Rock Bottom Kölsch
     click to upload


on tap

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Share this beer with friends!
This golden, straw-colored ale is light in body with subtle fruit flavors and a crisp, floral hop finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frank (2787) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2014
I had this one at the Chicago location. I would not say this is perfectly to style but it is definitely a very nice blond ale one way or the other. It is perfectly clear and golden w/ a head that leaves behind great rings of lace w/ each sip. It is a nice mild but flavorful beer. A simple bready maltiness plays off hops that start of mild and grassy at first but seem to take on a more fruity character as you dig into the glass. This is medium bodied beer but vigorous but fine carbonation helps it feel a bit lighter. It finishes clean w/ just some lingering bitterness on the tongue. This is not exactly a heavy hitting beer but if you take some time w/ it, it’s really very enjoyable. I am glad I chose to have a glass rather than blow through a sampler w/ this one. Probably would have scored it much lower had I only had a couple ounces.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Iphonephan (3071) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2014
On draft at the Arlington, VA, location. Pours a clear pale yellow gold with an off white head. Light malty nose. Biscuit flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (458) - Iowa, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Draft. Pours clear yellow with a little white head. Nose is grass and light herbs. Taste is some light fruit and some dry herbs. Dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
troyc (2432) - Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2014
[Tap] Clear yellow pour with a soapy white head. Grains, straw and light grass in the nose. Taste includes mild hops, mineral notes, light citrus, hay and mild vegetal notes. Light to medium body.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HellesBunny666 (151) - Virginia, USA - APR 22, 2014
Fruit and light aroma. Not my taste... Light body, soapy. Taste like soap as well. Weird. Bleh.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Emeister84 (867) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 22, 2014
Soapy aromas, soft raspberry candy, pink Pez. Clear golden straw color, mostly lasting white head. Dry, white bread, vomit-like funk, soft chlorine. Light bodied.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (6295) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2014
Draft at Rock Bottom Cincinnati. Pours a pale yellow, somewhat cloudy, with a small white head. Notes of pale and bready and crackery malts, straw, and very faint florals and lemon citrus. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a dry mouthfeel. Okay Kolsch, but there are better ones to be had across town at MadTree.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rondphoto (1836) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - APR 18, 2014
on tap @ Rock Bottom / Cincinnati OH --- Nearly clear light amber, thin rim head, small splotches of lace. Taste is wheat and malt with a touch of lemon citrus in the palate. It moves quickly to the finish with light effervescence to balance. This is a good light brew, but it doesn’t have the qualities necessary to be a kolsch.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
Emitch14 (22) - Westhampton, New York, USA - APR 17, 2014
Glenndale AZ Shkaakshwkdbslshiavavahcgfsddffgcjjffddbhdgvjdd via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JFGrind (1839) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2014
Light fuzzy yellow beer with slight hops and fruit flavors. When on special at Rock Bottom I’m drinking it.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 5 6

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50