Zoiglhaus Brewing Company

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German Kölsch
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3.85 | pDev: 3.12%
Zoiglhaus Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 7
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3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours clear and yellow, not much color on this beer at all. The fine bubbles that make up the head fade quickly.

Musty hay scent, yup smells like a Kolsch!

Taste has a bit of hay and barely malt, but not much on the malt end but ever so slightly sweet. This beer isn't supposed to be robust and packed with flavor but the flavor that it does give is consistent and quite nice. Pleasant drinking experience.

Really easy drinking and pretty much does everything I've been told a Kolsch is supposed to do! Definitely not a beer to sit down and contemplate but that doesn't make it any less enjoyable.

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Photo of NickSMpls
3.69/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Faintly cloud, some sediment on the bottom. Light carbonation quickly fading head leaving a skim coating. Malty aromas, little beer-y, not distinguished. Taste is light, clean and refreshing. Good for a summer's evening meal. Nothing special, just an enjoyable German ale. Very sessionable- lift a liter! Prost!

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Photo of cjgiant
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy golden - less clear than expected. Soapy head builds and falls with each top off. Lacing is solid.

Nose is a honey grain bread with a light dried herb and maybe even hay aspect.

Honey and a little fleeting note of something like apricot are a little unexpected to open this beer. A nice prickly carbonation. There’s a little white wine grape note in the back. In between there’s a light dry grassy bitterness that I wished had a little more say. A lingering pepper note grows with each sip.

Personally wish this was a little cleaner and more dry with the fruity aspect not being such a large component.

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Photo of Lingenbrau
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Zoigl-Kölsch pours a lovely straw color, nearly clear but with a touch of yeast inspired haze. It has a bone white frothy head that persists on the surface, and laces pretty well.

It smells just as it should. Freshly cracked grain, water crackers, a touch of honey, grass, pepper, and dried herbs.

This is surprisingly sweet, but not over done. It has those wonderful spicy and herbal qualities carried over, but seems to have just a bit more honey presence than I was expecting. A champagne flavor is subtle in the end.

Definitely spritzy, with a good sharp and clean bite. It is well balanced but does favor the sweet side, as that honey like characteristic seems to linger on.

I'd say this is a pretty good Kolsch. Unfortunately, it is not as good as the classics that I love. If I'm in the mood and see this on tap, I'll definitely be revisiting this one. Prost!

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Zoigl-Kölsch from Zoiglhaus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 7 ratings