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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.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
thebeerscout99 (4) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 29, 2000 does not count
This is the Ideal summertime beer full of flavor and refreshing it is very comparable to Samuel Adam’s Summer 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.

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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2004 I have never had this type of beer before. I really liked it. Refreshing with a sweet flavor. Almost like a weiss beer but I know its not really. Although to me it is realy a nice variation on weiss beers general feel. The light (not in a bad way) and citrusy taste is good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bgoad (27) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2001
Good beer, goes down nice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mediocremortis (3) - USA - NOV 10, 2007 does not count
Great beer for the summer. Nice clean finish. Golden in color. Drink it in the shade on a hot day.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Danissmart (3) - Westwood, New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2012 does not count
Had this one on draft in NYC. Nice summer ale. Light, but not tasteless. Also no overly fruity. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
redlem (1301) - Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2007 Slightly cloudy gold with a medium white head. Light, crisp, and hoppy at the start but turns dry and bitter about halfway into the glass. 7,3,6,2,14. Rerate: The more I try this one the more I come back to it when available. A great balance, crisp, thirst quenching, with a great finish. One of my favorite summer beers, it sticks out to me, and I look forward to its release.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2003
Very Nice very smooth very drinkable. Not as Citrusy as Sierra Nevada. More gravity to this one versus SN-Summerfest. Fuller body also. Pretty Much a dead heat too close to call. I give a slight edge to SN because of the Citrus flavor. Either one is a can't miss if you haven't tried it. Again another Excellent Beer.


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