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Kölsch | The Bobcat Café & Brewery

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3.98/5
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12 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bobcat Café & Brewery
Vermont, United States
thebobcatcafe.com

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Thirst quenching, crisp, with a dry finish, this German Ale (pronounced Cœllsh) is the local brew of the city of Cologne (“Köln” in German). It is one of the palest German beers made and is considered Germany's answer to the British pale ale. Utilizing German malted barley from a malt-house situated outside Köln and dry hopped with outstanding Hallertau Mittelfrueh hops, this light bodied golden beer is oak aged (lagered) for six weeks on French Oak.

14 IBU

Added by Brad007 on 06-03-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,835
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
12
pDev:
4.52%
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Ratings: 12 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass, the appearance was a golden yellow color with a sly transparency about it. Carbonation could be seen rising at a moderate pace to fill a finger’s worth of white foamy head that dissipates fairly quick. No lace. The aroma had some sweet corn, mild citrus and then some bitter grassy hops. The flavor brings together all of those previously mentioned aromas. Sly sweet aftertaste with the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a spectacular sessionability about it. Carbonation seems to hit just right. Overall, good kolsch that I could come back to on warmer days.

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Photo of jbertsch
3.59/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Not bad at all, but I feel kolsh style beer should be lower in alcohol than 6.2%. Otherwise this has a nice biscuit note to it. The mouthfeel could stand to be softer, too.

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Photo of sirsteve42
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of kscaldef
3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Unusually dark for the style. A big, fluffy white head over light copper liquid. Clean toast aroma. Very flavorful toast / cracker malt profile with a light fruitiness. Carbonation is a bit low (although this pour was decanted from a pitcher). Nice take on the style.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of youbrewidrink
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice sparkling straw color with a tight white head.

The nose was that of grain and grass.

The taste was clean and spot on for the style, it went great with my Korean BBQ short-ribs. This style is tough to get right and Mark seems to have it down.

This was very drinkable and I order it whenever it is on.

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Photo of Brad007
4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Brewed with imported malted barley from outside cologne, and hopped with hallertau mittelfrueh hops and oak aged for six weeks on french oak.

Pours a dark blond color with a thin-head into my pilsner glass. Good presentation

Aroma is full of crisp hops and sweet malt. Just right.

Taste has a slight grassiness from the hops with sweet malt. Dry but not too dry.

Mouthfeel is full of lingering sweet malt mainly. Finishes dry.

Enjoyable and sessionable. The brewer (mark) is skilled at making such styles stand out but not too much.

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Kölsch from The Bobcat Café & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 12 ratings
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