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RATINGS: 889   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   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.


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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
CharmCityCrab (229) - Maryland, USA - APR 11, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2016 Strong artificial lemon taste recreating without the sweetness or the sour notes, just kind of "there", backed by typical light to medium lager malt. Fair. I was a little surprised looking back on my tasting notes here from 3 years ago, which gave it a 3.6. First, I was surprised because I don’t remember having ever had it before. Second, I was surprised because it was a glowing review that didn’t seem to be about the same beer I drank again yesterday. I don’t know if my tastes have changed, the beer has changed, or it’s a bad idea for beer companies to put out summer beers in March and for beer drinkers to drink them in March. Maybe it’s all of those things. Anyone think the change might have to do with getting bought out by AB-Inbev? Nothing real great, nothing horrible. Middle of the pack. 3.6 in 2013, 2.9 in 2016; hopefully it’s not a 2.2 in 2019. ;)


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ozzy70 (453) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 26, 2016
12 oz. bottle. Poured clear golden, foamy white head. Aroma was sweet fruits, grassy. Taste was semi sweet and fruits.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jabah (322) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2016
I haven’t had more than about a handful of Kolsch’s, but would say this is about average for the style. Flavor is ok. Balance is ok. This style seems like a less malty version of a pilsner. Has a clear gold appearance with a light white head. It’s ok for summer time, but nothing to write home about.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
60minuteman (1213) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2016
Bottle. Clear yellow and small white heading. Fresh aroma of malt, grass, cereal and lemon rind. Flavor is on par. Light body with some bitterness. Reminds me of the Caribbean. Boo yah.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
johnnymusky (819) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 31, 2016
Bottle from beer rep...poured from bottle...clear yellow pour with fairly thick head...nose is minimal with light hops malt some grain and grass...mouth is basically the same...flavors are light...easy sipper but very average...(#801)

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Docavey (41) - Lehigh Acres, Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2016
Had this from the bottle. Light nose and color but good hops and malt blend while still light in the mouth. 5.1% alcohol but still seems lighter. IBU of 20 leaves a little bitterness on the finish from the German hops. F Avey---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Breezy4life (29) - - MAR 12, 2016
Color is light gold. Aroma is light with a hint of sour hops. Taste is slightly bitter hops with smooth malt hints. Nice and refreshing. Good for summer. Simple. Mouth feel is nice. Could smash many of these on a hot day. *12 oz bottle ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (8981) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 16, 2015
agree w porkchop, seems like a touch of rye in here, or spicy hops that mimic rye qualities. Decent kolsch but definitely Americanized. Crisp and clean.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
p0rkch0p (52) - Missouri, USA - SEP 12, 2015
Pour is clear and golden. 1/2" frothy head. Taste is dry a crisp. Rye? Good, not great. Not what i expected for a "summer beer". Kolsch style but with a mild ipa feel to it.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
willisread (1870) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 16, 2015
Old rating. Bottle from Old Town. Slight fruit aroma with light grains on the nose. Taste is fairly watery and thin-bodied. Fairly balanced but not much going on. Taste is more of the same. Nothing special.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eberndt (235) - - JAN 24, 2015
Clean ipa with a good balance of rye and hops. Pours a ruby red and has a earthy aroma.


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