RATINGS: 228   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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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vtafro (7444) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2010
Draft. Light golden pour. Definitely the newer kolsch, via the old ratings were of a better beer. Citrus, and earthy spice notes along with some bready malt notes. Alright.

tgncc (3145) - Bellmore, New York, USA - APR 25, 2010
The aroma is sweet, malty, grassy. The appearance is a clear yellow, white ehad. The flavor sweet malts, grass, decent. The finish is noble hopp bttering. Thin/medium in body. Not bad for what it is. Easy drinking.

rocbyter (2159) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - APR 24, 2010
Sweet hop aroma. Clear orange color with a small white head. Mild beginning with a light hop and sweet finish,

italianjohn (3255) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2010
Light golden pour white head .....light sweet/bready malt aroma .... taste of light sweet malts and a fruitiness ... very smooth with a light floral bitter hop finish ..... easy drinking quality kolsch .... german feel all the way

kidmartinek (5007) - austin, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2010
Bright, golden yellow, 1inch white head doesn’t last long. Mineral malt aroma. gummy, and hoppy flavor. gummy texture. Spritzy finish. Remarkably refreshing.

LilBeerDoctor (4193) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear yellow with a thick white head. Aroma of sweet fruits, cereal grain, honey, sweet malt. Flavor is sweet upfront with a malty, bready finish. Easy drinking, tasty Kolsch. Slightly on the sweet side but that’s it’s only flaw. 7/4/7/4/14 [3.6/5]

Sammy (12762) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 21, 2010
On-tap at Cole’s. Light colour, with carbonation bubbles. Neutral aroma, minimal head. This is a thirst quencher but the taste was rather minimal. Unoffensive but fairly plain, and so not that drinkable.

jgb9348 (6482) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 20, 2010
Clear golden coloured body with a very thick white head that leaves a nice lace. Aroma of strong lemons, nice malt, coriander seed and a bit of fresh floral hops. Light-bodied; Nice fresh, malt flavours with a lemony, citrus freshness, some mild spicey flavours and a good dry finish. Aftertaste shows some good complexity, with the malt and dry spiceyness most noticeable. Overall, a decent kolsch - showing good complexity, some good citrus flavours and just missing perhaps a bit of body and maltiness. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in McLean, Virginia on 15-April-2010, sampled at home in Washington on 20-April-2010.

Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 20, 2010
The bright golden pour is clear like water and quickly develops a fine inch thick cover. Grainy, softly mineral, borderline sulphury (in a good way) ale with a fine herbal/grassy hop profile. Very refined, polished aroma. In mouth, the entrance touches the tip of the tongue with a delicious bready, pie crust, meringue sweetness that grows into lemony refreshment as it reaches the sides and becomes spot-on cleansing bitterness towards the back of the tongue, with more salty, grassy, peppery hints and minute floweriness, all in dryness as it closes out. While the description may sound basic, this is one of very few beers that make me rediscover the basic tastes all anew. An eminence of drinkability, its palate is crisp with an engaging bite. One of the very best American Koelsch I’ve had.

swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 19, 2010
draft at Coles, Buffalo, NY. pale straw colored pour. Aromas of light citrus & juicy fruit gum. Taste is perfumy, dry, fruity, with some German floral hop bitterness. Clean & crisp . Nice summer brew

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