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:
748
Reviews:
223
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
11.76%
 
 
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24
Gots:
131
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Photo of stompilator
3.71/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Forsythe2016
3.64/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mghoward10
3.92/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nctide
3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of antott0523
4.21/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

A: Perfect clarity on a light orange colored offering. Gentle spacious rise of carbonation. Thin, skim head always provides some sort of covering. Thin line lacing, weak coverage rate.

S: Fresh cantelope, melon, fresh grains and apple skin. Light fresh straw, spicy hops, with a good strength per style and some lemony orange notes.

T: Fruity flavor, cantelope melon and light straw follow the nose. Very crisp with a light straw-hop dry graininess on the follow through.

M: Crisp mouthful, lightly dry, fruity, lightly oily body.

O: Crisp fruity flavor with a nice dry gain base, perfect for the summer heat with a high rate of drinkability. While i prefer the biggest of hop bombs and BA stouts, i can certainly appreciate a clean drinking, fruity and well to do styled kolsch, which seems to have more flavor then your average example. Crisp, fruity, very clean and a bit understated/underated imho. Strong B+.

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Photo of RjSchnetzer
3.26/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JamFuel
3.03/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of EdgarGerik
3.18/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Greasy
3.54/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sjones5045
4.01/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of LilLebowskiUrbanAchievers
3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CraftWielder
3.46/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A nice golden color. My first beer of the night that came from a clean glass (to protect those that I visited earlier I will not mention establishments) and had a good foam head. Very fragrant. A lot of sweetness on the nose. Smooth taste and mouth feel. Overall a brew worth drinking again.

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Photo of IPA1978
2.78/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Not alot going on here. Some macros are better.

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Photo of craigbelly
3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jw4free
3.81/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
4.17/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChrisKayler
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VABA
3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kojevergas
3.2/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Buttery in feel without indicating diacetyl off-flavours. Clean, smooth, and wet in its texture. Taste is balanced with a reticent Noble hop profile...or at least I suspect Noble given its grassiness. True to style, it's very highly drinkable. Though this holds no candle to traditional German expressions of the style, it's enjoyable and I'd happily buy the occasional sixer.

High C+ (3.20) / ABOVE AVERAGE

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Photo of BeerWithMike
3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Sampled last night on 12/30/15. Comes in a 12-ounce bottle bottled on "05/08/15". Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a 14-ounce "CHEERS-BOSTON" handled-glass stein.

Brew pours a hazy deep-golden in color with a 1-finger foamy/creamy white head. Lots of sticky lacing is seen when sipped. Aroma is of some yeast and floral hops. Taste is close to the aroma with a hint of light fruit also maybe that is crisp and clean. The taste is also similar to a Marzen (Oktoberfest) even. Very mild bitterness for the finish but not a big deal at all. Hint of sweetness for the finish also. Lighter-side of medium-bodied with good carbonation. Overall it is a very decent brew.

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Photo of Jcarriglio
3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cjohns73
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StL_Rob
4.07/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Seabass1964
3.05/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Schlafly Kölsch from The Schlafly Tap Room
3.74 out of 5 based on 748 ratings.
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