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RATINGS: 629   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 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 (2486) - 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...

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ratman197 (9506) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 16, 2007
Bottle poured a clear yellow with a minimal lingering ring of a white head. Aromas of bread dough, light earthiness and a hint of citrus. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of straw, graininess and a faint hint of citrus with a crisp dry moderatly bitter finish.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JohnnyJ (4254) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 12, 2007
Pours a clear yellow with a white head. Aroma of grain, malt, and a bit of hops. Flavors are pretty standard and uninteresting. I am not enjoying it that much.


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