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RATINGS: 215   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (19805) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2002
Golden coloured. Creamy, fruity and bready. Some bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (13023) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Draft. Clear golden amber color, larhe white head, spider web lacing. Aroma pf peppery malt. Taste is peppery caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Oakes (12777) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 27, 2008
Orangey-amber colour. Decent nose has caramel, diacetyl. Lightly fruity palate, a little overwhelming on the diacetyl. Not so summery in that respect. And I’ve never had a butterbomb kolsch before.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11649) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2010
Bottle. Pours aclear, honey-gold. Very light, white head. Some caramel malt on the nose, along with some fruitiness. Flavor is reasonably sweet, some nice caramel notes, some bready sweetness. Finishes with some pleasant bittness, lightly earthy. Light bodied with moderate carbonation. A pretty good beer; a bit more complex than your average summer ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11590) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 5, 2005
(12oz bottle) Crystal clear amber body topped by medium off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, bread. Taste is medium sweet, bread, caramel, light pepper, lemon. Some earthy and light grassy in the finish. Light-medium body, light stickiness, easy drinking. Seems to have more the characteristics of an alt than a kolsch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (9717) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
hopscotch (9387) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2006
Bottle... Clear amber ale with a large, fluffy, off-white head. Decent retention. Biscuity malt, maple syrup, beef stock and cereal grains in the aroma. Medicinal, medium sweet, lightly bitter flavor. Medium-bodied and lightly creamy with moderate carbonation. Lightly sweet, sugar cookie finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (9059) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2005
Poured a medium, clear golden color with an averaged sized off white head. Aroma of oranges, grass and some malts. Tastes of the same and a little nutty. Medium sweetness to it with a light hop presence. Crisp finish. Thinner body for my tastes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (8779) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 5, 2009
12 ounce bottle from the Wine Cellar (I think that’s the name) in Staunton, VA. Pours a clear golden color with a medium head. Average head retention and lacing. Aroma is toasted malts with fruity citrus notes. Taste is bitter hops, toasted malts and citrus. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (8685) - San Diego County, California, USA - APR 26, 2009
On tap in Portland, ME. Pours a clear, light orange with a thin white head that has little retention and no lacing. Aroma of doughy malts, light citrus, slight Saaz hops, light caramel. Taste is bready and sort of buttery with a slight citrus tang. Clean and crisp. Neutral aftertaste. Unoffensive. Good session beer. Tastes like a pretty damn good lager rather than a blond ale. Medium bodied (a surprise for a summer ale).

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