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Colonial Kolsch Ale

Brewed by Colonial Brewing Company
Style: Kölsch
Perth, Australia


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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 2.89/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Formerly known as Spruiker's Challenge Dutch Courage Brew
Delicate hop flower aromas precede a palate so light, crisp and balanced that it’s often mistaken for a pilsner.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Muggus69 (2139) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - SEP 10, 2016
Draught @ Portsea Hotel, Portsea, Vic. Pale straw body, clear, white head. Not much on the nose - bit of grainy malt, bread crust. Medium body, carbonation perhaps a bit high/coarse. Subtle malt on the body, sort of white bread & cracker biscuit sort of malt thing happening - well defined malt character without being OTT. Mild bitterness. Not really my cup of tea, but well made & clean.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KeefOz (1560) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - APR 15, 2016
Tasted 7/4/2016. Poured (from can) a crystal clear golden colour with no head and no lacing. Carbonation medium to high and coarse. Aroma of herbs, floral hops and yeast. Taste of floral hops, malt and slightly sour yeast. Light to medium body. Crisp and refreshing and a bit sour on the finish. A good example of the style.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Dervock (1001) - AUSTRALIA - APR 1, 2016
Can - pours pale yellow with a small white head. Aroma is dominated by straw malt with a bit of sweetness. Taste is malty and sweet with a lingering straw finish. Thin palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
cgarvieuk (21834) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 26, 2016
Can at the bow bar... Jan 2016... Golden amber.. Thin white lacing.. Soft hay.. Soft sweet fruits nose.. Herbal grassy fruits... Odd interesting herbal finish but not me

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TedE (1010) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 26, 2016
Australia Day beer #4. 375ml can into shaker. Faint herby floral nose. Hazy pale amber beer with thin white head. Steady stream of bubbles. Medium body, easy drinking.. Floral hops, malt background, a little sourness at the end. Nailed the style! Good Kolsch.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ShaneJ (823) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 31, 2015
Can from Beer Cartel (July 2015). Pale amber, fluffy white head, light body, light bready flavour, light bready aroma, light bitterness, bit lemony. Dull.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2015
Pale straw pour large head aromas grain citrus the flavours corn lemon grass mild bitter goes down well very grainy taste at the finish good balanced Kolsch has some crispness and bitter finish that lasts nicely

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Andrus86 (429) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - APR 9, 2015
CAN. Pours a see through yellow to gold, minimal crisp head.. Floral to grassy notes on the nose, but subtle.. Pretty much an easy drinking Kolsch, not much flavours or taste bounce at you.. Good crisp finish, minimal bitterness at back end.. Summer beer.. Not as enjoyable off the TAP. CAN sourced Cellarbrations @ Capel

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hop_Hedonist (474) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 7, 2015
To me it’s more pilsner like - reasonably crisp - thankfully not much cloying malt character - but no real flavour and no character. Meh.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ngejo (890) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - MAR 15, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2015 Tap. Clear, golden, frothy, white foam, lightly bitter, light body, oily feel, average carbonation, & bitter finish.

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