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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
While known for their lagers, German brewers also produce terrific ales. French Broad’s Kölsch is faithful to the great German ales found in Köln. Golden in color, with a refreshing crispness, pleasantly sweet malt finish, and distinctive German hopping.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
JStax (4593) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2016
Draft sample. The beer is a clear gold with a white head of foam. The aroma has a doughy quality with some dry, floral notes. Moderate sweetness and bitterness. Well balanced. Medium body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rolfc81 (145) - - AUG 14, 2015
I’m generally not a big Kolsch, but this was a pleasant surprise. Not overly bitey like some Kolsch can be

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
spilledpint (352) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 30, 2015
12 oz. can. Pours crystal-clear golden yellow with a small white head. Up front is malty honey flavor with light grassiness. Moderately sweet body with a reasonably bittered finish. Medium, slightly sticky body. Solid beer, maybe a bit sweet to session too many of these.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aggiebob (597) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUL 5, 2015
Can. Clear golden color with thin white head. Aroma of grain and malt with the same taste. Easy drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUN 7, 2015
Tap, gold pour, white head, nose and taste are mild, some hops, some citrus

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ads135 (3954) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 24, 2015
Light and lemony, but not as light as I’d like. Grassy hop finish, a bit of a stale hop character. Picked up in Asheville in 2015.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ttutony (825) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2015
Transparent golden yellow with a white head. Bready grain aroma. Flavors are noble hops up front followed by a nice Pilsner malt flavor. Great balance. Very well made.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Theydon_Bois (16017) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
Keg at the Weinhaus, Asheville, 17/02/15. Clear golden with a decent off white covering. Nose is pale malts, straw, caramel, light lemon vibe. Taste comprises citric peel, vanilla, light caramel, bready. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Adequate for style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (5420) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Location: Draft at Weinhaus, 12/31/14

Aroma: Grainy and cereal malts, some crisp German hops, and fruity notes
Appearance: Pours a clear golden color with a decent sized white head and average lace
Flavor: Tastes similarly, with clean German hops, grainy/cereal malts, lightly sweet and bitter
Palate: The body is light-medium, nice mouthfeel, not watery at all, clean and easy drinking
Overall Impression: I thought this was a solid, enjoyable example of the style. The malt and hops are in a nice balance. It is not amazing, but I had no complaints.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DialSquare (4065) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2014
12oz can from Hops and Grapes (I think). Murky light yellow pour with a white ring of retention. Aroma of yeasty, citrus, grass. Tastes are crisp, bready, little spice, lemon, yeasty, little floral, faint tartness. Clean and easy.

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