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This style originated in the area of Cologne, Germany. It exhibits the more desirable features of both ales and lagers. Our Kolsch is pale gold with light body and a slightly dry palate. It has a mild bitterness and delicate hop aroma. This beer is a clean and pleasant thirst quencher, which earned a Bronze Medal at the 1998 Great American Beer Festival. 4.6 - 5.0% alcohol, by volume

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryanscourt (861) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2013
Not my favorite kolsch, pretty mellow. Nice honey flavor, but doesnt have some of the grassy flavors of some others. Sweet and creamy. Not my favorite, but ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kramer (5307) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear dark gold body with a one finger fizzy white head that faded pretty quickly. The nose is bready and crackery maltiness, but there’s also an odd fruity note that smells a bit like grape soda instead of the yeast derived fruitiness that I’m expecting. The flavor is a little too sweet for the style in my opinion, there’s nothing about this that would make me guess Kolsch, versus your average Golden Ale. Lightly bready maltiness, a minimal hop addition, and finishes with a little more sweetness than I care for. Light bodied with fizzy carbonation and a slightly clingy finish. I suppose I’ll have to go to Cologne if I really want to have a well made version of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
radagast83 (5368) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Draft at the brewpub. Poured a yellow color with a small white head. Aroma was some light spice notes. Flavor was sweet malts, touch of spice. A touch thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
strongpieman (1572) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Draft. Very light, clear, yellow, plenty of carbonation. True to style but not my favorite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
radio_nowhere (1017) - Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2013 Draft in a pint glass. Pale yellow color with thin white head. Aroma of of bread, grass and some peppery-citrus notes. Taste is pale malts and some peppery hop bitterness underneath. Light body and a little bitter aftertaste. Not my favorite offering from Brewers Alley but not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (8312) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2012
Bottle from State Line. Pours pale gold with 1-finger white head and a lot of carbonation. Nose is Saaz hops, citrus, peppery. Palate is medium heft and complexity, with flavors of pale malt, fruit, crisp hops, and a finishing dry floral peppery flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sonnycheeba (4093) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Tap. Pours mostly clear pale yellow with average, fizzy white head; decent retention and lacing. Aroma is straw and bread malt, corn, grassy notes, and citrus. Flavor is sweet malt dominate with some supporting citrus fruit esters and faint hops; crisp, dry finish. Light body, low carbonation, and low warmth.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drjohnrock (540) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2012
Draft at brewpub. Medium yellow color, light to medium bitter aroma, good medium bittersweet flavor. Refreshing hot weather brew. Tasted on 7/05/2009 (better late than never--my lost tasting notes just turned up)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - JAN 20, 2012
Smells like a lot of pale malt, looks like a pale beer. Tastes like dry pale malt, not much else.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (14676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 6, 2012
Draft at the source. Bright yellow color, small white edge head. Aroma of white pepper. Taste of straw and white pepper. OK.

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