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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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (5423) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 9, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2007 Capitol Hill location. Light flavor, lemon and floral hops. Very light yellow color. Very refreshing. I also had this at the Shirlington location about a month later and my memory of it is more fonder. Not sure if it really was better, or if my palate was already tainted from other beers the first time I had it, but from my opinion it’s quite good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2006
Tap at the Capitol Hill location. Pours a very clear, very light straw with a thin lasting pure white head. Aroma is lightly herbal hop, spice and a bit of esters as it warmed. Very light flavor- hay and light pils malt profile with a lightly floral hoppiness. Very clean and well made Kolsch.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsquire (3693) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2006
On tap at the downtown pub. clear, light straw color with attractive bubbles working up through the beer. Light lemon citrus with bready malts. Very easy drinking beer. A good thirst quencher.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldMrCrow (2119) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 3, 2006
Tap at the Capitol Hill location.

Pours incredibly light clear yellow with a small white head. There is essentially no aroma here, just a dry, bready flavor with some spicy hop whispers and some dusty hay.

While is not an amazing beer, nor is it so bad. On a previous encounter, on a 100-degree summer day, I found this quite a nice thirst quencher.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 18, 2006
Draught. Very pale, white head. Aroma is very weak malt. FLavor is similar. Not a Koelsch. This is obviously the beer on tap for Bud drinkers.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PorterPounder (6046) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2006
On tap at the brewpub in DC - NY Avenue location. Light golden pour, good bubble action, tight white head. Neutral aroma. Buttery flavor, some sweet creamy notes. Thickish mouthfeel. Very decent brewpub Kolsch.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
molassesfan (202) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2006
Draft at Capitol City Union Station. Pours gold with little white head. Aroma of wheat and biscuits but with a bit of pale lager smell. Taste is like a pilsner with some faint wheat character, tastes like 18% wheat just as it says. Bittersweet finish. Not bad, but had the least to offer of the Capitol City brews that I tried.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 2, 2006
Draft @ Capitol City downtown Pale yellow, thick white head, lots of lacing. Malty nose, spicy witha rich husk and biscuity character. The flavor is moderately bitter with a light sweet malty undertone. Finishes musky, not a bad kolsch.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2006
Light golden body with a white head. Grainy aroma, very light hops. Tast of wheat and light fruits. Semi-sweet ending.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 25, 2006
Clear yellow body with a small white head. Sweet honey aroma. Sweet honey flavor with some light grassy hops.


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