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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Kol’Beer: Brewed using 100% German pilsner malt, Kol’beer is kolsch-style ale inspired by the great beers of Cologne. Its subtle malt character is balanced with just the right amount of hops. Clean, crisp, refreshing. 5% abv There’s somethin’ about drinking in Texas. Somethin’ about beat up floorboards. Somethin’ about faded neon. Somethin’ about threadbare pearl snaps over sun-beaten skin damp with humid laughter and jukebox ambitions. Somethin’ about all that somethin’ has an affect on a man. Many affects in fact. Just one of which is the sudden disappearance of the letter “d” from the tip of your tongue as you order another cold beer. Is it swagger? Is it the sweet lazy embrace of honky tonk ghosts? Whatever it is, it obstinately declares independence from the yankee “d”, and is now just col’beer. Or at its best, Kol’beer. “Kol” because—the very best col’beer–is Kolsch style. Historians who dropped out of college to party tell us Kolsch is German for “another round for me and my dachshund.” We won’t dispute such experts. We just know it’s easy drinkin’, easy ramblin’, easy dancin’, easy fishin’, easy whateverin’ brew. So wave to your bartender, wave to your buddy, wave to the imaginary chupacabra in the back of your beer fridge, and say “Kol’beer!” If they know Texas, they’ll know exactly what you mean.

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gigemags (1) - Bryan, USA - MAY 9, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2017 Bought a 6-pack of Kol in early April. First beer had major problems and was most likely infected. Tried a second can, poured into a glass, and got the same off taste. Noticed that 2 of the remaining cans felt solid and put both outside. A few days later one had pushed up to a point and was leaking at the pull tab. After the first two beers called South Austin and left messages two days in a row. Waited a week and left a 3rd message. All stated what the problem was and an offer to ship them the remaining cans so they can ID and fix the problem. Weeks later still no return call. First of May, posted the same info to their webpage. No response. It’s a shame that professonal brewers. and/or owners, don’t care about their beer’s quality. My background: over 20 years home brewing, and experienced judge.

2.8
blahbobbyblah (113) - Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2016
Came in a can but poured into a glass while waiting on the brisket and chicken to cook. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
degbert (1776) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2015
Can. Pours a hazy gold with a high, quick-fading, bone white head. Nose is toast, a little apple, a touch of skunk, and acetic acid. A touch of sweetness up front, and then a LOT of tortilla chip; so much so that frankly I wanted salsa. Finish is quick and unnoteworthy. This is not a Kolsch, this is not Kolsch-like, this should not even be mentioned in the same paragraph as a Kolsch. Mediocre.

2.5
JK (6379) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 1, 2015
GABF 2015. A koslsch, very simple. Some grain in the aroma, a little salt. Flavor has simple malt, dry, and that is about all there is. But it is a kolsch so what can you do, it is not a style that has very much flavor.

3.2
PorterPounder (8396) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2015
Austin, Tx - Lamar St Whole Foods - 16 oz can. Light golden pour, slight off-white head. Neutral aroma, Typical Kölsch with some buttery essence. Thick enough mouthfeel.

3.3
jackl (8597) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Can in Austin. Gold with a modest white head. Generally greasy nose. Light honey and sugar cookie. Dry floral bitterness cuts the bready sweet body. Light body, soft carb. Decent and refreshing in hot weather.

3.7
dlihcsnatas (838) - Temple, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2015
Hazy gold brew with decent head at first but dies off to just a lace fairly fast. Smells of wheat, malt, and a touch of spice. The spice aroma carries over into the taste but other than that it is pretty typical of a kolsch style. While I am not a big fan of kolsch this one is good, or it could just be after the day I have had I am just ready for a kol’ beer and this the one I grabbed first.

3.7
jsmanigold (127) - Texas, USA - APR 2, 2015
Pours a hazy golden color with a little white lacing around the glass. Nice light sweet aroma from the get go. Light sweet malty taste that quickly leaves your tongue. A wonderful beer for a hot day!

3.2
blutt59 (6624) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Canned, golden pour with wheaty aroma, flavor is grain, light fruity with a touch of malts, clean finish

3.9
Namespayne (67) - - DEC 2, 2014
Pint can-->snifter. Light gold w/ 2 finger head. Aroma sweet, bitter, hoppy, grassy. Taste bitter, light, smooth. Holds its own against any of the Kölsch I had in Köln recently. A Kölsch you can count on. 3.8 + .1 for elegance. I'll be buying a large supply of this. Warning: if you are following up a different beer with this, first drink may taste bad, as it is quite bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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