Kid Kölsch
New Glarus Brewing Company

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From:
New Glarus Brewing Company
 
Wisconsin, United States
Style:
Kölsch
Ranked #11
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
90
Ranked #8,592
Avg:
4.06 | pDev: 5.91%
Ratings:
96
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 03, 2022
Added:
Jul 20, 2019
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  6
SCORE
90
Outstanding
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Notes: You hold an enlightened throwback ale brewed in the Kölsch tradition of yesteryear. Beautiful floral Spalt Hops were chosen in the field by Brewmaster Dan Carey. Crisp bitterness dries quickly into a clean finish. Double decoction mashing of specifically blended German and Czech barley and wheat malts naturally create a golden bready center. Old world open top fermentation imparts lilting fruit notes to softly round out this 100% naturally carbonated live ale with a friendly bounce. Prost!
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4.1 by mpk2020 from Illinois on May 03, 2022
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4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Strix from Wisconsin

Clear pale yellow, head that clings to class.

Bready/grainy nose with some pear sweetness.

Bready, biscuity, with a bit of lemon and apple.

Clean, simple, crisp.

Apr 06, 2022
 
4.35 by sweemzander from Illinois on Feb 22, 2022
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4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by bubseymour from Maryland

It’s a Kolsch. But very well crafted and tasty one. Solid

Nov 24, 2021
 
4.11 by JamieDuncan from Maryland on Nov 15, 2021
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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

Bottle poured in bearded iris stange

Brewers Notes: You hold an enlightened throwback ale brewed in the Kölsch tradition of yesteryear. Beautiful floral Spalt Hops were chosen in the field by Brewmaster Dan Carey. Crisp bitterness dries quickly into a clean finish. Double decoction mashing of specifically blended German and Czech barley and wheat malts naturally create a golden bready center. Old world open top fermentation imparts lilting fruit notes to softly round out this 100% naturally carbonated live ale with a friendly bounce. Prost!

Golden clear liquid with active carbonation, two finger frothy white foam cap settles to a rocky layer

Aroma is malty, bready

Taste is bready, malty

Sudsy mouthfeel, clean, crisp, light

Good beer

Oct 28, 2021
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4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by farrago from New Jersey

Two fingers of bright white foam, has a tight weave which helps the retention a little, leaves a nicely thick ring of lacing behind. Light filminess to the liquid, pale gold color, the bubbles scattered randomly. Nose of sweet grains, apples and pears, touch of pie dough or yeast, violets and honey, it has lift but not crispness per se, a sort of coquettish appeal. Medium-bodied, rather foamy through the attack, the carbonation settles down some before it all finishes. More bready than yeasty, grains seem overcome by corn syrup. Still, there is some crispness to the overall profile via a quinine edge, lemon peel, and straw/hay notes. To me much less fruity than the nose, not a major component. Not hardcore sessionable but wouldn't be a problem to be a couple down in a row.

Sep 28, 2021
 
3.75 by magikbagel from Wisconsin on Sep 26, 2021
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3.89/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by barnzy78 from Illinois

12oz bottle
L: slightly hazed golden body; foamy white head holds good retention
S: floral, fruity, biscuity grain
T: biscuity grain, floral & grassy hops, mild fruitiness
F: light-to-medium body, moderate carbonation, balanced finish
O: good example of a Cologne classic

Sep 10, 2021
 
4.06 by uncleotis from Illinois on Sep 06, 2021
 
4 by craigbelly from Iowa on Sep 05, 2021
 
3.98 by B-rett from Wisconsin on Aug 26, 2021
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3.65/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by thebeers from Pennsylvania

Hazed gold with two fat fingers of white head that settles into a nice cap that leaves rings of lacing.

Crisp aroma with hints of bread, sulfur and soap.

Much fruitier tasting, with apple cider as the main component. Relatively clean finish though.

Light bodied with a little zip to the carbonation.

A touch too much apple sweetness to my personal preference, but still a perfectly drinkable beverage.

Aug 09, 2021
 
4.35 by Hendrick24 from Wisconsin on Aug 08, 2021
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4.43/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by German-Helles from Wisconsin

This is a 12oz. bottle poured into a New Glarus Pilsner glass. This is a pale gold ale, two fingers of thick foam that lasts minutes and never completely disappears, thick lacing is left behind. The carbonation is heavy, the tiny bubble style.
The aroma is sweet, fresh, and yeasty.
The flavor is sweet malt, lemony, a little pepper spice, a crisp, slightly dry finish, with a very low IBU. There is a lot going on here, but yet it is simply good.
This is another smooth, thicker than it looks mouthfeel, that seems common with the New Glarus brews.
I do not know much about the Kolsch style, but I know this is tasty stuff! I will need to check out more of this style this summer.

