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Gopher Ale | Heinzelmännchen Brewery

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Brewed by:
Heinzelmännchen Brewery
North Carolina, United States

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-03-2005

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 6
Photo of thesyko56
3.65/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I tried this on tap at the Heinzelmännchen Brewery in Syilva NC.

A: Light golden Color

S: Crisp floral smell with a sweet citrus hits present.

T: Very nice. Has a malty flavor but the finish has the presence of Hop bitterness that if I am not mistaken (which is possible) are Cascade Hops

M: Very light tasting with medium carbonation.

D: Very drinkable. Any beer drinking could easily enjoy this beer though the more refined pallet will still find complexity in this beer.

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Photo of mikesgroove
3.23/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I decided to go for a lighter approach to the next offering i was going to try.

This one went down quick, clean and smooth, considering it was over 95 degrees outside, this one was about what I needed at this point in the day. Nice bright golden yellow with a light white frothy head. Nice carbonation rippling though and good clarity. Light aroma of yeast, banana and peach, touch of lemongrass and a nice light grain. More of the same in the flavor with a good touch of biscuit in the middle of an otherwise very light ale. Nice carbonation adn a smooth finish.

Overall not bad, on a hot day. This was more of a light blond ale then a kolsch but it was still not bad. I would have no issue in trying this one again anyday.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.06/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Humble-looking, clear, light golden body with a white head.

Smell: Meager aroma smelling only loosely of lightly malted barley and tenuous hops.

Taste: Lightly sweet, delicately malted barley. One singular drop of lemon juice. Subtle spicy hops and a very low amount of bitterness. All in all, it's very mild, hovering uncomfortably on the precipice of blandness.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: One of those uber-light, refreshing, albeit forgettable brews best utilized for washing down a meal. It was confidently handed to me as a "traditional Pilsner", notwithstanding it being brewed with an ale yeast. A Kölsch? Eh, sure, or a blonde ale. I guess you gotta categorize it somehow.

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Photo of Enola
2.88/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer is lighter in appearance. The smell is similar to a light beer. The taste is average. A fairly drinkable beer on a hot day. This beer, I believe, is the base for the Honey Blonde Ale by this brewer. I could drink this beer again in the right setting. It is refreshing. Drinkable on a hot day.

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Gopher Ale from Heinzelmännchen Brewery
3.34 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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