Blue Mountain Kolsch 151
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RATINGS: 61   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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HellesBunny666 (89) - Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Light and bright. Malt. Grassy. Smells like hay. Kinda bitter. Light fruitiness. Just ok.

   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."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maverick34 (2065) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JDBaker11058 (1131) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
coyforce (477) - Virginia, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Pretty good kolsch style lager. Aroma is good and flavor is of a nice European brew. Pour is a light amber color with no head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Butters (3686) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2013
Bright clear golden pour with ring of white head but fewer bubbles than the classic lager. The hallertau hops are a bit heavy on the tail, and bring out a pronounced light noble bitterness. Clean crisp the bite on the finish. A slight graininess, but pretty much exactly what I’ve come to expect from the style. Like a hoppier, less buttery version of the classic lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bob_w (291) - new york, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2013
it has a kellerbier aroma. very clear light gold/medium straw color, very thin head. a little corn-like note. slightly heavier body than i’d expect for a kölsch. a tangy note in the finish,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beergeek23322 (2042) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - OCT 14, 2013
10/14/2013. From can. Light amber color with a large white head. Aromas of malt, hay, bread. A little caramel in the mix, malty flavors with light hops on the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rayg1 (537) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Not a terrible representation of the style but still lacked something pretty much everywhere. Light hay notes on the nose, slightly fruity towards the end of the sip. Good session beer with decent flavor, again, nothing bad but nothing amazing. Slightly disappointing because I like this style so much.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
maxwelldeux (3090) - Everett, Washington, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Can. Pours a mostly clear tannish yellow color with a small white head on it. Nose has a little bit of corn and grains in there, but pretty light nonetheless. Taste definitely has a lot of grains in there, but ends up being light smooth and crisp. Pretty drinkable.

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