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RATINGS: 282   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.59/5   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
A light and refreshing pale beer. Slightly fruity with delicate hopping to balance. Bottom-fermented and well-conditioned for exceptional smoothness.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
rcasta (843) - - NOV 4, 2010
Nice kolsch. Pense haber estado en BJs antes en los angeles pero puede ser que no

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rlgk (15303) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2015
Draught at BJ:s Restaurant and Brewhouse, Brea. Clear pale golden beer with a small offwhite head. Malty caramel aroma, bready, fruity from apples and grapes. Thin fruity bready flavor, grapes, pear notes, some caramel. A bit too thin.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
phaleslu (8006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2015
Draft in a flight at the local brewpub. Pours a cloudy yellow gold with a white head that leaves some trailing lace along with a ring and film. Notes of hay, minerals, crackers, dust, chalk, and a hint of fruit. Light-bodied, with moderate to medium carbonation and a bone dry mouthfeel. I thought this was a super dry blonde ale, but it’s even weaker for the style it really is.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
benpickens (448) - Camarillo, California, USA - AUG 29, 2015
Golden with no head; clean apple aromas; creamy mouthful with crisp palate.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
BlackHaddock (5188) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2015
21st May 2015: BJ’s Laguna Hills outlet. Part of an eight glass flight. This was by far the worst beer of the eight. Very pale golden body, snow white head. tasted and had the aroma of a radler/shandy/lager and lemonade type drink. Exceedingly fizzy too. Kolsch is supposed to be light, subtle flavoured and refreshing in nature: not too sure what the brewer was trying to do with this.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
GreatDane1632 (1124) - Alabama, USA - APR 30, 2015
Had at their brewpub in San Antonio. All of their beers tasted thin and watery. Would have like much more malt flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thorongil2 (1967) - , Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2015
(tap) clear pale yellow colour with a small white head; aroma of sweet fruit, champagne; balanced and refreshing flavour with a long, very light bitter finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
vipinvelp (3148) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2015
Clear yellow, small white lacing foam head. Weak aroma, like normal with a Kölsch, tasted perfect with my rack of ribs. (Houston 201501)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Drake (11116) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Keg at BJs, Gainesville, VA. Clear golden with a thin fizzy head. Aroma of grain and grassy hops. The taste matches. Thin bodied, high carbonation.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
obguthr (4901) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2014
No aroma. Clear yellow, headless. Hay flavor. Watery mouthfeel. Good enough flavor, but it just doesn’t come together very well. Worse than their light lager. Kolsch just isn’t very good when it’s mass produced.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
OldMrCrow (2212) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Tap at the Westwood location.

I wanted another beer, and I didn’t have high hopes for anything, so a "kolsch" seemed like less work than the others. Probably correct -- very transparent, unobjectionable, easy-going beer, modestly sweet but none of the intrigue of a good kolsch, no fruit notes, nothing.

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