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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.81   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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The Kölsch style beer was originally brewed in the Köln area of Germany. Our Wavehopper Kölsch has subtle hop and malty aromas. It’s a light to medium bodied beer with a hint of creaminess brought on by the addition of small amount of wheat. This beer is perfectly balanced for those sunny afternoons on the water.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Chel (32) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 7, 2011
Is semi similar to a honey bock buA fairly good Kolsch or Cologne style beer meaning it is supposed to be light, a good summer beer, refreshing, and more complex than usual for a lighter beer. Given that this is a refreshing summer lager that is quite sweet, with minimal hop bitterness, some malt in flavoring and with minimal complexityet having subtle honey flavors. Overall I would recommend this on a hot day and liked it. It is semi-similar to a honey boch and going with that is my 2nd favorite honey boch-like after New Glarus’ Cabin Fever and my favorite Kolsch bier by default as of 6-7-11 as it is the only one I’ve had yet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kaser (2093) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Draft at kirkwoods. Yellow clear pour. Skunky creamy aroma. Fruity and creamy taste. Weird. Don't love or hate it

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Frank (2380) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2013
Hahaha... "Kolsch." Right, fellas.. and my blond ale is a non-sour Berliner weiss. Anyway, this isn’t really all that great whatever it is. It’s kind of a mildly sweet ale w/ a bit of butterscotch and earthiness lurking around every corner. The bit of sweetness is cut by brisk carbonation, I will give them that, but otherwise, I don’t have much to say about this.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jcwattsrugger (11001) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 24, 2013
shared with jtclockwork-12oz bottle-thin offwhite-amber. A-boiled cabbage, heavy-too much caramalt. T-follows with some too roasted malt.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jtclockwork (7103) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Bottle shared by Jcwattsrugger. Pours dark gold with white head. Nose and taste of burnt grass, barley, boiled cabbage, caramel and burnt grain. Lighter medium body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Christpuncher (705) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2013
A malty beer with a slight amount of hops. Very yellow in color and has a nice finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Nice clear yellow pour with a white head. Aroma is grainy, a bit wheaty, floral and citrus. Flavor is crisp, wheat, light caramel malt. Good clean tasty beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drywallman (325) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2013
This one poured with a light head and a bready aroma for this style. It was slightly creamy, and had a slight herbal hop note. Good for the summer as the style is designed for it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
jstraw (1900) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2013
Draft at Jerry’s. Pale gold with big, foamy, white head, good legs / Very faint nose of candy corn and cream / Medium body, light carbonation, very watery, modestly sweet / Thin, bland flavors of corn, cream, honey / Where’s Budweiser when you need it?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (3546) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 21, 2013
Aroma is very light fruit and mildly grainy malts. The flavor is pale malts, fruit and a slightly dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
benfergy (191) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - APR 15, 2013
The aroma has grass and some floral scent; as I sip, I taste some malt as well. The taste is subtle; there’s some sweetness. The palate is light and somewhat astringent; it still manages to be pretty refreshing.

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