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Goose Island Summertime Kolsch

Goose Island Summertime Kolsch

Rated 3.230 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Goose Island Beer Company

Chicago, IL, United States

Style:  Kölsch

5% Alcohol by Volume

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Kölsch, the clean and refreshing beer style of Cologne, brewed with authentic German hops and malt, quenches Chicago’s summertime thirst. Pleasant fruit bread aromas lead to a light pale malt palate with toasted French bread and mild citrusy hops. Finishes smoothly with mild bitterness. Food pairing suggestion: Crispy Chicken Salad and Shrimp Po' Boy.

ID: 4336 Last updated 15 years ago Added to database 20 years ago

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Overall Rank15064
Overall Percentile68.3
Style Rank45 of 382
Style Percentile88.2
Lowest Score2.0
Highest Score4.2
Average Score3.250
Weighted Score3.230
Standard Deviation0.481

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  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 3.5 4 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    A bright golden colored beer with a moderate, three fingered sudsy textured, white head rising above. There's some hang time on the head. A nice lacing of a thin film, more robust ringlet are left behind. Light grassy and grains in the nose. Some sweet fruitiness mixed in with the grains and grassy hops in the taste. Effervescent and crisp on the tongue.

  • JABAH 1780 reviews
    rated 3.1 5 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    I haven't had more than about a handful of Kolsch's, but would say this is about average for the style. Flavor is ok. Balance is ok. This style seems like a less malty version of a pilsner. Has a clear gold appearance with a light white head. It's ok for summer time, but nothing to write home about.

  • AIRFORCE1 680 reviews
    rated 3.2 8 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Pours a clear amber orange with a one finger head that takes a little time to go down. Light carbonation. Aroma is strong for the style with hints of malts and lemon. Taste is a tad watered but flavor is still present. Malts and lemons are prettu much the only thing present. Finishes off a tad dry and sticky. Decent.

  • JERRYMORRISON 2130 reviews
    rated 3.0 8 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Thin, pale yellow body, the cap fizzles out quickly leaving a ring of lace. Aromas of hay,sweet malts, maybe a touch of honey. Mouthfeel is average for the style. Flavors are light, not bad but not plentiful, grass mostly and there is a bit of hop bitterness. Finishes dry, overall o.k.-- for a kolsch.

  • LENUSIK 2067 reviews
    rated 2.4 9 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 5

    Bottled, and I wish I could put it back. Kolsch's aren't my favourite style to begin with, but I found this downright horendous. Very weak flavours and aromas were apparent and what existed was very grainy and metallic.

  • DOULOS31 1349 reviews
    rated 3.6 10 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Aug. 2010 - Hey, I liked it. Not sure why it’s so lowly rated. Pale yellow with smallish head. Grainy aroma. Flavor was sweet grain but not so much that this still isn’t a refreshing beer for a hot summer day. Some saazlike hops in the back end. Not as smooth as I would have wanted, but still quite enjoyable.

  • UPSTATEDAVE 853 reviews
    rated 4.2 10 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    I sampled this one at a beer tasting Excellent in so many ways Golden color decent amount of lacing. It was interesting that there was almost no aroma. I found this to be very drinkable. It was on a par with Goose Islands other products .

  • SHREWS824 218 reviews
    rated 3.1 10 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 8

    Cloudy yellow to very light gold in color. Very bright white soapy 1 finger head with average lacing. Seems typical of a wheat type of beer. In the nose, I'm getting the lemon with a hint of some sort of spice. Pepper maybe. Also getting a bit of wheat or grain. Nice undertone - not too much. With the taste i'm definitely getting the lemon at first followed by an underlying grapefruit flavor. Not much bitterness at the end. Very thin and mostly watery mouthfeel. Crisp and smooth however. This beer is easily drinkable. Nice summertime brew obviously. Mostly average, but not bad at all. I would drink it again.

  • FUNK 898 reviews
    rated 3.2 12 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    Pours a pale gold with a small white head. Aroma is somewhat fruity (apples and lemons) and malty. Smooth mouthfeel and slightly malty flavor with hints of citrus fruits. OK but too plain for my tastes.

  • POOTZ 1565 reviews
    rated 3.4 12 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    12oz bottle. Pale gold with a nice puffy white cap, Aromas of grains grassiness and light apple tones. Light malt in the front some apple and grass, light clean finish. Approachable quenching and tasty, great summer Kolsch

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