Brewer to brewer, Kolsch is indistinguishable

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drowland
beers 8938 º places 283 º 19:39 Sun 5/5/2013

Originally posted by SHIG
Originally posted by FrumptyDumpty
Originally posted by SHIG
Out of 16 I have had the top one is American and only 3 were scored above 3.0. They are similar to the rest of German beer, ordinary.


Says someone who must have zero understanding of german beer what so ever.


I actually think I have a great understanding of German beers, they like to stick to their tradition which I am fine with. However even the freshest of pils, weizen, alts, Kolsch, weisse, schwarzbier, or bock that I drank while living there for almost 8 yrs made me excited about their styles of beers. I will have to give them some credit for rauchbier not being ordinary, but I found it only enjoyable in small doses.




Props for your response. Ryan is great, but I’m not sure why he randomly tried to call out someone he didn’t realized lived in Germany for so long.

Drink local... wherever local might be at the moment.

 
erway
beers 1004 º places 41 º 20:38 Sun 5/5/2013

I’ll give a hats off to Ryan in sticking up for German beers in general, but also say that as commercial brewers, we are biased towards German beers in many ways, not the least of which is incredible consistency and a focus that many outside of Germany lack.

And with that said, if you don’t like Kolsch, you don’t like beer, and you don’t like yourself.

 
cubs
beers 10693 º places 420 º 20:46 Sun 5/5/2013

If you have problems distinguishing Kolsch, maybe it’s time that you try the best Kolsch in the world: Cigar City Pilot Series Pineapple Kolsch.

 
beastiefan2k
beers 4053 º places 259 º 22:00 Sun 5/5/2013

Originally posted by rpattinson
If you can’t tell the difference between Sion and Paeffgen, you need your palate recalibrating.

do you think the average person can tell?

 
KyotoLefty
beers 10599 º places 747 º 22:29 Sun 5/5/2013

Originally posted by beastiefan2k
Originally posted by rpattinson
If you can’t tell the difference between Sion and Paeffgen, you need your palate recalibrating.

do you think the average person can tell?

I found them completely different. 2.9 to 4.0 in ratings.

 
rpattinson
beers 84 º 23:56 Sun 5/5/2013

Originally posted by beastiefan2k
Originally posted by rpattinson
If you can’t tell the difference between Sion and Paeffgen, you need your palate recalibrating.

do you think the average person can tell?

Unless they’ve lost their sense of smell, yes. It’s a pretty effing obvious difference.

 
Erlangernick
beers 5 º places 2 º 00:24 Mon 5/6/2013

Originally posted by rpattinson
Originally posted by beastiefan2k
Originally posted by rpattinson
If you can’t tell the difference between Sion and Paeffgen, you need your palate recalibrating.

do you think the average person can tell?

Unless they’ve lost their sense of smell, yes. It’s a pretty effing obvious difference.


There’s not a *huge* difference though. Different Kölschbier(s), yes, but still, the difference between these two is nothing like the difference between, say, German and Czech Pils...on average. (As if this adds anything to the discussion!)

 
Erlangernick
beers 5 º places 2 º 00:26 Mon 5/6/2013

Originally posted by FrumptyDumpty
If someone wants to say "all german beer is ordinary" then they just don’t know german beer. I don’t think there is anything wrong in me saying so.


Aye. Don’t see what you said as a personal attack, just a pointed comment.

 
Erlangernick
beers 5 º places 2 º 00:48 Mon 5/6/2013

Originally posted by JK
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So what you’re saying is, you regret not having followed my advice to spend the ENTIRE TIME in Bamberg. Ah well, there’s always a next time.