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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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nearbeer (4879) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5785) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dchmela (3010) - 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 (6342) - Yorktown, 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 (21441) - Charlotte, North Carolina, 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 (2219) - 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 (4189) - Lewisburg, 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 (361) - 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 (3240) - the Containment Area, 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,

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