Schlafly Kölsch | The Schlafly Tap Room

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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:
742
Reviews:
221
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
11.76%
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
129
For Trade:
0
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at The Lark, East Northport, NY.

Poured a medium straw hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retrntion and lacing.

The smell featured an upfront grassy hop and clean grainy pilsner malt.

The taste consisted of vibrant grassy hops and a clean pilsner graininess.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a tasty and quaffable kolsch.

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2/5  rDev -46.5%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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2.58/5  rDev -31%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Bottle: Poured a clear golden color ale with a large white foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma consists of buttery notes with light cereal notes also discernible. Taste is also dominated by unrefined grainy notes with light buttery aftertaste. Body is about average with medium carbonation. Definitely not as good as most example of the style.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance:
The beer pours a a light foamy and white head. The beer itself is a clear and orange like amber.

Smell:
Sweet malt smell and a slightly bread like yeast smell coming from the beer. The hop smell is also there but not as present.

Taste:
Balance sweet pale malt backbone and a light hop taste. Nothing mind blowing or unique but good.

Mouthfeel:
Biting carbonation and a smooth medium bodied feel. However, the body feels fairly light for something medium bodied.

Overall:
A decent Kolsch and worth getting every once and while. The fact that it's commercially available year round is a good thing. The beer is nothing really super special but more of a casual session beer for a warm day.

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Schlafly Kölsch from The Schlafly Tap Room
3.74 out of 5 based on 742 ratings.
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