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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 14/20
dchmela (2611) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (5584) - Hampton, Virginia, 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)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (9998) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Draft. Clear yellow color, small white head. Aroma of white pepper and malt, taste is similar. Plain.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmongoose (1203) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
DiarmaidBHK (3371) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2011
A kolsch is never going to score very high in this system. The aroma is not much to speak of. Very crisp clean taste. Pours golden with an inch of foam and a great deal of effervescence. Fantastic summer beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtd6628 (357) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2011
Good beer. This is a drinkable beer nice one for new comers to micro breweries. Taste of grass and malty sweet with citrus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldGrowth (2613) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 31, 2011
bottle, from Beer Dispensary in Apex. consumed 06-13-11. good aroma, bitter. grassy, sourdough, little sugar streak about it. Tad hazed golden yellow. Good head, minor lace. bitter sweet flavor. Light body, creamy smooth mouthfeel, bitter dry finish. Nice, very drinkable, Like the aroma best, maybe a tad sweet for the style, but a nice lawn mower beer. Another on my list that I’m surprised I didn’t have notes on as I drank alot of this last year when it was on tap at Tyler’s Apex. oh well,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 24, 2011
Pours gold and slightly hazy with a pronounced white head. Smells of dry malt, lightly floral, appley. Tastes appley and lightly malty with some spicy hints on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16410) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2011
Draft @ Hickory Hops 2011, Hickory, NC. Pours a clear pale golden color with a white head. Has a fruity grainy malty aroma with weak citrus hints. Fruity malty grainy crisp flavor. Has a fruity malty grainy finish with hints of citrus.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3848) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 17, 2011
Draught at Tupelo Honey, Asheville. Light fruity body. Refreshing and crisp. Not bad at all. Session beer.

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