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RATINGS: 224   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Our new spring seasonal beer, Karnival Kolsch is arriving just in time for our Fasching Karneval . We are very excited about the release of this beer. For the first time in Stoudt’s history, we are releasing a brand new beer that has already received a medal at the Great American Beer Festival. This refreshing German-style ale was brewed using 2-row malt, a small amount of red wheat malt, and all German hops for bittering and aroma. This straw colored ale is smooth like a lager due to the colder fermentation temperature and extended cellaring time. It is dry and crisp with a slight fruitiness which compliments the mild hop bitterness and aroma. This light ale is a fresh complement to most foods, but in particular fish, chicken, and salads. Karneval Kolsch will be available at your local distributor soon.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (1809) - - SEP 13, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 6-3-13- Served on tap in a pint glass Appearance- The beer is served a light golden color with a one finger fizzy white head. The head has a decent level of retention fading to leave only a lighter level of lace on the sides of the glass. Smell- The aroma is light overall consisting mostly of a bready smell with a moderate showing of lemon and a bit of graininess. Along with these aromas are smells of grass and a bit of yeast. Taste- The taste begins with a malty flavor mixed with a lemon taste. These flavors are relatively constant throughout the taste creating a base for the brew. More toward the middle and the end a little bit of a grassy flavor as well as some flavors of a light fruitiness come to the tongue. In the end a nice smooth and lightly hopped flavor is left to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is thin and crisp with a carbonation level that is average to slightly above average. Both are fantastic for the style and make for a very easy drinking brew. Overall- Refreshing and very easy drinking. It is a rather flavorful beer for the more light-summer like genera.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerdedone (2730) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours bright yellow with a small white head. Aroma of grass, grain, lemon and floral. Flavor of bready malts, grassy & floral hops, lemon, grains and had a touch of fruitiness.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tnkw01 (1179) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Bottle. Not one of the better examples of this style. Straw colored gold. Aroma is yeast and bread. Taste is straw, hay and grains.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
generallee08 (717) - New York, USA - JUN 30, 2014
It has a bright clear yellow color with a tall bright white head on top. The body has some streams of visible carbonation rising up to the head which is creamy and hangs on well. It also makes some cool slick lacing on the glass. The aroma has a light pale biscuity malt undertone with a nice grassy/floral hop character with a twist of lemon zest on top. Its flavor mirrors the aroma with light, mildly sweet malt balanced by mildly bitter grassy/floral hops. The palate is light with a soft yet still lively carbonated texture.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bricks (633) - Delaware, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Smells of hay. Aroma of hay/wheat... nice crisp and light. A good spring/summer beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
keanex (1503) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2014
On tap at Joe Canals West Deptford.
Appearance: Cloudy pale golden body, resembling a witbier, with a creamy white head.
Aroma: Slightly lemony with a mild sweetness. a very subtle spiciness and perhaps a touch of wheat. Pleasant aroma, decent strength.
Taste: A mild/pleasant sweet lemon flavor is apparent with a touch of malty sweetness and a subtle spiciness by the finish. Easy to drink.
Palate: Medium to full-bodied with moderate to high carbonation, prickling sensation on the tongue.
Overall: Very easy to drink with subtle pleasant hints of things. This would be great with certain light dishes.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (4528) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Pours gold into a Sam glass. Bright white head with good retention recedes leaving scant lacing. Dough and hay aromas. Sharp with sweet caramel and hay upfront turning to mild sourdough before the lasting earthy bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
60minuteman (852) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2014
A light yellow pour with white head. Aroma of bread, malt, banana, grass. Dry palate, thin body, good alcoholic bitterness. Not much present, but it has a nice character to it that screams Stoudts. Kolsch.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4269) - Indiana, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Rated on 12-21-2010. This bottled beer has a small fizzy white head that mostly diminishes, yellow transparent body, fizzy carbonation, and a ring of lacing. The aroma is malty, wheat, yeasty, hoppy, sweet, and fruity. The taste is lightly sweet, lightly bitter, wheat, and fruity. The mouth feel is tingly and this beer is medium bodied. All-in-all, this beer is quaffable, not overly hoppy tasting, but does not own much character or WOW factor.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimski (49) - - JAN 16, 2014
Stoudt Karnival kolsch is a German style ale that has straw yellow color. True to German brewed kolsches, Stoudts it is dry and crisp with just a hint of fruitiness. Where it falls short of an excellent kolsch is the slightly sour fruity finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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