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RATINGS: 631   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   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!!


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 (3324) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
lb4lb (2495) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2007 Bottle courtesy of Fordest.
Gold pour, light white head, short lived. Smell is of some light malt and hops with a slight grassy alcohol smell. Taste is fairly crisp, refreshing, with a decent bite to it reminiscent of a pilsner. A bit dryer than most kolsches and light to medium carbonation. One of the better ones of the style that I have had.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2007
Santa 2007 Pour like a pale ale, smelled like citrus; light bodies, refreshing drink crisp finish. Drinkable but not extraordinary.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 12/01/2005
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewery

clear light amber, nice off white head, light floral hop aroma, good hop flavor on a mostly dry carmel malt base,

Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - AUG 16, 2007
Gold pour, with thin head.Sweet citrus aroma. Not too hoppy at all, malt dominates, some floral, and light citrus notes. light bread. Very drinkable, but unremarkable.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
BrewDad (4844) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 29, 2007
Oregon Brewers Festival 2007
Light golden color with a thin head. This has a crisp Kolsch like aroma. The flavors were crisp and refreshing and very summery. I liked the malt build and the light hops where a good flavor addition. Light fruitiness in the finish this was a good beer.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 22, 2007
Golden-hued and clear, below a small white head. Citrus-y aroma, fresh orange and lemon zest...light spices....fragrant and lively. Fresh on the tongue, with plenty of hop zing blasting the palate. Then all is smooth and lovely. Light bodied, light hops, tasty malt below...a kolsch, but called a "pale ale" on the label..."I guess"...but, it works, it’s a lighter easier-drinking ale, no chore to toss back,but full of flavor. Should be offered in 6-packs, though, not 22 oz bombers. Just not spectacular enough to warrant the size or the price. A good beer, don’t get me wrong, just doesn’t push my buttons... ...searching....searching....no, that’s all I have to say on this...


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