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RATINGS: 228   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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yespr (45809) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2013
From tap at Ginger Man. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is toasted malty and light grassy. Grassy, bitter, light herbal and dry. Lasting dry, herbal and grassy finish.

3.3
Travlr (25245) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 8, 2011
Draft on Mardi Gras. Seemed appropriate. Bright golden, small white head, no lacing. Easy enough to drink, but nothing that stands out.

3.3
rlgk (18850) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2012
Draught at Beer Authority, NYC. Pale golden beer, malty bready aroma, fruity notes, grapes, some apples, spicy, biscuits, some caramel. Malty bready flavor, hay notes, spicy, fruity, banana notes, cereal, some grading notes. Bready finish with spices, grass and some herbal notes.

2.9
jtclockwork (16690) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2011
Bottle from a generous trader. Pours clear gold. White head. Nose of sweet malt, honey and hops. Taste is the same. Watery thin body.

3.6
brokensail (16486) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 3, 2012
The pour is a clear golden color with a nice white head. Sweet, but crisp. Good pale malt aroma, light hoppiness (mostly floral), and quite clean. The flavor is nicely refreshing. Good clean malt and hop flavors with minimal bitterness. A mild sweetness of bread and a crisp finish.

3.3
Tmoney99 (14612) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2010
Bottle. Poured clear golden color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate balanced malt and hop aroma. Medium body with a dry smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable beer and very good for style.

3.4
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 19, 2012
12oz bottle. Crystal clear straw body topped by small white head. Aroma is medium sweet, bread, light grassy. Taste is medium sweet, bread, apple, some grassy. Soft light body, light acidity, quite drinkable.

3.5
Lubiere (13954) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2012
A blonde kolsch with a thick white head. In aroma, a chalky malt with talcum powder, German hops, smooth. In mouth, a smooth biscuit malt with white pepper notes, German hops, clean and crisp. On tap at Three Penny Taproom, April 6, 2012.

3.6
Drake (13949) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 29, 2010
Served on draft at Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a clear, bright vibrant gold color. Thin head that fades quickly but leaves some lacing. Aroma of toasted malts and grassy hops. The taste is caramel, grassy hops with a bitter finish, faint apple notes and pale malts. Medium bodied, crisp and clean. Nice beer.

3.2
BeerandBlues2 (13594) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Tap. Pours clear light gold with a medium, fizzy white head, short retention with good lacing. Aroma is light Pils malt with spicy hops and faint corn notes. Flavor is malt dominant with medium hops and bitterness and a clean lager character with a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.


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