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

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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   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.


MoritzF's rating

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MoritzF (8562) - Bochum, - JUN 30, 2013
(bottle, 35.5cl, 5.5% abv) Clear, pale golden colour with a blond mid-sized foamy head. Citric and flowery hoppy aroma with mildly spicy herbal accents and a delicately buttery malty touch. Slightly bitter flavour, light to medium bodied, crispy on the tongue. Initially pale malty with a dusty touch and a rising hops character from the middle part, including citric, floral and mildly herbal notes; dry and moderately bitter finish with an aromatic hoppy tail. 29.VI.13


4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
PsychoGunnar (200) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2014
Insisting pale ale with a wonderful pineapple-like colour. Well hopped with german/czech hop types, like an IPA with pilsner hops. Discrete aroma which is in the same street as the taste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (8100) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 18, 2014
From bottle. Vibrant hop aroma shows a core of German hops: lemon meringue, lemon balm, lime juice, faint pineapple and "tropical" fruit mish-mash, somewhat grassy from dry-hopping. Medium-light body, lightly sweet, highly bitter, looks and smells like Kellerpils but I understand that this is top-fermented. Hops do give off a minor cheese / sweat character but it’s not distracting from the juicy-floral-citrus quality that makes it so much fun to smell and drink. Good shape, ingredients expressed well, flavor balance in the mouth achieved.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Inbreak (2172) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - SEP 16, 2014
16.09.2014, 0,35l bottle @ home:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly grainy, flowers, wet grain, wet socks, weeds, light malts, wet hay, cereal. Taste is kind of harsh floral, weeds, bark, light malts, flowers, hay, paper. Medium bitterness, dry mouthfeel. Fair enough.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (12286) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Tammy Tuck, thank you ma’am! I have to caveat this rating by saying the bottle was about 18 months old, so not quite yet into the "terrible twos." Clear golden color, white head. Nice fruity aroma. Taste starts with a bit of fruit, then a bitter finish. Plain.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
renffisch (808) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2014
0,75l bottle from the shop at Hoffstättner brewery. (#1051) This is by far the best Kölschs i ever had. Perfectly brewery with not a single flaw. Golden colour, beautiful honied floral nose, very specific Saphir Hop notes. Perfect carbonation. Just awesome!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Schnabelhund (69) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 19, 2014
Pours pale golden with medium-thin white head. The nose is bright and pleasant as it unveils its pineapple and citrus notes, but its initial intensity seems to slacken a bit over time. The flavor begins with gentle zest over pale malts, followed by bright, refreshing hops which provide balance through gentle bitterness, which also carries the dry finish fairly elegantly. The texture is gentle and spritzy. A neat and wholesome beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrJoller (69) - ITALY - AUG 11, 2014
355ml Bottle, pour is clear golden, thin-to-no head. Aroma has some citrusy notes. Taste is also citric with some sweeter notes. Beer is enjoyable but a little more complexity would be good.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
adasko (401) - Poznan, POLAND - AUG 10, 2014
Has malty aroma with small note of something like a pear. It’s bright yellow color, clear. Has a tiny head with nice lacing. In taste it’s also malty, there is nothing really going on. It’s highly carbonated. Taste a little bit just lika a typical pils produced in huge factory.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (11026) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2014
Bottle from Galeria Alexanderplatz, Berlin. Clear pale yellow beer with a decent white head. Fruity citrus aroma, hay, biscuits, grapes, some passion fruit. Fruity hop flavor, bready, cereal, hay notes. Flawless but slightly dull.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StilleStorm (753) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUL 26, 2014
DWG; Bottle 0, 355l. Pours cloudy golden with a moderate fading, frothy, lacings, white head. Aroma is light malt, pear, green apples and citrus fruity. Taste is less, light sweet, light citric, light spicy and moderate bitter with a somewhat lasting finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft to avarage.


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