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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.72   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Light-bodied ale which features a pale gold color. Its crisp, clean malt flavor makes this a perfect refreshing summer quaff. This German style ale is brewed with imported malt, hops, and an authentic Kolsch yeast strain


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
UDBeernut (1768) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2013
bottle from mrnightshoe, yup another god damn railroad based beer name. as one can assume, golden spike should really be termed gold plated.. ie a perfect brand new track.... but i digress. pours hazy gold with a quick fizzy head. cracker with quick flashes of grass, earth, socks all wrapped in alight fizz body.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Derek881 (1009) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Poured from a large bottle into a trumpet glass to drink. The beer had a cloudy, lighter gold-straw color with a modest foamy white head that had low retention and below average lacing and cling. Its aroma featured grain and straw hop components blended with some lemon and yeast and was somewhat modest overall. The taste was a grainy and straw sour-bitter blend with some yeasty bitterness and a bit of corn. It had a wetter, watery body and was somewhat then with lower carbonation and life and light mouthfeel. Thank you for the gift, Linda.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
vmilaxer29 (404) - North Dakota, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Has a light golden color with a good bit of carbonation and a light malt/sweet smell. Taste is light, kind of american standardish and finishes a little metallic. Overall not the best BBC beer made, but it is at least drinkable.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 17, 2012
Bomber from Whole Foods Market Darien. Pours a hazy straw color with a thin fizzy off-white head. Fair head retention. Aroma of grainy malts and faint grass. The taste is sweet malts, grainy and nutty notes, faint fruits and very mild hops. Medium bodied. Fairly average but not bad.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
auerbrau (3177) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - SEP 7, 2012
22oz Bottle, enjoyed at La Strada - Matunuck, RI. Green and gold, slightly stale beer aroma. This has a bit of a yeast sickness to it. Flavors focused on watery, wheaty, yeast, and minerals. Thin-ish. Not stunning Kolsch. It really tasted like a flabby, dead-yeast Golden Ale. Funny though, I had this and then a Newport Storm Hurricane Amber and this was way better as any beer than the Newport Storm was as an Amber Ale.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
annunz123 (864) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 6, 2012
A little citrus and flower in the aroma. Flavor is remarkably weak and dull. Some flowery hops and a little metallic tinge in the finish. Probably an OK choice if you’re really thirsty on a hot day, but certainly nothing worth seeking out.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spelt (231) - East Kingston, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 12, 2012
Excellent surprise. Found this on tap at the Amesbury Barking Dog Restaurant. Came to the table in a shaker pint...but after that, all was good. Light aroma of wheat and citrus. Hazy, light golden yellow with a thin, but persistent, creamy, white head. Tasting gives you a light sweetness with a hint of lemon zest and wheat tanginess. This quickly dissolves into a deep bready/biscuity warmth. Then it dries up on the tongue with a very pleasant aftertaste. Light and creamy. This is an exceptional summertime brew.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Reynolds314 (2349) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Not too bad. Crackers and lightly toasted malts with light hops. Very drinkable and no off flavors even though boring.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernesto987 (3768) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 1, 2012
Crisp and very toasty. I really like this style, tasty and crisp.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 8, 2011
22oz. Not my favorite BBC offering, however this can be categorized as a great lawnmower beer. Clean light golden color, nice lacing and white head, good carbonation. Citrusy and light, goes down like a Kolsch should, balanced. If they didn’t make the hefeweizen, this one would have been my go to summer local big bottle. Would wanna try it on tap, but alas you never see it. For me only the Captain Lawrence Kolsch is better.


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