Goody Two Shoes
Exhibit 'A' Brewing Company

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German Kölsch
Ranked #8
Ranked #5,864
4.06 | pDev: 9.61%
Exhibit 'A' Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Goody Two ShoesGoody Two Shoes
Notes: Our homage to the tradition and majesty of German Kölsch.

Crisp and clean are the first two things that come to mind while drinking this beer. Light flavor notes of lemon, white flour and fresh baked crackers follow into a dry well carbonated finish.
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Reviews: 41 | Ratings: 119
Photo of smcolw
3.78/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nearly clear, light gold color. Modest head which fades quickly to rim bubbles. Very few spots left on the glass.

Mild malty nose, very little graininess.

Malty with enough hop to kick it out of the Kölsch style profile. I like the lack of raw grain barley. The is full for the style but the carbonation compensates. The aftertaste is distinctly hoppy. Overall, this is good beer which strays from expectations.

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Photo of Gajo74
4.48/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

From the 16oz can, pours a clear golden color. A large bubbly and foamy head shows great retention throughout.
The aroma opens with a trace of fruity esters, most notably apple. The Pilsner malt is fairly clean, while the Vienna malt emits a biscuity and lightly toasty aroma.
The taste highlights delicate, clean and modestly sweet malt flavors. Notes of dry cracker, grainy malt, toasty and biscuity; deriving from Pilsner and Vienna malts. Bright hops flavors add a deft touch and a light bitterness. Notes of lemon, grass and gentle earthy noble hops spices. Touches of apple fruity esters throughout.
Medium to light bodied with an easy going carbonation. A short and dry finish that is crisp and refreshing. The mouthfeel is smooth, soft and round.
There are some beers you drink in order to slowly savor and analyze the complexity of...and then there are some beers you drink simply because you’re thirsty. This 4.5% ABV Kolsch fits the latter and then some. Delicious, thirst quenching and crushable. One of the best Kolsch’s I’ve ever had.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks goes out to TheMattJones88 for this brew.

16oz. Can
Canned On: 12/27/18

Poured into a Trillium glass a pretty nice clean/clear golden yellow color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger white head, which also leaves some pretty nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, hoppy, with some nice lemon notes, grassy. The taste is pretty nice, malty, hoppy, with a nice touch of lemon, grassy/wheaty. Medium body, ABV is hidden pretty nicely, with a nice crisp finish. Overall, a pretty tasty brew. Thanks Matt! Glad to have gotten a chance to try it.

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Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

canned 06/01/18

L-The beer pours a beautiful clear straw. The head a great fluffy white mass of around 3 fingers high. The head recedes to a thin ring with small central island. Lacing is spotty.
S- The nose is classic Kolsch. A dry crackery malt backround with a touch of spicy hops.
T- Not a lot to say here that the reader doesn't already know. Dry crackery malt base supporting some light noble hop presence. Bitterness is perhaps a touch light.
F-Overall mouthfeel is light as should be expected. Carbonation after the initial pour is on the lighter side of medium. Finishes slightly dry. Drinkability is very high. Low ABV means it's also very repeatable.
O- A very good American made Kolsch style ale. Very drinkable and very approachable for non craft drinkers. Recommended.

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Photo of keith40
4.14/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16oz can undated purchased at Moonshine in Harwich. Clear light gold color and a nose of lemon and bread dough. Enjoyable tastes of lemon, possibly orange with lemon zest on the finish. For our tastes this is an ideal summer sipper.

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Photo of Holderness
3.92/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L — Pale straw body with total clarity. A finger of solid white head produced with aerated pour. Some retention and good lacing
S — Grain, husk, flour, hint of herbal hop
T — Pleasant, gentle graininess with a touch of grassy hop character and honey-dough sweetness. Also some lemon zest and dry floral. Really nice for the style
F — Crisp, dry, and easy drinking. Light mouthfeel, well carbonated.
O — Great summer beer.


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Photo of Blackrobe
3.76/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dated 4/18/18 on the bottom rim of the can, 3.5 weeks old.

