Lancaster Kölsch | Lancaster Brewing Company

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Lancaster KölschLancaster Kölsch
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lancaster Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
lancasterbrewing.com

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our German-style Kolsch pays homage to the traditional beer of Cologne. It pours a pale straw color, delivering floral hop notes and a smooth malt character developed from extended cold aging.

Added by DmanGTR on 06-15-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
273
Reviews:
72
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
12.02%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
45
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 273 |  Reviews: 72
Photo of scottbrew4u
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Good tailgating beer. Smooth and crisp finish.

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Photo of alcohline_trip
3.42/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dank203
4.06/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreenMind
3.59/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ovaltine
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of peripatetic
3.51/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bgilanyi
2.88/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of therealJAYZ
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JNForsyth
3.81/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metter98
3.49/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is clear straw yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head.
S: Light aromas of bready and grainy malts are present in the nose. As the beer warms up, hints of fruit also become perceptible.
T: The taste has flavors of green grapes and pears intermixed with strong notes of grainy malts. There is a slight amount of bitterness and dryness towards the finish.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and could make for a good choice if you are looking for something sessionable during the summer months.

Serving type: can

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Photo of tedho21
2.97/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Erndogg
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of BeerMeTexas
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Very Smooth, excellent head with very light hops and no bitterness. Great find. Thanks to the folks at the Strange Brew Tavern in Allentown, PA.

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Photo of epyon396
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of JMB1027
4.96/5  rDev +35.5%

Photo of brap
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Got this on a whim because it was on sale. A lot more complex than the light summer beer I expected, with heavier feel, darker coloration, and some pleasingly bitter notes.

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Photo of JMS1512
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Huffs
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Gajo74
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nice golden slightly hazy look with a thumbnail head that dissipates quickly.
Not much of an aroma at first, however, I note hints of lemon and honey towards the end of the drink.
Tastes of lemon and a finish that has a bitter hop flavoring.
Light bodied feel but almost viscous.
Overall a solid, crisp and refreshing kolsch, but not as good as the ones I had in Cologne Germany.

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Photo of JPowell712
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of TheNightwatchman
3.65/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of informaticsDoc
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of GregStoner
3.2/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of Mreeves143
4.96/5  rDev +35.5%

Lancaster Kölsch from Lancaster Brewing Company
3.66 out of 5 based on 273 ratings.
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