The Brewski Report Reviews Stoudt’s Karnival Kölsch and a Very Man-ly Trick Question.
File Date: 7.23.2011
File Name: What does a Ferrari 250GT Spyder California and a Garage Beer Fridge Have in Common?
The Beer: Karnival Kölsch
Stats: 4.8% ABV
Brewer: Stoudt’s Brewing Co.
Web Site: www.stoudtsbeer.com
State/Country of Origin: PA, USA
Brewer Info: Whether you’re a beer novice or afficionado, Stoudt’s Brewing Company is a great destination for all beer lovers out there. As one of the pioneering craft breweries in America, Stoudt’s offers a variety of amazing Lagers and Ales. Enjoy the cozy atmosphere of our Brew Pub next door, where you can sample all of our seasonal and specialty beers. Check out a free tour at the brewery and pick up some beer to go at the bar!
Brewer Brand Hype: This refreshing German-style ale was brewed using 2-row malt, a small amount of red wheat malt and all German hops for bittering and aroma. This straw colored ale is smooth like a lager due to the colder fermentation temperature and an extended cellering time. It is dry and crisp with a slight fruitiness which compliments the mild hop bitternes and aroma.
Label: Kölsch style beer.
The Brewski Review: Quite similar to Goose Island’s Summertime Kolsch beer. Light, crisp with just the right amount of malt and hoppy bitterness. Nice warm weather beverage to quench your thirst. And, if your summertime has been as hot as my summertime, it would be good to stock up on quite a few cold ones. One of the best things I ever did was put an old, used fridge in my garage. Now, while I’m working outside in the hot weather or enjoying a dip in the kids pool, I can walk over to the garage and pull out a nice chilled brewski. Life is good. ‘If you have the means…’, as Ferris Bueller would say, ‘I highly recommend picking one up.’ Just don’t rub it with a diaper. It’ll make you that much less of a man. Oh yeah, the answer to the eternal question? They’re both cool but most of us can only afford the spare beer fridge. That’s okay because you can’t drink and drive right? That’s what I keep telling myself. Oh yeah, by the way, when I did a short career stint in SoCal I knew the fella who built the Ferris Bueller 250GT replica. When he drove it around town people would ask him why he was driving such an expensive car. He loved playing the Richie-Rich role.
Appearance: Golden straw colored.
The Buds: Crisp and hoppy.
TBR Cap Rating: 4.25 out of 5.