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RATINGS: 637   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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It is made very much like a pilsner, except that it is fermented at warm temperatures with ale yeast. It is then lagered like a pilsner. It tastes very much like a pils, except for the subdued fruitiness of the ale yeast, the tang of the wheat (in some), and the lack of lager-like sulfur aromas.

So where can you taste a Kolsch? There are no Kolsches being imported into the United States. So you could fly to Cologne. A better idea is to come to Ballast Point Brewing Company and try our Yellowtail Pale Ale Kolsch. We make it with 5% Wheat, finish hop it with Liberty and Tettnanger hops, and ferment it with a yeast we borrowed from a brewery in Cologne. So come on in and enjoy a taste of the Rhineland!!


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (7861) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2007
Bottle from beeronthewall. Hazy deep gold pour with splotchy off-white head. Aroma is pale malt, hopcitrus, tangerine. Tastes pale malty, hopcitric, with tangerine and black pepper noted in the flavor, and a crisp, smooth finish.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DubC5000 (305) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 5, 2007
Light in both flavor and character, this ale nonetheless displayed a pleasantly sweet, grassy hop profile with a strong starchy malt base. It might have been better balanced because the malt came off too strong at the end of each sip, with not enough real flavor in each sip. Beer was rather fizzy and pale straw in color.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
swoopjones (5900) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2007
On tap @ Cass St, San Diego. Pretty boring pale ale, no hop aroma or taste. I was expecting an APA not a Kolsh. Still bland as hell

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2007 Bottle from Irishboy. Thanks!
Pours an average yellow with an aroma of weak hops and anemic malt, followed by a mixture of Isopryl alcohol and vegetables. Flavor is stale candy with grassy hops in the finish. Watery mouthfeel. Not my cup of tea.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
shakespeare33 (197) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 20, 2007
12oz bottle as part of 10 pack world market sampler. very light golden with a high frothy white head.. smells very light and airy no deep hints of flavor.. the significant presence of a subdued yeast seperates it from a pilsner and there is a slight tap of pungent taste at the end.. easy to drink, lacking hard hitting flavor but overall not bad

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2007
Mostly clear, light golden body. A large, foamy white head shows pretty good retention and leaves behind web-like lacing on the glass. The aroma is pretty light and crisp. Non-descript, pale, fruity malts meet light citrus and floral notes. It sports some bready yeast on the nose as well. The flavor is very much the same. Lightly sweet from the pale malts, yet grainy and mildly citric. The body is on the lighter side of medium, with a smooth consistency. Finishes pretty dry and crisp. Went well with my spicy sushi. Decent little hot weather beer here.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scoobysnak (329) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 1, 2007
Nothing wrong with this beer. I think the main problem is there is nothing exceedingly right either. Pretty run of the mill. Not bad by any means but just fails to impress.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hayduke (3375) - Eureka, California, USA - OCT 28, 2007
From a 22 oz bottle this poured a clear gold with medium white head and light lacing. Nose of citrus and malts, and a bit of flowers. Mouthfeel light. Flavor was kind of bland, and showed mild hops and malts. Not much finish. Decent brew.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2008 9-22-07 bottle. Yellow color. Yeasty fruit aroma. Tastes a bit medicinal. Watery and a bit bland. Drinkable but not preferred.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LeviathanIPA (30) - chula vista, California, USA - SEP 28, 2007
clear gold color white foamy head, malt aroma, slightly hoppy malty and a bit bitter, it was decent


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