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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KajII (801) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2011
Bottle. Poured a slightly hazy pale yellow with a large white fizzy head that had good retention and produced excellent lacing. The aroma was of straw malts, a nice grassy hop and a soapy scented yeast with hints of citrus and maybe honey. It tasted rather bitter and mildly acidic with a nice citrus note at first with the flavor becoming just a bit sour with a nice hoppy finish. Mouthfeel was was light in body and watery in texture with a nice soft carbonation.Overall it was nice and flavorful, although nothing too special.

MattShizzle (618) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2017
Bottle - from sampler pack. Very light color - clear. Slightly hoppy aroma. Good - some hop and malt flavor but quite weak compared to what I normally have. Still much better than the mass market American lagers.

malvrich (351) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 28, 2016
Bottle best by 11/11/16 into a pilsner. A: Poured clear gold with a short rapidly falling head and big bubbles. Patchy lace. S: Dry grassy scent with winy green apple notes and maybe balsa wood. T: Dry apple very quickly overtaken by bitter hops of a not quite fruity, not quite piney nature. Herbal or grassy I suppose. No resin. Fresh clean taste. M: Prickly light body with a clean dry finish. Begs another sip. This is what I love most about kolsch. O: Very good, in fact a new favorite of the style. The taste and feel of this are excellent IMO. Not cheap but an easy recommendation.

rondphoto (4494) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 24, 2016
bottle @ Jungle Jims / Cincinnati OH --- Aroma of wheat. Nearly clear light/medium amber, fluffy white head, lace cobwebs. Taste is understated wheat-y malt that gets a huge jolt of carbonation on the swallow, following it with mild hops and a hint of spice. Not much there,

alexsdad06 (10803) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2015
12 oz. bottle from notes. Pours a slightly hazy yellow gold color with a small white head. The aroma has pale malts, dry grass and light herbal notes. The flavor has pale malts, light bready malt, grass, mild herbal notes, some hops to the finish. Light-bodied. Ok.

solidfunk (9407) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Good light barley kolsch. Pours hazy blonde with OK head. Light crisp bitter finish. Soft carbonation. Bottle from Glens.

NikkTwist (3343) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2015
Draft at Fado. Mostly clear light blonde pour that started with a large foamy white head. Reduced to some thin, but plentiful, lace a lasting foamy ring. Feels like a Kolsch. Bright shiny lemony wheat beer flavors with a slight bit of yeastiness and enough hops to provide a slight bite in the finish to quench the thirst. Some pleasant light fruity notes including tangerine peel, asian pear, meyer lemon, green grapes and unripe bananas - balanced against traditional breadier flavors. Short bread biscuits with lemon curd. The hop bite finish increases the more you drink it - to positive effect. Last had this over two years ago in the bottle and it didn’t impress me much. The current draft of it that I am having does impress me. Was not expecting to like this as much as I did.

joejames (510) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2015
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours clear straw yellow, quick head, some lace and retention. Aroma of hay. Taste is moderately sweet, just a tad of noble hop earthy bitterness. Light bodied, lively carbonation, smooth mouth feel. Finishes bittersweet with tasting notes of light barley, straw, grass, herbs and flowers. A very nice kolsch. Smooth and refreshing.

Darkmagus82 (2303) - - SEP 13, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 6-3-13- Served on tap in a pint glass Appearance- The beer is served a light golden color with a one finger fizzy white head. The head has a decent level of retention fading to leave only a lighter level of lace on the sides of the glass. Smell- The aroma is light overall consisting mostly of a bready smell with a moderate showing of lemon and a bit of graininess. Along with these aromas are smells of grass and a bit of yeast. Taste- The taste begins with a malty flavor mixed with a lemon taste. These flavors are relatively constant throughout the taste creating a base for the brew. More toward the middle and the end a little bit of a grassy flavor as well as some flavors of a light fruitiness come to the tongue. In the end a nice smooth and lightly hopped flavor is left to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is thin and crisp with a carbonation level that is average to slightly above average. Both are fantastic for the style and make for a very easy drinking brew. Overall- Refreshing and very easy drinking. It is a rather flavorful beer for the more light-summer like genera.

Beerdedone (3452) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours bright yellow with a small white head. Aroma of grass, grain, lemon and floral. Flavor of bready malts, grassy & floral hops, lemon, grains and had a touch of fruitiness.

tnkw01 (1800) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Bottle. Not one of the better examples of this style. Straw colored gold. Aroma is yeast and bread. Taste is straw, hay and grains.

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