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RATINGS: 231   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our new spring seasonal beer, Karnival Kolsch is arriving just in time for our Fasching Karneval . We are very excited about the release of this beer. For the first time in Stoudt’s history, we are releasing a brand new beer that has already received a medal at the Great American Beer Festival. This refreshing German-style ale was brewed using 2-row malt, a small amount of red wheat malt, and all German hops for bittering and aroma. This straw colored ale is smooth like a lager due to the colder fermentation temperature and extended cellaring time. It is dry and crisp with a slight fruitiness which compliments the mild hop bitterness and aroma. This light ale is a fresh complement to most foods, but in particular fish, chicken, and salads. Karneval Kolsch will be available at your local distributor soon.

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3.4
nickd717 (4691) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 17, 2010
12oz bottle thanks to dashirey on BA. Nice appearance for the style - clear yellowish-golden with a well-formed white head sitting on top. Aroma is decent. I’m not a huge fan of this style, but it’s good for what it is. Bready pale malt and grain, subtle hops, and lemon peel. Flavor is surprisingly enjoyable. Graininess and pale malt along with some spicy hop notes and tangy lemon/citrus. Medium-light bodied and fairly clean and crisp. Mouthfeel about standard for the style. As many have said, this is a good "lawnmower beer." It’s light and refreshing without being too bland and flavorless. I don’t mow lawns since I don’t have a yard, but if I did, I’d imagine this would be enjoyable as I drunkenly careened around the yard, haphazardly plowing through hedges and fences as angry neighbors yelled at me.

4
ChainGangGuy (4894) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 15, 2010
12 ounce bottle - $2.49 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia. Appearance: Pours out a clear, yellow-hued body with a goodly-sized, fluffy, white head. Smell: Subtle, refined scent of light pale malts along with notes of everything from flowers to wheat dough to lemon peels to wine. Taste: Mild taste of pale German malts with a faint sweetness. The thin hint of a single, solitary Wheat Thins cracker. Fresh floral, grassy hop character with sufficient bitterness. Little gulp of white wine with a lemon twist. Dry on the back half with a subtle spiciness gliding into the crisp finish. Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium-high carbonation, keeping things brisk and active. Drinkability: Crisp, refreshing and light without being entirely devoid of flavor. Recommended for good ole Summertime drinking.

3.2
blipp (9295) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 14, 2010
Bottle. Pours clear gold with a fluffy white head. Bready/pale malty aroma, with some spicy and grassy hops. Well balanced flavor, very drinkable, with pale malts, grassy hops, and a light sweetness. Nice.

3.2
smokeypeat (4) - Maryland, USA - MAY 14, 2010 does not count
12 oz bottle. Light golden color with relatively small head, and a small amount of lace. Nice smooth easy drinking beer. Light hop presence, but it’s absolutely dominated by a clean crisp finish. One of my new go-to beers on grass cutting day.

3.5
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2010
Sampled on tap at Kraftwork. Pours a golden yellowish ripe banana color with lighter golden yellow hues when held to a light source and a 1.5 finger frothy white head with good retention, slowly fading into a lasting cap that leaves sheets of soapy lacing behind. Pedestrian aroma with subtle hops and hints of peppery spice, light fruit and bready yeast. Surprisingly chewy, full body with a nice crisp earthy hop presence up front along with some peppery spice that flows into a creamy mid palate with hints of grass, straw, light fruit notes and bready yeast. The dry hops linger throughout over the bready yeast, subtle malt and apple, banana and pear fruit notes into a dry finish. Much more complex and flavorful than expected. Quite a nice surprise. Recommended!

3.6
Arayaga2 (2198) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 9, 2010
Clear yellow gold with a tall white head. Aroma is fruity with corn and a slight citrus buzz.. Taste is the same, with a good deal of biscuit and slight grainy edge. $2/12oz

3.4
keepersj12 (3117) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2010
Very nice for the season. Light in color, yellow I guess with a small head. The aroma is malt, bread and wheat. Light flavor of malt with a nice hop bitterness makes it quite refreshing. Crisp clean finish leaves you wanting another.

3.1
ljay6880 (475) - , Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2010
12 oz bottle served in a tulip. Pour was shimmering straw with 2 fingers of wispy white foam sitting on top. Nose is wet cement, malt, and a light tangy citrus. Taste is tangy/sweet citrus and dry, bitter hops that extend into a long finish that comes up sweet after about 30 seconds. Very strange, but is a very noteworthy aspect of this brew. It is probably my favorite part ... a finish that starts dry and bitter, but then turns tangy/sweet and wet.

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FROTHINGSLOSH (7796) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2010
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a pale yellow color with a large soapy white head. The aroma was light sweet and tangy malts with a touch of citrus. The flavor was tangy, malty and sweet with a light yeasty presence and touches of table sugar and citrus. The finish was long, sweet and tangy. Medium body. Solid.

3.5
MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2010
On tap at Kelly’s. Rich orange-gold with a thin white head. Nose and flavor show significant fruit, light hay and biscuit, and some lightly piney hop through the finish. Creamy, easy, and enjoyable, I could drink a gallon of this. Can’t say that about Hunahpu’s or PBR.


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