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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcr (2278) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUN 21, 2012
Draft. Clear yellow body with a white head. Light aroma of biscuit, lemon grass, toasted grain, herbs. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Fairly crisp except for the touch of raw grain taste. Also tastes of grass, lemon, flowers. Pleasant but not memorable.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
PaperKnife (82) - - MAY 27, 2012
Draft. Golden, fizzy head. Floral and bready aroma. Grainy and bready, some bitterness.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
IndyBeerSnob (132) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 18, 2012
Creamy lager pour. Wispy head. Clean and crisp as expected. Mild sweetness to overall taste. Finish is pleasant and body is light to medium

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nearbeer (3997) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 11, 2012
Draft pint. Clear golden with a lasting creamy disc of foam. Nose is mildly lemon. Mild flavor blend of lemon, dry grass, caramel, and toast. Nice finish of toasted nut and honey. Near-medium body has medium carbonation and is just to the sweet side.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - APR 5, 2012
Draft at the brewery. Poured golden with a medium-sized sparkling white head. Aroma is spicy, bright German hops and a little bit fruity/malty. Flavor is mild hop bitterness, lightly sweet, mildly fruit. Carbonation is crisp and effervescent. Mouthfeel is medium. A well done Kolsch. Would be great during the summer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4901) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 2, 2012
22oz bottle picked up in Asheville. Pours a true to style hazy golden-tan, with a thin, respectable head and some lively rising carbonation bubbles. Creamy, classic beer taste, really well executed. Soft and delicate, I get a little brewhouse butter in the aroma, very faint. Minty orange hop balance. Clean. This is a really great stateside example of the style, refreshing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dchmela (2756) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2011
From the 22oz bottle. Hazy pale yellow pour with a huge white head. Grainy, earthy noble hops and hints of yeast fruitiness in the aroma. Crisp malt body with a light earthy hop taste. Taste session beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (5962) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Draft at the brewery. Bright golden and clear. Crisp and malty with a nice little tangy finish. Fairly authentic, even if the warehouse setting isn’t quite Cologne. (#4327, 10/7/2011)

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (14663) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Draft. Clear yellow color, small white head. Aroma of white pepper and malt, taste is similar. Plain.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmongoose (1530) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 5, 2011
on draft at barleys. clear yellow pour with no head to speak of. mild lacing on the glass. very good kolsch flavor. its a great summer beer by standards has a mild hop flavor mostly of grassy hops mild malt body. decent enough to try again on a hot summer day.


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