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RATINGS: 634   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!!


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JUL 18, 2003
Very slight malt aroma. Nice lightly malted body, which finishes slightly sweet. A good example of the style, but not what I was expecting.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11442) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 7, 2003
Clear golden with small white head. Aroma is medium sweet, some fruity (apricot), some bitterness. Taste is mild sweet, grassy hoppy. Light/medium body. Accessible beer, but with some meat on its bones.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - MAY 15, 2003
Not much of an impresive color to this beer as it is mainly based upon the color of yellow. Not much to say for head either. Kind of a boring aroma on it with maybe some figs. Not much else to say for the taste, slightly malty, some hop hints. So this is better than a pilsner, but not better than much else, but for a weak light beer it tastes decently good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerguy101 (5278) - Newark, California, USA - MAR 29, 2003
Medium yellow color. Medium head. Aroma is malty and sweet. A medium bodied ale. Malts are mild, fruity and kind of sweet. Hops are present, but kind of hidden. They pop out at you every once in a while. Very smooth. More of a Kolsch than a pale ale. It’s a great hot day/lawnmover beer. Mild and interesting. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 18, 2003
On tap: Some Kölsch characteristics, but this reminded me too much of an American standard. Not very unique or enjoyable for that matter.

2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 2, 2003
Lawnmower beer. This is it. Slightly sweet on the tongue w/ a little bite. No aroma. Clear yellow w/ a small head. Not much flavor here

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - JAN 5, 2003
On tap. Thought I ordered an ale, but what I got was much more like a pilsner - now I see from their description that this was their intention. Yellow color of course, not much head or aroma. So it looks and drinks like a pilsner. Drinkable but frankly it could use more flavor.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 17, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2003 No no no..I had this on tap at a bar..and it dissapointed me..so much..Now its been eons since I've had an average Pale ale..or Kolsch, or whatever this is..but it was average if not below..no notes taken..just a memory of sadness

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - AUG 25, 2002
A little bit of a let down after the Calico ESB. Still a good session beer. Pale golden color.Medium head that disappears almost immediately. Hops are there but not for long. Good,easy drinking beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
akinm (282) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 17, 2002
Very clear golden beer. minimal head. crisp hop aroma. the flavor os also quite crisp, this beer leans toawrds the classic pilsener style as well as the kolsch style. good classic european hop taste and aroma. very easy to drink, good session beer.


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