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Award-winning example of the German –style Kölsch golden ale. Brewed with prized pale malts and German Hops, Tire Bite is refreshing Golden Ale

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2002
not bad. a good everyday kind of beer - about the minimum of taste for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JMerritt (1842) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2002
Personally, I found the abundance of hops (aka the ’bite’?) in this beer to be a tad overwhelming. The front-end and after-tastes were just a little too bitter for my liking. Call me a wuss, call me a newbie - but I call ’em as I taste ’em. This isn’t a beer for me, sorry.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joet (2228) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JAN 23, 2002
Mine is a medium golden -- odd for the style which is lighter -- with a well done lasting and lacing crest. The bit of skunk is also unusual for an otherwise exceptional brewer. Crisp cool apple and malt flavors balanced by a mild hopping. It finishes sharp.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2001
Simple beer, with a nice light aroma, and a beautiful golden color. Taste isn’t at all strong, making it more refreshing than many beers.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2001
A decent pale with no bad aftertaste usually associated with beers of it’s genre. Non-overwelming, which can be bot good and bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2001
Pleasantly hoppy beer, crisp, like those green-bottled beers from Germany w/o the skunkiness, perhaps. Could become a popular mainstream beer w. advertisement. Not much taste on the back end, but a pleasant hoppy tang, and no aftertaste. After pouring, the head immediately is reduced to 1/8 inch but remains throughout. I like this beer though its not the sort of thing I prefer to drink in winter. If we could just replace all the megabrew swilled by guzzlers across the U.S. with a brew like this, the world would be a better place...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
TAR (2518) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2001
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2007 Heavy bodied, almost syrupy, and very cloudy. Far too fruity and dirty. Buyer beware.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2001
This is the first koelsch I’ve ever tasted, so I’m not very familiar with the style and therefore have nothing to compare it to. Having said that, I didn’t enjoy this beer very much. The nose seemed to be dominated by a sour (almost skunky) aroma with some malt and hop presence way in the background. The flavor profile also seemed to be dominated by an oddly sour taste with a sort of smoky flavor in the background. Maltiness and hoppiness also were evident in the background. Light amber color, lack of body and a minimal head didn’t help my appreciation of this beer. Judging from the other ratings my conclusion is that I really don’t like koelschs or this was seriously skunked. Either way I will try to re-rate in the near future in an attempt to rule out the skunkiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scrawfis (143) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2001
This is not my favorite type of beer, but this is a quality representation of the Kolsch style. Very smooth tasting, this beer finishes with a slight but pleasant hop flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - MAY 31, 2001
One of the better American versions of a not too widespread style. Refreshes, it’s nice and crisp but just doesn’t carry enough weight or flavor. Barks a lot, but just doesn’t bite.

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