Sünner Kölsch | Gebr. Sünner GmbH & Co. KG

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3.77/5
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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
Ranking:
#20,064
Reviews:
199
Ratings:
425
pDev:
11.67%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
41
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Ratings: 425 |  Reviews: 199
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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Photo of JohanM
3.49/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of goalie35
3.82/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rapayn01
3.65/5  rDev -3.2%
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 +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of MichialTanner1
3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
4.04/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L-An aggressive pour shows a clear golden brew with a 1 inch fluffy white head. This recedes to a thin film with little lacing.
S-subtle aroma of bready malts and maybe a hint of grassiness. Clean.
T- clean bready malt, grass, and a mineral component share the spotlight and are present throughout.
F- excellent carbonation level gives this beer a light dry mouthfeel.
O- This is a fantastic example of the style which I'd highly recommend trying if you want to know what a good Kolsch is all about.

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Photo of samEBC
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shirtless_mike
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Joshuafzylatra
4.56/5  rDev +21%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kuaff
4.54/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into my tulip glass at cellar temperature.

Foam-wise, there's only a little centimeter-tall mass of white fizz that goes away instantly. Very pretty color, however. A brilliant golden sunset of perfect clarity.

The aroma is just awesome, bursting with rich, buttery bread. Add a little fruity touch of lemon or orange, some yeast, and light mineral-like grains, and it makes for a super-scrumptious smell.

Damn! What flavor! I can't explain it any better than as an exact representation of the aroma I just described. The bread, citrus, minerals, and grains just come together in a killer combo and then leave a crisp, clean finish of delightful mineral traces and yeast. Refreshing and delicious.

Killer feel, too. Light to medium in body, but with ample, lively carbonation.

While the kolsch is an ale by definition, this one walks a beautiful line between ale fruitiness and the clean minerals and grains of lagers. Masterful.

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

Photo of Taybeh
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap into a stang.
Nice 1/2 finger white crown of tiny white bubbles on top of a clear gold, fairly faint nose with some apple, some grain and crackers, a little yeasty spice, some fresh cut grass, in the taste the flavors in the nose come out much more clearly, and it is very tasty. Mouthful is great: soft but crisp, ends dry. Very refreshing and tasty.

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Photo of LostHighway
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of carteravebrew
3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of puck1225
4.08/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Beautiful clear yellow with a clean floral smell and taste. Taste is very pleasant, fruity, mild, and crisp. It went very nicely with grilled salmon. I look forward to drinking it again.

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Photo of SanFranJake
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BradShook
4.17/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dankabier1
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aroma: Faint fruit esters with the malt combines with a slight hop aroma, low pils malt with slight gain, subtle fruit, very low hop, slight sulfur from the pils malt. Appearance: Rocky off-white slightly gold tinted 2” head that slowly melts and leaves thick ledges of lace on the glass as you drink it. Brilliantly clear pale straw gold, very fine bubbles. Aroma: German pils malt and grain finishes dry. The malt has a slight toast to biscuit combined with faint sulfur and lingers through the finish into the aftertaste. Soft rounded palate with a delicate flavor balance between the soft malt, slight fruit, medium low hop bitterness, finishes dry. Mouthfeel: fine textured feel from the carbonation, smooth, clean and crisp, medium light body, and medium carbonation, nothing harsh or astringent. Overall Impression: Clean, crisp, well balanced

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Sünner Kölsch from Gebr. Sünner GmbH & Co. KG
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 425 ratings
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