Elevation 8 Second Kölsch
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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Hailing from Cologne Germany this rare style of ale is served in a Stange glass to highlight its straw color, high carbonation, and easy drinkability. Notes of bread and a slight bitterness make this an easy drinking Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (4123) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 6, 2015
Sampled at GABF 2015. In the tasting glass clear light yellow with a thin white cap. Nose of light fruit and grassy hops. Hint of banana. Medium body and a full and very smooth mouth feel Flavor is fruity and floral and grassy hops Finish light bitter, hint of lemon, and very dry and crisp. Very nice..

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
That1Guy (2106) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - SEP 17, 2015
12 oz bottle pours a crystal clear yellow with a white head and good retention. Corny, green apple, bready aroma. Very light-bodied. More maltiness, corn, and green apple in the flavor. Flawed but drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5340) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Sampled on 6/27/2015. This Kolsch pours a light straw color from a 12oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity, straw and herbal with some banana. Light to medium bodied Kolsch. The malts are fruity, bready and sweet. The hops are herbal and spicy. Mild carbonation. Clean and crisp. Light and refresing. Nice summer beer. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (6342) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 11, 2015
On tap at a friend’s wedding, pours a clear gold with frothy white head. Nose has lemon, straw, grass, some dust, some toasted white bread. Flavor follows, lemon, grass, some mild spice, yeast, some white flour. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
zoucrew102 (1008) - - MAY 30, 2015
Bottle. Breadth malt aroma with notes of earthy hops. Pours clear pale golden colored with half a finger of white head with good retention and negligible lacing. Starts with breadth malt malt flavors to go with the light body and crisp mouthfeel. Finishes smooth and a touch dry with slight earthy hops joining with the malt. Very drinkable, refreshing warm weather beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
theisti (3588) - Kansas, USA - MAR 18, 2015
Pint bottle purchased at Applejack in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. Bottled on 12.18.14 printed on label. The pour is slight chill haze golden yellow with a small foamy white head. The aroma is bready malt along with floral earth hop. The taste is the bready malt, mild fruit sweetness, and finishes with the floral, softly mineral hop. The flavors all linger a bit long. The palate is light to medium bodied, with soft natural carbonation and the the somewhat long muddled finish. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ibrew2or3 (7661) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Poured up on tap at Euclid Hall where it exhibits a crystal clear gold body thin bright white head. The aroma offers up sweetness, bready almost doughy maltiness a bit of corn. The taste is similar with doughy malts, a bit of lemon tartness, sweet corn and sweet maltiness. Overall this is decent albeit too sweet and heavy for a Kolsch. Sorry.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK (5330) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Tap. Straw color. Mild gain aroma. Well carbonated. On the sweet side for the style, and decent palate. Easy drinking as a pale lager substitute.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Doofgoblin (469) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Easily a great kolsh style brew... don’t be scared fellow raters... this is a great one. And it’s an example of the style! It’s very crisp with that lager cleanliness but with a very nice malty forward taste and aroma that is ale like (you know you raters like that). Great job! YuM!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (10001) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2014
On draught at The Kitchen in Denver. The beer pours a clear yellow-gold color with lots of rising bubbles and a medium fizzy white head that dissipates steadily to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of grassy hops, malt and fruit. Light-bodied with flavors of herbal hops, fruit and toasted malt. The finish is mildly bitter with a grassy hops aftertaste. Decent overall.

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