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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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


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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beastmaster (377) - Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2013
First Kolsch. Pours neon orange with a thin head. Aroma is orange, tangerine, citrus, gummy bears. Was beginning to think I was a fan of the style until I drank it. Nothing against this beer, as I’m sure it’s the style. But it tastes like a watered down alcoholic carbonated fruit tea.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leafs93 (2059) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2016
Pours gold with a small white head. Aroma is light citrus, grass and floral. taste is sweet with light tartness. Light bodied, easy to drink and overall very refreshing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (5783) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2016
Bottle: Clear, bright gold with a tall white head. Honey, grain malt scent. Taste is sweet, grain malt, honey............... Light, but full-flavoured..... Absolutely solid...

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fluffy (2275) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2016
Yeah it's a solid kolsch, not as bready as I would like it to be but light and refreshing all the same. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (10224) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 22, 2016
Bottle. Honey, barley malt, and hay aroma. Golden yellow with large white head. Sweet creamy biscuit malt and mildy bitter herbal hay flavor. Nice body. Excellent Koelsch.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (5284) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - NOV 2, 2015
On tap at Silver in Bethesda. Nice golden body with slight head. Nose is sweet, hoppy, with citrus. Taste is similar of hops, honey. Quite nice. Some spices in there too. Good one.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
solidfunk (7007) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 10, 2015
Easy to drink. Good enough for style. Pours golden and has OK lacing. Light crap finish. Some barley. Tap at brewpub.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
JDBaker11058 (1790) - Maryland, USA - JUN 17, 2015
Appearance: clear gold, short white head, minimal lacing. Aroma: cracker, light pie crust, honey, light notes of citrus and fresh flowers. Taste: as the aroma indicates. Finish: clean, crisp, dry, and just a little spicy. Notes: I was surprised at how good this was. I guess you don’t expect a smaller local to so effectively nail a pretty challenging style, but this was right on point. Shows me to be a total snob, so: sorry Brewer’s Alley, nice work! Bottle from Ye Old Spirit Shop in Frederick, Maryland.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
obguthr (5417) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2015
Yeasty hay nose with a urine presence. Hazy amber, thin head. Lemony hay, corn pops at midpalate and beyond. Light body, moderate carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (5502) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2015
Draft at Brewer’s Alley. Clear straw yellow with off-white head. Aromas of light wheat, citrus. Tastes of wheat, lemon citrus, herbs. Medium body with a dry finish.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dliberto (216) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2014
On tap at the 2014 Maryland Microbrewery Festival. Pours a clear gold with a small white head. Aroma consists of hay, citrus, grass, bread, and honey. Taste has a slight hop presence but is quickly lost in the sweetness of the honey, and citrus. Light bodied beer with medium carbonation. Not a big fan of this style.


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