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RATINGS: 209   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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The style of our summer ale is traditionally European, similar to a German kolsch: full bodied with a spicy hop tang and a rich, crystal clear golden color. Alcohol content is approximately 6% by volume.
Ingredients: Two row English malt (clarity, wheat and caramalt); Magnum, Tettnang and Saaz hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 24, 2003
Pours medium golden, decent white head quickly recedes to leave small amounts of lacing. Aroma is light, but has hints of caramel, butterscotch, apple, pear, and some light hoppiness in the back. Flavor starts a bit sweet, apple and pear, some spice and herbal stuff comes in the middle, and a mild hop ending. Body is a bit thin, but a very enjoyable summer time brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 2, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2005 June 03: Bottled. Medium amber, thin head. Very light fruity nose, attractive but indistinct. Flavor is more interesting, hoppy and dry overall but with some interesting herbal bits as noted by hopistotle. Thirst-quenching but relatively complex and interesting overall, with a long dry lightly bitter finish, this is the first beer listed as a "kolsch" that makes me want to try more. 6/3/7/3/12 3.1

May 05: this bottle (shared with ClarkVV) seems more watery, touched by diacetyl and less interesting. 5/3/6/3 11 2.8 numbers averaged.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 1, 2003
Clear golden amber. Peachy, citrus, fruit nose. White sticky head with sheets of lace. Starts out mildly sweet, light fruit, golden-skinned pear, lightly oily texture, light to medium bodied, very drinkable and refreshing. Finishes with a pleasant, subtle, herbal charactor. Very nice indeed. A wonderful not-as-pale version of this German tradition.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 23, 2002
Not bad, but Im really not that into this beer. Blonde color and a small white head. Nothing really stood out in this beer. Its very well balanced, but none of the flavors are particularly impressive or exciting. The labels are pretty sweet, though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 4, 2002
This deep golden amber beer has a sweet yet bitter hop aroma. the flavor is slightly sweet and malty with underlying hoppiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 20, 2002
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2003 Ringwooded to death. The yeast dominates this brew. Do not make a kolsch with ringwood yeast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łdż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2002
Pretty good, better than another Kolsch-ish beer I had earlier today. Nice body, subtle malting, even more subtle German style hopping, quite refreshing. Has some of that oiliness in the body that some bohemian pilsners seem to have.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2002
Decent kolsch, but lots of things that were jsut bland. Low head, pale yellow color- which is good, but the flavor is lacking and there isnt enogh complex spicy tones which are good in a kolsch. Average summer brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 4, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2004 Light amber in color with a small white head.Sweet,malty,fruity with some citrus and pine notes. When will the summer ale trend stop?Lacked anything to make me want to ahve another.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (9245) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 23, 2002
clear amber colour, almost no head, fresh and hoppy, peach aroma, sweetness is followed by a robust bitterness, long dry hoppy finish

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