Sünner Kölsch | Gebr. Sünner GmbH & Co. KG

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415 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

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Added by allboutbierge on 11-13-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
415
Reviews:
197
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
11.64%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
39
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0
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Ratings: 415 |  Reviews: 197
Photo of garyloveman
3.59/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gemini6
3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pathman
4.5/5  rDev +19%
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 +5.8%
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 -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Can_has_beer
2.95/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of BcCraft710
4.13/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zeppedled
4.47/5  rDev +18.3%
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 -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mamaraza
4.09/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kaiyote
3.45/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BongRattlingBass
4.27/5  rDev +13%
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 -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of n2pux
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ordybill
3.93/5  rDev +4%
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 -2.4%
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 +5.8%
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 +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sandon
5/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Myotus
3.56/5  rDev -5.8%
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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Photo of JohanM
3.49/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of goalie35
3.82/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rapayn01
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Felt like branching out at a German restaurant and had a Kolsch. Not my favorite style, but this was a good example of the style. It tasted kind of buttery to me.

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Photo of BrewNoob1
4.13/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sünner Kölsch from Gebr. Sünner GmbH & Co. KG
3.78 out of 5 based on 415 ratings.
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