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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!!

gringo332's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gringo332 (543) - Richardson, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Would have rated better if it was advertised as a pilsner. Poured straw with a medium-sized white head. Light malt, light bitterness, some mild fruity esters, a slight touch of sourness, some sulfur. Nice, but didn’t do much for me.

   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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (3635) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"More a kolsch than an american pale, so it didn’t really hold up to ANY of the other hoppy brews (or any other of BP’s for that matter). Kinda boring, though I wouldn’t refuse one :)"

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gschrade (716) - Collinsville, USA - SEP 17, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours gold with a white head. Taste sweet, citrus. I thought this was good. I would drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ordybill (101) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Ballast Point Yellow Tail is my favorite Ballast Point brew to date. Aroma- a toasted malt smell that had a follow on of citrus. Appearance: a great clear yellow to orange color, that had minimal white head. Taste: I could really taste the malt and citrus flavors with a medium bite. A thoroughly enjoyable flavor. Palate- A lively carbonated light bodied brew that was pretty sweet Overall- A great beer, I highly recommend it, excellent for warm days.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Marheb (2080) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 21, 2014
Mielleux, fromagé, agrumé et moyennement amer dans un corps douillet. Un peu trop machable pour être engouffré, un peu trop peu pour être mémorable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bork (196) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - AUG 11, 2014
Rather bitter for a Kölsch and not as round and fruity as one would expect. Watery ending.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Arve_Christian (3090) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2014
On bottle from Dos Altos Pinheiros, São Paolo. Golden color, good foam. Aromas of fruits, light citrus and light hops. Medium body & complexity. Good bitterness and balance. Enjoyable

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
visionthing (2752) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2014
35,5cl bottle shared by Arve_Christian - thanks. Pours slightly hazy deep golden to orange with a small, white head. Mild malty aroma with notes of dried fruits and hints. Medium sweet with flavour of ripe fruits and notes of malt. Some lightly sour notes present too and a fairly light bitterness. A bit strange, but drinkable enough.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
salvaticas (439) - - JUL 31, 2014
On tap at BGH. Pale ale? Really? More like a lager. BP is usually so on point but this was a let down. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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