Brewed by BraufactuM (Oetker Group)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Frankfurt, Germany


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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Stilbeschreibung: Dieses obergäriges Bitterbier wurde nach "Rheinischer Brauart" hergestellt. Es weist traditionell angenehme, durch die Kalthopfung hervorgerufene Hopfenaromen auf und hat eine ausgewogene Bitternote. Besonderheiten: Mit Colonia lässt BraufactuM die Tradition der Rheinischen Bitterbiere wieder aufleben. Mit einer hohen Hopfengabe im Sudhaus, aber auch in den Lagertanks, wurde sowohl die höhere Bitternote als auch das ganz besondere Hopfenaroma erzeugt. Zur Hopfung wird ausschließlich die seltene Hallertauer Hopfensorte "Saphir" verwendet. Verkostungsnotiz: Intensive goldgelbe Farbe, starke Schaumbildung. Sehr frischer Duft mit floralen Noten und Honig. Trocken im Geschmack, leichtes Mousseux. Präsentiert sich vielschichtig: Anklänge von Ananas, Zitrusaromen und Mango werden von deutlichen Bitternoten unterlegt, die in eine cremige Textur gekleidet sind. Die Länge wird von Herbheit getragen.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (12590) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2015
Bottle split at JF’s, big thanks to Sarah for dragging this one back for the beer boys, 13/12/14. Clear pale golden blonde with a moderate white covering. Nose is pale malt, straw, citric peel, grain. Taste comprises lemon rind, light floral notes, pale malt, grassy. Medium bodied, light spritzy carbonation, semi drying close. Mediocre GB.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
after4ever (6635) - Brier, Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Draft at SB. Pours a slightly hazy medium gold with a loose white head that settles away quickly. Big dry nutty nose with some softly toasted corn nuts mixed in. Creamy medium body with light carb. Toast, corn nuts, and a slight sour hay/wheat quality on the mid palate. A little too dry and oddly tangy to be really enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (15191) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle. A lightly hazy one, pale golden in color and with a small, dense, off-white head. Some lacings. Quite fruity flavor with pine cones and resins. Some tropical notes too. Bready hints in the flavor, with a quite nice bitterness. Tropical fruit hints, pear and some apples. Medium body, soft carbonation. Lasting fruity finish. Dry on the palate with a soft carbonation. Quite nice this one, tasteful and easy drinkable. 141228

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sigmund (5703) - Tau, NORWAY - DEC 21, 2014
Sampled two bottles side by side (different bottle design), first bottle with BB date 31.01.2014, second bottle with BB date 30.04.2015. First bottle is 330 ml, second bottle 355 ml. ABV of both is 5.5%. Bought at CITTI-Markt Flensburg on two different occasions. The colour of the beer is significantly darker in the old bottle, deep golden vs. very pale golden. The newest version is slightly hazier, with a somewhat better retention of the moderate to low white head. The aroma of the old version is slightly fruitier, both have mild spicy notes. The flavour is fresh, fruity and spicy in both versions (slightly fresher in the newest version, as expected). Reasonably hoppy finish (Saphir). Okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Douberd (3131) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2014
(BraufactuM Colonia) Bottle 355 ml at home, served into a teku, ABV 5.5% Pale golden yellow colour on the body, with a good sized, snow white head, quite thick and soapy, with good retention, leaving light lacing on the glass. Aroma has fresh grass, light citrus, tropical fruits, mango, pineapple. Nice fruity taste, again with tropical fruits, some passion fruit too now, tastes fresh. Medium thin body, good carbonation. Moderate dry palate. Not bad at all, very refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (7627) - Albertslund, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2014
33 cl. bottle. Hazy yellow colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of hops, fruit, spice, malt and bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
peponi (729) - Krakow, POLAND - NOV 26, 2014
Aroma: citrus notes (pineapple, mango), honey, herbal notes. Appearance: hazy straw color, thine white head. Taste: medium bitterness (herbs and citrus), herbal notes, some malty backbone, zesty and easy drinking. Palate: medium body and medium carbonation, bitter finish. Overall: It should be called the imperial kolsch, which means that it is really bitter, but still easy drinking and refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (9713) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2014
On tap at Disney World (Wine and Food Festival). Poured a golden color with a small sized head. Malty and grainy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
saintjulien (185) - - NOV 15, 2014
cereal, hay, light sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, medium body, thin feel, average carbonation,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Erzengel (5340) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - NOV 11, 2014
Hellgelbe Farbe, schöner hopfenfrischer Geruch. Der Antrunk ist hopfenbetont, frisch-hopfig, leicht citrusartig. Zum Hauptteil sehr angenehm herb, hopfenbetont. Die Zitrusnote schaut mit leichter Süße unter der angenehmen, aber deutlichen Herbe hervor. Sehr tolles Zusammenspiel der Aromen. Der Saphir-Hopfen kommt mit seinen tollen Zitronenaromen gut raus. Im Nachgeschmack recht langweilig, schön weich-cremig. Die Herbe hält sich und leichte Ananasaromen treten hinzu. Lecker! 12/12/12/12

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