Zunft Kölsch | Erzquell Brauerei Bielstein Haas & Co. KG

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Erzquell Brauerei Bielstein Haas & Co. KG
Germany
zunft-koelsch.de

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 02-11-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
68
Reviews:
27
Avg:
3.56
pDev:
11.52%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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Photo of ordybill
4.44/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500 ML bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- Big malt and fruit smell. Appearance- Pours a crystal clear gold color with a thick white head. Taste- Malt and bread flavor with spices and hops, real good combo. Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Overall- A real good beer, definitely give it a try.

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Photo of magnusdave
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of Wattstriker
4.19/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of steveh
4.17/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Never seen this one in my area before so I snapped one up from a newer specialty beer store. Best by July of 2015 on the label.

A -- Bright, clear gold with a very dense white head.

S -- Light, bready malts with a typical Kölsch light fruit quality back and light DMS.

T -- Very nice bready Pils malt up front that blends into a very light fruit character then to a mildly spicy, herbal hop bitterness in the finish. There's a sort of light grape quality in the aftertaste along with the herbal hop bitterness.

M -- Mouthfeel is soft to crisp with a light to light-medium body.

O -- A very fresh, tasty example of the style. I'll definitely look for more of this.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.15/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Zunft Kölsch
on tap @ Köbes, Wilhelmstrasse 41a, 10963 Berlin
,3l glass for €2,60

On a cross-city trip to visit the Berlinisch Galerie I was lucky to stumble upon "Köbes", a Kölsch-Kneipe. It's not much to look at in all honesty, but there's a certain charm to it, and they do pretty well because they're right across the street from the Topography of Terror and not far from Checkpoint Charlie. The food was good, and fairly inexpensive, but the beer was great! It's the only beer they pour, and they apparently pour a lot of it, so it was quite fresh.

Zunft Kölsch is light gold in color beneath a two fingered head of creamy bright white foam. The head retention is quite good, and the lacing exceptional - as I drained my glass it had almost full sheets of lace and even tiny rings that marked each stopping point.

The aroma is of lightly sweet pilsner malt threaded-through with floral and delicately spicy and grassy hops, and just a mild background hint of fruitiness. Quite nice! Fresh and bright.

The flavor is, of course, as the aroma suggests, and it's got a mid-level bitterness that balances it but doesn't really go beyond. I guess I'd call it "stiff". It has a dryish finish that's lightly herbal.

A Kölsch is intended to be remarkably drinkable, and it was. Worth seeking out if you can find it fresh.

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Photo of dedbeer
4.12/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of patre_tim
4.11/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Golden with a slight copper tinge, amazingly clear filtration, no carbonation in the body, a huge 5 finger, slightly yellow billowy head of foam with excellent head retention.

S: Pilsener like hops, fresh hay, straw, light with fresh malts. Slight white grape juice scent.

T: Starts very much like a German or Check Pilsener reminiscent of Pilsener Urquell with a bready malt, corn, straw like quality, then what seems first like a metallic quality but turns clearly into white grape juice, much like white wine without the alcohol bite. Very mild and smooth. Not many hops, but where they are present is all the way through in a very mild way, contributing to the grape like quality.

M: Medium smooth body, virtually no carbonation in spite of huge gusher when opened and major foam.

O: Great brew, the only Kolsch I’ve been able to find in China. Looks like a nitrogen based drink much like a Boddington’s Pub ale- major foam and the dissipation of the foam in the glass looked like a tornado of whirling clouds which slowly settled to a virtually carbonation free drink with a large foamy head. Got a keg of this. I think its great and look forward to enjoying it over the next several days.

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Photo of tzieser
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of sukwonee
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Luiz0930
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Kopfschuss
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Mike-Harms
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of lsummers
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one started out great, Had a traditional kolsch smell followed by that banana bready clove taste that turns into a caramel spicy aftertaste. It's such a traditional beer and one that sticks to the nature of what it is. It is an instant favorite of mine. Too bad this one is not very common or else this might be a usual for me.

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Photo of gshackles
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Evil_Pidde
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of onethirtyeight
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of largadeer
3.93/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Gourmet Haus Staudt.

Into a 0.2L stange. Perfectly clear pale yellow with an inch of white froth, pretty standard of the style. Clean, light, grainy nose. Little bit of sweet malt and boiled corn. Not exceptionally aromatic, but that's standard of the style. Very light and refreshing palate, on the dry side and pretty bitter. Grainy, crisply crackery malt, herbal-grassy hop flavors. The dryness makes it incredibly easy to drink. Nice quaffable stuff.

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Photo of DallasK
3.88/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hiku7
3.88/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours straw to yellow with brilliant clarity. Has a pillowy white long-lasting head. Lots of streams of bubbles racing to the top.

Aroma is a light pils malt aroma, a whiff of corn-like sweetness. Also a light apple and lemony, possibly a bit sulfury smell. All understated and pleasant.

Flavor matches the aroma, with a light lemony fruitiness. Moderate noble hop bitterness that does not linger. Crisp, dry finish that has a slight tartness.

Light body, smooth, very easy drinking, but still flavorful. Moderately high carbonation, but appropriate for the style.

Understated, but more complex flavor than I would have guessed. Thirst quenching and delicious.

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Photo of gpogo
3.88/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Light golden yellow with a slight amount of particles. White head that dissipates rather quickly.

A- Light slightly grainy sweet aroma.

T- Grainy sweetness with a nice backing bitterness. Dry and clean finish.

M- Light body with a nice bit of carbonation.

D- Extremely refreshing.

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Photo of Bookseeb
3.82/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is a slightly hazy orange yellow with a sparkling thin to nil head. Smell has an earthiness to it with corn and some hay in the background . Taste seems the same as of the aroma that is very refreshing with a moderate hop and malt backbone. Mouthfeel is light to medium with a good spike of carbonation. A nice beer for the style, easy to drink and flavorful.

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Photo of Erik-P
3.79/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Guinnsslvr
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of BlueSpader
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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