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Sünner Kölsch | Gebr. Sünner GmbH & Co. KG

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BA SCORE
3.76/5
Very Good
421 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Gebr. Sünner GmbH & Co. KG
Germany
suenner-koelsch.de

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by allboutbierge on 11-13-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#20,637
Reviews:
198
Ratings:
421
pDev:
11.7%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
40
Trade:
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Photo of drmeto
3.26/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

L:
-pours a slightly hazy straw golden with a medium,foamy,white head
-medium carbonation visible
S:
-spicy,fresh grain,soapy,slight lemon,nutty,hay
T:
-Follows the nose
-medium bitterniss for the style
F:
-medium carbonation
-light to medium body
O:
The overt soapiness is a bit offputting,otherwise a middle of the pack Kölsch.

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Photo of emeyer
3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jcbroome
3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.19/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sweemzander
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NickThePyro
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smithj4
3.67/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The appearance was a clear golden yellow color and leaves the same color body with a one and a half fingered white foamy head that leaves some lightly clingy lacing. There is some light carbonation that is seen rising at a nice pace. The smell is light and grassy with a kinda herbal malty and corn combine sweetness. The taste is sweet, crisp, and light. There isn’t any aftertaste or finish. The palate is light on the body, and very sessionable. Carbonation sits just right for a Kolsch. Overall, I got this beer for a dollar and thought it was more than worth the price as it was refreshing enough to have with its respected food and be an awesome beer on my backporch in the summer.

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Photo of Bierliebhaber3
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This kolsch pours a fairly light yellow color with a medium foamy white head that leaves a nice lacing. The smell is a bit yeasty, with a light citrus, and some grains. The taste is the same, it is very biscuity, a bit sweet, but light like any good kolsch. The finish is not dry at all, which I would say is the main divergence between this and many other kolschs that I’ve had. The body is light. Overall a nice kolsch, with clean flavors. Very refreshing and great drinking in the summer.

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Photo of mmmbeer89
3.04/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

way too watery and light on flavor

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Photo of MNAle
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L1-2-4-816 500 ml bottle.
Grassy aroma with a hint of hefe-like banana and buscuit. Aroma is a bit faint, though. Pale gold-yellow, very vigorous pour results in a tall white head, very attractive carb bubbles rising through the gold. Head recedes fairly quickly with lots of thick, creamy-looking lacing lagging behind and untimately slipping down the glass. All the looks you'd expect from a German lager. Smooth and somewhat thick feel. Mild initial taste is all malts: buscuit with the banana aroma still coming in as you drink (I used an English style pub imperial pint glass... nonic ... you might miss the aroma if you used one of those skinny stanges). Malts are balanced by the hops in the middle and finish with notes of floral, grass, and very slight bittering. Clean finish. Very refreshing beer.

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Photo of Gajo74
3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear golden/dark straw color with a modest head. It soon disapates and leaves an ultra thin ring that doesn't retain for so long.
In the nose there is at first a slightly metallic aroma, followed by a Hefeweizen like banana. The toasted malts are ornamented by a light herbal spice.
Sweet and malt forward at first. Soon, however, a moderate grassy and herbal hops presence adds balance. Nice lemon zest in the mouthfeel. The finish is semi dry. Medium to light in body with a moderate and tingly carbonation which adds crispness.
Solid and refreshing all around.

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Photo of jlindros
3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Haven't had anything from this brewery before, so I figured this was worth a shot.

Pours a decent fizzy bubbly smaller head that fades at a med pace, decent lacing, very clear golden honey color.

Nose light sweet malt, floral malty aroma, sweet corn, toasted grains, straw, golden malt and a little wheat-ish, a touch of grassy hop, a little fruity esters.

Taste more straw and toasted lager malts, grainy a little husky, straw and hay notes, grassy as well both malts and hops, with some sweet flavors, a little sweet corn and fruity yeast ester notes, soft and crisp but a hint of minerality. Finish is dry and crisp but a touch more of the minerality, not so quite "clean" kolsch finish, touch grassy hop.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, some crispness, decent carb.

Overall I feel like this would be better in Germany, and seems to have gotten some lesser desirable characters in it's trip here, btu still a decent beer.

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Photo of WhiteHendrix
3.59/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of shelby415
3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FBarber
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours completely clear and crisp gold color. Frothy white head dissipates steadily leaving behind no residual lacing and just some spots of foam on top of the beer.

Smell is very mild and subdued - whiffs of biscuit malts and some floral hops. Touch of honey like sweetness.

Taste has some cracker/biscuit malts with some slightly bitter grassy almost floral hops. There is a definite sweetness to the beer with some honey and green apple notes. Pretty dry finish. Some metallic notes are noted at various points. Keeps the score from being higher.

Feel is very light, crisp and incredibly drinkable. Mild to medium carbonation.

Overall this is a fine example of a kolsch - one of the originals.

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Photo of Bonis
3.91/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of morrowd3
4.21/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MAUEX_MFA
3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mribbens
4.21/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Nichols33
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of machineglen
4.61/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a Kolsch glass from a 500ml bottle. Appearance is brilliantly clear golden, looks like a pilsner but with a bit more head, althoug it didn't last. Nice malt aroma, biscuts and bread, no hop aroma. Taste is malt forward, but exceptional ballance. I know there's some hops in here, but I couldn't tell you much about them. Not sweet or dry, just malty delicious. I really enjoyed this one

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Photo of JTuomi
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of k3ve
2.51/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of josanguapo
4.04/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

From Costco, part of the beer advent calendar. In Teku glass. After dinner. Very refreshing and drinkable. Some pleasant sweetness with fresh grassy hops.

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Sünner Kölsch from Gebr. Sünner GmbH & Co. KG
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 421 ratings
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