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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!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (8530) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2005
Bottle acquired in trade with DarkElf (thanks!). Poured a clear gold color with a smaller sized white head. Aromas of grass, citrus and some fruits (apples). Somewhat fruity tasting with light grass and wheat. Medium sweet with a very light hop bitterness finish. Watery body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - MAY 27, 2005
Bottle: Transparent golden color with a tannish head. Aromas were light and fruity. Flavor is slightly watery with grains and citrus. A good session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 27, 2005
Bottle from eyedrinkale. Pours a nice yellow color with a foamy white head. Nose is lemony, citrus. Mouth is watery with some notes of citrus fruits and hops.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - MAY 22, 2005
In trade from Foolish_Mortal.Clear golden brew with a n aroma of hay and straw.Taste like Pils to me.Not my style as I need a little more to work with.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SNOB (13) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 17, 2005
Throw in from Foolish Mortal. A light beer, light golden in color with a creamy head that disappears quick. It’s lively and has decent feel and texture, just not my style. A good lawnmower beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
steview (1012) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 9, 2005
on tap at a couple locations in San Diego / this is good for beginner geeks. crisp, but tame enough in flavor and bitterness to start your session. a bit sweet, and like a better BMC.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BBB63 (5743) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 23, 2005
Bottle via Foolish Mortal: Pours a golden hue with a small fizzy but mostly lasting head. The aroma has notes of grassy and noble hops, bready malts, dusty and vegetable esters. The taste starts with a nice light bitterness and undertone of apple. I got a dose of twangy rye and a leather yeast note. The feel is crisp and fizzy, rather understated. The choice of making this a Kolsch is wrong IMO, it’s a golden ale and not a true pale ale. Quaffable enough.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VTHopHead (1505) - Barre, Vermont, USA - APR 19, 2005
Draft at Sheraton San Diego - Golden yellow with very little head or carbonation. Aroma is of green hops with a corn/malt undertone. Flavor is grainy with maltiness and no hops to speak off. Fairly easy drinking, but a below average beer overall.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 10, 2005
On tap at the Yard House in San Diego. Clear gold with a thin white head. Corny and grainy with a weak hop content. Very dry finish. Not much here.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DYCSoccer17 (3226) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 9, 2005
Bottle. Grassy, lightly fruity aroma with hints of bananas and pineapples. Slight corn notes as well. Transparent golden color with a white head. Rich, malty beer. Sweet, caramelly with cherry hints. Easy-drinking with nice maltiness.

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