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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.


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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Malty_MacHops (640) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Very clean grainy and grassy aromas with hints of light fruit. Bright clear golden with a small but respectable head. Balanced with notes of grain and floral hops. Light bodied and very refreshing.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ads135 (3302) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - APR 24, 2015
Light and lemony, but not as light as I’d like. Grassy hop finish, a bit of a stale hop character. Picked up in Asheville in 2015.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ttutony (756) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2015
Transparent golden yellow with a white head. Bready grain aroma. Flavors are noble hops up front followed by a nice Pilsner malt flavor. Great balance. Very well made.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Theydon_Bois (11617) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
Keg at the Weinhaus, Asheville, 17/02/15. Clear golden with a decent off white covering. Nose is pale malts, straw, caramel, light lemon vibe. Taste comprises citric peel, vanilla, light caramel, bready. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Adequate for style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (4465) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Location: Draft at Weinhaus, 12/31/14

Aroma: Grainy and cereal malts, some crisp German hops, and fruity notes
Appearance: Pours a clear golden color with a decent sized white head and average lace
Flavor: Tastes similarly, with clean German hops, grainy/cereal malts, lightly sweet and bitter
Palate: The body is light-medium, nice mouthfeel, not watery at all, clean and easy drinking
Overall Impression: I thought this was a solid, enjoyable example of the style. The malt and hops are in a nice balance. It is not amazing, but I had no complaints.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DialSquare (3192) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2014
12oz can from Hops and Grapes (I think). Murky light yellow pour with a white ring of retention. Aroma of yeasty, citrus, grass. Tastes are crisp, bready, little spice, lemon, yeasty, little floral, faint tartness. Clean and easy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ramboraffe (974) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
On tap. Amber with white head. Smell is citrus and fruit hop. Taste is clean citrus and grass and fruit. Dry with medium bitterness and low carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgb9348 (4986) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Crisp, very slightly hazy golden coloured body with a thin half centimetre tall pure white head. Aroma of malt, alcohol, lemons and a bit more citrus - interesting and fairly refreshing smelling. Light-bodied; Very sharp lemon and citrus flavours up front with only a touch of malt and complexity right afterwards. Aftertaste shows mostly the citrus - lemons and grapefruits and a touch of malt but a very light and airy beer with some slight sour notes as well. Overall, a fairly one-dimensional beer that is very nice for a hot summer day, but otherwise, it’s simplicity will make this too easy of a beer. I sampled this twelve ounce can purchased from Total Wine in Cary, North Carolina for US$2,49 on 02-August-2014 sampled at home in Washington on 26-September-2014.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5245) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2014
From the July 2014 3R6P gathering. +++ Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a clear pale yellow color with a medium sized foamy white head that lingered and left a bit of lacing. The aroma was tangy and sweet Pez, vague fruits and artificial sugar. The flavor was tart and bitter bread dough, Pez and citrus. Medium length finish. Light to medium body. Meh.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Busick (390) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Pretty good Kolsch, nothing really sets it apart from any other beers of this same style. Really liked their IPA, not so much this beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jackl (5380) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Sample @ French Broad during RBWG, Asheville. Gold pour with a modest white head. Pretty mellow aroma. Some honeyed bread, cotton field. The taste is crisp, clean. Light apple and pear fruit salad. Bready malt. Light body, soft carbonation. Well-behaved, meek. Decent.


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