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Wig & Pen Kamberra Kolsch

Brewed by Wig & Pen Brewery
Style: Kölsch
Canberra, ACT, Australia


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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
A German style ale, pale to golden in colour with a hint of graininess and fruit in the aroma. Light to medium in body, a very drinkable lager like ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - MAY 30, 2009
Draught at Wig & Pen, Canberra. Pours pale yellow with a small white head. Pale malt, citrus, peach. Clean, crisp mouthfeel. Soft carbonation. A well made Kolsch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluevegie (3070) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 27, 2008
First one tried on tap at the Wig and Pen and it was quite good, off to a good start, pale yellow coloured body with minimal head, faint aroma of fruit which presented itself more in the taste, almost medium body, some pear notes and a bit zesty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - DEC 23, 2007
Draught at the brew house. Arrived looking actually quite similar to the “Kiandra Gold”, a light goldeny, with yellow highlights and a small white head which was fully diminishing. Aroma was of faint straw, light musky malt, banana and very light notes of bubblegum, vanilla and cloves in the back. Again like the Kiandra taste was similar to smell, light bananaish bitterness, vanilla in the back and some wheat to throw in the mix. Body was light to medium with a short, clean finish. Not overly impressed, I bad batch perhaps?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
strings (377) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2007
On tap. First Kölsch I’m aware of having tasted, and makes me think that I should perhaps have bothered stopping in Koln after all on one of my trips through Germany. Very unique type of lager, with a lovely balance in its crisp hoppiness, with a really lovely floral aroma anda sweet firm flavour. Suitably fizzy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
edwardfricker (9) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 5, 2007 does not count
A truly great lager, with a pronounced but well balanced German-style bitterness matched with a clean sweetness in the body. Perfectly drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lasonovich (151) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 17, 2006
Quite tasty relaly. Very clear and light but still with plenty of bite. Easy drinking means that an afternoon spent drinking a few of these goes by very quickly.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
vanvenlo (1648) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 27, 2006
28 Mar 2006 - Sweet biscuit malt and light hop aroma. Clear very light yellow colour, reasonable head and lacing. Sweet big hoppy flavour but simple. Hoppy sweet bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 26, 2006
Not as good as I expected to be, but still a decent beer. Some grassy hops, but generally a weak aroma, probably due in part to the serving temperature being pretty low. I’ll certainly give this another go the next chance I get, providing I’ve tasted all the other W&P beers!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lunkie (1723) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAR 29, 2006
Not much aroma only a slight hint of hops. Clear amber colour with good head and lacing. Bitter hop malt flavour with sweet candy finish. Fizzy palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (22610) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2006
Draught at the brewpub. Clear pale golden. Grassy aroma. Dry, yet fruity with rounded mouthfeel. There’s some gentle, bready malt character and a decent amount of hops. Not the sort of fake kölsch you see many brewpubs try to push to yellow beer drinkers, but instead a very drinkable, well made beer.

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