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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rondphoto (4094) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - FEB 25, 2014
@ Whole Foods Market / Asheville NC --- Clear golden amber with a 1" head that doesn’t give up, splotches of lace. Taste is malt with pencil shavings, honey, and dark earth. Light bittering enters in the finish. I’m not certain it is fresh, as these flavors don’t match my experience with the kolsch style. I expected better.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Can. Kolsch is such a boring beer and this is no exception. Clean and boring. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
phaleslu (9415) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Taster at the brewery- thanks! Pours a pale, clear gold with a small, wispy white head. Aroma of grass, grains, and crackery malts. Flavor of grass, grains, crackery and cereal malts, leaves, and minerals. Light-bodied, with medium carbonation and a crisp, dry, malty mouthfeel. Not a bad kolsch.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AVLBeerMagnet (17) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2014
A great drinking beer. Plain and simple, great drinking beer. No one gives much love to a simple beer like this, but they are the hardest to brew. The more subtle hint of diacetyl will come out, and almost never do i detect it. Well done, but one of my favorite breweries.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Taster on tap at Barley’s during RBWG 2014. Completely clear yellow color. Thin white head. A dot or two of lace. Good smooth texture. Lighter carbonation, more dry finish. Light to medium body. Nice crisp bready biscuity malt. Light bit of pepperiness. Good bigger bitter taste. Nice light sweetness. Good longer kolschy aftertaste. Nice, easy drinking, but flavorful kolsch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (6746) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Bomber from the brewery. A clear golden pour that sports a soapy white head. A nice looking Kolsch. This was very golden with a white head. It is definitely malt heavy and hops were a little scarce. They were there but on the lite site. I would have liked a little more hops but it was a nice Kolsch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18695) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2014
Draft at the brewery taproom during RBWG 2014 - Asheville. Pours clear yellow with a creamy, white head. Mildly effervescent. Good cereal character, white bread, mild dough. Light bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sweet finish, pretty clean, with doughy white bread, more cereal, minimal bitterness. Tasty. Nobody showing much love for this kolsch. But I like it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ellolovey (483) - Georgia, USA - FEB 15, 2014
12 oz can. Pours a clear straw color. Thin white head. Aroma of sweet fruits and pale malts. Taste just as it smells. Light and refreshing.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 14, 2014
[ Tap ][ French Broad ][ 4oz ][ Taster ][ Free ][ 2/7/14 ]
>> Heavily carbonated clear straw pour with good white foam. Nose is sweet apple. Taste is papery apple, Bud Light style, apple skin bitter. Couldn’t get down with this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
italarican (1543) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Taster at the brewery (RBWG). Slight perfume presence in the nose. Grainy notes with a touch of banana. Solid kolsch.

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