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RATINGS: 127   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (31235) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2013
From tap at Taco Mac. Pours clear and pale yellow with a huge white head. Aroma is light butterish and cornish to grassy. Bitter, grassy and light toasted malty. Medium dry and toasted malty finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16788) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2011
Draft @ Hickory Hops 2011, Hickory, NC. Pours a clear pale golden color with a white head. Has a fruity grainy malty aroma with weak citrus hints. Fruity malty grainy crisp flavor. Has a fruity malty grainy finish with hints of citrus.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (11976) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Draft. Clear yellow color, small white head. Aroma of white pepper and malt, taste is similar. Plain.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11555) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11122) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2014
Draft at the brewery taproom during RBWG 2014 - Asheville. Pours clear yellow with a creamy, white head. Mildly effervescent. Good cereal character, white bread, mild dough. Light bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sweet finish, pretty clean, with doughy white bread, more cereal, minimal bitterness. Tasty. Nobody showing much love for this kolsch. But I like it.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (11086) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10996) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 11, 2011
A: The beer pours a pale golden straw color with a huge, rocky, white head. S: Quite a strange smell for a kolsch. Lemon zest and apple juice are prominent. It’s got a slight champagne character (likely from the high carbonation and yeastiness). Moderate bread notes and some floral hops. T: Light bread and cracker malts provide much of the flavor. More lemon zest along with some floral and earthy hops. Just a light bitterness to it. The carbonation is extremely high, which diminishes from the flavor intensity a bit. M: Light in body with very high carbonation. O: Despite not being terribly "kolsch-like", I thought this was a pretty decent beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 08/25/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, Chattanooga

yellowm frothy white head, drippy lace, light hop aroma, creamy body, sweet grain flavor, nice bready character, good sharp bitterness to balance the sweet,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tmoney99 (10712) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2007
Draft sample at Knoxville Brew Jam. Poured a clear straw color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate sour citrus hoppy aroma. Light to medium body with soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Average brew.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (10094) - 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.


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