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Moerlein Philippus Kirche Kolsch

Moerlein Philippus Kirche Kolsch
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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
The Kolsch style is a hybrid between an ale and a lager that is protected by the Kolsch Konvention in and around Koln, GER. The Konvention simply defines the beer as a "light, highly attenuated, hop-accentuated, clear top-fermenting Vollbier." Our version of Kolsch uses Pilsener and Koln malt, Noble hops, and is fermented with a lager yeast at ale temperatures. Moerlein Philippus Kirche Kolsch is a clean, crisp, delicately balanced beer, with a soft malt presence and a dry finish. Enjoy Moerlein Philippus Kirche Kolsch with the French Onion and Wild Mushroom Soup, the Chicken Parmesean Penne, or the Caprese Flatbread.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
phaleslu (8006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 14, 2015
Draft at the Lager House. I somehow missed this the first two years around, but finally got a crack at it this season. Pours a clear, pale bright gold with a small white head that settles into a ring. Notes of straw, pale and cereal and crackery malts, grassy hops, and faint fruit that seems like apple. Light-bodied, with moderate to medium carbonation and a malty mouthfeel. Well, nothing exciting, but not a bad example of the style. I’d like to see the Noble hops pop just a little more; that would really help this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wedgie9 (2528) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 25, 2014
From notes. Tasted on 8/22/13 on draft at the Lager House at the ballpark during a baseball trip with Adam and Taylor. Pours deep golden with a thin white head that leaves a thin ring of lace. The nose is light caramel and bread malt with some underlying spicy noble hops. The flavor is a bit more hops focused with the malt in the background. The body is just under medium with lively carbonation and a medium spicy hops finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GnarlyGnome (835) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Draft at the Lager House: Pours a great golden color with a healthy white head on it. It’s malty and slightly floral. Sweet and malty flavor. Nice summer beer. Could drink this all day!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (12406) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2012
Draft sample at Lager House. Poured clear golden color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate balanced malt and floral hop aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable beer.

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