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Fat Head’s Kölsch
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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (7828) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (12886) - Orange County, 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (9205) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (5889) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (7560) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nephilium (1487) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (4377) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamChandler (3521) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Clear and pale yellow 2 finger creamy head. Faint lemony with a lot of grain and wheat and spicy pepper. Taste is nice. more spice up front with a honey sweetness and the finish is like a Gruit. Love the yeasty taste of this one, very clean finish. super refreshing. lemony throughout

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bytemesis (4468) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Tap, from ratings backlog. Pours crystal clear pale straw, medium white head, creamy, great lacing. Aroma is wheat and grass. Flavor is light sweet medium bitter, grassy. Light body.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsquire (3722) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Golden beer with a foamy white head that left attractive lacing in the glass. Malty nose with an unexpected candy sweetness. Malty sweetness with an odd tangy quality. Some lemon and some Fruity Pebbles. Not a great kolsch.


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