Sünner Kölsch | Gebr. Sünner GmbH & Co. KG

Sünner KölschSünner Kölsch
BA SCORE
3.77/5
420 Ratings
Sünner KölschSünner Kölsch
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:
#18,666
Reviews:
197
Ratings:
420
pDev:
11.67%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
40
Trade:
0
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Photo of Dface
2.83/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Edie
2.75/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of warpedrevolution
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Milkl_Pilkl
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pouring the Kölsch, a nice foamy head bubbled up and then qyickly dispersed, which brought with it a light smell of malt and fruit. The foam disapated as quickly as the aroma. The flavor was malty, dry, and with a lingering grassy bitterness which reminded me of some of the grass/wildflower schnapps a friend brought from Germany to taste. This beer was much dryer, but very drinkable. Definitely a working man's beer.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Another pleasant Kolsch from another family brewery. How traditional !
This style is sessionable, particularly on a lazy Sunday as today. Good with a snack.
Looks like a lager, because it is lagered. Sunner's smells a bit faint, but the taste comes in maltier and quite soft.
MJ's 1999 "Guide" gave it 3 of 4 stars and called it "creamy, peachy, spicy."
I get the creamy and the hops are balanced. But, no peaches for me.
If you like the style and have not had Sunner's, try it.

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Photo of garyloveman
3.59/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gemini6
3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pathman
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

8/5/16 bottle

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Photo of utopiajane
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I will take an entire palate of this all for myself. I cannot believe how fast I drank this beer and I think that chugging got started because of this style.

Gives an elegant and very soft pour with a cream colored head of cottony cloud like foam. grainy, a bit of earth form hops and a barely perceptible fruity ester from yeast. banana.

On the palate the malt is soft and graceful. Fully breaddy. As soon as you swallow there is a faint little tang. It accents the steadfast malt so well and brings all the flavor together in compliment with a subtlety that is no trick. It's simply an omission. Light sulfur. A touch of malt richness that shows the delicate complexity but does not bring it to you too powerfully. Restrained malt. As it lingers breaddy in the aftertaste you feel like you could drink the whole glass in one easy gulp. Crisp clean no diacetyl. This one is actually quite hoppy or quite fresh as compared to some. Hop herbal gives a wink at the finish and then as you drink and start to notice more flavor it's like soft yellow grasses. Almost hay. Dry, soft not bubbly. Bitterness that is understated at first but does last a little. That choice for carbonation really allows the malt to be expressive and expansive. Hop floral was always there and now it's time to laugh because this was beer not bread and an ale. A not too sweet flower petal.

It's as though you looked down and saw a golden flower. So you ate it and made it you feel hearty and then you laughed.

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Photo of leinie13
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Can_has_beer
2.95/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of BcCraft710
4.13/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zeppedled
4.47/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

This beer has that terrific and iconic golden pilsner color. A medium head with a nice clear appearance. Mild aroma and has that smooth, sweet and not overpowering saaz hops flavor and aroma.

Overall, this is an I excellent beer with all of those iconic Kölscg characteristics you would expect, but aren't easy to find.

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Photo of DavidST
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mamaraza
4.09/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kaiyote
3.45/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BongRattlingBass
4.27/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had the unfiltered version on tap at Howell and Hood's.

Look - Hazy and glowing with blonde ambition

Smell - I get the aroma of laying down in a bed of grass and taking the landscape in. Bready and a slight hint of lemon teases the nose. Nice malt presence

Taste - Nice malty nudge to get your attention followed by grassy/biscuit touch that accompanies the subtle green apple character. A gentle finish of bitterness that soothes the senses. Fucking nice!

Feel - Dry and bitter carbonation

Overall - This is the beer I have been waiting for and finally had my shot to try it. I will seek you out again my friend!

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

Photo of n2pux
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ordybill
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500 ml bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear light amber color with a small white head. The taste has some citrus and is dry.

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Photo of beergoot
3.69/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sharp and clear gold colored body; lots of lively carbonation; thick, sudsy head. The aroma emits a mild, crystal malt sweetness; caramel; faint grass and herbal character. Mild malt sweetness; biscuit and bread crust; nice hop bitterness. Light body; crisp; dry finish.

A light, dry, refreshing German ale that should satisfy anyone looking for such things in a beer. Fairly malty upfront but with a subtle flair. The bitterness balances things nicely. Well done, overall...

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Photo of mynie
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16.9 ounce bottle poured into a tall, gold-rimmed lager glass. The beer is dark gold with a fluffy white head.

Smells crisp and grainy, much more like a traditional German pils than what I usually find in a Kolsch, but I'm hardly an expert.

Tastes great. Cereal grain up front, mild noble hops in the middle and finish, zero esters. Very clean finish.

Nicely brewed all around, probably the freshest German-made Kolsch I've ever had. Much more flavorful and intricate than American versions, which are often indistinguishable from blonde ales.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sandon
5/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Myotus
3.56/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured at 42°F from a 500ml bottle (best before April 2016) into a stange. Consumed on 20Jan16.
LOOK: A fingers worth of white foam is formed after pouring and halves itself after 50 seconds. Gold in color with a massive amount of medium-sized rising bubbles. This leaves me wondering as to why the foam head isn't bigger. Lacing is moderate in quantity and both thin and thick in various areas.
SMELL: Strong aromas of pale malts entangle with mild aromas of sweet bread and biscuits along with subtle lemony zest and spicy, earthy, and bitter hop aromas.
TASTE: Mild pale malt and biscuit flavors first enter onto the palate and are immediately followed by mild sweet bread and subtle lemony zest flavors. Biscuit flavors grow stronger as subtle spicy, bitter, and earthy hop flavors enter lastly.
FEEL: Light-bodied and highly carbonated. Goes down rough. Finishes extremely crisp.
NOTE: This was a pretty standard Kölsch. I can't say that it stood out from others of the same style. It's definitely worth trying if you like the style.

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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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