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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   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 (242) - 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
BierMeHoos (88) - Maryland, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear gold with a medium white head. Aroma is grassy. Pretty good overall.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (6302) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2014
Taster on tap at the brewpub. Clear golden color. Thin white head, that leaves nice thicker sheets of lace. Good bready malt aroma. Light hint of spiciness. Medium body. Smooth, lightly soft, lighter carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Moderate sweet taste, light bitter. A very solid, clean kolsch.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
BMMillsy (1325) - Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Strangely enough, my first Kolsch is rate #808. Bottle from the old man. Hometown brew for me. Pours a clear deep golden with nearly no head. Some white lacing around the glass. Aroma of honey, straw, sweetness, some floral hops. Light bodied with highish carbonation. Flavor is sweet malts, honey, some corny finish. Some bitter hop presence. Not bad and easy drinking. Slightly metallic. Would take over a pale lager for sure.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GJF (1245) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ReggieDunlap (3052) - 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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (2079) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadRobin (1893) - 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

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryanscourt (740) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kramer (4903) - 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.


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