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Sünner Kölsch | Gebr. Sünner GmbH & Co. KG

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BA SCORE
3.77/5
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420 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:
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Added by allboutbierge on 11-13-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#18,800
Reviews:
197
Ratings:
420
pDev:
11.67%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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18
Gots:
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Trade:
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16.9 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a golden straw yellow color with great clarity and bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: bready and pale malts followed by some grassy hops.

Taste: Pretty tasty beer. Chewy pilsner malts, sweet pale malts, grassy hops, and slight bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium bodied, crisp, refreshing, a little dry, chewy, and very enjoyable.

Overall: One of the originals and very enjoyable. More people should have an opportunity to try this beer out.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle, 4.8% ABV. Wow, this might very well be my first Kölsch, from, you know, Köln.

This beer pours a crystal clear, pale golden yellow colour, with two broad fingers of puffy, tightly foamy bone-white head, which leaves a few stellar arrays of honeycombed lace around the glass as it gently fades away.

It smells of grainy, lightly biscuity pale malt, a somewhat tart apple and pear fruitiness, a bit of mineral spa natural chemical astringency, and a dry earthy, dead leaf hoppiness. The taste is kind of gritty, bready cereal malt, more generally unsweetened drupe fruitiness, an increasing flinty minerality, one with Sulphur Mountain (Albertans should at least get that) written all over it, and static earthy, dry leafy hops.

The carbonation is a bit frizzy, and definitely frothy, the body just on the lee side of medium weight, and sort of low-brow in its smoothness. It finishes off-dry, the grainy cereal malt keeping it tight, while the minerality and hops, well they don't exactly fade to black either.

A pretty tasty, and enjoyable version of the style, and with a certain street cred, given its origins, but not the best Kölsch I've ever had - those new world brewers can just be a bitch to the establishment, eh?

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3.56/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear golden color with a finger width foamy and carbonated head. Head retention is okay. Lacing is decent. There is quite a bit of carbonation as well. Has typical lager grainy aroma. Slight hints of fruit. Has a very nice smooth taste. Not overly carbonated. Very malty up front with more of a straw like taste in the back. Light bodied. Slightly bitter aftertaste. Decent beer, although not really my style.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle, mine says 5.3% ABV. Best before end 1 14 notched on back label. Served in a stange glass, the beer pours a clear pale gold color with an inch and a half white head that stays around for a very long time. There's a decent amount of lacing. Bubbles continually flow from the bottom of the glass to the top, even long after the initial pour. The brew smells like hay, bready malt, and some light grassy hops. Taste is mostly like the aroma, but there's also a bit of fruitiness and green apple flavor noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is light, it's refreshing and easy enough to drink. It's also well carbonated. Not a bad brew at all, $2.99 a bottle. At that price I'd pick this up again.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The clear pale golden beer holds small bubbles. The light white head is medium tall and leaves poor lacings.

S: Rich maltyness together with dry bitter hops. Citric notes as well as grass and nettles. Crisp.

T: Very crisp. Somewhat dry bitter hops, together with the rich maltyness. A rather humble beer, but still complex. Citric notes, grass and nettles.

M: A bit sour bitter aftertaste lingers. The body is light while carbonation is rich, but not aggresive.

O: A nice Kölsch, true to the style. The light sour twist was quite nice.

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Serving type: 500 ml bottle. There is no easily discernable freshness date. There is a “Best before End:” space on the back label, but nothing printed there.

Appearance: Served in a Stange. The beer is a light straw color and topped with a thick, white, meringue-like head that settles very slowly and unevenly, leaving foam stuck to the glass.

Smell: Crisp and very floral. It has that barnyard or freshly cut hay aroma. It also has nice esters, too — strawberry, apple, and even a little banana — and a splash of citrus.

Taste: Crisp, clean, and dry. It mostly mirrors the smell, though the floral bitterness really shines. Hay loft, pale malts, some esters, a splash of zest, and a really nice bite.

Drinkability: Light, tasty, and refreshing. This is good stuff.

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Sünner Kölsch from Gebr. Sünner GmbH & Co. KG
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 420 ratings
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