Chuckanut Kolsch German Ale
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In the city of Köln, Germany (pronounced Cologne) they drink and brew Kolsch Beer and the brewers’ guild has protected it since 1254. Kolsch is a top-fermented ale, a throwback to the days before lagers took over the Germanic world. Cologne, far closer to Brussels than to Munich, has always had close links to the Low Countries, and these links extended to the local beer culture. The Kolsch offers the simple pleasures of a well crafted beer. It is very pale in color, and the aromatics are a light mélange of hops, malt, and fruit. The Kolsch Beer maintains a bitterness that is quite restrained, although the palate is light-bodied and bone-dry, with a soft malt flavor in the center giving way to a drying, slightly acidic finish. Smoothness is conferred by one to two months of cold conditioning.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
maxwelldeux (4081) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - APR 1, 2015
Draught. Pours a very light golden color with a smallish white head on there. Nose is somewhat doughy with hints of corn to it. Taste has grains and bread, with subtle hints of sweetness, and drinks very easy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcnielsen (2423) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Sampled at GABF 2014. Pours a Yellow color with white head. Straw, malty, noble hop flavors. Nice kolsch. 6/4/7/4/14

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (13156) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 15, 2014
Very pale, appley, bit grassy aroma, taste is more authentic, with light bitterness, light pale malt, a bit too sweet in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - JUN 11, 2014
Very flavourful Kolsch. Fullish body, honey with some fairly big grasst hops. Some light stone fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CampesinoTino (799) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Bottle. Appearance is a pale yellowish golden color with a solid inch of whipped foam. Mild aroma of mashed grains, flowery hops and yeast. Flavor is a mix of toasted grains, lemon and grassy hops. The body is well-carbonated with a dry, sour grain finish. Overall, a faithful representation of the style that would pair well with most meals.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (7134) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 23, 2014
Tap at Garage 39. Nice, biscuity, bready nose, right on, with light lemon and grass. Deep golden, clear. Clean, lemony flavor, prefect crispness, a proper kolsch, with bready malts, light, and just enough hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (6782) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 9, 2014
Draft - Sweet grains. Pale gold with a rich white head. Sweet grains and some corn with a hit of cleansing bitterness. Very clean and refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (7999) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Pour on tap at GABF, clear yellow pour with white head, aroma brought notes of grass, biscuit, bread, nice cracker, earth, honey notes, slight spice. Taste is a mix of earth, grass, spice, hints of yeast, touch of cracker and biscuit, finishing slightly dry, yeasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3558) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 17, 2013
On draft at the brewery and kitchen in Bellingham, WA. This came in the glass clear gold with a nice white head and good lacing. Nose of citrus hops, and some light fruit. Medium in body with a crisp but at the same time clean mouthfeel. The flavor is grain, fuuit, and citrus. Dry finish. Exceptionally easy to drink. A great beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PatrickGav (23) - - AUG 20, 2013
pours light gold with a medium white head. Aroma is very light pale malts, some hay and lemon. Flavor is very clean pale malts, dry finish of mild citrus hops and yeast.

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