Loral Roberts
American Solera

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Style:
Kölsch
Ranked #91
ABV:
5%
Score:
85
Ranked #50,342
Avg:
3.93 | pDev: 6.87%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
10
From:
American Solera
 
Oklahoma, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  0
Gots
  0
SCORE
85
Very Good
Notes:
Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 10 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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beertunes from Kiribati

3.52/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Redhawk Poke for this one from NBS BIF #12. 16oz can (no date) poured into 14oz teku. poured a clean, clear, bright, light gold color with about 2/3 inch of white head that had good retention and lacing.

The aroma had a nicely solid grain base, with plenty of bright hops being dominant.

Very much the same on the tongue; you can taste a well-made base brew, and the dry-hopping adds a different twist.

The body was light and smooth, but was just a touch on the sticky side of crisp, with a semi-sweet finish.

Drinkability was very good, I could crush these on the regular.

Overall, a very nice beer. Certainly worth a shot if you see it.

Oct 14, 2020
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cbutova from Massachusetts

4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A- 12oz can pours into a goblet with an uncharacteristically hazy body that is a pale golden yellow hue. The head rises up very quickly to a finger high with an airy frothy consistency. Great head retention and a few thick spots of lacing.

S- On the whole subtle, for a Kolsch pretty assertive especially with the hops up front. Pale crackery cereal grains support the herbal, floral and slightly fruity hops. A touch of pear esters. Floral hops star.

T- Flavors and intensity feel mostly appropriate on the taste buds and again the floral hops are the most present part of the brew. Herbal and spicy notes follow and the beer also has honey, whole grain cracker, cereal, vinous, dry bitter and grassy hints.

MF- Light bodied but does not lack texture at all. The beer puffs right up on the palate and has a moderately high level of carbonation. Fluffy and a touch creamy. Ends with a dry floral bitterness.

At the upper limit of Kolsch in terms of hop strength but it still drinks like one and the floral hops are just great here. Balanced, smooth and light but never thin. A good one for this heat.

Aug 15, 2020
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C_Mattei from Connecticut

4.6/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Hazy pastel yellow with a half-inch delicate white head that fades quickly.
Aroma: Sweet malt, subtle apple, and herbal hop notes.
Taste: Light grain, subtle fruity sweetness that’s hard to pinpoint, and a nice herbal spice at the end.
Mouthfeel: Soft medium-light body with moderate carbonation. Very smooth and crisp.
⁣⁣Overall: Kölsch are becoming one of my favorite styles and this one is exactly why; subtle fruit, grain, and herbaceous flavors that create a softness which makes this beer go down smooth can after can.

Jul 10, 2020
Loral Roberts from American Solera
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 10 ratings