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Kölsch | Rohrbach Brewing Company (Brewpub)

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Brewed by:
Rohrbach Brewing Company (Brewpub)
New York, United States

Style: German Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by Avagadro:
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4.37/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I tried this brew at the Buffalo Road location a few months ago, and reviewed it on a napkin. For those wondering, I paired it with a Baurnwurst and some Saurkraut.

A: Pale-straw colored with decent lacing and retention. I would have liked more lacing, but this is likely due to limited resources at the bar.

S: Aroma is well presented, with bready malt and flowery hops.

T: Very crisp and dry. A bready base is complemented by flowery hops and an appropriate hint of fruitiness in the end.

M: Thin, clean body with a touch of carbonation.

D: A very good example of one of my favorite German styles. I've heard through the grape-vine that this may be making an appearance in growlers in the near future. Definitely worth a shot.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of generallee
2.85/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5

Presentation: It was poured from tap and served in a pint glass at the Rohrbach brewpub.

Appearance: The body has a light straw yellow color with just a ring of white foam on top. The clarity was good and glass lacing was next to nothing. So far it's kind of boring.

Smell: In the nose I pick up what seems like a somewhat fruity and papery oxidized pale malt. The base malt seems cracker like with a hint of butter.

Taste/Palate: On the tongue I pick up an odd apple cider like sweetness with light buttery notes. This is on top of a pale malt base with some light toasted notes. The palate is right on the mark. Its light to medium bodied with nice balanced carbonation and a light mouth feel.

Notes: I think this is a hard beer style to do well as it is a lighter beer with subtle nuances. I am not sure if it was just old or maybe the tap line was dirty but this one was way off.

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Photo of rohrbachsfan
4.66/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance: Straw yellow with slightly cloudy appearance.

Smell: Malt with light fruit/honey overtones.

Taste: Malty taste with medium hops bitterness that was well balanced with a subtle malt sweetness. Could swear I tasted a hint of honey but that could just be the yeast and malt talking.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and creamy.

Drinkability: Excellent. Paired well with Hot Buffalo Wings. Would drink more than one given the opportunity.

The Great Lakes Brewing News indicates that this will now be a regular offering at Rohrbachs and will replace their American Ale. I think it's a smart move because I never cared much for that one and this beer will pair well with many items on Rohrbachs menu.

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Photo of crisis44
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of masonstorm
4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Kölsch from Rohrbach Brewing Company (Brewpub)
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 5 ratings