Aug 03, 2021
 
3.92 by dexterk1 from Illinois on Jul 26, 2021
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by mothman from Minnesota

Bottle. Clear golden yellow. White head.

Bready malts, biscuity, a touch on the sweet side. Not as hoppy, grassy as I’d like, could be an older bottle?

It’s okay, but I’ve had much better kolsch.

Jul 24, 2021
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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Jwale73 from Rhode Island

12oz. bottle served in a stange. Pours a lovely straw gold with a slight chill haze and a tight, bright, two finger head. Nose is light and clean - delicate floral notes and yeast. Taste follows nose with a kiss of lemon. Mouthfeel is light in body with a lively carbonation. Overall, light, pleasant and drinkable. A top notch domestic kolsch.

Jul 11, 2021
 
3.59 by hybridnoisebloom from Wisconsin on Jul 08, 2021
 
4.23 by Soneast from Wisconsin on May 31, 2021
 
4.74 by Ristaccia from Nebraska on May 10, 2021
 
3.5 by scaliasux from Wisconsin on Feb 28, 2021
 
4.22 by Yungcoolship from Wisconsin on Feb 05, 2021
 
4.4 by jksiazek from Illinois on Jan 30, 2021
 
4 by beerwolf77 from Wisconsin on Jan 08, 2021
 
3.99 by Chilmer from Iowa on Oct 31, 2020
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4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4
by TedHead from Illinois

Pours a translucent darker gold with a white head that refeeds to a fingernails thickness after about two minutes. There are also a few columns of bubbles rising throughout the glass. Smells like thicker bready malts with hints of floral hop bitterness. The taste is a slightly thicker bready taste followed by a great complimentary hop bitterness. It's slightly more carbonated than other beers but it goes down incredibly easy and it's very refreshing. Overall and awesome smashable beer.

Oct 22, 2020
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3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by cyclonece09 from Wisconsin

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Pours yellow orange with a small white head. Smells of wheat and other fruit, slight banana. Tastes of sweet wheat grain, some fruit. Beer is light bodied and easy drinking, good carbonation. Overall, a very good beer.

Oct 03, 2020
 
4.74 by heerboth from Pennsylvania on Oct 02, 2020
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4.42/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

poured from a 12oz bottle into a Nee Glarus pilsner glass. pours a bright gold with a little more than three fingers of firm white foam head. aromas of buttery popcorn, white bread, light grass and lemon. taste is similar with a doughy, bready finish. a fairly full and effervescent mouthfeel round out an easy drinking but flavorful kölsch. delicious!

Sep 06, 2020
 
3.75 by BEER88 from Washington on Sep 05, 2020
 
3.9 by kjkinsey from Texas on Aug 24, 2020
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4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by jrc1093 from Connecticut

Bottle reads 'K090'

Pours an effervescent, clear lemon gold body topped with a finger and a half of frothy, off-white foam; decent head retention yields a vague curtain of cap, a small yet frothy collar, and a spattering of defined, webby lacing around the glass.

Aroma opens with a myriad zesty citrus meeting musty grass and even suggestions of spent white grape for a truly unique start; honeyed grain bursts over the middle, subtly evening to snappy cracker and a touch of lemon adding to the close.

Taste brings out grassy hops and tangerine peel upfront into light tones of lemon evenly dispersed across the mid-palate; toasted biscuit takes a more prominent role into an increasingly bready, robust back end, highlighting a crisp, malty character.

Mouthfeel shows a light body with full, rounded, and spritzy carbonation; thinning in a wafery sort of texture over the mid-palate, though remaining prominently spritzy on the back end before a lemony snap peaks into a clean swallow.

A light yet full-flavored kölsch, this beer emphasizes a rounded robustness throughout without faltering in any sense of simplicity; an impressive take on the style, both casual in structure and layered in easygoing detail.

Aug 15, 2020
 
3.77 by Eman17 from Illinois on Aug 09, 2020
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4.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by REVZEB from Illinois

Decently active crystal clear golden pour with three fingers of pearl white foam and lacing. Biscuit malts, slight lemon and apple, grains and honey in the nose. Taste follows, adding a touch of earth to balance, biscuit has more breadiness to it, almost like a popover now. Crisp, clean, higher carbonation aids this, a well balanced crushable kolsch. Well worth your time, perfect for the lake in summer

Aug 09, 2020
 
4.58 by _Adam_ from Maryland on Aug 05, 2020
 
3.95 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois on Aug 03, 2020
 
4.17 by Guinnsslvr from Illinois on Aug 02, 2020
 
4.02 by EMH73 from New York on Jul 26, 2020
 
3.94 by Connybumbum from Colorado on Jul 20, 2020
Kid Kölsch from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 96 ratings