Kolsch | Trinity Brewhouse

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Brewed by:
Trinity Brewhouse
Rhode Island, United States

Style: German Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A light, smooth, traditional German Altbier also known as an old beer, made in the old world style. Pale golden color and a light body makes this beer perfectly suited to newcomers to craftbrewed beers. Filtered.

18 IBU

Added by TheManiacalOne on 10-06-2007

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Ratings: 33 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by NittanyBeerFan:
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3.67/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Brewhouse in downtown Providence and poured into a shaker pint. The body is a clean and clear golden straw in color. Good retention on the coarse, eggshell-colored head with no lacing despite the resilience of the foam. The aroma and flavor are pretty solid for the style. Nothing off to speak of. Dry and slightly grainy, there are notes of grassy and maybe some citrusy hops. It also has that characteristic German skunky character. A great beer to sip on the porch in the summer. Nicely done.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Roguer
2.64/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pale yellow with a green tint; very clear. Not particularly enticing, but not off-putting, either.

Dry biscuit aroma, slightly spicy (think rye or pepper). Not at all inviting, and missing some key elements of a Kölsch.

Flavor sadly follows. Tastes more like an AAL than a Kölsch.

Feel is drinkable, fairly light, but with an odd, almost sickly cloying feel to it.

This brew is mediocre overall. It's a poor attempt at a Kölsch, and I wouldn't want to drink one if offered. It comes across as though the brewer tasted a year-old, skunked, stale Kölsch from the bottle and decided that was what the style was like, and brewed to that incredibly flawed impression.

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Photo of Nickfellow007
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of k47k
3.63/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrewAskew
2.95/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours to a permanent white head that laces erratically. Clear yellow.

Grainy bread and biscuits, not sweet or floral. No white wine or grape juice note. No hops.

Clean, crisp malts, low but detectable nondescript hop flavor and bitterness. Clean, abrupt finish. As it warms, I can taste the funk of the local water a bit in there (yuck). Time to change the filters, guys!

Very light and thin, somewhat overcarbonated and harsh/astringent.

This purported award winning Kölsch style ale misses several style marks and while easy drinking and mostly inoffensive, is blah and not worth another purchace. It could be called a blonde ale or all malt lager and be afforded a few more points. This ain't no friggin Kölsch!

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Photo of Axle
5/5  rDev +41.2%

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3.66/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.55/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Trinity Brewhouse in Providence, RI on 10/6/07, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color with a short white head that fades quickly and leaves very little lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of light malts, grain and pale hops.

T: The taste is very bready, with some spice and some pale hops bitterness. The malt character is thin. The after-taste is bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, clean and dry finish.

D: A little tasty, goes down very easy, not very filling, decent representation of style, this is a good beer to stick with for an evening, but I would normally prefer something a little more flavorful.

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Photo of Ken_P
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of smcolw
4.29/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nearly no head; leaves no lace. Reasonably clear, light amber color

Great spicy hop smell, fresh. Grapefruity.

The hop comes through in the taste. Might be too strong for a typical kolsch. But I like the flavor because there is asolid malt base. Good body. Long lasting bitter aftertaste.

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Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +13%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of harpus
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of muchos
3.91/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ChrisinRI
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Coorsy
2.94/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Fettpopps
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.4/5  rDev -32.2%

Photo of thekevlarkid
3.95/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Off the tap this beer was a golden color with good clarity. The white head was very thin, the retention ok and the lacing in tiny rings. The aroma was dry and grainy with some floral hops and pale malt. The flavors were crisp, clean and refreshing. Floral hops, dry pale malt, light grains, hints of bitterness and citrus hops. Acidic, sessionable and a great beer to pair with food. The mouthfeel was creamy, the body and carbonation light. Solid and on-point for the style.

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