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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2009
Serving: Draft. Appearance: Hazy gold with a very small, effervescent, white head. Aroma: Light nose with notes of corn and grain. Taste: Similar to the nose only amplified. Lots of grain and corn, but lacking a decent hop bitterness. Very mediocre. Palate: Medium carbonation with a medium-light mouthfeel and a medium-short finish. Overall: I would say this one is closer to an American macro than it is a Kolsch. Rebuy: No thanks.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2009
Pours a golden color with a white head. Aroma is pilsner malts, vanilla, fruity, slightly grainy, and some sweet grassy floral hops. Flavor is grainy, slight fruit, and a bitter grassy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (11319) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2009
22oz bottle-pours a retaining white head that laces and pale yellow color. Aroma is bready/grainy, yeast, some spice hops. Taste is bready/grainy, yeast, spice/metallic hops bite. Towards light body. Dry. Thanks decaturstevo for sharing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - JUN 28, 2009
Good for the light lager/pilsener kind of style. Similar to a light pilsener with grassy hops and light malts. Very lighlty colored and light bodied. Mild taste that was crisp and drinkable. Not much else in this beer though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cmillward (497) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 27, 2009
Draft @ the brewery. Pours pale gold with a small white head and some lacing. Mellow light toasty malts, a touch sweet, a touch of bitter at the finish. Very clean. Refreshing and drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JUN 26, 2009
22 oz. bottle from Bruisin Ales in Asheville. Light gold with the faintest haze and a nice white head of medium size that hangs around for a while and leaves a respectable lace. Some hints of hay and grass and gentle whiffs of floral and spicy hops demand attention. A healthy effervescence helps clean the palate, and the body is not as light as I would expect. The overall effect is a crisp yet satisfying mouthfeel. Light malty flavors bring sweetness up front, and the softest of bittering comes through in the finish. This is actually one of French Broad’s better efforts in my opinion. Well balanced, refreshing, easily drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JUN 14, 2009
Goden pour with a big white head...Lots of lace on the glass...Hoppy aroma very light...Crisp hoppy flavor...Very drinkable...Excellent Kolsch...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemattie (4320) - Georgia, USA - MAY 23, 2009
22oz bottle. Pours clear, bright yellow color. Thin white head. Aroma of floral hops. Flavor of straw, dandelion flowers, crisp hop bitterness. Full flavored pils malts. Fruity finish. Very refreshing. Very good. Don’t think I’d drink it on a regular basis, very good per style.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
emacgee (4244) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 12, 2009
Had this bottled. Man, I think there was something wrong with it. Light yellow with a one finger head. Nose and flavor are very off, funky, sour. I think I may have gotten a bad bottle.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fluffy (1847) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2009
good for what it is, but ive never been a Kolsch fan, so im kinda biased. clear gold with a thin dissipating head. aroma is of corn and cereal. flavor about the same, maybe a tiny bit of citrus. kinda blah, but oh well.

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