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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.8/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Heavily dry hopped with Australian-grown galaxy hops; semi-dry & quaffable with bold passion fruit, peach & mango aromatics.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (6216) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 24, 2015
Draft - Bright Pomello and Mandarin citrus. Clear gold with a rich white head. Light citrus and grains with a clean finish. Most fun I have had with a Kolsch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (4161) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 14, 2015
Pours rather clear blonde , small white head . Smell is citrussy . Bit bitter , yet very balanced and gentle . Taste is bitter , malty , some hops . Very balanced . Very nice ! Bit dry .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4807) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Tap at Bluejacket. Zesty bright new school hop tones. Kind of unfair to call this one a Kolsch. Interesting creamy yellow body. Fresh, World Class beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BierMeHoos (210) - Maryland, USA - FEB 3, 2015
On draft at Bluejacket in Navy Yard, DC. Poured on tap into a snifter. Appearance is watery pale body and lemon yellow color and cloudy. Aroma is huge notes of pineapple and tropical juice. Lots of hops. Huge amounts of club soda carbonation, giving a real papery crispness. Very aggressive though. Not my favorite style or beer. But decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wittales (677) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 1, 2014
For Local trade from Prufrockstar. Appearance was hazy muddy yellow with lasting white creamy 1 finger head, rings of lacing. Aromas are fruits galore like, peach, guava, gooseberry with slight pine and apricot. Taste are soft sweet cracker malts upfront gives way to minerals, soft orange, mango, apricot and peach. Then slightly dryish lager finish. Palate was soft smooth CO2 with light body, then average length fruity, soft dry finish. Overall a solid session, sorry fruity Kolsch. Not traditional at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (11998) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 23, 2014
On tap @ The Festival 2014. Lightly hazed yellow straw pour with white foam. There’s a super fruity and tropical aroma to this. A whole lot of pineapple and mango. Some lemon peels, melon, and grass. Sort of a rice cracker and bready malt flavor. Juicy pineapple hops and some melon notes. Maybe a light sweetness of preserved lemon. Not sure how much of a Kolsch this is, but it drinks pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (7023) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 29, 2014
Bouteille 75cl courtesy of Travlr, split with Tomaz. Huge content under pressure. Dorée, trouble sur la fin, col très dense et actif. Arôme offre un bouquet excellent fruité tropical venant du Galaxy, note abricot fermenté, citron vert et fruit de la passion. Palais est fruité, je note pas mal de notes vertes rappelant un citronné vert frais, haute effervescence, le tout est sec sur un malté pils, et une possible rondeur de Vienna? Herbacé avec une pointe de fruit de la passion. Sur la fin la présence de lie se fait nettement plus ressentir ajoutant une certaine épaisseur à une bière si légère. Seul bémol de cette bière est que les derniers 25-30 cl sont trop sous l’influence d’une levure trop épaisse.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nearbeer (3933) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 28, 2014
On tap. This is a style buster and I dig it. Opaque straw color with a small spot of bubbles. Big nose of fresh grapefruit with the peppery zest, and some evergreen resin. Just a spot of honey. Tastes of grapefruit, peach, mango, resin and dank herb. Again a spot of honey and caramel to just balance. More to the light side and definitely a dry bias. Mid-carbonation is nice. This is more akin to a great SIPA, but who cares.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6577) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 2, 2014
On tap at the source. Pours a cloudy yellow color with a small white head. A nice aroma of fruit, tropical, lemons. The flavor is almost sour lemons, a bit of dank hops, earthy yeasty dry base. Super clean and tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (9433) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Keg at Bluejacket, 8/19/14. Pours a murky orange with a thin head. Aroma of of spicy, citrus hops, pale malt, lingering citrus zest. Taste is citrus zest, noble, spicy hops, pale malt. Medium bodied, strong lingering bitterness, good balance.

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