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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 15, 2009
bottle, hazed golden yellow with good foam and lace, citrusy aroma, flavor is corny, bitter, lemon, not crisp, body is ok but flavor is lacking

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SSSteve (3661) - - APR 12, 2009
clear pale gold under a small frothy white head. pleasant, relaxed, pale grainy aroma with the perfect touch of fruity hop. very light palate. pale, clean flavors balanced with slight hop bitterness. moderate carbonation makes this dangerously drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChainGangGuy (4280) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 12, 2009
Appearance: Pours a clear, light yellow body with an inch of white foam that thins out almost instantly. Smell: Nose of sweetened grains and fragrant, floral Noble hop aromas. Taste: Light pale maltiness, lightly sweet, and with a slight hint of unrefined grain. Mild, indistinct fruitiness. Floral, even grassy hop character with a nice bite of Noble hop bitterness. Light touch of sweetened grains on the drying finish. Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium carbonation. Drinkability: Easy-drinking and keenly refreshing -- just what I want from a Kölsch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
biznizness (1070) - Mooresville, North Carolina, USA - APR 11, 2009
Not that I really have my head around this style (despite spending time in Cologne), but this was a pretty good kolsch. Thumbs up.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (7940) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2009
For my last beer on my Asheville Beer Trip I had to crack something local and special. What better than one of my favorite styles from one of my favorite breweries. 22 ounce bottle from Bruisin’ Ales. Pours a slightly hazy vibrant yellow colro with a large white head. Average head retention and good lacing. Very grainy aroma with some subtle grassy hops. Taste is grassy hops with a soft graininess. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3046) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 28, 2009
Bomber Pours clear lemon yellow with a tall, sticky white head. Saaz hops in the nose and the flavor. Softly balanced. First come the hops then the malt. Light, crisp and refreshing as a good Kölsch should be.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Butters (3684) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 30, 2008
Crystal clear pale yellow with a grainy nose. Extremely grainy flavor but good example for style. Had a clean, diacetyl flavor. Husky finish. I thought this was their best offering the day I visited.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 26, 2008
Sampled at Knoxville Brewer’s Jam. Poured a clear gold color with a small white head. Aroma of corn and malt. Flavor was malty, but not much hop backing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
decaturstevo (4664) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 13, 2008
KBjam. Clean golden pour with clean white head and lace. Aroma of corn and light malt. Corn and light malt with a good light bitter. Nice carbonation a tad thin. Really a pretty decent refreshing drinker.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2008
Clear gold pour. Grainy aroma. Citrus (mostly lemon) and grains. Crisp and refreshing. Lingering grassy finish

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