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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kristatos (6) - USA - JUL 9, 2007 does not count
Had on tap in San Diego GB, fits the Kolsch style guidelines very well, slight fruit character, crisp finish was not harsh, pleasant spice from hops. Great clarity and persistent creamy head. Took a growler home.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 15, 2006
Had this at beautiful DC location. Called the seasonal Sommerfest, sneaking suspicion it’s this beer (it was described as a Kolsch, and even served ina proper Kolsch glass!). Good golden body, bright bouncy notes. Still a tad heavy on the palate. Great nonetheless.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SeamusNeko (45) - Anacostia, Washington DC, USA - APR 29, 2004
Setting: Served chilled in a sample cup at the RFD Michael Jackson Beer Tasting. Appearance: Crystal clear straw yellow topped by a smallish white head that dissipated to a film and a ring, leaving small fingers of lace clinging to the plastic. Aroma: Lightly herby and floral aromas of noble hops. Faint whiffs of pale malts. Flavor: Very bready malt flavors with lightly grassy and peppery hop flavors on the finish. Faint lingering banana esters on the aftertaste. Palate: Very light in body with a crisp finish. Snappy and peppy. Overall: Quite enjoyable and very easygoing. A great session beer. A wee bit aggressive on the grassy and bready flavors, though.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
can8ianben (1315) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2008
Bright, fresh, and a nice citrus bite in the finish. This is a lovely summer beer, and in my opinion this should take the place of their Golden Export as the flagship lighter standard beer choice on the menu. It was very drinkable and very tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintocb (645) - Darsville, Georgia, USA - JUL 10, 2011
This is a light colored beer with a matchingly light aroma. I get a little grass and some sweetness. That said, for a hot day, this did the damn trick.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jc4031 (129) - Colorado, USA - JUL 7, 2012
on draught at GB in broomfield, co. this was a nice crisp refreshing, version of the style, very light and sessionable, a nice beer

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (4389) - Utah, USA - MAY 24, 2013
On tap at GB @ Oakland airport
Clear golden with a medium sized white head and good lacing. Aroma and flavors of malts, banana, wheat and grains
This would be nice on a hot day.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luvcasks (178) - USA - JUL 8, 2006
Appearance: Straw yellow with some haziness, large fluffy white head which dissipates quickly Aroma: Low floral, noble hop aroma, distinct ale like fruit notes some malt... slight sulfury notes as the beer warms up Flavor: Nice roundness with of malt sweetness with restrained slightly spicy hop bitterness. Some fruity flavors apparent as well. Nice dry in the finish Palate: Medium light... strong carbonation for the style... opens light but the dry finish lasts a long time Overall: The summerfest for 2006, is a very nice representation of a Kolsch... definitely drinkable but for a seasonal and a special beer... did not distinguish itself and came across as a heavy on the grassy notes..

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2011
Draft at Plainfield MWBF. Pours a mostly clear pale gold with a nice white head. The nose is lightly sweet with a noble hop kick. Herbal and grainy at the same time. On taste, it is quite refreshing. Clean fermentation and light body with more pils character. Light hop finish. I could drink a ton of this.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
petexner (893) - CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 27, 2011
brew in GB in DC. Pretty decent summer beer, nice refreshing taste, pleasant palate.


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