Beer Academy Kölsch

Formerly brewed at Beer Academy
Style: Kölsch
Toronto, Canada


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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Weiss Kolsch (unfiltered)

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 5, 2014
In short: A strange blonde beer… Meh.
How: Bottle 750ml, consumed relatively fresh, bottle given to me in person by solidfunk when he was in Montreal, thanks a lot Josh.
The look: Cloudy dark blonde body topped by a medium off-white head.
In long: Nose is dried cereal grains, straws, wheat, some fruity esters of apples and others. In mouth the beer has a rather full body and with a medium carbonation, a mouthfeel that is strangely a bit too heavy for a thirst beer. Taste is loaded with biscuits, more biscuits, some residual sugars, dried fruits, young apples, mild acidity. The sweet biscuity malts taste like fortune cookies. A bit too sweet for a thirst blonde beer. I’ve never been a fan of the Kölsch style, but the good examples I’ve had were easy to drink simple clean cereals-focussed blonde beers, this wasn’t the case here. This was an awkward beer. Pretty lame. A thirst Kölsch is not rocket science, I hate it when people are too stupid to get even the simplest things right, like when I come back from the grocery and realized some jackass has packed my bread at the bottom of the bag under the cans and my bread is all squished, and that’s why I don’t use the self-checkout line anymore.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
barncatmatt (2283) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2014
625ml bottle (as pictured) from the Beer Academy retail store. pours hazed deep golden with a lasting white head. minimal aroma. flavour is full, soft melon, rich pale malt, finish is off dry with lingering peppery hopping. drink s light for a 5.8% beer. a damn fine Kolsch!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2014
625 mL bottle from the brewery, served in a branded stem glass. Pours hazy orange with a small, rocky white head that fades to a thin remnant and leaves no lace. The nose has a slightly fruity nose with grain, honey and perhaps subtle spice. The flavour is lightly sweet with honey-caramel biscuity malts combined with subtle herbal hops. The finish is short and fairly clean, with malt predominance. On the palate it is light in body with a smooth, watery texture and soft carbonation. Overall, a fairly bland but inoffensive kölsch. 2014-09-22

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (14786) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 26, 2014
Draft - Apricot and light grain. Hazy gold with a light white head. Same apricot fruitiness and light grains. Slightly sweet with a touch of bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jksipa (878) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle from the brewery. Very cloudy deep gold pour with orange highlights. Very small white head (even after an regressive pour) that is quickly gone. Very strongly sweet toffee and honey nose with apple and vanilla and a hint of pepper. Medium sweet toffee start that is not as overpowering as the nose would indicate. A medium light lemon bitterness shows up in the middle to balance and a light spice is in the background throughout. Medium creamy mouth with soft carbonation. Not my favourite style, but this one is interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
berkshirejohn (6407) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2014
On tap at the brewery in Toronto. Hazy amber with a trace of white head; floury aroma; slightly tart taste with a grainy body; and a crisp, clean finish. Pleasant and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cattaneopapa (385) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2013
Tangerine aroma. Hazy orange in colour. Malty taste with notes of orange and a hoppy finish. Medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2013
Tap at the brewery, light orangey yellow, a bit of fruit in there definitely sweeter then expected, overall nice, was that some smoke in there to?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kschwab14 (9) - New York, USA - DEC 9, 2013 does not count
On tap at the BA. An unfiltered golden yellow with an orangish hue to it. Nose is slightly fruity with some wheat like notes. Taste is yeasty and slightly sweet. Overall a very drinkable, very clean kölsch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PatrickGav (23) - - AUG 20, 2013
The aroma is very clean and dominated by light sweet malts with hints of light fruit sweetness and hops. There is an apple sweetness to the taste that is complemented by just enough hops to leave a clean, crisp finish.

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