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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (3232) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2013
bottle. Golden with one finger head. A bit floral. this style is definitely growing on me. crisp and tasty.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JFGrind (1860) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Hazy light yellow pour, fat then thin cream head, with a crisp floral grain flavor to it. Leaves you with a slight mouth feel of soap. Not a typical style for my palate. However, these disjointed flavors come together for a refreshing session German beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bob_w (327) - new york, New York, USA - JUN 8, 2013
a great version of a hard to brew style. this one had a beautiful pale golden straw color and gorgeous thick bright white head. nice flowery hop aroma, crisp, light body -- though a bit heavier than most kölsch beers i’ve had. slightly grainy note, but finishes clean, with good hop bitterness -- a little more bitter than most other versions i’ve had. great light warm weather beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
callmemickey (3030) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Pale straw yellopw body, medium sized white head, soapy lacing. Grassy with lick crackers grain lemon zest. Light bodied, lively carbonation, refreshing crisp finish with just a little kick of bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ben4321 (4095) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2013
Location: 12 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 5/23/13, 200th Rater of this one

Aroma: This one has a fresh cut grass aroma, with plenty of bread and grain malts
Appearance: It pours a clearish orange-golden color with a small white head and some sticky lace
Flavor: Tastes grassy, grainy, a lightly fruity, with a nice, light sweetness and light-medium bitterness
Palate: The body is fairly light, it has a lively carbonation, a clean feel, and a lightly dry finish
Overall Impression: This one is actually a really nice, clean, easy to drink beer. I could see this being a perfect beach beer, as it is light and easy to drink without sacrificing flavor (a tough tightrope to walk). Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
changeup45 (1717) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2013
12 oz bottle. The pour is a pretty standard yellow-gold color with a fluffy white head on top. The aroma is mostly grassy and biscuity, but with some lemon and herbal undertones as well. This is clean, refreshing, and easy going down, albeit a bit unexciting. The flavors consist of cereal grains, crisp grassy hops, bready malt, and light citrus. A pretty solid warm weather brew I’d have no problems having again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5709) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2013
Jacksonville, Fl - Grassroots Natural Market - 12 oz bottle. Pours a bright sparkling medium golden with a thin snow white head, some lacing. Aroma has some fresh lake water accents, a hint of grain, saaz hoppines akin to some German lagers. Flavor has some underlying buttery notes, some grainy notes, a touch of nuttiness. Mouthfeel has a nice texture to it. Refreshing - would make a good lawnmower beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mora2000 (5856) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Yellow with a white head. Aroma of wheat with some lemon thrown in. Flavor is wheat and biscuit malt with some grass. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rbrazell (1702) - Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Draft at Proof. Clear light golden pour with soapy white head. Faint grassy and pale malt aroma with grass and bread. Sweet bready malts up front fading into pale grains with a floral and grassy hop finish. Light bodied and very drinkable. Not too bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (2502) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Pours a clear golden yellow with thick bubbly white head and good lacing. Aroma of bready grains, sweet fruity esters, and bananas. Taste is mostly just the grainy malts, but light and easy to drink. Meh.

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