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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86/5   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


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (10879) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 13, 2009
Sample at the Downtown location. The beer is a clear yellow-gold color with a thin and fizzy white head that burns away quickly. Spots of lacing on the glass under a ring at the top. Fruity aroma with malt underneath. Light and crisp body with flavors of fruit, sweet malt and mild grassy hops. The finish is fruity with a short mild bitterness left over. Just average overall.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LordBeamish (144) - Boozetown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2009
On tap at Capitol City.....Very light offering....nice golden colour with a bready/malty aroma.....wet mouthfeel and extremely coiffable.....Good but lacking flavour for my taste.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (6937) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 10, 2009
On tap at Capitol City – Downtown
Appearance: bright golden ale with light white top.3-
Nose: grainy , malty nose with mild qualities , slight earthy tone on top.
Flavor/Palate : Mid-light bodied with good grainy , mineral feel , slight nutty character on top. Soft yet crisp late finish. Drinkable. Kolsch it is , not just another golden ale from USA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10799) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 13, 2009
Growler sent by strykzone. Thanks Dave! DC off my list! Pours a yellow color. Aroma is fresh and livley. Flavor is crisy, dry and yeasty. I don’t usually like this style all that much, but this one was good. I could drink it all day.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2009
Had this one on draught at the brewpub near Union Station in Washington, D.C. Light yellow pour with a bubbly, slightly spicy nose, very grapey and dry flavor, like a chardonnay, sharp notes but not too bitter, great sessionable beer, especially for the style, I really enjoyed this one.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexanderj (3500) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAY 31, 2009
ON tap. Very clear yellow pour with a white head. ARoma was pretty mild; bready and a bit grassy. Flavor was of bread, yeast with only a light sweetness. A bit of earthy/spicy hops in the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WeeHeavySD (3365) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (11469) - 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.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ben4321 (5397) - 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.

2.9
   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.


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