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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arventresca (567) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 4, 2010
Bottle. Pours a light golden color. Nice summer type beer. Not my favorite style, but I really enjoyed this one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PilsnerPeter (3029) - Flushing, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2010
Bottle at Paul’s: Light hazy yellow with an enormous expanding white head (I initially thought it was an infected bottle) The aroma is dry, chalky and crackery with some crackery notes. Has a light fluffy body. Some dry chalky phenols with a crackery pils-malt presence. Not as clean as a Kolsh should be, but still a sessionable, light ale.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2010
Bomber from the brewery. Pours a light golden clear with a massive almost exploding white head- somewhat lasting- not tight a bit bubbly some lace. Aroma is on the herbal and grassy side, quite highly hopped- decent crackery malts- a bit off. Flavor is crisp and clean malts, some crackery some pils, moderate to high herbal hints, grassy hops, light spice- carbonation is a bit too high. I thought it was going to be infected but it wasn’t, it was a decent beer just doesn’t fit quite into the kolsch category.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Not exactly my favorite brew. Aroma was slightly fruity with a note or two of hops. flavor was very light without much at all. A fine brew to drink in the summertime while mowing the lawn

3.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
StinkBall (157) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 24, 2009
Very light yellow appearance. Thin white head. Apricot aroma at first sniff with apples later. Nice aroma. Slight bitterness to the aftertaste. White grapes and apricot flavor. Palate is subtle and doesn’t linger. A very light brew and a good example of a Kolsch if you like this style. Too light for my taste buds.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sebletitje (7473) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 10, 2009
pours clear golden, white head with floating elements Aroma funky with some spices and light malts. Flavor, bitter palate yeasty and reminiscent of a saison. Light spicy finish with hints of citrus and apple.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ibrew2or3 (7361) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 1, 2009
Courtesy of sebletitje. Pours clear gold with straw hues and white head. The aroma is sweet with fruity esters and floral hops as well as rose pedals and grains. The taste is a bit on the bright side with spice and acidity followed by a shallow hollow graininess.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2009
Bottle courtesy of sebletitje. Pours a clear yellow with thin white head. Aroma is sweet and floral with notes of fresh flowers, hay, yeast, grain, light earthiness. Flavor is sweet and floral with notes of yeast, grain, fresh fruit, light honey and spice. Generally light body with a crisp finish.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
markwise (4646) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Thanks sebletitje for the share. Pours light yellow with a white head. Nose is pear, apple, light malt, and some floral hops. Flavor is similar: apple, pear, a bit dry with a tartness and a saison quality. Light body and not bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DocLock (8397) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2009
Bomber from Cindirene’s. Pours hazy canary with big 3-finger, clingy white head. Nose is pale malt, lemongrassy hopcitrus, yeasty spice. The pale malt predominates the taste, with mid-palate hops, citrus, dry floral notes, and that same late slightly tart yeasty spicy flavor that I’ve gotten in all FB beers. A good kick off beer for a ramp up session of styles.


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