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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Burnside Lime Kolsch is brewed as a German style Kolsch made with premium pilsner malt and a touch of wheat and Munich malts. We then add Tettnanger hops, and ferment with the German ale yeast at 59 degrees to create a crisp, dry, and thirst quenching beer. Then the Burnside twist; we hand zested 200 limes, steeped a pound of Kaffir Lime leaf in the kettle, and added lemongrass to the bright tank. The result, a highly drinkable summer ale with hints of exotic ingredients from the east. Drink it with a lime!


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerbeer (1668) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 2, 2013
650 ml bottle. Pours a hazy gold with light head but lots or carbonation. Aromas of limes and toasted malts. Flavor is heavy on the limes with maybe a bit of a witbier finish. Definitely refreshing so extra points, but in the category of a cooler, not a beer. Kolsch? Maybe as a base but not the result.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beersearcher (2315) - Glendale, California, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Poured a light yellow color. Had more ginger taste to it than lime. The kolsch base was good and it was really quite drinkable. Just wish there was more lime to it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JDBaker11058 (1205) - Maryland, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Appearance: cloudy buttery yellow with a thick, frothy bright white head that lasts for the duration, leaving spiderwebs of lace; not the typical crystal clear expected from the style, but pretty nonetheless. Aroma: at first, an almost funky level of citrus, like overly sweet lemonade left too long in the sun; a few moments to breathe and warm and the nose brightened considerably, bringing notes of lime, hay, and a bit of cracker. Taste: blast of lime up front, which works with some minerality to really zing around the mouth; this fades quickly, leaving a hint of saltine crackers. Finish: the finish is extremely dry and a little tart, and a wash of lime comes out of the exhale; it’s almost like a sour, but in reverse, with the sourness coming in the end instead of at the beginning. Notes: Unlike any beer I’ve ever had. I love the kolsch style, and this one had at least the palate down perfectly. They weren’t kidding about the limes, they were right in your face. However, while strong up front, they faded nicely after the post-swallow exhale, resulting in a very dry and crisp finish. It was a tad one-dimensional, but for a lime beer, it was exactly as advertised. I’ll also note that they could have made this overly sweet, almost radler-esque, but they didn’t try to balance the tart lime with sweetness, which kept this feeling very light and drinkable. Definite points for uniqueness. My buddy said this would be a perfect beer to drink after mowing the lawn on a hot summer day, and I agree.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
monk191 (780) - California, USA - JUL 17, 2013
A nice and very refreshing beer! Pours an ugly yellow, but smells great, like lime. Lime and wheat in the taste. Great for a hot day. Had on tap at the brewery. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 10, 2013
On tap, served with a lime. Smells like a corona with a lime in it. Crisp and clean, drinks like a summer lager, very refreshing and easy going.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
riversideAK (5574) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Lime and lemon grass, mild grain, perhaps a little cloroxy. Golden pour, mild haze, white head. Flavors of lime and lemon, mild bread and grain, more leafy lime and herbal lemongrass. LIngering citrus finish, natural but at the same time I can see how it can become a little solventy in large portions. Like craft Tequiza.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johncowens (1) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 7, 2013 does not count
Light body and noticeable hops flavor but without the bitterness. Lingering lime flavor makes it a good sipping beer. My favorite light refreshing summer beer so far.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6184) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Bottle:   Vibrant straw, clear, light sudsy white head, little lacing.   Strong floral aroma, a little medicinal, and I hate to say it, some urinal cake.   Definite Lime tho!   Seems artificial in it aroma, however. Thankfully on the tongue its more Lime Leaf than the aromatic/floral lime.   Soft body, smooth, and very lime like on the finish.   The aroma is a bit deceiving in that its real artificial, but on the tongue its a bit more neutral and real.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Soft lime like finish.   Tiz okay, but the nose detracts too much.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nikiel (875) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 3, 2013
Bottle from Belmont Station. Pours light gold with persistent fine creamy foam. Smells solidly of lime and slightly salty almost like a margarita. Tastes sweet and briney with plenty of lemongrass on the finish.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 10, 2013
this is fine, a hint of lime. Crisp, very zesty. Very fizzy. A little sterile. Nice cereal finish.


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