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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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2338) - 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 (1935) - Washington DC, 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.

   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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeinDahlem (1359) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
puzzl (3254) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JoeMcPhee (8807) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2008
Tap. Very pale straw coloured brew. Aroma is quite grainy initially with mostly pils malt. There is a very light floral character, but this is mostly a limpid BMC substitute. Meh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KUEric (888) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 11, 2008
Above average kolsch. A little bitter, a little grassy, a little toasty. Some yeast aromas. An average appearence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 10, 2008
Pours yellow with a fizzy white head. Smells perfumy with some toasty hints. Tastes crisp and dry with a hint of fruitiness on the finish. Solid!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kidmartinek (3741) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2008
Pours pale yellow, clear, small white head and good lacing. Exhibits excellent natural carbonation. Aroma of light bready yeast and hops. Crisp taste that’s a little sweet and sour. Taste is pretty bitter too. Mouthfeel is lively and medium/full... surprising for a kolsch style beer. Finish is clean and a bit malty compared to the taste of this beer. Overall a refreshing light full beer.

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