Colorado Kolsch | Steamworks Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Steamworks Brewing Co.
Colorado, United States
steamworksbrewing.com

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.86%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Jason on 05-21-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
132
Reviews:
66
Avg:
3.5
pDev:
15.14%
 
 
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4
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25
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Ratings: 132 |  Reviews: 66
Photo of JoeAmerican77
1.73/5  rDev -50.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

The pour yields a beautiful light golden draught with a half finger of white head that quickly retreats for no lacing...

I'm picking up some grass and citrus in the aroma but nothing else
honestly it kind of smells like the yellow fizzy stuff

Slight hops and malt hits the palate.... it actually tastes like the big beer as well..not bad, its just nothing.

Light body like water with a soda pop carbonation

Ok this beer is not worth more words but I have to hit the minimum so here it is. If you are looking for any sort of flavor do not hit this. Save your money for keystone light as it is the same to my mouth.

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Photo of ZoomanCru
1.85/5  rDev -47.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Colorado Kölsch – Kölsch (4.86%) – Steamworks Brewing Co. (Colorado)
☆½

App: Extremely pale, with a slight straw yellow in the center. Looked almost like water when poured. Okay one finger head that goes soapy pretty fast with big bubbles, but boasts some retention. Even lighter than a many AALs, which is not something I typically expect from an ale.

Smell: Grainy and uninspired. Slight chalky smell. Not a lot to say.

Taste: Totally bland, but not “bad” per se. Essentially a better crafted american lager. Slight hop bitterness and a little bit of malt, but neither is prominent or complex. Lazy.

Mouth: Decently carbonated. Light, no lingering sensation.

Home tasting, 12oz can into Stem Glass. 1/2/14.

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Photo of nathanmiller
2/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of HardTarget
2.12/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Bottle Inspection: Best by July 05 (I’m a touch late at Sept 05) Hand carried back from Albuquerque.

Aroma: Peanut butter?!?! That was odd. After a whiff of that, all I could find was a hint of apple cider. Very mild aroma.

Appearance: Hazy yellow glass with no head at all.

Flavor: Bready with some slight fruit notes and a bit of cola. The cola flavor really came out toward the end of the bottle. Something about this beer just said “artificial” to me.

Mouthfeel: Low to flat carbonation which was disturbing, medium body and texture.

Overall Impression: Disappointing. Flat, slightly bitter, like a mild apple cola of some sort. Really didn’t do much for me.

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Photo of IPAston
2.25/5  rDev -35.7%

Photo of jophish17
2.28/5  rDev -34.9%

Photo of abuono
2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of ControlVolume
2.5/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of emmasdad
2.53/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Had a pint of this one last night at the Skylark Lounge here in Denver. Poured a crisp, clean, medium yellow color, with a decent white head. On the nose, this one was lightly hoppy, biscuity and clean. On the palate, this one is light bodied and well carbonated, rather pedestrian, simple, subtle and crisp. I switched to Pabst after this one, to give you an idea of how impressed I was.

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Photo of MeisterMayhem
2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

Photo of Pegasus
2.8/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Hazy, light golden color, with a small white head, and slight, fine carbonation.

Aroma: Light, slightly sweet, mildly spicy.

Taste: Light slightly tart wheat notes, slight lemon and grassy hop notes, finishes dry with a mild hop bitterness.

Mouth feel: A bit thin, crisp, with lively carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: An average example of the style, not bad, but could be better.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.88/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

12 oz aluminum can acquired at a local bottle shop and served into a conical Guinness pint glass in me parents’ gaff in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado during my annual Christmas tasting. Reviewed live. Expectations are average. 4.86% ABV confirmed. Reviewed as a kolsch because the label clearly identifies it as such.

Best by: 14 Jan 2014.

Served cold – straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: No bubble show forms as it’s poured.

Pours a one finger wide head of white colour. Nice thickness and creaminess. Smooth consistency. Soft complexion.

Body colour is a translucent transparent yellow of average vibrance. No floating yeast particles are visible.

Overall, it’s a decent appearance for the style. I’m looking forward to trying it.

Sm: Lemongrass. Crystal malt. Pilsner malts. Lightly floral. A pretty timid aroma, but a pleasant one. Mild in strength.

No yeast character or alcohol is detectable.

