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Rock Bottom Chicago Kölsch Bier
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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 2.77/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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One of the most mysterious and unheard of beer styles in the world! It’s a delicately malty, slightly hoppy German ale that has been fermented at near lager temperatures. Brewed with 100% imported German malts, German hops and authentic Kolsch yeast from an original Kolsch brewery, this oh so drinkable brew would make all of Cologne proud!


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
miggle (171) - Fürth, GERMANY - MAY 14, 2014
Drought@rock bottom brewery Chicago: golden cloudy color. Very weak smell. Smell of hay. Taste is flat. Starts quite sweet.

1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 4/20
jbuskirk (443) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JAN 8, 2014
It looks and feels like a Kolsch but it lacks the delicious graininess that gives the beer a light, sweet aroma and a smooth, refreshing taste. Not impressed by this one.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
thechandler (577) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Pours a golden color with light head. Aroma is light, slightly wheaty. Flavor Flavor is full of cereal grains but not heavy on the palate.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
freekyp (1485) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 22, 2011
An interesting take on a Kolsch that marries the requisite fruitiness with must malt character lending a earthy quality reminiscent of an old world brew. I guess they hit the nail on the head. Pours a lightly cloudy golden with a quickly receding white head. Initial aroma shows grassy floral notes with overtones of mildew and wheatiness. This comes across in the flavor as well. Light bodied, this beer is a substantial quencher ending in a long wheat infused fruity finish that still manages to come across as clean. Good American interpretation of this difficult style. Well done.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bth122 (1267) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2011
Poured a crystal clear golden color. Some fresh lite floral aroma and some hops. Smooth flavor, little grassy, lite body. Slick texture. Easy drinking.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2009
very pale clear yellow, slight white head, lacy. nothing but air in the nose. flavor is slightly skunky maltiness, but still really mild, hint of grain. light bodied, mildly bitter finish. a good beer to drink cold while mowing the lawn, but otherwise pretty forgettable. on tap @ RBC brewpub.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2009
Draft at the brewpub. I find it interesting that some of the best beers Crowley and his crew have made seem to be this more simple to drink, difficult to make subtle beers. I found this to be probably the best Kolsch made in Chicago... Pours a clear gold with disappearing head. Nose is a touch sweet, maize, mashing grain. On the taste, very clean and fresh, again there is maize there, super well balanced and an easy drink. Very tasty.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
hopscotch (9161) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 21, 2008
Draft... DLD’08... Clear, light yellow ale with a small, white head. Notes of orange blossom honey and pale cereal grains are the highlights of this one, but are so subdued that it’s almost not worth the effort put forth by my olfactory system to extract them from the glass. Light to medium-bodied and milky with diminished carbonation. Mostly sweet and grainy. Finishes butterscotch and toffee sweet. The style, and my palate, needs more of a hop bite.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Glouglouburp (6022) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2008
In short: Tasty and sharp Kölsh. Enjoyable
How: Tap at brewpub
The look: Partly cloudy yellow body with a medium white head
In long: Smooth cereals, yeasty notes, some bananas. Smooth, very smooth. Like drinking a fluffy shake. This beer felt like a cross between a Kölsh and a Hefeweizen. Kind of a thicker version of their bland Walleye Hefeweizen that I had 30 minutes before. Nope, definitely Kölsh beers and me are like feminists and muslim fundamentalists, we are just not meant for each-other.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2008
4-23-08 tap
Clear yellow pour. Smells like smarties candy. Flavor is doughy and watery. Very thin palate! Overall, not awful but just not bold in any way.


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