Sünner Kölsch | Gebr. Sünner GmbH & Co. KG

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3.76/5
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432 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

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Added by allboutbierge on 11-13-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#23,465
Reviews:
200
Ratings:
432
pDev:
11.7%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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20
Gots:
43
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Ratings: 432 |  Reviews: 200
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of optimaul
4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

Photo of Hoppsbabo
3/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Clear light gold. Looks and pours like a lager. Big white head.

S: Inoffensive lager.

T: Strewth, it's like Becks in a different bottle, but slightly more bitter. Clean with absolutely no character. Has that typically flat hop/malt combination common in mass produced European lagers. Unlike a lot of them though it's very clean. I'm not getting any fruit at all.

O: I suppose it's refreshing in that it's a drinkable liquid which doesn't taste of tar water but otherwise it's nothing. I'm sure that there are people who'd enjoy it a lot, but as a Brit who's fed up with the multiplicity of soulless European lagers on tap I wouldn't recommend this to anyone, ever.

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Photo of Steedee
3.96/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Brings back great memories of sipping suds at the Imbuss in Germany. Nice light traditional German Kolsch... with just a fine bit more bitter flavor than a usual German Pils. Very little after taste. I might purchase again, but with so many to choose probably not.

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Photo of xylophonica
3.42/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Slightly orange/pale straw colour with a finger of head. Plenty of carbonation bubbles as well.

S - Variety of lemon/citric spices at first. Quite dusty with a wheaty presence.

T - A touch of sweetness but also with something fairly tart. Mixture of malt, wheat and the faintest of citric elements.

M - Not much happening; there's a mildly spicy overtone coming through with some gentle bitterness but otherwise it's non-descript.

O - Fairly simple in its design, it's basically a good example of a Kolsch. Nice drinkable lager with some crisp, clean flavours that leave the drinker feeling refreshed.

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Photo of Can_if_you_can
4.82/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the best kolsch i have ever had, i don't consider myself a beer Expert or a kolsch expert for that matter. (i've only had 3 other kolsch "STYLE" ales) but considering the fact that this a legit kolsch (from none other than Koln/Colonge Germany itself) NOT a kolsch "style" but a real kolsch! (its... its alive! and its a real Kolsch!!!) i thought it was pretty dern good!

pleasant aroma and nice appearance, (which would have been better drinking from a glass raither than straight from a bottle - what was i thinking!) the taste was magnificent! if you like kolsch's which has become my one of my new fave styles nexter to pale ales, doulble ipas and porters - TRY THIS! i like this beer and it deserves a higher rating and im gonna help it achieve one...

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Photo of larbush
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of bmwats
3.45/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured form 500 ml bottle into a stange.

A: Light hay colored hue. Continually rising, light carbonation. Pours about a quarter finger, bubbly, white head. Settles quickly, leaving a slight white blanket on the surface. Very sporadic lacing.

S: Pungent combination of sourdough and lemon citrus. Floral notes reminiscent of lavender.

T: A soft but biting pungent combination of sourdough and lemon. Tastes like it smells.... really.

M: Light, and crisp body. Pungent aftertaste lingers.

D: Goes down easy, very refreshing quality.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Light hue, slight head, and sporadic lacing. Nose is fuller than the appearance suggests, with a pungent grainy and citrus tone. Flavor follows suit, with a light and crisp combination of sourdough bread and lemon citrus with a biting pungent finish. Overall, this is a good quaff.

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Photo of johnbifulco
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of McStagger
4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a vibrant pale straw with one and a half finger bleached white head. Carbonation is ample. Beer is slightly hazy.

S: Crackery malt, zesty noble hops. However, the distinctive Kolsch scent is definitely present. Softer, less astringent, with definite fruity notes.

T: Crispy, crackery malts that are met with an herbal and spicy hop presence. This quickly gives way to the beer's true nature. Soft, fruit forward notes combine with an almost butter like taste and texture. Floral notes come into play and I'm left with a very faint hint of bubblegum.

M: Excellent. The softer, more supple nature of this beer definitely benefits from the moderate levels of carbonation. This increased body gives you a longer, smoother finish without the dry and crisp aspects of a German Helles or similar light German lager.

