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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   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!


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (2056) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 19, 2014
22oz. Very hazy amber; Decent off-white head Wonderful smell mixes lime with fresh baked bread. The flavor is much less balanced, with the lime components dominating. Good sweet/bitter/sour balance, with all three present at near equal levels. Refreshing. Light body with appropriate medium carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beese (2035) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2013
Draft at Burnside Brewing in Portland, OR on 29 May 2013. Poured a lightly hazy golden colour with a medium white head. Floral hop aroma with lime zest and lemon grass. Lime flavours at the forward with citrus hop and bready malt notes. Palate is quite watery with a chemically edge and soda water element.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerbeer (1945) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reid (1938) - Salem, Oregon, USA - SEP 8, 2013
22oz bottle from "Lifesource" in Salem. $4.99 Pours a hazy bright yellow with a large frothy and thick white head. Aromas of creamy lemon,lime zest and honey malts nice enough MMmm very refreshing first beer of the week and its zesty,salty,honey and crisp,dry pilsner finish nice stuff!! Good palate it is not too thin yet goes down a treat. Very nice refreshing summer beer. I was unsure so held off all summer but this is nice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OldMrCrow (1910) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Bomber from Last Drop.

I’ve been digging Kolsch lately, and I want to like Burnside, so I had to try this one, lime notwithstanding. Unfortunately, it’s a novelty beer rather than a kolsch. The kaffir leaf comes on quite strong in the aroma, dominating the nose. Lemon grass is powerful in the flavor, the other elements noticable.

Drinkable but not better than it would be without the lime etc.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfinney23 (1772) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2012
Light and refreshing, as you’d expect from a Kolsch, but the hint of lime really adds a tangy, crisp twist. You could really blow the minds of people who think Bud LIght Lime is good with this.

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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JDBaker11058 (1334) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lagerboy (1295) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 16, 2013
Bomber. Unclear pale yellow, creamy pillow of white head settles and lasts. Aroma of lime, lemongrass and muted Pilsen malt. Taste is lemongrassy, lime forward, backseat lager malts, some spice and floral notes. Lively carbonation, light bodied, low hopped. Nice enough hot day beer. LF (Lagerboy Friendly)

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
monk191 (1049) - 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


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