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RATINGS: 660   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Editor’s Note: Previously known as Yellowtail Pale Ale

The beer that launched Ballast Point. Our original Pale Ale is a rich golden brew, crafted with aromatic German hops and rounded out with a blend of American and Munich malts. While it’s hopped like a lager, we ferment it like an ale to create a smooth, bright taste that has just a hint of fruit and spice. It’s extremely drinkable, like a Kolsch should be, yet complex, like a good craft beer demands.


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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tide (1876) - Espoo, - FEB 3, 2013
Bottle from Brewdog shop. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, malts, toast and grass. Nicely balanced body. Good brew, but not really that exciting.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Stuu666 (3538) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 17, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours golden amber, nose is dull toffee, taste is light floral, toffee.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mybrainhurts (356) - North Dakota, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Aroma of malts, grains, summer spices, and fresh cut lawn. Flavors are similar. Clean and crisp palate. Not a pale ale but a decent kolsch.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tillmac62 (255) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - DEC 8, 2014
BOD 177/14. Pours a clear light amber (golden). Above average head volume, excellent lacing and retention. Light nose of fruity esters and yeast over a biscuit base with a hint of spice. Almost light medium body with a nice slick texture. Slightly below normal carbonation with just a touch of effervescence in the finish. The flavor profile is quite nice for a Kolsch. Above average intensity for the style, well balanced and fairly complex. It begins with a mix of light fruit (banana, pear) that flows into a somewhat crisp biscuit sweetness. The middle is a very mild hop bitterness that is herbal in nature that yields to a slight note of pepper like spice. The finish is a slow fade of herbal bitterness and biscuit that ends with a touch of dryness.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tom10101 (3074) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 6, 2014
Can (12 oz). Bought @ Winooski Beverage Warehouse. Should be approximately 1½ month old.

Appearance: Clear golden with a medium quickly diminishing off-white head and some lacing.

Aroma: Pils malt, some fruitiness, light herbal presence and metallic notes.

Taste: Cereals, light fruitiness, herbal notes and metallic presence.

Palate: Light to medium body. Moderate/medium carbonation. Watery mouthfeel. Metallic finish.

Overall: So boring and generic that’s it’s not even easily drinkable. Extremely disappointing take on a Kölsh from a usually good brewery.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Minderbinder (2004) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 6, 2014
Can 12oz. Pours clear golden with low-medium light beige head. Good lacing. Aroma is of fruits, flowers, malt. Taste is of fruits, flowers, bitterness. Palate: Light body. Medium-high carbonation. Overall: Ok. I would have liked more hops. This beer, complex? Not in my opinion. Still decent, but I would not buy it again.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mathieuc (1491) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 1, 2014
Pours a clear golden with a thin white head that leaves some lacing. Nose is of grain and fruits, lightly spicy. Full-on pilsener malt. Taste is lightly sweet and crackery, pretty much a pale lager. Not sure why but I was expecting a pale ale... maybe they should make their packaging a little clearer that it is a kölsch after all. Body is light and carbonation high and prickly. It is never watery, though. Overall a fair kölsch I guess...

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
miyauchi38 (353) - chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2014
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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FestDecBeet (227) - - NOV 23, 2014
Look: pours an orange straw. Bright white head. Very clear. Smell: cracker. Bread. Slight hop aroma. Orange Taste: sourdough bread, crackers. Orange. Feel: medium carbonation. Slight sweetness on the front, and dry on the back. Overall: ok beer. Hoping for more of an IPA than an ale. First drank: home 11/23/14

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcos (1571) - Maryland, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Location/Date:Bottle on 11/16/2014 .

Appearance: Pours an orange clear.
Aroma: Nearly lagery aroma.
Taste: Lightly bitter, lemon.
Palate:Light body.

Summary: Saw Pale Ale, wasn’t expecting kolsch. Decent brew.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BOSSbrewer (1970) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 18, 2014
On tap at Ballast Point Tasting Room. Light caramel color. Caramel nose. Slight floral. Very dry. Clean finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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