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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Big Creek Kolsch is delicately balanced beer style originating from the Cologne region of Germany and brewed according to Reinheitsgebot. Perfectly refreshing for a southern day or a stroll down the Big Creek Greenway after visiting Jekyll Brewing.

Only barley, hops, water and yeast are used under cold temperatures to give the style a dry quality. The ale yeast, which is unusual for a beer that is fermented like a lager contribute fruity (you may pick up a small hint of pear) and bread-like characters not normally found in lagers. Big Creek pairs well with almost any food, but simple foods like cheese and sausage are strong favorites. Kolsch is traditionally served in a 200 ML "stange" tall, narrow glass. 12.5° SRM 4.0 L.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Skallish (12) - Georgia, USA - FEB 17, 2017
Let Big Creek warm up just a little and breath some in a tall, narrow glass and you will find this seemingly light, pale gold beer with a white foamy head will surprise you. Often pitched as a light craft beer perfect for the summer, I’m drinking it right now in the middle of winter and I could convincingly pitch this as a light craft lager, crisp, smooth, not bitter and perfect for the winter! It pours a clear pale gold with a healthy, white fizzy head and lacing. Smells fruity from the pear, grassy, grainy, malty and hoppy all at once. Like a lager married to a kölsch ale. I gotta say, Jekyll Brewing did exactly what they said, "created a kölsch style hybrid lager and ale, perfect for SOUTHERN days or nights, summers or winters. Depending on your mood or desire you can taste a crisp, smooth lager, or a light, crisp and not bitter kölsch ale. Sweet and smooth and a little hoppy with a dry finish. You can taste it all if you savor it. Feel is a light- medium body and refreshing. All things considered, if you take the time to notice this, this light, pale gold beer has a complex aroma and taste. My hat’s off to the brewers and Jekyll Brewing, Big Creek is an outstanding beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kramer (6576) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2017
Pours a clear gold body with a small wispy white head. The nose is lightly fruity with some soft pale malt, minimal hops. The flavor is a little sweet for my tastes in a kolsch, and there should be a bit more hops in here. Doesn’t come across as a kolsch all that much. Light to medium bodied with soft fizzy carbonation. Meh, not the best example of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (6297) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 27, 2016
Clear yellow, huge white foam. Smells a bit grainy and corny, with mild fruity notes. Taste is also grainy, as well as some grassy notes. Some subtle sweetness in the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
nearbeer (5230) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 26, 2016
12 oz. bottle bb. 10/25/2016. Pours mostly clear, pale straw colored with a half-inch of sticky foam. Aroma of lemon hard candy, maize and mildly spicy grass. Mild flavors of dried and fresh grass, maize, cardboard, sour apple and a touch of honey. Light-medium body has a decent balance and smooth medium carbonation. I guess this one really did expire yesterday.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jredmond (8049) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2016
Bottle purchased on Jekyll Island. Pours a clear, pale yellow body with thin white ring of lace. Nose is dirty pale malt and soft grains. Mouthfeel is light bodied with notes of malt, wheat and soft cereal grains.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rdixon77 (2644) - Georgia, USA - APR 22, 2016
A bottle at the Local in Tifton...not my favorite style, but this one was weird...some hay and fruitiness. just not super clean tasting. not offensive, but not something i’d try again

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ordybill (1649) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 15, 2016
Poured from the tap into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear golden yellow color with a small white head. The aroma is very faint hops. The taste is more like a lager than a kolsch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kingaugusta (264) - Georgia, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Pours cloudy blonde with a big white head. Nose is light fruits and a touch of hops. Flavor is relatively rich for the style and moves from sweet to a dry finish. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - NOV 5, 2015
(bottle - 12 oz) Clear gold with a fizzy white head. Light grassy and hop aroma. Flavor is light as well. Some grass and dry hops with a light sweetness. Smooth and refreshing. [9/11/15]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aurelius (5215) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2015
Pale, virtually clear. Cream ale aroma. Sweet, corny, zesty. Hotlanta lawnmower fare. Medium to slightly light body. Serviceable but not earthshaking. On tap, at the brewpub.

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