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Christian Moerlein Kolsch



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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
Our light-bodied beer is sure to please almost everyone. Brewed with top-fermenting ale yeast, pure water, finest Mt. Hood hops and select 2-row pale barley.
<A HREF=http://www.christianmoerlein.com target=’_new’/>Christian Moerlein

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shigadeyo (3388) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2006
This particular Christian Moerlein brew was available in the sampler 12-pack back during the Hudepohl days. The last time I had this beer was probably in 2001. I recently contacted Christian Moerlein and sadly they have no current plans to make this beer again. This was probably one of the best Kolsch beers made by and American brewer at the time... Christian Moerlein Kolsch was a hazy gold color with a nice white crown. The aroma had a light maltiness and some grassy hops and lemon. The flavor and some citrus (lemon) and was well balanced between the light toffee malt and the moderate hop bitterness. This was a light beer and had a decent amount of carbonation. This was my second favorite of the sampler just behind the Christian Moerlein Bock and was one of the first Kolsch beers that I was exposed to and was a pretty good one at that (in my opinion!)...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (8798) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2005
Pours canary, with decent sized head and good lacing. Aroma of hopcit, some honey. Tastes of pale malt, with some hopcit and honey at the finish. Ever-so-slight grains of paradise at the culmination. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (9455) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 3, 2004
A nice beer - sweet hoppy flavor - I’ll give it to Hudepohl - they did a pretty good job in making a Koelsch - not quite as sweet as most German Koelschs but a pretty good effort.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JPDIPSO (5133) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 31, 2004
Slightly hazed golden yellow liquid. Wispy diminished off white head with a small amount of lace. Pale dry malt, whiff of toffee and licorice. Some light citrus qualities with some off sweet powdery perfume flavors. Finishes with some light fruit and light anise. Interesting, but a mid tier kolsch. Thanks to slikwily.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (10001) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2004
Thanks to gerdy555 for the trade. This beer pours a lightly hazy orange/gold color with a very thin eggshell white head. Thin lacing as well. The aroma is citrusy, with some malt and vanilla in the background. Light-bodied and rather crisp, with a tasty combination of citrus (lemon), hops, malt and vanilla again. The finish is tart fruit. Overall this is a nicely drinkable Kolsch from Moerlein.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (6066) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 1, 2004
Light orange with a bright, big airy head that went away quickly. Crisp and light, not so Kolschy but lightly fruity and malty, a decent light ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
raymow (1166) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2003
Cloudy amber color (looks absolutely nothing like the beer in the picture). Smeels and tastes artificially sweet. Drinkable, but I'd not go out of my way to buy it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gerdy555 (163) - Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2003
pours golden and a little hazy, with a medium white head. aroma is slightly hoppy and slightly grassy. flavor is a little bit bready, and kinda tart. great for a hot summer day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
garrison (792) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2003
Not a bad brew at all... but a tad too light for my personal taste. Yes, it's refreshing, but there's really nothing remarkable about it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sabrills70 (12) - Belville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 31, 2003
Aroma is slight malt with some citrus, lemon perhaps. Color is a medium golden with some haze. Poured with a huge head. Flavor is a mild malt with mild hoppines, some citrus flavor. It is waht the label claims "a mild light bodied golden ale" and a fine example of one. i prefer my ales a bit more full bodied, but this one would be great on a lazy hot summer day.

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