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


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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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.

McTapps' rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
McTapps (5716) - Ruhrcity, - FEB 1, 2013
Clear golden in colour with steady head and smooth body. The aroma is just pure IPAish, means nose of spicy hops. Taste of coriander, pepper, hops, low malt, grass and cardamon. Maybe little bit thinner than expected. Good and solid beer, definately worth its money.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shorg1 (13) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUL 26, 2015
Straw yellow, high carbonation, lot of foam, steady head. Nose is citrus, especially orangepeel. Light body, herbal notes from hops. Very dry. Bitterness like a pils. Lasting bitterness. Overall nice to drink. Drinks like a (topfermented) fruity pils with very high carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HenrikSoegaard (11468) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2015
Bottle. Creamy White good mostly lasting head. Pale yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zymurgeist2 (1280) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 12, 2015
Draught at gourmet Haus. Hay and lemon aromas. Clear straw with full white head. Grainy and cookie malt. Slight floral and lemon pledge.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bartzluke (329) - Oklahoma, USA - JUL 6, 2015
.33l pour from chilled bottle into shaker pint. Mostly clear, yellow, large fizzy head. Light body with a bit of a carbonation bite. Tastes of bitter oranges and hay. Smells of light malt and biscuit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gunnfryd (12395) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 28, 2015
KØLF 281214. Golden colour with an off white- head. Aroma is fruit, pine, malt, hop. flavour is fruit, malt, hop, pine, tropical fruit, bread, apple. Medium body. Ordinary beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamaty (1234) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 28, 2015
Amarillo oscura, de espuma normal. El aroma tira a lupulado, bastante herbal y toques florales. En boca, ligera y bien de gas, sabrosa y refrescante, con sabor donde combinan bien malta acaramelada y lupulos herbales, en un tono general seco y de buen postgusto, algo cítrico. Buena ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kristall-König (2475) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - JUN 15, 2015
Sehr zitroniger Geruch, grasig. Beginnt zitrusartig, Gras, zieht hiermitbis weit in die Mitte. Hier leichte Malzschübe, würzig. Bittert recht lange nach. Gut.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drmet (269) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - JUN 14, 2015
L: -pours a clear straw-golden with a big,frothy,white head -medium carbonation visible S: -lots of lemon,floral,grassy,slight pineapple T: -follows the nose without the pineapple plus a decent amount of hop bitterniss -slightly metallic F: -light body,medium carbonation O: A Kölsch dry-hopped with one of my favourite Hops (Saphir) Good Beer all around,just wish it was cheaper

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ischas (82) - - JUN 12, 2015
0,335 l Flasche. Hellgelbes Bier, weißer, feinporiger Schaum. Frisches, fruchtiges, zitroniges Aroma, leicht bitterer, leicht zitroniger Geschmack.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentAle (1072) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 8, 2015
Aroma is light sweet malts with slight clove, citrus, and caramel. Taste is a blend of smooth sweet malts and a light and somewhat bland hop profile. Finishes with slight tanin and clove. Appearance is a clear straw with a thin pearl head that retains fairly poorly.

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