Heiner Brau Kolsch

Heiner Brau

USA

This was very good, although seemed a little rich and full for a kolsch. I'd compare it to a Dortmunder-style lager. Very drinkable. I had two of them at the bar which was attached to a wine market, and happened to be closed at that hour. They let me walk back to check out the beer selection on the store side and I noticed three sixers of this. When I settled up I asked if I could put a sixer on the tab as well, and they let me. I tried to go back today before leaving Louisiana to get the other twelve but they were closed on Sundays. Best beer I've ever had from a can. They don't return phone calls, don't update their website, don't respond to e-mails....but they do make good beer. One at least, but one was enough to make me look forward to their others. If they'd just do one of the other three things maybe I'd know where to find them.

Reviewed: March 25, 2006

Rating: 7/10

Rocky's right, it didn't taste a lot like a Kolsch, although it reminded me of a lighter version of an Alt from Dusseldorf. I swear, I'm not just pulling that out of my ass. It seemed to have more of a hop bite to it, and wasn't as cool and refreshing with that citrus background that a Kolsch should have. A good beer, one I'd be glad to have again, but was a little off the mark for the style. It came in a can, which I've learned is no problem, canned micros are becoming more prevelant. I'd buy it just to support a decent local micro.

Reviewed: July 29, 2006

Rating: 5/10

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