O: In my admittedly limited tastings of Kolsch, this has come closest to the "true style". A paragon of its breed, Sunner Kolsch is an awesome beer for late spring or early fall. Prost!

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Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of smcolw
3.41/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Crystal clear and pale straw color. Good head for the style. Settles slowly and in a rocky fashion, leaving some strings of lace.

Grainy aroma with a mild sourness and no hop.

Comes perilously close to being a lawn mower beer. Tastes like the smell except for the low presence of hops. The swallow has a creamy flavor and body.

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Photo of dedhd
4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.55/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

great price on this baby, under 4 bucks for a large bottle. pours a very very light looking clear sunshine yellow colow with very bright carbonation and a 3 inch white head that clings to the sides of my pilsner glass. smells like light munich malts and bittereing hops in excellent balance. flavor has the same profile but its just so light. very refreshing and drinkable, but terribly unexciting. feel is nice though, with good bubbles and a very light body. its a good example of the style in its traditional sense, but i tend to prefer some of the bigger american versions with a more complex malt palate. overall though a well made brew that serves its purpose.

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Photo of StJamesGate
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

White gold with fluffy snowy head that's gone fast. Mild bread dough sweetness and hints of flowers - not much doing.
Cream cracker malts definitely make an appearance but just as quickly step aside for arugula and cardamom hops.
Nectar finish and tingly bitter linger. Crisp, dry and light.

Note: labeled 4.8%

Doesn't show for much to start, but strong baseline of sweetness, assertive hop bitterness and seriously lean body. What a kolsch should be, in other words. As always, wonder what it's like on tap, or even fresher (3/12 exp date here.)

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Photo of imbibehour
3.7/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a tall brown bottle, into a stange glass.

A very light straw body, but gives to some light buttery gold color, with lots of rising fast carbonation. Crystal clear bodied, and a foamy head that forms quite uniform with pinhead size, giving to some large bubbles later on. Good retention and staying power on this also.

Real nice crisp malt on this, with a light toasty grain. Sharp yeast and a good dry sense. Pretty solid, nothing mouthwatering or jumping out at me for a Kolsch.

Palate though when hitting in the taste is kind of lacking. Grainy sense doesn't come out that much. Mouthfeel hits nicely but nothing is drawn out in the malt or bringing much forward. Toned down crispness and malt, small hop presence.

Overall a simple refresher, but I am waiting for that real bread and baking character, but it's just not coming. I could have this again but I'd grab a different Kolsch if I had a choice. uh oh what a sec, bottle best before March 2012... hmmm I would most definitely try this again.

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Photo of depechemode1983
3.92/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours out a hazy golden color. The head is about 1 finger of white foam with moderate retention. No lacing. Lots of fruit and grains in the nose. Getting some apricot, orange, white grape, apple and wheat. Also picking up some pleasant floral hop notes in there. Again very fruity. Tons of apple and apricot and the wheat gives in a nice smooth finish. Carbonation is very refreshing. First time having this one. Never been a fan of Kolsch style beer but damn this stuff is tasty. Not bad at all. Very thirst quenching.

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Photo of thierrynantes
3.15/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beer bottle (33 cl.) purchased from "Le Souffleur de bières" and tasted in 2012.

Appearance : pale golden color, with white foamy head.
Smell : malty and grainy aromas.
Taste and mouthfeel : hops fruity flavours, leading to a bitter finish.
Drinkability : an avergae beer in the German style Kolsh.

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Photo of Infamous7100
4.09/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: hazy gold with a billowing two finger head. Very well done and looks great.
S: a lot of pale malt and breads on the nose but interestingly the are notes of sweet smelling fruits, maybe apple?
T: the fruit aroma on the nose gives way to a bit of spicy bite in the taste. Love the great balance of biscuity flavors and citrus notes from the hops.
M: crisp, refreshing, medium bodied. Nice aftertaste.
O: great beer for any time of year. Highly quaffable.

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Sünner Kölsch from Gebr. Sünner GmbH & Co. KG
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 432 ratings