T: Pilsner malts, crystal malt, very limited floral hop character, and some grains. Average depth, duration, and intensity of flavour. It's a pretty closed-off kolsch. Painfully simple, with none of the subtlety of a great kolsch. Not particularly nuanced or intricate. I like it and it's pleasant to drink, but it's not great.

No yeast character or alcohol comes through.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Not as crisp as the best brews in the style. Well-carbonated. A bit thin. Decent presence on the palate. Decent body. Texture suits the flavour profile decently, but doesn't feel custom-tailored to it.

Not oily, astringent, gushed, hot, boozy, rough, or scratchy.

Dr: Meh. Drinkable but forgettable. A pretty standard boring kolsch. I wouldn't get it again, but it drinks easy enough. Not a remarkable beer by any means. Hides its ABV decently.

C

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Photo of botham
2.92/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pub glass. pours a pale yellowish amber color with a half finger of thin white head. moderate retention.

aroma is mainly of pale malts with light touches of caramel and cream. no hop quality here, with a crisp overall feel.

taste follows the nose with a watered down quality that lacks any real defining quality. not much of an aftertaste, and lightly stale on the palate.

mouthfeel is light bodied with a mild effervescence and a thin and watery finish.

drinkability is moderate. a decently proportioned kolsch with a lightly stale quality and a watery texture. a bit more concentration and some freshness would make this a solid example of the style, but this bottle fell short of being noteworthy.

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Photo of jkuchera
2.94/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of dankabier1
2.95/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Dikfour
2.95/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Look: Clear, pale straw. two fingers of bright fluffy white head dissipates slowly. No lacing.

Smell: Light tinny hoppyness that exemplifies so many great German beers. A little wheat, a little bready malt

Taste: Bready malt up front, light tinny bitter finish. A little lemon zest in there. Crisp and refreshing.

Feel: Really light body. Medium Dry finish. Pretty watery

Overall: Not really indicative of the style. It drinks more like a watered down Pilsner. Meh. It is a crushable sixer that would be pretty good for yard work but there are much better options.

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Photo of Snoopybean24
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of Northtexan
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of andreasmwatt
3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A - NO HEAD POURED A VERY LIGHT STRAW COLOR.

S - SMELLS LIKE A MACRO LAGER. NOTHING SPECIAL HERE.

T - VERY LIGHT. THEY STATE THAT IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE SWEET, BUT I COULDN'T FIND A TRACE OF THAT.

M - AGAIN JUST LIKE A MACRO LAGER.

D - ONE CAT. THIS BEER EXCELS, VERY SMOOTH EZ DRINKING BREW.

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Photo of JDV
3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a light clear golden color with a big lasting white head in a kolsch style glass. Smell is minimal but would be grassy faint hops and lightly sweet malt. Taste is crisp, clean malt with a lightly sweet finish and subtle bitterness to balance. A bit of a lingering honey like malt sweetness, but overall a very friendly, non-offensive beer. Overpriced at nearly $5 a bomber for what it is, though.

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Photo of Gobzilla
3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of 3Pope7
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of hopfacebrew
3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Euclid Hall the beer arrives in an oversized wine glass. A bit hazy with a pale yellow golden color. A decent 1 finger head with some retention and little lacing. Looks average. The nose is a mix between cereal malt flavors and a earthy hop tone. Grassy. Hints of fruit with apple and pear. Again, average. The flavor is exactly what the nose would detail, a strong cereal malt base from which grassy and earthy hop tones build. Crisp and clean and lighter end of medium bodied. Well carbonated. Overall, a very average beer. Nothing exemplary not worth noting. I will not be back, likely.

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Photo of treehugger02010
3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I got this out of the variety case, which I bought from Bryn Marw beverage in Rosemont, PA. I poured it into a pint glass.
A: The body is a cloudy yellow color. The head is a finger tall, a white color, poor retention, no lacing and small size bubbles.
S: The aromas are sparge, rubber and carrots.
T: The flavors are dms, water and carbonation.
M: The mouthfeel is thin and crisp.
D: This is an ok beer.
Don't drink and review.

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Photo of Birdiebeagle
3.05/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle Pours a light yellow with a large white head. Strong yeast aroma. Has a vey light taste. Lacks flavor and very watery/ Has a light body. Decent carbination. This one just lacks depth. Sarts out okay but there isn't anything to back it up, could use more depth.

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Colorado Kolsch from Steamworks Brewing Co.
3.5 out of 5 based on 132 ratings.
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