Schlafly Kölsch | The Schlafly Tap Room

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BEER INFO

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

Style: 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
Ratings:
750
Reviews:
224
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
11.8%
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
132
For Trade:
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Photo of kybeerdrinker
3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TPZEM
3.54/5  rDev -5.1%
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 +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.94/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aaronyoung01
2.6/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of aasher
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a stange, the appearance was a soft golden yellow color with a firm finger's worth of white foamy head that died off at a decent pace. Moderate sliding lace.
The aroma had some sweet grassy to earthy hops up front, somewhat settling on some corn sweetness and a light bready to yeasty sort of arrangement.
The flavor was moderately sweet between the hops and the corn and breadiness. Slick sweet bready to corn-like aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a good sessionability about it. Carbonation felt good. ABV felt good as well.
Overall, pretty nice easy drinking beer worthy of having more of this time of the year and pretty good interpretation by an American brewer.

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Photo of DocWaters
4.04/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Joefisherman
4.15/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.07/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of thebeers
3.52/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Relatively clear gold with a white cap that leaves strong lacing.

Sweet, bready aroma. Carries to the taste. Has a fruity note with a little plum and apple. Lightly grassy, herbal hop bitterness on the back end.

Medium bodied with modest carbonation. It's okay.

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Photo of dobroblues
3.62/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thedifferencemaker
3.66/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MattMan95
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MooseBoose
4.35/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Big_Thirsty
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of billab914
3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of muswellbeerbelly
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mribbens
3.94/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Greg77
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WoodBrew
3.41/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I bought a bottle of this off the single shelf at Binnys. It poured a hazy golden with white head that is leaving some lace. The scent is non-descript. The taste is nicely balanced and easy to drink. Maybe a touch on the white wine side. The Mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a good beer.

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Photo of mrcraft
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.91/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Schlafly Kölsch from The Schlafly Tap Room
3.73 out of 5 based on 750 ratings.
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