American Kölsch
Boulevard Brewing Co.

American KölschAmerican Kölsch
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3.78 | pDev: 8.99%
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
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
Reviews: 58 | Ratings: 208 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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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Harrison8 from Missouri

3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Nov 26, 2018
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Jason from Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

Mar 21, 2017
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StoutHunter from Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Jun 23, 2016
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srw from Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sep 14, 2017
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irongator from Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

May 13, 2016
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heerboth from Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Mar 07, 2017
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Nichols33 from Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aug 26, 2019
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mkh895 from Arizona

4.18/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Jul 06, 2017
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Zach136 from Georgia

3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Jul 30, 2017
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Tracker83 from Michigan

3.97/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Apr 17, 2016
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Ri0 from Wisconsin

3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

It pours a light golden that clear with a stream of micro bubbles. Two finger white head with some webbed lacing on glass. Aromas of some grain, bread, light citrus or fruit notes. Flavor has a bit of biscuit with some buttered bread flavor and some lemon or pear. Light body that is refreshing. This is a pretty great summer thirst quencher.

May 20, 2017
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juicebox from Kentucky

3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Jul 30, 2016
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dsshuck from Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

May 30, 2017
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classixIII from Pennsylvania

3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sep 10, 2017
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Stevedore from Oregon

3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can, served in a willi becher glass. Pours a light copper body, slight orange hue, one finger thick white head, perfect amount of retention, not much lacing. Smell is mineral, cracker, biscuit, touch of pumpernickel, floral. Straight kolsch, and very clean yet aromatic nose. Flavour is cracker and biscuit, light honey, touch of floral bitterness on the backend. Mouthfeel is lighter-medium bodied, good carbonation, refreshing and crisp. Not particularly sweet or bitter on the backend. Good kolsch, nice American example.

May 19, 2017
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Boone757 from Virginia

3.52/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

May 02, 2016
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6thstreetbrewpub from District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apr 30, 2017
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Bear1964 from Nebraska

3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dec 27, 2017
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Cincy_Joe from Ohio

2.8/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Jul 01, 2017
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Jame515 from Texas

3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apr 29, 2017
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Brob245 from Missouri

4.04/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sep 02, 2018
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KeyWestGator from Florida

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mar 08, 2020
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kraticus41 from Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Mar 06, 2017
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Azpittil57 from Arizona

3.64/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Jun 05, 2017
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