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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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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


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SamGamgee (2451) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brigadier (3250) - 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.

3.1
   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.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DuffMan (7999) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2380) - 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.

2.1
   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.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
gsmitty80 (2011) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kevster (344) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2008
On tap 04/06/08 @ the Capitol Hill location: Pours a very clear golden color with a thin white head. Has a mild nutty fruitiness in the aroma and the sweetness of the flavor. Has a tingling feel on the palate that finishes with a mild dry hoppiness. Refreshing!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeinDahlem (1377) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 27, 2008
Draft on the Hill. Pale gold with tight white head. Grainy and nutty beer aromatically, very fresh bready flavor, light and refreshing. Quaffable quencher, not bad at all.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 19, 2008
Kolsch? Are you kidding me? This isn’t even close, and the name is an insult to the style. I can *still* taste the lingering metal finish even though this has been out of my mouth for two weeks. Like biting aluminum foil or licking a 9-volt battery. A pissy, corny disaster.


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