Pours a clear dark straw in the glass with half a finger of quickly dissipating white head. Nose of pale crackers, grass, apple and lemon. Crisp. Taste is more of a wonderbread malt than crackers with a hint of lemon with just a sprig of tartness. Refreshing and clean. A wonderful example of a modern Kolsch, you could drink these endlessly. Perfect after a hot summer day outdoors.

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Photo of justme
3.63/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Wanted to like this more than I did. It seems to lack character. I know that’s a l bad review, but I just seemed to be ho hum. Flavor was very light and not complex. Drinkable but not running out for more soon.

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Photo of brewandbbq
4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can dated 6/28/17. My bad, assumed it was the latest batch and didn't even check the date.

Pours with sparkling clarity, gold color, and a short-lived head. Minimal retention or lacing. Bready malt on the nose with a touch of honey-drizzled corn. Medium bodied with a crisp, slickish mouthfeel. Proofing dough on the palate with a slightly sweet malt character. Minimal bitterness and no hops otherwise. Finishes crisp and a bit malty.

Tasty Kolsch, goes down quick.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a clear golden yellow, with a small head and lots of lacing.

This smells like grassy hops and awesome bready malt.

The malt character on this is so killer- light bready and chewy, with a soft grassy and mineral-esque hop character. There's soft sweet lemon too.

This is light and so crisp, with a good level of carbonation.

This may just be the best American made version of this style I've had.

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Photo of thebeers
4.14/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Perfectly clear pale straw color with close to two fingers of white head. Big bready aroma with grassy hops behind. Dull grassy hops up front in the taste with light, sweet white bread and a hint of sulfur. Light to medium bodied with just the right amount of carbonation. Really quality beer.

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Photo of rjal
3.79/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can. Clear yellow on golden side. Look was dead on. Taste was a classic Kolsch. Clean on palat. Nothing extraordinary about the aroma. Very good classic taste.

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Photo of ThirstyBird
3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Many thanks J for the can! Pours a clear light yellow with an off-white head. The smell is light grain, corn, grass. The taste is as it smells with a twangy corny dry ending.a bit more bold than the traditional Kölsches that I had when I lived in the area but sessional for sure. Lightin body and slightly prickly.

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Photo of Kayakguy
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz.can in to a Stella Artois Glass. Very light yellow with zone inch white foam head. Taste and feel was very light and crisp. This is what I expected for this Kolsch style. It paired very well with my grilled swordfish dinner. I would recommend this and drink it again.

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Photo of Jwale73
4.34/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16oz. can served in my Goody Two Shoes stange (#properglassware). Canned 05/30/17 (Ramble On, Man). Pours a lovely straw yellow with a translucent clarity and a tight, creamy, bright white head. This beer looks beautiful in the glass. Delicate grassy and floral notes in the nose. Taste consistent with nose with the merest hint of grapes at the finish. Mouthfeel is light in body with a mild, even carbonation and a clean, semi-dry finish. Overall, an excellent example of the style. I would drink this all summer if it were readily accessible. Truly top notch.

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Photo of Dope
4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

4/25/17 canning date

A: Amber pour with a big frothy and airy white head. Good head retention as well. Very light and fluffy chunks of lacing.

S: Light breadiness and grains with a very light citrus hop cover. Hints of grass.

T: Again, very bready but with a grassy and lightly herbal hop flavor. Great breadiness though, quite strong flavor for such a mild beer. Grass on the back end for sure.

M: Light, smooth and crisp.

O: Exceptional kolsch. Very refreshing, crisp and light. Super drinkable. Just enough hops to give it an edge but it's not an a crazy overblown "american style" version like I was expecting. Great modern example of the style.

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Photo of Hyptochrons
3.97/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

clear urine color with a white head that recedes quickly. bready, herbal, lemon, corn, grains, grassy hops, mint, some piney notes. very light mouthfeel but has some texture to keep it from being watery. overall a really nice easy drinker.

