Kayak Kölsch | Lake Superior Brewing Company

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Kayak KölschKayak Kölsch

Brewed by:
Lake Superior Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-05-2002

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Ratings: 126 |  Reviews: 57
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3/5  rDev -18%

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of augustgarage
4.1/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a generic kolsch glass.

Maize bright clear liquid topped by a thin layer of off white foam. Superior retention, pasty lacing, thin legs.

Lovely (Pils?) malt and light winter fruit in the nose - floral and subtle.

Quite bready/toasty malt profile; apple skins, a hint of honey and butterscotch (not diacetyl), buckwheat, and sweet fermentation notes. Smooth yet crisp finish. Low hops throughout.

Creamy, very light-bodied, yet well carbonated.

Fruity, amazingly delicate malt bill...a fantastic example of the style.

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Photo of Cheet577
4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of jsprain1
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Apricot-golden with a thin white head that lasts well, leaving minimal lacing. It is ever so slightly clouded.
S- Aroma is lightly grainy, a bit musty, not much to it.
T- Has abit of flavor, bright lemon character up front, with some pale grainy character in there. Mild finish.
M- Crisp body, light, but pretty normal for the style.
O- A fairly normal kolsch. It tastes fine and is fairly easy drinking. Not quite as clean as most in the style, but it's decent. Worth a try.

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of NuclearDolphin
3.47/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a 16oz Pint Glass

Apppearance - Dark Gold coloe with a very slight haze. Quite a bit of carbonation going on upon first pour. The head is around 1 finger in width with an aggressive pour; Head itself disappears fairly quickly and there's very little lacing.

Smell - It's pretty hard to pick up on the smell at first. What I do get is a sweet honey scent along with some yeasts, barley and malts. Neither of these flavor are particularly strong, but there's nothing bad about these smells either.

Taste - Sweet honey along with some yeasty-biscuit notes and some sweet malts to backup the flavor. Much like the smell, none of the flavors really stand out amongst each other but it all comes together to make a pretty solid tasting beer.

Mouthfeel - It's got a slight syrup like feel to it, and it comes off as being both light yet slightly thick at the same time. Carbonation is also fairly subdued, so all of this makes for a pretty smooth mouthfeel

Overall - As a whole, there's nothing really outstanding that I can say about this beer aside from it's honey-like flavor, which could've been a little stronger. As such, it's not outstanding beer but it's still a decent brew.

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3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of jera1350
3.97/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a crystal clear gold color with a ring of dirty white foam around the outside of the glass. Leaves a few rings of lacing.

Sweet honey scent mostly. Softer scents of biscuit and bread hops.

Clean pale malt up front with some cracker flavors. The back end offers up a mild hop taste. Just a hair of honey sweetness. Very clean, crisp and refreshing.

A bit more than a light body, very crisp with a dry finish.

Very well made Kolsch right here. A great intro to craft for BMC folks too. Very sessionable brew that would be perfect for summer. Not many brewers tackle this style, but I wish they would. Glad to have a local option available.

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Kayak Kölsch from Lake Superior Brewing Company
3.66 out of 5 based on 126 ratings.
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