Bear Republic Global Kolsch
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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Brewed with malt and yeast from Cologne, Germany, this hybrid ale is slightly fruity like an ale, but fermented and cold conditioned like a lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crowderm (382) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Sampler at the brewery. Golden pour. Sweet aroma of mild citrus and grass. Flavor is similar. Solid example of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (8940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2013
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a golden color with a small sized head. Some citrus and grassiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7861) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2013
Draft at Capone’s. Pours hazy golden with a finger or so of clingy white head. Nose is pale malt, apricotty fruit, white peppery spicy. Tastes pale malty, with a big apricotty fruity and honey flavor, and substantial hops. This is one of the better examples of this style I have come across.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerFunGuy (643) - California, USA - DEC 2, 2012
This beer has a slightly cloudy golden color with a little bit of white head. It has a slightly sweet taste and is much better than many kolsch style beers I have tried. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
dnstone (2140) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 19, 2012
Frech pils-like aroma. Poured deep golden in color. Much like a lilsner plus a light citrus edge. Notes: GABF

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (5889) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 6, 2010
draft at Blue Monk, Buffalo NY. somewhat cloudy golden, almost hefe like. dry, grassy, easy drinking & pleasent to drink

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2010
Sampled on tap at Church Key DC 10/22/09: Pours a hazy orange bronze with a frothy, clingy-lacing white head. Aroma of lightly sweet biscuity malts with a touch of grassy hops and lemon. Starts with good fullness and fine carbonation with some light toasty malty sweetness and earthy bittering hops with some citric tart balance before a slightly drier and smooth finish. A pretty decent Kölsch, but would be better with more floral character and less tartness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8410) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2009
Tap at Blind Tiger. Hazy golden pour. The nose is very clear with a kiss of light crackery graininess. A bit of straw and a kiss of light fruit. The beer itself is really quite dry and fresh tasting. There is very little in the way of hop aroma or flavour. Warming brings up a touch more soft pear estery character. Seemingly flawless.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (4873) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 26, 2009
On tap at Churchkey in Washington D.C. Pours a cloudy, orange amber with a thin white head. Aroma was surprising, fruity, sweet, berries, perfume. Flavor is sweet, fruity, some grains, a touch malty. Crisp finish. Session beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
gsmitty80 (1794) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 26, 2009
Very pale yellow, with a nice but quickly diminishing head. Smelled very sweet. Smooth and nice kolsch which stays true to the style. Very clean, crisp and refreshing.

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