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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GJF (1397) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - AUG 10, 2013
on tap at the brewpub. it’s very grassy with a spice in the finish that I can’t put my finger on. It’s not a particularly pleasant finish to it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reggiedunlop (3538) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2013
pours clear gold with a medium white head. aroma is earthy/malty with a touch of grass. flavor has a bot more grassy/earthy hop notes. mouthfeel is light/medium with an earthy/hoppy dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (3769) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Draft at the restaurant. Pours clear light gold. Tastes like malt, bread, biscuits, with faint hints or hops and bitterness. Light body and low carbonation. Smells faintly of malt and citrus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadRobin (2505) - Silver Spring, USA - MAY 24, 2013
On tap at a Brewer's Alley Beer Pairing Dinner at a Frederick Keys/Potomac Nationals class A baseball game at Harry Grove Stadium in Frederick, MD. Clear, sparkling, beautiful gold color with a 2-finger bright white head and excellent lacing. Aroma of grain, toasted bread and light fruity hops. Taste of grain, light fruity hops and toast. Light/medium body and high/medium carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryanscourt (1071) - 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 (5510) - 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 (6119) - 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 (1618) - 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 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
radio_nowhere (1258) - Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2015 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 (8797) - 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.

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