Gateway Kolsch

$3.99 from Riverside Beverage in Chattanooga, TN, USA for the 22 oz bomber and subsequently $4.29 for the bomber at Hop City, Atlanta, GA, USA; exactly as depicted in the BA db picture. Informative label with ABV, IBU, style, OG and other information included. Poured into the Tücher Weizen glass this has absolute clarity, a decent enough head and some vibrant carbonation. The body is a light yellow. Pretty solid and as predicted. Small head with some lace but not much retention.
Bitter notes in the nose as expected, and this drinks well above the advertised 32.3 IBU’s in terms of its bite. Good Kölsch/Saaz/Pils bite in the finish too. Clean and refreshing as it should be.
As the name suggests plenty of crossover potential, BUT my suspicion is that this beer may have a little too much taste and flavor for some macro drinkers. It’s a pretty serious brew in terms of the style, and there is a happy marriage and balanced between the malts and hops.
Very solid brew, worth seeking out especially in the blistering hot, southern summers. Great value, too.

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03/14/2009
Style:
Kölsch
Format:
bottle
ABV: 5.3 %
Appearance: 3.5
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 4
Total: 3.88
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