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RATINGS: 229   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
metalhead0043 (205) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Draft at Blackback. Pours pale yellow, brilliant with sticky white head. Nose is grainy with moderate fruity notes. Subtle hopping and clean. Faint sulfur. On tasting, low fruity and malt notes, imminently drinkable and clean. Really nice Kolsch.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Doghair (312) - Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Clear golden color with bright white foam. Good looking beer. Aroma is light malt and hops. Very mild. Say malt taste up front with some hops in the middle and a slightly bitter finish. Decent easy drinking Kolsch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (39114) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2013
From tap at Ginger Man. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is toasted malty and light grassy. Grassy, bitter, light herbal and dry. Lasting dry, herbal and grassy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
closey22 (1501) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2013
Yellow with little but lacy white head; not much aroma; Flava is soft and slightly sweet graininess and slight saltiness; feels fizzy light and crisp; finishes with distinct grain/wheat notes

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (4720) - 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 (1972) - 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 (373) - 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 (4148) - 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 (5420) - 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.

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