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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11316) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 23, 2009
(draft) Small white head with cloudy amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, fruity/berry, light bread. Taste is moderately sweet, fruity, grassy, some bread. Light body, somewhat watery, light crispness.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10688) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Tap at The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours translucent gold with a white head. Aroma is a bit fruit backed by bread. Near med body. Flavor is enough citrus and fruit to mostly cover up the malt. Drinks more tasty than many of the style.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
brokensail (10527) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 28, 2013
Clear golden pour with a fluffy white head. Grassy hops, fruity esters, and a grainy sweetness. Notes of bread, straw, and yeast. Kind of a "dirty" flavor, not really clean like I’d hope for from a kolsch. Grape and apple esters, grassy hops, yeast, and grain. Mild bread, some straw, and a light tartness on the finish. Disappointing.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (8760) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2013
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a golden color with a small sized head. Some citrus and grassiness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8302) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7682) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6715) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 25, 2013
Draft. Golden beer with a whitish head. Light malt aroma. Spice and malt flavor with light hay, light grass, and light lemon. Medium bodied. Spice and hay linger with light malt, light grass, and light lemon.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (5595) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 27, 2009
Shit I hate adding beers when I’m buzzed. That should say kolsch. Clear golden with a fizzy white head sweet malty aroma with a homey comb taste. Not bad.


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