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Editor’s Note: Previously known as Yellowtail Pale Ale

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!!

Beerenberger's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerenberger (1481) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2013
A aroma is malt forward along with a grassy notes. Pours a clear amber with a rapidly disisapating white head. The tase is grain, bread, and with a slight bitterness in the finish. The aftertaste grainy anda grows after you swallow. Medium body and medium carbonation. Overall, this was very enjoyable and refreshing. A possible session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
monkeychugg55 (884) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Very carbonated clear gold with a big white head. The aroma is a mix of wheat, fruity esters, and some floral noble hops. The flavor is very tangy, with some sweet malt and very light hops. Finishes sweet, tangy, and fizzy. Not like a pils or a pale ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
onceblind (4329) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Clear brilliant golden with a fluffy thin white head. Big earthy grassy nose with a gentle touch of lagered biscuit. The lagery biscuity cracker flavor is really big up front with some herbal and grassy hoppy resin whispering through the finish. Begins like a big kolsh, finishes like a malty but crisp pale ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sailracer (404) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle. This wasn’t a bad beer- it was drinkable and I enjoyed it, but there wasn’t anything really memorable about it. There was a mild wheat flavor, not much in the way of hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
3fourths (8103) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle. Starchy paper malt and American hop citrus / orange / lemon with a strong note of dead yeast. Honey sweet malt with medium to light bitterness. Medium body and dull carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy00 (131) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - OCT 14, 2014
Nice yellow pour with a frothy white head. Aroma of sweet citrus and a bit of malt, flavor matches aroma. Very sessionable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bkurtz (831) - PERU - OCT 13, 2014
Bottle - Pours a hazy golden/orange with a grassy aroma. Nicely carbonated, good mouth feel, and quite complex flavors. A little bitterness on the finish, good overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jonnyguns (1002) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2014
On tap at Ballast Point brewery. Pours light orange with small white head. Nose is quite yeasty, banana tones coming through. Taste is kinda like a hoppy pilsner. Solid but not great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (1379) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2014
Pours orange gold with lots head lots of lacing. Nose is cereal and light fruit. Flavours of stone fruit, Cheerios and maybe a hint of dough. Taste light sweet light bitter. Medium/light body with lively carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MRodgers1982 (101) - USA - SEP 28, 2014
Blan, grain, not much in hops...real clear. Just not much to it. Iguess it would be nice on the hot beach wjhen its nice and cold. There is a brew for evry occasion.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
o_Merlin_o (180) - California, USA - SEP 28, 2014
On tap at Sammy's Woodfire Grill. Pours a golden color with almost zero head. No lacing. Aroma exactly like Heineken (skunky). Tastes exactly like Heineken too. Blah. No palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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