Sünner Kölsch | Gebr. Sünner GmbH & Co. KG

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Sünner KölschSünner Kölsch

Brewed by:
Gebr. Sünner GmbH & Co. KG

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

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Ratings: 415 |  Reviews: 197
Photo of paterlodie
4.47/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tasting it yesterday from keg and today from botle with exp date 25-7-05 can only come to one conclusion: great brew. What you want of you order a Koelsch. Nice appearance with white head that lasts quiet ok. Very malty nose and wheat noticeable. Further good and clean yeast, and a hoppy nose though this botle version has not as much as the sampled kegbeer had. Full and clean taste also; malty, just litle sweet and nice and dry hopfinish. Mouthfeel is great, and a beer thats a perfect sessionbeer in my eyes so drinkability is more then just ok too! By the way 4.8% ABV.

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Photo of ElGordo
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the 500ml bottle into a Stella stem glass. Body is a bright straw color with lively carbonation, topped by several fingers of fluffy white head that slowly dissipates to a thin coating over the course of a few minutes. Aroma of light, bready malt, mild ale yeast, and light, citrusy hops.
Palate is light, refreshing, and well-balanced. Slightly sweet, bready malt up front, with a nice dose of light, citrusy hops. Finish is crisp and dry. The body is well-carbonated, but not fizzy, and light enough to match the more subtle flavor profile of the style. Definitely a drinkable, refreshing beer, but still a notch or two below Reissdorf in the hierarchy of German kolschs.

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Photo of brianmandell
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | 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 DbbC
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Azpittil57
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of brandonld23
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of kew
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of colts9016
4.13/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pour this beer into a stange at 42 degrees.

Appearance: A pale straw color with touch of amber yellow hues. There is a 3 finger steady white head that is foamy and bubbly. There is a lot of effervescence in the beer. The clarity of the beer is clear and brilliant. The head left lacing on the glass.

Nose: A lite apple, bouquet of flowers and some citrus. There is a low malt aroma and some yeast in the background.

Taste: A nice soft roundness in the beer with delicate flavors. There are apples, lite floral, citrus, and some yeast. The malt that is presented in the beer is supple.

Overall: The mouth feel of the beer soft, clean, lightly carbonated, and almost crisp. The body of the beer is light and the finish is nil. I never have like the American version of the Kolsch, it is not delicate and rough on the palate. I am glad that the German Kolsch's are a whole lot better.

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Photo of warpedrevolution
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kyrojack
2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

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

the pour is crystal clear... yellow golden in color with a nice head that dissipates. nose of apple and straw with a mild mild pollen quality. palate is that with mild sweet of honey backed by a soft bitter finish. some apple too... along with a bit of floral hop. a nice body. crisp and refreshing. a style that seems to be disregard as a summer brew. great.

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Photo of SHODriver
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

A: poured into a Stange to a light yellow with a two finger dense white head that retains well and leaves no lacing
S: smells of light malts, apple skin and some spicy hops
T: taste is light malts, some grapeyness, and some hop bitterness. swallow is a little pale malt, more grape and some spicy hop
M: light in body with prickly carbonation and a slightly drying finish
O: A nice and light beer with some good flavors and complexity. the grapeyness is a bit of a surprise but it fits the style and it kind of tastes like fruity pebbles.

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Photo of SkeeterHawk
4.4/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I picked this beer up at Spec's a couple days ago and I have no intention of cellaring this one. Here we go...

Appearance: Pours a clear yellow color with a slight golden hint to it. It has a small head of mixed size bubbles after a relatively fast pour, but that amount of head sticks around for quite some time being maintained bu a bunch of bubbles rising.

Aroma: I initially got some bready malt mixed with some subtle floral hops. As the beer sits for a few minutes, the breadiness fades into a more toasty malt character.

Taste: Lots of nicely subtle malt complexity mixed with a mild hop presence in the flavor. The hops are really only there as a "garnish" as the malt is in charge the whole time. The beer is very well attenuated so that it comes across the palate rather dry with a noticeable wheaty edge to it. The beer is well carbonated which (along with the attenuation) makes the beer come across the palate like a bat out of hell. It goes down stupid smooth.

Opinion: This is an excellent example of the style. I drank WAY too many of these at a renaissance festival in Koln once and this totally takes me back there. It is light and refreshing and very easy to drink. So easy, you can put away enough to make you goofy without realizing it. I plan to give this beer high marks as it is a good example of the style.

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Photo of BrewAskew
4.06/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours to a thin white had with minimal lacing and gold color with some floaties. Aroma is slightly fruity with sweet grainy malt and spicy hops dominating. Flavor is a complex blend of pale malt, spicy hops and other interesting hints of wood-aging,fruits (grapes?), and spices. Finishes dry and crisp much like a white wine. I don't know how they do that, it must be the yeast. Mouthfeel is spot-on for the style and overall, a great tasting beer that is different enough to make it a nice departure from German and Czech lagers. Think of Kölsch as an ale that has strong-lager-like tendencies.

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Photo of dansmcd
3.27/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Very light golden colour, bubbly like a champagne. Small head audibly fizzes away to nothing within 30 seconds. No lace.

S - A very subtle earthiness. Some lemon.

T - Nothing bold about this. Some low hops, dried apricot and green apple. Pleasant but pretty plain.

M - Light, crisp and dry. Highly carbonated.

O - A basic but perfectly sessionable lager. One dimensional but just the thing for a hot summer evening.

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Photo of Eriktheipaman
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This was my first Kolsch style beer and was a lighter malty session type beer.

Good sized head but faded quickly while leaving a good amount of lacing. A darker good or yellow color to it.

The mouthfeel is on the lighter side but had good carbonation to it and all together went down very smooth.

There was little hop pressence but a nice biscuty malt background.

It was a good beer but not something I would run out and always get but mostly because personally I enjoy more bold flavors.

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Photo of eric5bellies
3.56/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank from my Stella tulip glass

A - Pours a golden clear colour with a larg head that dies quickly.

S - A little honey with plenty of grain.

T - Dry biscuit flavours that are well balanced with soem sweet grains.

M - Light body and medium to full carbonation.

D - I haven't had too many Kolsch's but I like this brew.

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Photo of ChaseTheAce
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Bear1964
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Basoos1
2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

Photo of Zetcha7x
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Wobbly
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of leinie13
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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