Clocktower Kölsch
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Brewed by Clocktower Brewpub
Style: Kölsch
Ottawa, Canada


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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.66/5   ABV: -
Subtle hop notes balanced by a light body and hints of honey make this a refreshingly crisp light blonde ale; an easy drinking favourite.

dudebun's rating

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
dudebun (140) - - JUL 14, 2012
Not good at all. Kinda smelled cheap, crappy homebrewy, had a weird citrus taste and not in a good way, bready, thick almost syrupy/chewy mouthfeel, served in a pint so it warmed up before I was done only exacerbating it’s shortcomings. If I was offered this or coors light, I’d take the coors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MattChiasson (51) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2016
Out of the can, poured a medium gold, filtered/clear with a tall white head that faded after a few minutes. I got notes of grainy cereal malt, cracker, and honey. On the palate, replays of sweet cereal malt, with the addition of lemon/lemon rind. Good carbonation, slight sweetness (as advertised on the can) but it doesn’t linger on too long - still I wouldn’t crush this one like other Kolsch’s.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (5940) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 7, 2016
Can: Poured a hazy golden color Kolsch with a nice white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of cereal notes with light faint sweet notes is enticing enough for the style. Taste is a nice mix cereal notes with some final sweet notes and some light subtle buttery notes. Body is above average for the style with good carbonation. Easily drinkable even though it is a bit off from the style guideline.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lesifflebiere (1692) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 29, 2016
Une lumineuse blonde pétillante, d’une parfaite limpidité, présentant un nez délicat de foin et de céréales fraiches. Au goût on reste grosso modo dans les mêmes notes, un peu de sucre résiduel en plus ; d’une extrême simplicité, elle atteint facilement son but, désaltérer le buveur. Comme noté sur la canette, c’est une bière pour débutant, mais dans le style elle est quasi irréprochable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AleRider78 (682) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2016
On tap at Glebe brewpub location. Pint has an inch thick of creamy head, with a dark golden copper colour. Medium carbonation. Prett dirty lacing. Aromas are light malts. Flavours are sweet, citrus tartiness. Well balanced hops and malts. A bit grassy. Stronger orange taste. Mouthfeel is creamy and malty. More hoppy in the finish. Easy drinking any time kinda brew. Above average light beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Randy4Beer (513) - - MAY 20, 2016
A clear, filtered, gold pour. Aromas of cereals, grains and cat pee. Strong cereal swallow. I’m not a big fan of this beer. Clocktower makes far superior brews. Shame they chose to release this particular one at the Beer Store.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
probstblueribbon (3722) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2016
473 ml can from TBS, served cold in a tulip glass.

App.: Clear golden with a fairly generous white head. Aroma: Grainy malt and cereal, a bit of haw/straw, light diacetyl, light grassy hops. Palate: Medium body and carbonation. Flav.: The malt becomes more biscuit-like, more diacetyl with a bit of fruitiness, low grassy hops; dry with gentle bitterness and a fairly clean, lightly malty finish.

Meh, drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GRM (3762) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 9, 2016
Glass, 16-ounce, draught, during Baconpalooza, savoured on September 12 2015; eye: golden, clear, nice effervescence, sheet of tan head; nose: malt, bread, light boiled vegetables; mouth: malt, bread, light boiled vegetables, slight hops, finale in malt with slight presence of hops, light body, good carbonation, slightly bitter, slightly sweet, slick texture; overall: correct FRANÇAIS Verre, 16 onces, en fût, durant le Baconpalooza, savourée le 12 septembre 2015; œil : dorée, limpide, bonne effervescence, couverture de mousse fauve; nez : malt, pain, léger légumes bouillis; bouche : malt, pain, léger légumes bouillis, très léger houblon, finale en malt avec très légère présence de houblon, corps léger, bonne carbonatation, très légèrement amère, très légèrement sucrée, texture coulante; en résumé : correct

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
Pours a slightly hazy pale yellow with a small sticky white head and a bit of lace. Aroma is sweet pale malts, fruity esters and light corn. Flavour is fruity esters, mild grassy hops, sweet pale malts, light citrus, and light honey notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
Thanks to cfrancis for this one. Pours a clear yellowish gold with a huge frothy white head. Aroma of sweet pale malts, corn, light honey, fruity esthers and a faint hop aroma. Taste is sweet malts, honey, lemon tartness, noble hop bitterness and fruity esthers. Bit too fruity and the tartness is a bit off with a touch of harshness in the finish... Otherwise a good clean lager like finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
solidfunk (7695) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 22, 2013
It would be a disservice if a kitsch weren’t boring. That’s the point, right? Pours golden with good head and lacing. Some barley here as well. Finishes with nice crispness. Some very light sugared malt as well. Watery consistency. Tap at brewpub.

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