Kölsch | Brauhaus Sion

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brauhaus Sion
Germany
brauhaus-sion.de

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by allboutbierge on 11-08-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
56
Reviews:
28
Avg:
3.47
pDev:
18.16%
 
 
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Ratings: 56 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of JBogan
2.09/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Had this in Cologne at a restaurant. Came in the usual Kolsch style glassware, with a pale to medium gold color and a thick white head. Nice to look at.

Almost no smell to speak of. Perhaps a bit grassy, but that's all I could pick up.

Tasted of a little malt, but otherwise rather bland. Not much going on here.

Rather watery and flat in the mouth. Again, nothing exciting happening.

This beer was a disappointment. After looking at it I expected a bit more, and one glass was enough. No thanks.

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Photo of jneiswender
2.17/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Had this beer at the restaurant of the Koln Holiday Inn. Served on tap in the strage glass cool.

A-bright white cap, gold body.

S-metallic, slight veggie.

T-muted flavors, watery, bitter aftertaste

M-light and very wet tasting

D-I think there are better representations of this style out there. The flavors of the beer are all around very muted.

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Photo of Bierschenker
2.3/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in a « Stein »
Bought at a city centre supermarket in Köln.

While pouring in my stein, I couldn't get a real head. Just some sparkling bubbles. No lacing, just a clear see trough golden liquid. A few bubbles touching the surface.
Only a minute malt scent noticeable.
Taste is a bit foul. I can remember drinking Sion on tap in Köln. On tap it wasn't too bad, but this bottle tastes like dirt. A strong malt sensation curves over the tongue. Overall it's surprisingly sweet.
The after taste resembles mud.
Mouthfeel is dry.

I've had better kölsch

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Photo of aleigator
2.3/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Pours a clear golden color with a soon vanishing, fluffy white head.

Is almost entirely neutral on the nose, with just a faint toffee and wheat sweetness.

This is refreshing, but only in terms of drinking a light beer. Too weak to get paired to hearthy german food, too boring to drink on its own. Water and a nice effervescence do not make up for the lack of actual flavors in this.

Tastes of sweet straw, toffee and water. Gets a little push from a mineralic spritziness, while finishing again watery, with a note of lingering sweet malts.

Nope. Thats just not enough.

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Photo of seanyfo
2.5/5  rDev -28%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

0.4l serving at Biermuseum in Koln

A- Pale blonde, with 2 finger head that disappates quickly, giving moderate lacing.

S- very very faint malts, no hop aroma

T- bland and watery, some maltiness there, but pretty lifeless overall

M- spritzy, medium carbonation

D- so boring, not refreshing, not flavourful, pass!

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Photo of digita7693
2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

Photo of dherling
2.78/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Another kolsch from my tour of Cologne during Karnival. Sion might be the most advertised of the kolsches around here, except for maybe gaffel. It is also the most mediocre. Poured out golden like all the other but the bone white head had poor retention. The taste was bland and cloying, the nose nearly nonexistent. Soe faint grain and hop notes. Not an enjoyable beer. This was the only kolsch I had that failed to mask a meager 5% alcohol.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.84/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On-draught in Koln.

C / AVERAGE

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Photo of werehereforthebeer
2.91/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Golden colour. Thin head shortly lived. Smells of freshly cut grass and slightly citrus. Tastes dry despite bubbly carbonation. Hops are subtle, grain too. Feels bitter, dry but not unpleasant. Drinkable on a hot day but not a regular.

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Photo of smcolw
2.97/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Clear light gold color. Small head and no lace.

Skunky aroma. (Served from a clear glass bottle). Kölsch is such a delicate beer, this is such a shame.

The taste improves with more soft pale malt than skunkiness. Smooth with lots of gas. Light souring of the malt in the swallow and short aftertaste.

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Photo of chickenm
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of slacker79
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of MrHyde1886
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.04/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

My 330cl brown bottle claims 4.8% ABV, maybe they've lowered the alcohol content?

Obtained from 'Beers of Europe' and poured into a Kolsch type straight sided glass (from the now closed Privatebrauerei A.Kropf of Kassel).

I've been to Koln many times: almost all before joining BA. Great city with some lovely brewpubs, it's their beer I can't get to grips with. I have always struggled to really enjoy their beers, sadly this bottle is no exception. Only reviewed three from this style before this, but I just don't get Kolsch.

Looks fine in the glass, clean, sparkling and a pale gold in colour, on top a thin yet full white head of bubbly foam.

Cereal smell if pressed to find anything, really it's odourless to the normal human nose.

This Kolsch is a little sweeter than most I've had (years ago I had it fresh in the brewery tap). It still however does nothing for me, it's wet and vaguely alcoholic, it has no flavours or taste other than a slight cereal and hop feel to it. I know it is supposed to be delicate and light in texture, well it certainly is.

I'm trying to find something good to say about it, honest.

OK, it isn't offensive in any way, it's crisp, refreshing and would be fine on a warm summers day with a mega hot curry.

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Photo of TurdFurgison
3.18/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had a bottle of this on a train from Cologne to Munich (brought from Cologne, not served on the train). This was the day after a night of trying as many Kolsches as possible in Cologne. So this is the last one reviewed from my compressed Kolsch experience.

Sion seemed to be everywhere in Cologne, and in fact was stocked in my hotel's mini-bar too. The beer is pretty middle-of-the-road amongst Kolsches, at least in my estimation. It was muted in aroma and flavor, tasting more malty than anything else but really neutral. No fruity esters or musty funk, either of which would give me something to look forward to in a return tasting. A solid Kolsch but nothing to search out again.

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Photo of clarknova
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of tom10101
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Keffa
3.38/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Live review.

6oz plastic taster at Disney's Wine and Food Festival, German booth.

A: Bright golden yellow, small white head settles very quickly to a tiny ring. No real lacing.

S: Very grainy, lemony citrus, and earthy/spicy hop.

T: Similar to the aroma, but sweeter malt, cracker like, light lemon, slight spice and earthiness. Very clean finish and alcohol is decently hidden.

M: Surprisingly medium body, very nicely done carbonation, and lightly oily on the palate.

O: Not bad. Was expecting worse. Easily drinkable, and went well with the 85+, 85% humidity. I'd drink it again, but don't see it happening anytime soon.

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Photo of janubio
3.44/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I've got one in a see through bottle that made me suspicious, and 4,8 ABV. Clear golden colour, head fades away soon but leaves a good lace. Fresh hoppy semll, grainy, citrus and herbs. Medium to light body, feels really good in the tongue. Clean taste is similar to the smell, refreshing, hops, flowers. Very good indeed.

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Photo of anvilx
3.47/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dinkel
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of DirkNachbar
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of vermilcj
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Sturmthis
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of TGS
3.51/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Kölsch from Brauhaus Sion
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