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Brewed by Sünner
Style: Kölsch
Cologne, Germany

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RATINGS: 463   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed in the long-brewing tradition Sünner after the German Purity Law of 1516. Spicy, aromatic taste, refreshing and wholesome. A product Kölscher real life.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hawthorne00 (3364) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 26, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2016 [3/10] I guess Kölsch travels about as well as Bitter. There’s a bit of round fruitiness here, but it’s rather lifeless and the little bitterness there is is dull. Sad. 4 4 4 2 9 [2.1]

The first time you see a new label is always a decent time to try again. Aroma is lot all that promising - some stone fruit and hay, a bit grainy with some lemon. But it’s got a bit of zing to it and there’s some nice tight spiciness in the reasonably bitter finish.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
heemer77 (5283) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 21, 2010
Bright straw yellow body with a light eggshell white head. The nose was doughy with some peanuts and a little bit of hay. The taste has some bitter bread crust with notes of tobacco and leather. There is also some apple core. Overall, a little bit light, but certainly interesting and a pleasure with a little bit of musk. I am fairly impressed. Bright, fresh and lively, this is delicious. This is what light beers should aspire to become in the US.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
oh6gdx (24607) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 20, 2010
Bottled (from bierzwerg.de). Golden colour with mediumsized fluffy head. Aroma is quite much bready malts, some saltwatery notes, some slight fruity and earthy notes as well. Flavour is quite much the same with rather big focus on the maltyness. Gets some slight grainy notes as it warms up. Not a that solid Kölsch.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
drpimento (2970) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 20, 2010
Beer. Straight forward good beer. Nothing special, just good beer. Poured with a medium off white head and a tiny bit of lace. Color is a clear amber. Aroma is just plain, fresh common beer, more of a world lager than anything spicy. Flavor is similar but sweeter, although not too sweet. Soft body and good carbonation. Nice clean bittersweet finish. Session beer.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
TBone (15708) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 20, 2010
Bottled (Bierzwerg, BB 07/2010)
Clear pale golden color, steady white head. Light citrusy fruity, plasticky corn malty nose. Flavor has some lemony fruityness and maltyness, but also boring corn-like and grainy notes. Foamy carbonation. Typical bottled Kölsch: clean but not very exciting. I always wonder why top raters give to bottled Kölsch 3.x ratings as these taste exactly same than tropical lagers.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (12572) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2010
A golden kolsch with a thin white head. In aroma, mineral malts and german hops. In mouth, a smooth, lightly sweet malt with chalky notes, medium bodied, not bad. On tap at ChurchKey DC, Feb. 26 2010.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gyllenbock (7229) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2010
On tap at the brewpub in Köln. Clear golden with a white head. Malt, hops, some citrus, bread. Short aftertaste. Ok kölsch.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (12934) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 27, 2010
Draft. White head atop crystal clear apple juice body. Aroma is medium sweet, apple/peach, light cereal, flower. Taste is medium sweet, orange/apple. Light body, low carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brandman (2660) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2010
Notes from sep-09. 500 ml bottle. Strong malty and grainy aroma with floral hops. Fresh. Golden body white head. Sweet malty taste, but has some citrus like crispyness. Easy to drink, not much aftertaste, but hey, I’m here to drink.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 18, 2010
In the bottle from Beertopia. Pours bright yellow with a thick creamy white head that remains throughout the beer. In fact, I think the head retention is a huge feature to this beer. Smooth and easy to drink, this does not have the harsh palate burn that I find in most Kolsch beers. I fact, it might be the best of this style I’ve ever had.


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