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Photo of Sheppard
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Looks like a Kolsch should. Clear and pale golden. Grainy aroma. It's definitely grain forward, Very clean and crisp. Good Two Shoes is a perfect summer beer.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a stange, the appearance was a clear gold/yellow color with a quickly dissipating little white foamy head. No lace.
The aroma had some soft sweet corn to grassy and earthy hops. Light biscuit/breadiness/yeastiness softly collides with a little bit of lemon sweetness.
The flavor was sweet and leaning closer to the biscuit/breadiness than the grassy and earthy hops which presents a little bit of dry bitterness, but extremely faint. Corn sweetness seemed barely there. Aftertaste was moderately sweet.
The palate was light bodied with a pretty good sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine and mostly light. ABV felt on par.
Overall, it's a pretty nice kolsch that I would grab more of, especially in the warmer weather.

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Photo of Phineasco
4.42/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look: Yellow, crystal clear, with one inch head that recedes quickly.
Smell: Rice and bready malt.
Taste: Well balanced, with bready malt, and biscuit.
Mouthfeel: Incredibly smooth.
Overall: A good kolsch, however I don't know much about German beers.

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Photo of TheDoctor
4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Service: Can
Canned on: Mar-16-2017

Pours a very slightly hazy chamomile color with a couple fingers of airy white lather that dissipates fairly quicky. Little lacing, all right retention-wise. (3.75)

A balanced blend of European hops and pils malt. (4)

Smooth, rich flavor that pulls you from crusty malts through fruity and green hop tea, lemon zest and a little soap, all on a wave of mineral bite. (4.25)

Light bodied with biting carbonation and a quick and clean finish. (4.5)

Excellent Kölsch right here!
This is a very tasty, very drinkable, very to-style beer; and as much as it pains me to admit it, I was not expecting that at all (especially the 'to-style' part) what with is being a NE tall boy. I shouldn't stereotype. It pours nice enough but doesn't have the brilliant clarity or nice head I would have expected. The rest, though, is great. The aroma and flavor are nice and balanced with some bready pils malt coming through along with herbal, and lightly fruity hop flavors/aroma.
It is drinkable and refreshing. Just about everything is right where it should be as far as I am concerned. (4.25)

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Photo of dreamlandhelper
3.59/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can dated 4/25/17

Look is excellent, super clear, superb

Smell as expected

Carb was perfect, but did flatten out by the time the beer was half gone.

Mouth feel as expected with style

Over all a solid 3.75-4

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Photo of direwolf00
4.69/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Nice review Bros. I agree with everything you say.
I would much rather drink a style like this than to only judge every single IPA as it's the Holy Grail.
Very clean & crisp taste and feel. I cannot wait to have this beer on a hot summer day.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.61/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

16 oz. can dated 03/16/17

Pours straw yellow gold with a creamy frothy white foam head. Smells like grapes, white grape skin, pear, apple, lemon, biscuity crackery malts, some minty tobacco spice, with clean floral earthy herbal grass. Taste follows with grape skin, white grapes, pear, apple, lemon, biscuity crackery malt, some minty tobacco spice, with floral earthy herbal grass. Feels medium bodied, creamy and smooth with moderate low carbonation. Overall a really great kölsch style ale.

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Photo of cbutova
4.3/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks for the can Kevin!

A- Can to a wine glass with a clear golden yellow body and a frothy white head. The cap has decent retention before dying out to a small ring at the edges and thin islands in the middle of the brew. Lacing rare on my glass with several small spots.

S- A very clean aroma with a certain brightness to it. Classic grassy and herbal Euro hops with a distinct hint of lemons in here as well. Raw dough, Pils grains and bread come to mind. A minimal hint of pale vinous grapes as well.

T- Clean clean clean. The ferment is superb and it leaves the hops and pale grains to drive the flavor sans a hint of pale fruits, a small hint. The hops quickly take over at the beginning of the sip with fresh cut grass, spice and a hint of herbs. Lemon once again comes out just a tiny bit with base Pils grains and bread in the finish.

MF- True to the style with an easy drinking, light body that has a smooth foamy-frothy texture. Spritzy high end carbonation drives out those delicate hop flavors and it ends with a clean grassy bitterness.

I can't really remember having a Kolsch this good made on American soil. The ferment is beautiful leaving the hops and grains in the driver's seat. Classic Euro hops with a hint of pale grains and just a blip of pale fruits. Wunderbar.

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