Phillips Snowcase 2014 Calendar Day #11 – Analogue 78 B Side Kolsch

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Phillips Snowcase 2014 Calendar Day #11

Analogue 78 B Side Kolsch – Phillips Brewing, 5% ABV – 341ml., (Victoria, BC, Canada)

-definition of kölsch by ratebeer:

“Golden, top-fermented style native to Köln, Germany. The style has a very narrow profile and many beers that consider themselves to be kölschbiers are not. Generally they have a moderate bitterness, but fairly prominent hop flavour (typically Spalt, Tettnang or Hallertau). They have high effervescence, medium esters, but a rounded, stylish character derived from lagering.”

more info about this beer can be found on their Snowcase website:

on the front-right label:

“The warm crackle of a needle on vinyl..the unmistakable tone of a vintage tube amplifier; classic sounds stick around and so do beers. This hi-fi German engineered kolsch is a west coast remix with a new spin. Guaranteed to soothe your thirst from the festival sun, analogue 78 is our version of the long play album. Kick back and enjoy.”

  • Style: Kölsch
  • Taste: Crisp barley malt smooth red apple
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: no

Visual: Pours light straw yellow with a large lasting cream-foamy head, sticky lacing, lots of fast steady streams.

Nose: red apple, sweet malts, very clean. (lvl-6)-pungency

Attack: crisp, half-creamy light fizzy mouthfeel,

Mid-palate: (lvl-4)-sweetness, (MAIN) barley, light malt, red apple

Finish: super soft hopped bite, clean smooth off-dry malt finish.

Summary: Initial sips were very crisp and smooth, the latter last ones were pretty average. In other words, nothing to write home about.