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RATINGS: 902   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 14, 2002
Crisp clean summer brew. All the easy drinking and refreshing qualities you would expect from a Kolsch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
uglybastard (101) - Riverside, California, USA - SEP 4, 2002
Creamy looking head that fades away far too fast. The brew itself is, clear, gold color. It has a bit of sourness in the nose, citrusy, perhaps like a lemon. Fruity, orange flavor up front that fades to a mellon like flavor (cantaloupe or watermellon) on the end. I think this is a sligtly old bottle as there is a small amout of oxidation to its flavor. Otherwise this would be an excellent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - AUG 28, 2002
Quite an enjoyable beer. Lower ABV but malty, so it is not thin. "Velvety" would be the word here. Sometimes, I want a beer just like this, no more, no less. They nailed the style if you ask me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
drywallman (358) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2002
Light to moderate head. A light gold in color. There is that first malt hit. Actually a well matched hops bite. But, dryer and more acidic than you would like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 20, 2002
Re-Rate 08/20/02: Clear gold in color, the head is white, thin as is the lace. Nose is malt, somewhat sweet, the front is malt, the top light, the finish is or has a ’Hop Presence’, quite ’Alum’ dry, acidic, drinkable, but can’t say it is as good as it once was, but for that ’Fact’ neither I’m ’Aye’! Ranks a disapointing #823 on my current master beer list, ’What happened to the bite?’

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dins (266) - Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2002
Nice light beer, ok hops, dry finish, nothing spectacular but not bad. Still would prefer an IPA or Weissen for a light summer beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 4, 2002
Light fresh hop aroma, clear pale yellow color, watery, but nice flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2002
I didn’t think I would like the Kölsch style when it was first explained to me, but now I know that they are especially refreshing and drinkable when it’s hot outside.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - JUL 10, 2002
Watery and thin, but that might be true to the style since I have never before tried kolsch. Not bad, acutally quite refreshing. Very pleasent aroma, but that was the only thing about this beer that remotely stood out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2740) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2002
Light fruity sweetness up front, coupled with a soft spicy hop flavor. A nice match, with good balance. Refreshing and light without being bland and boring. Bright yellow-gold color, small head, good lacing. Expertly made light ale - and not having been to Cologne, its the best Kolsch I’ve had.

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