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RATINGS: 216   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3370) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear yellow with a thick white head. Aroma of sweet fruits, cereal grain, honey, sweet malt. Flavor is sweet upfront with a malty, bready finish. Easy drinking, tasty Kolsch. Slightly on the sweet side but that’s it’s only flaw. 7/4/7/4/14 [3.6/5]

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Sammy (8095) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 21, 2010
On-tap at Cole’s. Light colour, with carbonation bubbles. Neutral aroma, minimal head. This is a thirst quencher but the taste was rather minimal. Unoffensive but fairly plain, and so not that drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgb9348 (4493) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 20, 2010
Clear golden coloured body with a very thick white head that leaves a nice lace. Aroma of strong lemons, nice malt, coriander seed and a bit of fresh floral hops. Light-bodied; Nice fresh, malt flavours with a lemony, citrus freshness, some mild spicey flavours and a good dry finish. Aftertaste shows some good complexity, with the malt and dry spiceyness most noticeable. Overall, a decent kolsch - showing good complexity, some good citrus flavours and just missing perhaps a bit of body and maltiness. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in McLean, Virginia on 15-April-2010, sampled at home in Washington on 20-April-2010.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rastacouere (6107) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 20, 2010
The bright golden pour is clear like water and quickly develops a fine inch thick cover. Grainy, softly mineral, borderline sulphury (in a good way) ale with a fine herbal/grassy hop profile. Very refined, polished aroma. In mouth, the entrance touches the tip of the tongue with a delicious bready, pie crust, meringue sweetness that grows into lemony refreshment as it reaches the sides and becomes spot-on cleansing bitterness towards the back of the tongue, with more salty, grassy, peppery hints and minute floweriness, all in dryness as it closes out. While the description may sound basic, this is one of very few beers that make me rediscover the basic tastes all anew. An eminence of drinkability, its palate is crisp with an engaging bite. One of the very best American Koelsch I’ve had.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (5357) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 19, 2010
draft at Coles, Buffalo, NY. pale straw colored pour. Aromas of light citrus & juicy fruit gum. Taste is perfumy, dry, fruity, with some German floral hop bitterness. Clean & crisp . Nice summer brew

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Chalsk (1017) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2010
On tap at Cloverleaf. Pours a pale yellow lager like color with a white foam head. Has an aroma of malt and fruit. A bitter beer that lingers after the finish. Tasty for its style.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2010
(Sample Date: 3/23/2010 Source:Capital Ale House - Downtown) Slightly skunk grainy with earthy hop profile. Very clear medium golden with small white head. Grainy with a light malt sweetness. Very little fruitiness. Finish is dry with medium body and carbonation. Dry lightly bitter residual.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
cheap (3806) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2010
Ok, now I see why this rates so high; that big bitter personality bite that hits you on the tongue like a slap in the face. This beer starts out rather well behaved in the bottle, lager pale look and a nice friendly lager aroma. Then you taste it ....and whap. Decent amount of carbonation. Has some over the top inklings during the session. It says mild hops in the description but there is more than mild here i tell ya. Each slug is certainly an awareness of big sharp wide pilsner, light, eh? heheh. Has a much bigger impact than the 4.8% listed here.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
obguthr (3451) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2010
Skunked grass aroma. Clear yellow with a greenish hue, medium head. Bitter grass, a bit of malt at midpalate, returning to bitter grass. The bitterness just seems excessive. Pilsnerish. Light bodied.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
zach8270 (3220) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 14, 2010
(draft @ The Old Toad - Rochester, NY) Clear gold color with a fluffy white head. Sweet malts and a lot of grass in the aroma. Rather earthy. Flavor is sweet, corny, grassy and damp all at the same time. A bit thin-bodied with a light sweetness on the aftertaste.


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