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RATINGS: 222   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (5666) - 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 (1051) - 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 (3973) - 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 (3665) - Staunton, 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 (3376) - 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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Elwood (3027) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - APR 10, 2010
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Total Wine Sterling. It pours a very pale, crystal clear gold color. A very stable, pillowy, bone white head sits on top. The nose has notes of noble hops, stale cracker, a slight vegetal note, and a hint of fruitiness. That same fruitiness comes through in the taste. Light cracker and floral notes are paired with a mild back bitterness. A light bordering on watery body blends with mild carbonation and leads to a slightly sweet but short finish. A decent session beer and not a bad Kolsch but nothing that will blow you away. Rather forgettable I am afraid.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2204) - New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2010
hop spicy and a bit mineral like with sparkly carbonation and a chalky tang. golden brew with bright white cap. light and busy with flavor of grass it is crisp with a short finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - APR 10, 2010
On Tap @ Lure’s - Crownsville Md-Golden pour w/o much head. Aromas of roasted malt & yeast. Solid, easy drinking brew w/flavors of roasted malt, bread dough, yeast, & grass/hay. Had a little hop bite to it, not much. Good summer brew, not spectacular, but enjotable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
willblake (2647) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - APR 9, 2010
20100410 12oz bottle from Wine World. Clear pale golden color with medium sized head of white, rocky froth that fades fairly quickly to a film, lacing spottily. Aroma is slight with some green pepper, white pepper, shredded wheat, and white glue. Sounds worse than it is. Body is light, dry, and crisp, evenly but somewhat aggressively carbonated, and with an urgently dry finish but only the mildest astringency. I can imagine this beer going downhill quickly, and the best by 8/17/10 date on the neck seems overly optimistic. As it is, a decent and definitely fresh quaff. Maybe not quite twelve bucks for a second six pack decent, but decent.


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