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RATINGS: 876   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
kujo9 (1093) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2003
Nice white head forms but it doesn't last over a light golden body. Fairly fruity as compared to other kolsch's I've had and also had a fairly strong hop aroma, but they are both very pleasant. There's also a slight DMS that creeps in, but it's not offensive, it actually adds to a little complexity in aroma. Grainy malty flavor with some light hop flavor mixed in, very well balanced, and has a light, slightly fruity, but otherwise clean finish. Lighter body and moderate carbonation, smooth m/f makes this a very enjoyable summertime lawnmower beer. Great session beer for mass comsumption when light flavor and body are desired for hot summer quaffage.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TAR (2435) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - JUL 8, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2006 Beaming clear golden. Sticky, retentive white lace. Enticing herbal, Saazy aroma with wafts of mint, peach, lemon, perfume, and straw. Lightly nutty, estery, sweet, and musty. Also notably malty for the style. Round, softly crisp mouthfeel with fittingly moderate carbonation. Vaguely phenolic flavors, which lend a level of depth. Earthy, noble hops dance exquisitely with the clean yeast and pilsner malts. Finishes appropriately fruity and rich with notes of melon, honey, and a sweet, succulent pilsner malt base. At last, an American brewer combining the understated elements to make a sweet, hoppy, and flavorful Kölsch.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2003
Straight out of the fridge, this started out a bit sharp. I wisely set it aside for a few minutes while I was scrubbing wallpaper glue off the wall on a 90 degree day...When I sipped it again - yup, here we go - thicker and sweet with some bready malt, a mild hop along the sides and again at the dry finish. A few of these helped get me thru a very very hot day.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6368) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 6, 2003
Slightly bright orangey - gold white head. Good lightly does malt. Creamy, clean and fresh. Velvety .Nice mouth feel. Soft hopps and yeast. All is well balanced and well executed. The best and truest Kolsch I had in N.America so far...

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tkaufman (129) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2003
A very clean, crisp Kolsch. Good malt flavor is balanced well by the subtle hop tastes. Finishes very clean and dry. A good summer brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2003
Pale gold w/ thin white head. Light hop nose. Light body. Clean flavour w/ mild fruitiness & crisp bitterness.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopscotch (8776) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2003
RBSG2003 Clear, straw-colored beer. The nose is lightly malty, lightly floral and citrusy. Regarding flavor? Not much there. Well-balanced though. So is seltzer! Light-bodied with a watery mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. Short, clean finish!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 1, 2003
Color is darkened pale yellow, very close to gold, fairly large airy, big bubbled and thick white head that fizzed away and leaves minimal lacing in spots. Smell is faint of floral hops, grasses, and light sweetness of bread dough in the back. Taste is breadish up front malts, light and crisp, but the crispness is a little weak, pretty mellowing and subdued in character, with a touch of floral and lemony hopness. Feel is light bodied, trying to pick up some thickness but recedes back into an emptyness a bit. Easily drinkable and mellow for a Kolsch.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrRomero (1974) - Nolanville, USA - JUL 1, 2003
On Tap at GI: Semi cloudy, thin white head. Aroma of hops and slight fruitiness. Nice lacing. Excellent.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 25, 2003
Quite fruity with a slight (and I emphasize that) tart, dry component. Has a signature taste that I find in many other GI brews.


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