Fat Head’s Kölsch
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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
This is a highly drinkable golden ale style that originated in the German city of Cologne and is still the beer of choice there. A crisp, well balanced beer with a delicate fruity aroma, soft maltiness, and subtle, noble hop aroma.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
andrewje41 (1765) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - NOV 10, 2015
Draft pour pint at the Collective in Woodinville. Clear golden pour with almost no head. Near absent aroma with a hint of grassy hop. Very watery beer, so i suppose it’s refreshing and sessionable. Heavy straw, medium grass hop, very low fruit. Middle of the line kolsch for me. A little boring and plain, but nothing offensive. After running a marathon, I may have rated this much higher.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (5016) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - OCT 23, 2015
On tap at the Portland brewpub - Pours pale clear yellow with a white head. The aroma has clean pale kolsch malt, fresh bread, spice, herbs and is pretty true to the style. It has a medium body with a low amount of carbonation. The flavor starts drier with a mineral aspect and some spices with a heavy leafy herbal hoppiness. The finish is clean and earthy. Decent kolsch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
hayduke (4123) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 20, 2015
On tap at Fat Head’s in Portland, OR. RGSG 2015. Poured a clear gold with white head. Nose of floral hops and sweet malts. Medium in body. Flavor is clean malts with a floral hop on top. Finishes crisp and clean as a good Kolsch should. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (8324) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 2, 2015
On tap at the brewery in Portland, RBSG. Very pale yellow. Clean grains, light florals. Very light-- to be fair, it hard to give an honest review of a beer of such delicacy when we’re blazing through such crazy numbers of densely flavoured brews. This seemed like a fine example of a kolsch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (14045) - San Leandro, California, USA - JUN 27, 2015
On tap @ Fat Heads PDX. Clear golden colored beer with white foam. Bread and cereal aromas with a slight floral hop note. Pretty clean for the most part...not too much on the ester front. Slightly dry finish with a very subtle bitterness. Crisp grain and malts. Could use a touch more hop character, but overall well done for an American Kolsch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (10585) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2015
On tap at Fat Head’s, pours a clear pale blonde with a small white head. Aroma is light, with toasted grains. Flavour is sweeter for a kolsch, with toasted grains and lightly sweet maltiness on the finish. Quite flavourful for the style. Clean and highly drinkable. Very good kolsch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (6619) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear yellow gold with small off white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is wheat, grain, honey. Similar flavors to nose, light, crisp, very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (8967) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 19, 2015
Draft - Light grains and some sweetness. Pale gold with a decent white head. Light grains, honey like sweetness and a light bitterness. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nephilium (1572) - Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Mild malt aroma, pours a clear light straw with a white head. Light fruit notes, with a touch of sweetness. Light bodied, and very easy drinking. A nice representation of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (5030) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 1, 2014
Draft @ FH on 11/26/14 in a sample glass showing a clear gold with slight head. Aroma has more malt and grain up front than others. Flavor is light moderate sweet grain and light citrus notes. Lighter bodied with moderate carbonation. Standard but does represent the style well.

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