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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nick76 (4322) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2012
The aroma is malty and slightly citrusy with mild hops. The appearance is hazy gold with a medium head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall a very good beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palidor19 (3096) - Brandon, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2012
the golden taste of this beer is quite nice, taste of light malts, with a touch of honey and spices. large pearl bubbles makes a very nice beer to drink.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
durhamlou (13) - - SEP 1, 2012
I love this ale. a very nice and light taste with a slight hint of hops. the malt flavor is subtle and this ale very drinkable. highly recommend this if you like an ale less filling and long on taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maxwelldeux (4219) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2012
This is really light and easy to drink. Not a lot to the beer, but in a good way. Does not have the skunky taste you get with a lot of beer from the Lager family, but makes for a lighter drink to counteract heaviness. Pours golden with a small head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
magsinva (1025) - Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2012
Tap @ French broad - Pours a clear gold with a white head. Aroma is piney. Taste is bitter sweet, palate is sticky, finishes dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcr (2424) - 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.

   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.

   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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nearbeer (4392) - 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.

   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.

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