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RATINGS: 228   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (4878) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
60minuteman (1067) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4413) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hfmejias (1061) - Dover, Delaware, USA - JAN 9, 2014
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured golden, cloudy and with a nice foamy white head and tons of lacing on the glass. Aroma is not great, grass, wheat and some funk... However taste is pretty good, citrus notes, some malts and some hops, very refreshing, very crisp. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12314) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2013
(12oz bottle) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of herbs, grass, florals, and toasted grain. Flavor of grass, herbs, light citrus, and cereal with a dry, bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2013
12 oz. bottle. Pale yellow color with a white head. Malt, fruit and hops aromas. Easy to drink and not overly complex.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lesifflebiere (1493) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 11, 2013
Blonde relativement pâle, trčs légčrement voilée, qui offre peu de mousse et des odeurs de foin mouillé, de maďs et de céréales. En bouche on ressent un sucré-salé aprčs une pointe d’amertume et de l’orge blond. Ŕ prime abord elle ressemble ŕ une lager de masse, mais on lui découvre une complexité typique des kölsch, la rendant passablement plus intéressante qu’intialement prévu. Un trčs bon exemple du genre, męme s’il ne s’agit en fait qu’une trčs accessible bičre de soif.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
maxwelldeux (4171) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Bottle. Smells like a lager and tastes like almost nothing. Which is great on a hot day when you’ve just been fired. So there’s that.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
metalhead0043 (168) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Found this one on clearance for $2 for a 6 pack, so I couldn’t say no. I’ve never had a kölsch before and I’ve never heard of the brewery, but for that price, what the hay? Pours a gold/yellow color with a white head. Smells like....grass, musty fruit or something. Not appealing to me at all. Luckily it tastes much better than it smells. Has a very crisp, refreshing taste. A bit of sweet, a bit of malt and a bit of bitterness in the aftertaste. Surprisingly good. Thinner than I like in a beer but not bad. Not much carbonation to be found. Very easily drinkable. I am interested to see if they have a higher ABV version of this. It could be dangerous. It didn’t blow my world, but I’d say I got my money’s worth.

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