Brewer to brewer, Kolsch is indistinguishable

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foppa78
places 12 º 08:25 Tue 5/7/2013

Originally posted by Erlangernick
All German beer is German.


Please stop with the sweeping generalizations

 
DietPepsican
beers 1592 º places 63 º 08:26 Tue 5/7/2013

Originally posted by JulienHuxley
Originally posted by mike004
I disagree with the OP that the Cologne beers all taste the same. But he’s entitled to his opinion. I reckon you need to drink at least 10 before making a rating decision :)

Maybe this is what happens if you drink too many extreme beers?
Your palate changes and simple, fresh beers just don’t impress you anymore. And you can never go back...


I disagree, I’m definitely getting tired of extreme beers and liking drinking simple fresh beers more and more as things move on.


This. After the honeymoon phase with big beer you realize you’re often sleeping with a troll. Not saying the extreme side can’t pull off some amazing beers.

 
Erlangernick
beers 5 º places 2 º 08:53 Tue 5/7/2013

Accusations of palate drift are over-rated.

 
NobleSquirrel
beers 3438 º places 209 º 09:11 Tue 5/7/2013

Originally posted by Erlangernick
Accusations of palate drift are over-rated.


You’re joking, right? It happens with virtually everything. Spicy foods. Bitter beers. Dry wines. And so on. Just because Germany has 2000 beers that all fall within a very narrow range and that you’re forced to find differences doesn’t mean much. I know my perceptions of bitterness are very different now than even 5 years ago. To suggest that palate drift is over rated is silly.

 
gunhaver
beers 1030 º places 13 º 14:24 Tue 5/7/2013

my palate seems to change daily

regardless of everything though i still like the idea of kolsches and want to drink more of them

 
drewbeerme
beers 3920 º places 1 º 15:46 Tue 5/7/2013

I would take an ordinary/normal Kolsch over most examples of:
Pale/light/premie lagers, ambers, browns, dry stout, dubbels, Belgian strongs, tripels, American strongs, faro, creams, commons, English strong ales, milds, fruit beers foreign stouts, and spice/herb/veggie ales.

 
JK
beers 6254 º places 420 º 15:49 Tue 5/7/2013

Originally posted by drewbeerme
I would take an ordinary/normal Kolsch over most examples of:
Pale/light/premie lagers, ambers, browns, dry stout, dubbels, Belgian strongs, tripels, American strongs, faro, creams, commons, English strong ales, milds, fruit beers foreign stouts, and spice/herb/veggie ales.


I think you have only had one German example, from a bottle?

 
drewbeerme
beers 3920 º places 1 º 16:13 Tue 5/7/2013

Originally posted by JK
Originally posted by drewbeerme
I would take an ordinary/normal Kolsch over most examples of:
Pale/light/premie lagers, ambers, browns, dry stout, dubbels, Belgian strongs, tripels, American strongs, faro, creams, commons, English strong ales, milds, fruit beers foreign stouts, and spice/herb/veggie ales.


I think you have only had one German example, from a bottle?


So? Everyone I’ve talked to (including you) have said they were better there. If I have my opinion already based on never having a fresh German one wouldn’t I just have a stronger opinion yet the same one? I don’t think you have to have visited cologne to have an idea of what a Kolsch beer is. I like the style for what it is, a crisp light session/lawnmower beer but I’d surely grow tired of it if that was all I could drink. And I’d pick a pilsner over it any day though.

Originally posted by hawthorne00
Originally posted by JK
I get it now. There is obviously something wrong with my palate and my knowledge of beer is lacking because I found Kolsch rathet flavorless and boring.
No, not much caring for Kölsch is not why. It is your claim in the title of your thread that Brewer to brewer, Kolsch is indistinguishable.
If I had an issue with what JKs saying, that would be it- that the thread title makes an authoritative claim based on nothing else but the author’s experience.

 
JK
beers 6254 º places 420 º 20:25 Tue 5/7/2013

Originally posted by ContemplateBeer
Originally posted by hawthorne00
Originally posted by JK
I get it now. There is obviously something wrong with my palate and my knowledge of beer is lacking because I found Kolsch rathet flavorless and boring.
No, not much caring for Kölsch is not why. It is your claim in the title of your thread that Brewer to brewer, Kolsch is indistinguishable.
If I had an issue with what JKs saying, that would be it- that the thread title makes an authoritative claim based on nothing else but the author’s experience.


Sorry for not using the passive voice. Any half decent writer knows there is no need to inform the reader that one is about to give an opinion.