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RATINGS: 892   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Kolsch, the clean and refreshing beer style of Cologne, Germany, quenches summertime thirst. This pale golden ale with a lightly fruity aroma is cold-conditioned or lagered after its primary fermentation. More simply, our Summertime uses only the finest malts and German hops to create the perfect beer for hot Summer days and warm Summer nights.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2005
I would not have said "kolsch"...I think this is very drinkable and refreshing but seems too mildly hopped. I like a little more bite in my summer ales. But I definitely would have another one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - APR 13, 2005
This beer pours a straw yellow color with a thin soapy head and fairly decent white lacing on the sides of the glass. Fairly evident clear liquid with carbonation tornado down the center of the glass. Aroma is hay, weeds, and grass with hints of bread and citrus. The flavor is light bodied and mildly malty with citrus in mid-sip leading into a cotton mouth dry finish. Not much to this beer as to be expected. Fairly clean finish, a tad sticky, very dry and highly carbonated. Not a bad beer, not a great beer...but somewhere in the middle. Drinkable, but wouldnt go out of my way for it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 11, 2005
On tap at the brewery. Pale yellow in color with a small white head. Aroma of apples, pine and yeast. Flavor confirms yeast presence, along with sour limes and a vinegar-like acidity. More heavily carbonated than other Goose Island beers. Hops and malts are balanced, but it’s not making much of a difference with my overall impression. Body is thin and fizzy. Pretty unremarkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2005
a quick disappearing head, pale yellow color and slight aroma, do not detract form the pale ale flavor of this beer. i probably underrated this a bit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoeshineboy (81) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2004
Probably one of the Best Kolsch examples available IMO... But Who am I too judge

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dextolen (151) - Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2004
I think that pale ales and lagers get a tough break around here. Bottle. Poured a pale gold color with lots of carbonation. Bubbly head that left fairly soon. Some lacing. Slightly fruity, hop aroma. Champagne-like dryness, with a great thirst quenching taste. Not overpowering. There’s a faint tartness, like cherries, and some peachy undertones. I liked it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
fidemaster (296) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2013 Wonderful, just wonderful, on a hot summer day. Light, slighlty fruity, smooth, easy on the palate. Just a wonderful beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - OCT 30, 2004
Bottle. Pale lager colored. Thin white head fades quickly, no lacing. Fruity, light aroma. Taste is also fairly light. Overall a pretty delicate beer. Nothing here overpowering, well balanced light malts and hops. Pretty nice for the style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pailhead (6273) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2004
Bottle: Aroma is a rather weak light malt, apple, and hops. Pours a slightly hazy pale yellow with very small white head. Kind of a weak flavor. Light malt. Light apple. Finishes like a lot of euro pilsners with a little sourness. light bitterness. Second Kolsh I’ve had, and I just don’t think this is my style of beer. Easy drinking, but not a lot of character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 10, 2004
Color is a perfectly golden hue, with a beautiful, blossoming white head atop. Aroma is lovely, with some citrus and spice. Body is light, easy-drinking, with a smooth texture, and never sacrificing anything in the way of taste. Very tingly hops, great balance, with hops only slightly outweighing hops. Truly a perfect summer beer. You nearly forget that you are drinking an ale. Extraordinarily smooth, but fully tasty and rewarding in every aspect!

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