Fun, interesting brew.

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Photo of chrishiker1409
3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.06/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On tap at Das Biergarten. Clear golden. Smells of dough, faint hops. Tastes more hoppy up front. Some earthy hops. Then doughy malts. Back end is a little fruity with some bananas. Medium light. Decent, but not that exciting.

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Photo of russpowell
3.72/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours an effervescent gold with a pinky of beige colored head. Zero head retention & lacing

S: Breadyness, perfumy hops

T: Follows the nose, a little grassyness & dryness up front. Grassyness with a touch of grainyness & pears as this warms, plus a little dryness. Finishes grassy with a little white grape & dryness

MF: Light body, slight carbonation

Easy drinker, very solid example of the style

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Photo of Anayalator
3.42/5  rDev -9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle to glass.
Looks like nothing special. Gold light lager look with mild carbonation and forgettable lacing. Smells almost sweet like butterscotch. Tastes great and smooth like a beer to drink during a football game. Feel is ok but not hop profile. Not something I’ll remember but it wasn’t bad.

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Photo of Cincy_Joe
2.8/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of hashmads
4.35/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Acforster2
3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrewAskew
3.13/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours to a permanent, lacy head and deep golden color. This is a tasty looking beer...but... The aroma does not conform to the Kölsch style in my opinion. There is a certain white wine whang I look for in this style and it's just not there. It smells like a very clean blonde ale or a very chewy pale all malt lager. Flavor is light and slightly favoring the malt. Crisp, hop-influenced finish. This is a good beer but If I were the brewer I would NOT call it a Kölsch-style anything.

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Photo of dvmin98
3.29/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jsh420
3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JLaw55
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Branlott42
3.99/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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American Kölsch from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 181 ratings