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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 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 24, 2010
Draft at Flying Saucer. Pours golden with a white head. Nice lager ester aroma. Light bodied with average carbonation. Compared to other examples of the style, this had a tad more grain flavor to it, which was interesting. I did not have my notepad, so sorry I can not give more details

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (10997) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2010
A golden kolsch with a thick creamy lacing white head. Aroma of berries, light butterscotch, a light and smooth kolsch, with light chalk and sweet malt. Light bodied. On tap at Great North Carolina Brewers Fest., August 28 2010.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 28, 2010
Poured clear golden yellow, bready, citrus, grassy, lemon rind, little honey, slightly herbal.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 11, 2010
Pours bright golden with a fully receding white head. Notes of bready ale yeast, doughy malt, lightly bitter herbal resins, sweet yeastiness. Thin to medium bodied, lightly herbal resin with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8537) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 20, 2010
bottle. clear, clean, sparkling. nose is somewhat sharp and stinging, with mild-to-medium biscuit malt, mild hop aromatics, some candy corn sweetness and some lemon rind acidity. crispness is medium, frothiness is mild to medium. not offensive, mostly clean. not really typical for the style, feels a little heavy, hops are too bright, etc., but overall not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12033) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2010
22oz bottle. Small white head atop lightly hazed apple juice body. Aroma is grass, bread, some lemon. Taste is medium sweet, grass, some lemon, light bread. Light body, some watery.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - AUG 8, 2010
Light yellow with lots of lacing; skunky, light nose; watery palate with no finish. Not at all interesting

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
beernovice39 (3247) - Montana, USA - JUL 31, 2010
Bomber pours a cloudy yellow beer with a large frothy white head. Scent is some bread and lemons? Taste is light, not unpleasant but in no way will I go for it again.....just seems a little bland compared to Coast’s kolsch.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bjt512 (292) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUL 3, 2010
Pale yellow and fizzy in appearance, this is surprisingly flavorful, with notes of honey and a clean, brisk finish. This is a bit of an eccentric beer, but there is definitely a place for it, especially in the summertime.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hangover (1091) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - JUN 11, 2010
Yellow pour with visible active carbonation and a slight filmy white head. Aroma is of hay and grass. Light body. Strong flavor of yeast, hay and funk. Slight spice on the back end. Crisp finish. Tastes good enough but pretty ordinary.

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