Hunter Kolsch | Potters Hotel & Brewery (Hunter Beer Co)

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Potters Hotel & Brewery (Hunter Beer Co)

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by vancurly on 08-07-2006

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 4
Photo of laituegonflable
2.24/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Had on tap at Harts Pub.

Pours a pale golden colour with lots of bubbles. Head retains to half a finger, nicely dense and foamy on the top. Leaves some decent lace - looks fairly clean and refreshing.

Nose is sweet, very sweet, with some banana esters but mostly a huge bubble gum aroma. Taffy-esque, with yeah, an unmistakeably 'sugary' aroma. Maybe a slight green apple adds some tartness but I can't avoid thinking this is just oversweet.

Taste is pretty poor as well. A lot of grain on the front, puffed rice and a general cereal flavour, descends into a very bready affair with that slight bubble gum flavour permeating, mostly just a sweet dough character. Slight anise spice on the back but it's not enough to save this; it's a bland, bready affair. To be honest it kind of has that homebrewing "Let's add sugar to up the alcohol but not the flavour" kind of flavour. Not as downright offensive as they come, but bland and uninteresting.

A little harsh in the mouth, lots of fizz, yeah, fairly standard quaffing lager texture though, it only gets harsh if you swill it in the mouth, which admittedly you're not meant to.

Not enjoying this, but I think it's just indicative of a style I dislike. Maybe after a days's slaving away at the Steinbruch, this might be just what the Doktor ordered. Right here and now though, meh.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
1.73/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Tried on tap at the ABF at the Australian Hotel...

This definitely had an Aussie Lager look about it. Minimal head, pale clear yellow colour.

The nose is almost entirely made up of a yeasty apple aroma, like an infected batch of cider. The yeast is almost overpowering. So much so that it starts to smell like bread dough.

Taste isn't much better. Here the yeast is almost unbearable. There's almost nothing else that I could detect. No palate at all apart from the horrible yeast.

This was a weak, unappealing beer. I was not impressed at all with this, especially considering their previous offerings. Maybe they took the lager-inspiration of the Kölsch a little too far, and tried to churn out something akin to an Aussie Macro.

If someone told me they had switched the keg of Kölsch with a keg of Carlton Draught I wouldn't have been the least bit surprised.

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Photo of vancurly
3.57/5  rDev +39.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Yellow-honey, good bubbles.
Initially notice banana esters, which is restrained at first, due to it being served at lager temperatures. But as it warms up, the fruitiness becomes more noticable. Hint of honey in there also.
Taste is, again, fruity, but light & refreshing, with honeyish maltiness, touch sweet, delicate hop flavour. Nicely balanced beer.
Nice mouthfeel, with no discernable bitterness.
A nice refreshing beer.

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Hunter Kolsch from Potters Hotel & Brewery (Hunter Beer Co)
2.56 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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