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Blue Mountain Kolsch 151
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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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A light German-style ale indigenous to Koln (Cologne). This ale is treated like a lager, undergoing extensive cold aging to produce a clean, crisp beer. All imported Muessdoerffer Pilsen and Munich malts and hops from the Hallertau region lend a balanced flavor to this ale.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
popkow (285) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Can on a hot day. Not a lot of aroma and water downed Kolsch with some slight grassy notes. No hop flavor short finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (3281) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Total Wine, Fairfax cans: Pours yellow with a white head. Aroma is apple, grass, hops, and some grain. Taste is lightly bitter. Slightly sweet. Refreshing, with hints of spicy bite to it. Nice and sessionable, of course. Simple, but good.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cybercat (3222) - Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Pours a clear golden yellow with a fairly thick ivory head. Crisp aroma is malty and - not much else. Let’s go further, though. Flavor, happily, is better, malty and fruity with a snip of hops, definitely a kolsch. Smooth texture has a lively and persistent fizz. I get my kicks on Route 151 - but only if I haven’t had too much!

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
nearbeer (3610) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 28, 2014
12 oz. bottle filled with about 10 ounces; bb Aug 2014. Pours clear shiny golden with a disappearing head. Nose is faint but hints at apple cider and dry grass. Tastes of spicy honey, grainy toast, dry grass and a touch of lemon. Medium body has low carbonation and a nice balance.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TylerGreenDC (271) - - JUN 21, 2014
On draft. Clean, crisp, hoppy, and a bit of bittered sweetness. An ideal post-hike kolsch.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (9512) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2014
Bottle poured a clear gold with a small lingering white head. Aromas of straw, graininess and light earthiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw and graininess with a crisp dry finish.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HellesBunny666 (147) - Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Light and bright. Malt. Grassy. Smells like hay. Kinda bitter. Light fruitiness. Just ok.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2014
12 oz can into a pint glass. A: Pours a pale yellow color. The head is a one finger white shade with a great fluffiness and even some decent retention for the style. There are also some decent rings of lacing left behind. S: The first thing I note is some pleasant cereal grains meshing with a pale malt sweetness redolent of sugar cookie. There are also some lemony hints here and there. Not bad by any means, but I wished it were a bit hoppier and fruitier. T: The flavor works better, I think. It starts of with some sweet lemony touches, while the finish brings grainy touches. These aforementioned grainy touches work well, I must say. After a while, a twinge of herbal bitterness makes itself known. While it’s simplistic, this isn’t some 14% bourbon barrel aged monster brewed with coconut, coffee, the tears of Jesus, kombucha, green goddess dressing, and some old Dark Angel cassette tapes. Just like with the nose, it could use a touch more hop bitterness and fruit esters, but there’s nothing wrong here, either. M: It’s a bit sweet on the finish for me - this would be hella refreshing on a hot day regardless. It has a light texture and goes down quite easily without ridiculous carbonation, and that’s what I like from the style. O: I could definitely see this being a rock-solid refresher on a warm day. There isn’t much place for this beer in my fridge right now; but give me a couple friends, 100 degree weather, and outdoor work, and I guarantee a case of this will get killed faster than you can say "gimme that wheelbarrow, ya jackass."

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maverick34 (2174) - New York, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Canned. Golden pour slightly cloudy with white head. Bit of European malts and grains - clean finish. A passable k.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JDBaker11058 (1211) - Maryland, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Appearance: cloudy light yellow, with a fluffy two fingers of bright white head. Aroma: light aromas of slightly toasted white bread, delicate floral and grassy hops. Taste: light and bready, with hints of honey, citrus, floral hops, and white peppercorns. Finish: smooth and clean, with a bit of floral, grassy bitterness. Notes: Perfectly fine take on the style. A little pilsner-y, but suitably restrained and refreshing. I like the can.


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