Schlafly Kölsch | The Schlafly Tap Room

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Brewed by:
The Schlafly Tap Room
Missouri, United States
schlafly.com

Style: German Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Kölsch is a classic golden ale that uses a centuries old yeast strain sourced from a famous Kölsch brewer in Köln, Germany. Fermented at 62 degrees, then cold conditioned, it has the delicate fruity aroma of an ale with the crisp, clean finish of a lager. It is brewed with lightly roasted malt and 100% German Noble Hops: Perle for bitterness and Hallertau Traditional for flavor and aroma.

In 1918, the term Kölsch was used to describe the ale brewed in Köln, a city on the Rhine River in western Germany. The style began to rise in popularity in the 1960s and now, many American craft brewers brew variations of the style, labeling it a golden ale. Our Kölsch is unique to the Schlafly brewery because Ulrike, a native of Köln and wife of brewery co-founder Tom Schlafly, connected Schlafly Beer with the Gaffel Brewery of Köln. Schlafly Beer won the Gold Medal for Best German-style Kölsch in the World Beer Cup in 2010.

25 IBU

Added by Thrasher on 07-09-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,047
Reviews:
230
Ratings:
770
pDev:
11.72%
 
 
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Ratings: 770 |  Reviews: 230
Photo of Machete824
3.97/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DigitGrowler
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beerucee
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good starter

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Photo of LarrysDeerGut
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rolltide8425
4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Great representation of the style....nice dry finish with a good bitter hop bite. Some bready flavor from the malt is present along with some grape skin as well.

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Photo of HughApple
3.36/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy golden color, nice two finger head. Did not leave a strong, sweet aftertaste on the lips. A bit hoppier than a standard German Kölsch.

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Photo of dustin22martin
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brian_L-2056
3.84/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy, bright yellow color with very little head at all. Carbonation is adequate but not abundant. Smell slight fruit and hops. Initial taste is sweet and slightly hoppy then a mild hop finish. The feel is crisp like a lager but heavier. Overall, this would make a great summer time brew. Good job

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Photo of biteme398
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PureHubris
4.1/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great all around beer. A tad more hoppy than a German Kolsch. Excellent with burgers or a Rocky Patel Vintage 1990. Excellent before you head to the gentlemens' clubs.

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Photo of Sara24
3.04/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Gajo74
4.01/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy golden straw color. A soft bed of frothy head, that is an off white, yellowish, color, dissipates and leaves a bubbly film.
First impressions in the nose are of a silky pilsner malt aroma. This is followed by a touch of green grapes and a sweet honey and cereal aroma that is prevalent throughout.
In the mouth, first impressions are that it is clean, dry in the palate and that it is highly quaffable. There is a modest grassy hops presence that adds balance and the lightest touch of bitterness. As the drink warms, there is a light fruity, grape like malt sweetness that opens up the flavor.
Medium bodied, dry and balanced.
I thought this was highly enjoyable and think it should have a higher rating.

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Photo of Livyatan1996
3.56/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FrancisM12
3.4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RBorsato
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ElGallo
3.54/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EMH73
3.96/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden color with an incredibly well retained two inch white head that left lots of lacing. Smell is pretty mild with notes of hops and grains. Tastes of slightly sweet bready malts, corn, grass, mildly bitter hop presence and some floral notes. Light bodied, well carbonated, smooth, clean, crisp and refreshing.

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Photo of Sparky44
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of probert
4.3/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of berdman92
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ICTguy21
3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Look: amazing, golden straw color, big white head that lasts, good lacing

Smell: slight grain, earthiness, and a touch of dankness

Taste: light yeast, just a touch of hops and breadiness

Feel: smooth and sessionable

Overall: quality beer, won't blow you away but that's not the purpose of a kolsch. Very good value as well, would consider buying again at the price if I'm in the mood for a bit lighter of a beer.

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Photo of kybeerdrinker
3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TPZEM
3.54/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep hazy golden with lots of thick creamy foam. Lots of lacing present. Smells somewhat nondescript, maybe a little hoppy, but mostly just a solid corny and grainy smell. The head goes on for a very long time - came back to the beer after running an errand and after almost 30 minutes, it was still there. Tastes of a mild bitter hop - mostly just for flavoring. No lingering aftertaste, not incredibly distinguishing features here, mainly a solid Kolsch. Would recommend in the future for a nicely priced ale.

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Photo of HermitDan
4.21/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.94/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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