Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Beer of the Week: Shiner Kolsch

Beer score: 5.2

Company: Shiner

ABV: 4.9
IBU: 17

Don't let the lower-than-usual beer score above fool you. Every time I've had a Shiner brew, I've ranked it higher than this one, but this is still a good, solid staple beer and beer snob could be proud to drink.

Strong, but not too strong. Carbonated, but not too carbonated. I describe the flavor as "good and not weak."

Pours a fairly dark gold, almost a crimson. A head foams up quick but disappears just as quickly, leaving behind the barest scent of sweetness on the air.

Feels crisp in the mouth, as can be expected from the carbonation, and you can taste the grains amid the slight sweetness, perhaps even a touch of fruitiness almost like wine.

Not a favorite beer, but not an awful beer. I would drink it again.

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