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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   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.


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 (4467) - 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 (7860) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2009
Nose is lemony, some sulpher, toast. Flavor is lemons, sweaty, spicy. Not a Kolsch in my book.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bubbleflubber (1826) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 6, 2009
On draught at the High Country Beer Fest, it pours a clear light-golden with a non-retentive head. There is a small grain nose. The mouthfeel is hollow, with predominant sourgrains followed by a spiced-bitter finish. It just feels a bit devoid of substance in the mid-palate, which throws it off kilter for me a tad. Just an ok Kölsch here, that’s about it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2009
Pale whitish yellow. Aroma is watery, light corn. Taste is again mild corn, yeasty, lightly spicy. Decent kolsch.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Elwood (3168) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2009
Serving: Draft. Appearance: Hazy gold with a very small, effervescent, white head. Aroma: Light nose with notes of corn and grain. Taste: Similar to the nose only amplified. Lots of grain and corn, but lacking a decent hop bitterness. Very mediocre. Palate: Medium carbonation with a medium-light mouthfeel and a medium-short finish. Overall: I would say this one is closer to an American macro than it is a Kolsch. Rebuy: No thanks.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2009
Pours a golden color with a white head. Aroma is pilsner malts, vanilla, fruity, slightly grainy, and some sweet grassy floral hops. Flavor is grainy, slight fruit, and a bitter grassy finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2009
22oz bottle-pours a retaining white head that laces and pale yellow color. Aroma is bready/grainy, yeast, some spice hops. Taste is bready/grainy, yeast, spice/metallic hops bite. Towards light body. Dry. Thanks decaturstevo for sharing.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - JUN 28, 2009
Good for the light lager/pilsener kind of style. Similar to a light pilsener with grassy hops and light malts. Very lighlty colored and light bodied. Mild taste that was crisp and drinkable. Not much else in this beer though.


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