Schlafly Kölsch | The Schlafly Tap Room

Schlafly KölschSchlafly Kölsch
BA SCORE
3.67/5
757 Ratings
Schlafly KölschSchlafly Kölsch
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
Ranking:
#31,720
Reviews:
226
Ratings:
757
pDev:
11.72%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
133
Trade:
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Reviewed in Roger Protz' "300 More Beers To Try Before You Die", a sequel to his CAMRA classic.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another fine ale from great trader Brian44556....Cheers, mate.

I like that they follow Euro conventions and call it a Kolsch STYLE ale, not simply a Kolsch...Like Champagne, Kolsch is a regional style...

Super clear, pale straw, lemonade-like color. Excellent carbonation. A finger or two of soapy head covers the clarity for a moment and then clears the way. Faint foam at the rim. So far it's certainly to style...

Nose is to be expected. Very malty, in particular a crystal malt like note. Some biscuity notes crawl around there and roll up into the corner, out of the way. A touch of sweetness that reminds me of salt water taffy hangs out for a space, then he also curls up. It's to style, but uneventful thus far.

Flavor is super malty, as one might expect. This has other stuff going on, though. The carbonation is nice and doesn't get in the way. I get a huge portion of lemonade-like flavors right in the early middle of this beer. Sharp and citrusy. This gives way to a very round and warm late middle that shows a bunch of bread-like notes - some hint of sourdough bread even. If I didn't know better (and like usual I don't) I'd almost swear they are using some kind of adjunct in here to solicit these flavors. They are unique. The finish shows a touch of alcohol, but mostly the waning moon of the malt flavors. Not a whole lot of hops, I BELIEVE there are some closing this beer out, but they aren't prominent. All-in-all a decent but uneventful beer. Probably very well priced and only 4.5% alcohol.

What I like most: The nice color.

What I like least: The uneventful nature of this brew.

Verdict: Probably very well priced and therefore drinkable to the nines, but not something special.

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Schlafly Kölsch from The Schlafly Tap Room
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 757 ratings
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