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Jekyll Big Creek Kölsch

Jekyll Big Creek Kölsch
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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Big Creek Kolsch is delicately balanced beer style originating from the Cologne region of Germany and brewed according to Reinheitsgebot. Perfectly refreshing for a southern day or a stroll down the Big Creek Greenway after visiting Jekyll Brewing.

Only barley, hops, water and yeast are used under cold temperatures to give the style a dry quality. The ale yeast, which is unusual for a beer that is fermented like a lager contribute fruity (you may pick up a small hint of pear) and bread-like characters not normally found in lagers. Big Creek pairs well with almost any food, but simple foods like cheese and sausage are strong favorites. Kolsch is traditionally served in a 200 ML "stange" tall, narrow glass. 12.5° SRM 4.0 L.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GTAEgeek (1063) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Growler from the Alpharetta Beer Growler. Pours a clear, bubbly, light hay, with a big, frothy, white head. The nose is hay, dust, some light apple, and cloves. Sweet up front, with some not insignificant bitterness coming forward in the finish. Balances very nicely. Light to medium body, crisp, clean, and very refreshing. Overall, this is a very well made koelsch, with good subtle aromas, and a well balanced flavor. Pleasant to drink, and goes down easily.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cduncan14 (138) - Sandy Springs, Georgia, USA - NOV 9, 2013
On draft. Aromas of peach, honey, wheat. Cloudy honey color with a thin white head. A touch on the sweet side for a kolsch. A bit of a bubble gum flavor. Crisp finish.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
unclemattie (4035) - Georgia, USA - OCT 9, 2013
Tap @ the Fred. Orange color, white foam. Fruity aroma, grains, straw, flowers. Pale malts, nice grain flavor, crisp, very dry. Perfect. Yummy. Proud of local brewery making a great beer. (3844)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChainGangGuy (4280) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Appearance: Straw-hued body, lightly hazed, lively carbonated, with a near-white head.

Smell: A light grainy scent and impression of sans crust white bread trailed by touches of dried herb and lemon.

Taste: Bright, lightly malted barley, a faint graininess, and low powdered sugar sweetness. Fresh lemon accent, faint herb tone. Has a satisfactory bitterness. The ample carbonation aids in drying the beer out on the back half and giving a final, little bite to it.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Just a hair over medium carbonation.

Overall: A delightfully refreshing, low-ABV option in Georgia.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (2351) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Growler from the beer growler. Free actually since the keg kicked on me. Thanks to the guys at TBG. Anyways, the beer, as you would expect from the style this is a crisp clean drink. There is a little bit of back end sweetness and a surprising band aid hop finish to it which is a little unique. Light toasty grain flavors mid palate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westmeister (1534) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Draft. Pours clear yellow with nice size able white head. Smell is sweet grains, light fruity. Taste is nicely sweet grains, light mixed fruit. Sweet lingering light finish. Creamy mouthfeel. Almost like a more flavorful cream ale. Dig it. And I normally think kolsch brews are extremely boring and unappealing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cybercat (2990) - Georgia, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Strong, malty, hoppy, aroma is somewhat sour and a touch fruity. Pours a hazy dark amber with a nice buff head. Malty, woody flavor has a bitter hoppy undertone. Firm, lively mouthfeel leaves behind a woody finish. This one won’t leave you up the creek!


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