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RATINGS: 881   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JAN 22, 2002
Pale gold, appealing and refreshing sight, with a nice clarity that’s almost transparent, well carbonated with a soft delicate foam. The aroma is mild and subtle, but I get instant signs of malt, a little biscuity and buttery, with a slight blueberry fruitiness and a very faint hop spice. It’s nice and soft on the palate with a gentle mouthfeel and plenty of spritzy carbonation. It’s somewhere from light verging on medium bodied. The flavors are very clean throughout, offering the briefest hints of berry-like fruitiness, my taste buds are still learning but I would guess something of a cranberry, raspberry and cassis mix, without being particularly assertive. There’s a mild hop bitterness in the finish, which does leave a slight flowery aftertaste, but the sweet maltiness comes though much more pronounced. A thoroughly enjoyable and refreshing summertime ale!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mokeefe1199 (3) - USA - DEC 10, 2001 does not count
A favorite of the summer beers. Great, refreshing taste. Becoming more popular, it lasts six months in the stores instead of 3.

2.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
K-V-F-L (292) - LaVista, Nebraska, USA - OCT 17, 2001
Very pale; almost no aroma. Decent representation of the style, although the Tire Biter ale from Colorado is better. Faintly pilsner-like.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brent (116) - Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA - SEP 24, 2001
Average body and hops. Doesn’t jump out at me like some other Goose products, but a solid pizza and burger beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dawghouse Brewers99 (91) - Exeter, California, USA - SEP 20, 2001
Wow! Talk about refreshing! Perfect combination of Malt and hop balance. Great color and the lemony flavor makes for a very refreshing summertime brew. Good work on this one!

1.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
edtdave99 (9) - Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2001 does not count
Spicy and delicious, easy to drink. Sometimes difficult to get outside of Chicago.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - SEP 4, 2001
A fragile, silky beer with character produced by slight orangey notes.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
JMerritt (1867) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2001
Smelled good, looked good, felt good ... but didn’t taste good. Initial palate was too bubbly and ’fuzzy,’ if that makes sense. I was rather disappointed.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 16, 2001
Absolutely fantastic! Having never been to Cologne, I can’t say if it is true to style, but this lightly fruity, top-fermented beer is pure joy to drink. Soft, easy-going flavor and a light, refreshing body make this a new favorite of mine. Not to be missed.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Murph06 (121) - Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2001
A very worthy ’summertime’ brew! Smooth and flavorful, just wish it had a little more bite---acidic or carbonation-wise.


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