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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
durhamlou (13) - - SEP 1, 2012
I love this ale. a very nice and light taste with a slight hint of hops. the malt flavor is subtle and this ale very drinkable. highly recommend this if you like an ale less filling and long on taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JUN 14, 2009
Goden pour with a big white head...Lots of lace on the glass...Hoppy aroma very light...Crisp hoppy flavor...Very drinkable...Excellent Kolsch...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ttutony (848) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jwhat (1) - USA - AUG 15, 2008 does not count
Growler from Greenlife. EXCELLENT sublte flavor. True to style. Very little hop presence. Grain taste is fantastic. Very light and very drinkable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeremugohio (94) - springboro, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Golden brown. Smooth, light, and tasty. Enjoyed the beer very much. Aroma light, light orange look.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5785) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 2, 2012
22oz bottle picked up in Asheville. Pours a true to style hazy golden-tan, with a thin, respectable head and some lively rising carbonation bubbles. Creamy, classic beer taste, really well executed. Soft and delicate, I get a little brewhouse butter in the aroma, very faint. Minty orange hop balance. Clean. This is a really great stateside example of the style, refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JUN 26, 2009
22 oz. bottle from Bruisin Ales in Asheville. Light gold with the faintest haze and a nice white head of medium size that hangs around for a while and leaves a respectable lace. Some hints of hay and grass and gentle whiffs of floral and spicy hops demand attention. A healthy effervescence helps clean the palate, and the body is not as light as I would expect. The overall effect is a crisp yet satisfying mouthfeel. Light malty flavors bring sweetness up front, and the softest of bittering comes through in the finish. This is actually one of French Broad’s better efforts in my opinion. Well balanced, refreshing, easily drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3737) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Beer #15 Asheville trip. Liked the fact that they just came out and called it a Gateway beer. Having said that, it is a nicely done Kolsch. Clear, golden, nice head. Aroma is biscuity malts. Flavor is a match, just a faint hint of floral hops. Pleasant, well made brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BiggOnion (68) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Clear and pale yellow color, not a huge head, but good carbonation. Faithful to the kolsch style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18526) - 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.

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