Brewed by Kölner Verbund Brauereien
Style: Kölsch
Cologne, Germany


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RATINGS: 181   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 30, 2006
Pours light golden with a fully receding white head. Aroma is very light maltiness. Taste is crisp and crackery, with nice maltiness. Mouthfeel is thin to medium bodied with lively carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
D (577) - Gdynia, POLAND - AUG 10, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2006 Malty flavour, nice bitterness; somehow the taste wasn’t much significant. Nice one though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
cheeta (1181) - Langå, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2006
Moderate malty aroma. Huge creamy white head. Yellow clear body. Moderate bitter initial flavor. Medium creamy palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
HenrikSoegaard (11060) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2006
Can. Creamy white excellent mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty aroma. Only slightly hefe. Moderate bitter flavor. -->Short finish. Creamy palate. Not the best Kölch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
eaglefan538 (2911) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 30, 2006
Poured the usual pale golden color (some of these alts are just the same old same old in terms of appearance) with a fluffy white and somewhat foamy head, good lacing. The aroma was a bit on the fruity side of things, but the flavor was a little disappointing: a bit watery. Mouthfeel was also a little too light to be a very good example of the style. Nevertheless, this (as are most kolsch beers) was quite refreshing on a sunny summer day in Cologne.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8342) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2006
Draught at some bar in Koln. Strong bitter bite of saaz-like hops, crisp and biting, more like a good pils than a Kolsch. Crisp potato chip and cracker flavors, with sweet grains, and a striking lack of sourness, no sour bready flavors, which is good, because I find this a common problem in most Kolsch.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EithCubes (5138) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pivo (2610) - 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...

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