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Brewed by Kölner Verbund Brauereien
Style: Kölsch
Cologne, Germany

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RATINGS: 175   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 21, 2006
Straw in color with a large white head. Hoppy aroma. Minimal sweetness,hoppy, mild bitterness with a dry finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EithCubes (4811) - New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2006
Bottled. Clear golden pour, excitable head. Matly aroma. Dry and malty with a touch of bitterness and herbiness. Surprisingly, slightly sweet beginning. Chalky soft mouthfeel. This is closer to a soft Pilsner than a Kölsch.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerLover (1025) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 28, 2006
Gilden Kolsch pours a beautiful, bright, light golden color with a bright white head and a good bit of carbonation. The nose on this beer is pleasing with herbal/flowery aromas of hop. This leads into a very light, pale malt palate, with a touch of estery fruit. Gilden Kolsch finishes with more gentle pale malt flavors then ends with just a touch of herbal hop bitterness. A very refreshing, very drinkable kolsch bier that you could pound with impunity. This beer is milder in character and flavor than Sion, and Fruh, and seeing its Dom location, it is very popular with the tourists who come to Cologne. A beer I am sure is very popular during the Carnival season, when revelers drink this beer with a glass in each hand. And do they ever. My friend attended Carnival in Cologne in 2003, and told me he drank 14 glasses of kolsch in a 1/2 hour! I enjoyed Gilden for a few quick pops before it was off to bed, but I found the Sion much more to my liking. That being said, if you are in Cologne, it is well worth a try, as odds are you will find your way into Alt Im Dom, and you just can’t miss the clock tower of the building, and it sits directly across from the Dom.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pivo (2556) - GERMANY - DEC 18, 2005
Light fruity nose, pale gold color, foamy head. Creamy malt front, citrus in the middle, grapefruit bitter end though light. Thin, refreshing. Good, but overall an average Kölsch. You can drink this all night long...

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
imdownthepub (10123) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2005
Bottled at La Strada, Cologne, 500ml, Filtered. Pale gold beer with lasting head. Particularly low flavoured malty kolsch, though this may be because this was a bottled version. Harsh sharp malt a little too cerealy for me.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
YogiBeera (2464) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2005
Medium frothy head, long lasting. Fizzy carbonation. Golden color. Graind and hops nose and taste. Weak - well plain - well like a Kölsch ;-)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JonMoore (1851) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2005
Bottle. Dark golden colour with a loose, slim white head. Sweet malty and hoppy aroma. Quite a nice sweet and malty taste initially, followed by a light hoppy bitter finish. Medium bodied. A reasonable Kölsch.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MoritzF (8444) - Bochum, GERMANY - SEP 26, 2005
(bottle) Clear and pale golden colour with a small bubbling white head, quickly diminishing. Slightly sweet malty nose with a hoppy background. Sharp carbonated, sweetmalty taste with grapefruits, dry and light hoppy finish. A rather malts accentuated Kölsch.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
shrubber85 (7515) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 5, 2005
Bottle. Sweet light apple aroma. Bright yellow with disappating head. Initially sweet malt flavor that fades fast - moderate carbonation and high acidity for the style. Not unpleasant but rather bland.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChristianSA (368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 7, 2005
On tap. Smooth with little carbonation and small head. The fruitiness comes through. Lightly bitter finish. One of the best Kölsch’es.


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