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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonno (2290) - JAPAN - JUN 11, 2014
Very flavourful Kolsch. Fullish body, honey with some fairly big grasst hops. Some light stone fruit.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CampesinoTino (757) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6316) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (3885) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (6158) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3344) - 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.

2.8
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Clear. Chalky apple fruitiness all over the nose. Fresh, biscuity and fruity. So smooth, slick. A little interestingly flavored but Stella drinkin’ beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
peteinSD (1364) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Tap @ brewpub. Very light yellow pour with a white head. Light toasted grain and minimal sweetness on the aroma. Taste is light grain and slight bitterness with a bit of a tart aspect into the finish. Clean and light mouthfeel. Good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (3135) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 27, 2013
Pale golden color. Lemon and fresh malty nose. Light body, slightly sour, lightly body, very malty. Authentic.


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