November 21, 2007

Schlafly Summer Kolsch Ale

Tonight’s beer is review is sponsored by Bruce of Back To The Batcave (My latest blogspawn to abort itself with out warning) On his journey down state last month he brought back a beer for me to review. Schlafly Summer Kolsch Ale by The Saint Louis Brewery, INC. in St. Louis, MO. With a might THANKS to Bruce for his patronage, sponsorship and encouragement of my drinking habits, lets get this review started.


Like most beers this came in your standard 12 oz brown bottle. The body label is green with the brand name in a white oval with “Brewed in Saint Louis” on a black background spread above and below it. Only on the neck label to you get the type of beer, Summer kolsch ale. On the neck label there is some information about the beer itself. According to the date on the bottom of the main label this beer was “bottled with love on” April 12, 2007.

A nice thick white head forms when poured into a glass. I had an inch thick head with nice large bubbles on it. The head slowly dissipates. After 15 minuets I still have about an 1/8 inch head on the beer. There is some lacing on the side of the glass. There is a pale yellow color to the beer. A cloudiness can be seen when one tries to look through it. If it is held up to a light source you can really see how cloudy this beer really is. You can make out objects on the other side, but not much detail.

The scent is a strong citrus hop scent with a touch of sweet grass. There is also a slight bread aroma to it. The flavor is mainly of bread malts and citrus hops. There is a lemon accent to it that can probably be linked to the slight bitterness. The aftertaste fades quickly. Overall the taste is kind of weak and unimpressive.

This is a medium bodied beer with a nice crispness to it. The carbonation is at a good level for the overall body and taste of the beer.

I enjoyed drinking this beer. It wasn’t anything I would brag about, but I enjoyed it. This is a nice hot day or drink with pizza beer. The flavor acts as more of an accent than as the center of attention. I give this beer 4.5 out of 10.

Posted by Contagion in Alcohol at November 21, 2007 07:13 PM | TrackBack

Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by: vw bug at November 22, 2007 06:05 AM

Glad to ENABLE!!

Posted by: Bruce at November 23, 2007 12:59 PM