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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
This lager like ale is modeled after the official beer of Köln, Germany. Kolsch is delicate and refreshing with a slight fruitiness and supportive, yet unobtrusive hop bitterness

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WeeHeavySD (3361) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 16, 2009
Tap @ Downtown Locale. Pours clearish yellow with a bright white ring. Nose is slightly malty. Taste is sweet and light and ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (10841) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2009
Sampled on draft at the brewery. Pours a clear pale straw color with a medium head. Poor head retention and lacing. Aroma of grain and grass. Taste is bitter grassy hops, grain, apple and pear. Strongly carbonated. Very crisp. Medium bodied. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ben4321 (4881) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2009
Location: Draft Postal Building Location - From the sampler glass 3/7/09.

Aroma: Subtle, boring typical Pils-like nose
Appearance: Clear, yellowish
Flavor: Slight fruits, not much else there
Palate: Light body, thin, no lingering taste
Overall Impression: I’m not a Kolsch guy, For the style it was better then average, but I still couldn’t rate it much then this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JAN 5, 2009
Draught at the downtown location. Light yellow with a fine white head that leaves some lace. Slightly sweet, grainy aroma, with a subtle hop spice. The flavor is a bit grainy, maybe due to the 10% wheat, and has a light sweetness before finishing with a touch of bitterness and german hop flavor. I’m hard on Kölsch because I know that it can have great, subtle malt flavor, and this one misses by a bit; just a bit thin and grainy, though it does have some hop bite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brigadier (3290) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2009
On tap at brewpub *Summary* - As far as the kolsch style goes this is a great version. Light and easy on the palate it refreshed without being heavy. It would not be hard to knock down a few of these in short order. *Aroma / Appearance* - Clear and carbonated the thin white head protects a simple nose of light hops. There is not much to report; it is a kolsch after all. *Flavor / Palate* - Fading fast there is a blend of honey and wheat before the end. Definitely a warm weather refresher this could be a nice value if you are a fan of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - DEC 9, 2008
Prety nice as far as a Kolsch goes. Poured a pale yellow. Had a nice hoppy nose. Flavor was hops and a little bit of biscuit dough. Palate was a little thin, but a Kolsch is not a style you really want to chew on. Could see having a couple of pints of this and not being unhappy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DuffMan (8196) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 1, 2008
GABF 2008. Clear pale golden. Grainy, with a faint apple and pear accent. Palate is thin and watery, pale malts with a hint of orchard fruit. Not a very convincing kolsch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2419) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2008
i found this to be quite a flavorful kolsch indeed. ginger ale in appearance without the soda like carbonation it was pure grains and fragrant with a typical German type hop profile. certainly one of the better ones i have tried. pure and pungent mash aroma of barley and wet straw. quite substantive of character and just a residual fruit flavor.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bierkrug (2132) - - SEP 14, 2008
A refreshing beer for an afternoon pick-me-up after tromping around DC on a summer’s day. The beer was too sweet and lacked the sharpness for a Kolsch.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
gsmitty80 (2072) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2008
Poured very straw with some hazing. Aroma was of wet grain and a slight bit of malt. Taste was very bland and univiting but it was recognizably a kolsch. The finish was unpleasant and lingering good thing the turkey chili i had with it was tasty.

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