The Schlafly Tap Room

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The Schlafly Tap Room
Missouri, United States
Ranked #161
Ranked #24,666
3.67 | pDev: 11.72%
Nov 08, 2023
Jul 09, 2002
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
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Reviewed by Deaconmark from Illinois

4.19/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
To be sure rating according to style. This pours from a can dated on bottom 08/21/23. Nice pour head ok slightly dense and white. The nose in sweet but not over the top. Clear and very light in color. Easily taste the earthiness and spices with a hint of Carmel flavor. A hoppy beer at first but the malt finish is smooth and rounder. Frankly as Kolsch beers go this one hit all the spots. It is drinkable and yet maintains decent body for a beer that is light in style. I can tell you that for the occasion and situation this a to go to beer.
Nov 08, 2023
Rated: 3.58 by blissfulNemo from Michigan

Sep 07, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by Gerred from Missouri

Sep 05, 2023
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Reviewed by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

4.08/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
12 oz can canned 7/13/23 into a Kolsch glass.
L: Pours clear light caramel with large steady carbo bubbles, a 1" rocky white head with a cap, excellent retention then down to frothy edge foam, medium thick scattered lacing.
S: Lightly floral, pastry dough, some distant sweet fruits.
T: Lightly sweet and pale malts, grassy hops, gently earthy, white grape, light dough, very little aftertaste.
F: Slightly crisp, light body with a fast, moderately dry finish.
O: This is an excellent Kolsch. Fruity & dry. Loudly and clearly rings all the bells for its style and it is excellent.
Aug 26, 2023
Rated: 3.6 by SSGCujo from Wisconsin

Aug 16, 2023
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Reviewed by HarlotBronte from District of Columbia

3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
L: Clear golden body; short dense white head

S: Malt forward with earthy hops

T: Malt, grassy hops, honey

F: Crisp, clean, dry finish. Feels full bodied for 4.8% ABV.

O: Solid kolsch I could drink all day.
Aug 02, 2023
Rated: 3.5 by Jorgedeluis from Ohio

Jun 30, 2023
Rated: 3.94 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Jun 25, 2023
Rated: 4.33 by Buckminster85 from Missouri

Apr 26, 2023
Rated: 3.95 by SoundMakesSense from Indiana

Mar 05, 2023
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Reviewed by JustinUbes from Pennsylvania

3.57/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
Really good Kölsch. I’m a huge fan of this style and this is one of the better ones I’ve had. Pours a white gold color. Smells bright and hoppy. Tastes crisp. Good beer.
Feb 06, 2023
Rated: 4.06 by KT3418 from Colorado

Dec 06, 2022
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Reviewed by jkblr from Indiana

3.64/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
12oz can stamped 07 27 2022 (about 3 months old) poured into a stange glass at fridge temp 4.8% ABV. The beer pours mostly bright, golden in color with sticky bone colored head. The head recedes to an uneven cap and leaves a complete web on the glass. The aroma is mild with grassy, fruity notes in addition to the pils malt. The taste is semisweet pale malt with a bit of grass & stone fruit finishing with a mildly bitter, mineral note. The mouthfeel is thin to medium bodied with average carbonation and a mostly dry finish. Overall, good.
Nov 01, 2022
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Rated by BEER-NICK from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Best American version of this classic German style that I have found.
Sep 16, 2022
Rated: 3.84 by LunchMoney from Minnesota

Jun 16, 2022
Rated: 3.94 by Zylod from West Virginia

Jun 01, 2022
Rated: 3.31 by SouthCrescent from Pennsylvania

May 31, 2022
Rated: 3.85 by BuddyZ from Pennsylvania

Mar 12, 2022
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Reviewed by barnzy78 from Illinois

3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
12oz bottle
I had this once, way back when I first started trying different beers
L: crystal clear golden body; tall foamy off-white head
S: grassy & herbal hops, biscuity malt
T: biscuity grain, spicy/earthy/herbal/grassy noble hops, faint nuttiness, white grape
F: medium body, moderate carbonation, dry & semi-bitter finish
O: much better than I recall, but my beer knowledge is much better now compared to 13 years ago
Sep 29, 2021
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