Hale's Kölsch | Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub
Washington, United States
halesbrewery.com

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by RedDiamond on 06-14-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
78
Reviews:
43
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
12.53%
 
 
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7
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Ratings: 78 |  Reviews: 43
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3.28/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Noooddle
3.48/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dar482
3.42/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hreb
2.76/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

12 oz can of Hale's "Rhein Bier Style" Kolsch (no umlaut any more). Served in pint glass. Beer pours bright yellow in color with lots of carbonation and a medium white head. Flavor is gently of caramel with a bit of a toasted grain note. A mix of crisp and cloying. There's some bitterness in the center of the palate, but the finish is most definitely not dry. Overall this is not really what I want in a Kölsch bier. Kölsch should be crisp and light, well attenuated, with a distinctive yeast profile, but this beer is more like an adjunct lager. Disappointing.

I picked up a variety pack case of Hale's and I have to say I think it's not lived up to my expectation's from Hale's. Not to bash cans generally, but I wonder if the Hale's quality control on their canning line matches their bottled and keg distribution.

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Photo of DamienI
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GTJayG
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BFCarr
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Donkster46
3.81/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BorisNorris
3.23/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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3.37/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Taybeh
3.44/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

on tap at Anthony's in Gig Harbor. Served in a pokal. Grain, a little hint of apple, good carbonation, modest body for the style. Seems to be be crafted well enough, and fairly refreshing in the summer but fairly middle-of-the-road all things considered.

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Photo of jmccraney
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sourdog
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ColdBassHonkey
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%

Lots of carbonation with the pour, but head settled oddly fast. Very balanced with grassy, hay, apple/pear flavors that coincide with the hops. I'm not necessarily a big Kolsch drinker, but Hale's did okay on this one.

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Photo of Hellpop65
2/5  rDev -45.5%

Photo of rfreed
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of sharpski
3/5  rDev -18.3%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of HoppySeb
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of BVukelich
3.4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I'm a pretty big Hale's fan and would rank Kolsch (as a personal style preference) as a bit above average. Never get too excited about it but enjoy them when I do. This one has good color, ok aroma and very decent mouthfeel. To its defense, I had it with lunch and wasn't sure if it was the best pairing for it. Clam chowder and a blackened rockfish/poleta dish. If you like Kolsch-style beers, this one will do the trick but won't blow your mind.

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Hale's Kölsch from Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub
3.67 out of 5 based on 78 ratings.
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