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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 10   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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Though our Kolsch is offered all year long on draft, we do feature it in 12oz. bottles as our Summer "Seasonal" beer. Hale’s version of this traditional German light ale won a Gold Medal at the Great American Beer Festival in 2010! It is similar to pilsner in flavor, light, subtle and thirst quenching. 5.1% ABV 10 IBUs Malts: Pilsner ~ Torrefied Wheat Hops: Saaz ~ Sterling Original Gravity: 12° Plato


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (9421) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 14, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2016 Can from Beers of Europe. Pours clear golden orange with a short-lived thin white head. Aromas of tinned green beans, light sugar. Taste is cereal grains, faint grassy astringency. Thin finish.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
RichTheVillan (6645) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2016
Can from Cotteridge Wines; clear yellow pour with a bubbly off white head, aroma has citrus and some grain, taste has grainy malts, vegetable stock and some lemon, hint of peach, not a good combo.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bulldogops (2236) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 27, 2016
Rating #1994 2015.09.27 #CraftTakesSeattle Day 4, Beer 96 – Draught at taproom/brewpub. Pale straw coloured pour, bubbly white head, no lacing. Aroma is clean, lots of grassy, earthy notes. Medium carbonation, light body - nice clean mouthfeel - nothing astringent - and a vaguely present earthy bitterness that rounds this out well.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
luttonm (4612) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 13, 2016
Can in Seattle. Thin foam, pale clear yellow. Eggy, sweet aroma, lots of tea-like malts. Pale, chunky malts, not crisp at all. Warm, creamy body. Not great.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours a gold with a medium sized white head. Sweet fruity malt, crackers and soft grain. Medium bodied, softly sweet, more floral notes, gentle. Soft sweetness into the finish, more light floral biscuits. Very clean and easy drinking.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (3547) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - APR 1, 2016
12oz can, I think relatively fresh, haven’t seen the cans before. Poured into a can shaped glass. What a surprising treat. Hale’s doesn’t usually impress but this. Aroma is malts but they aren’t husky, they aren’t cereal, they aren’t dusty, they aren’t sweet. Just a clean, fresh, airy pilsner aroma. This isn’t a "kolsch" but basically a pils. Similarly clean flavor, doesn’t pop as much as aroma but still very nice. I would definitely use a beer like this for mowing a lawn or floating down a Missouri river. Clear body, voluminous head.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (5826) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2016
Tap. Pours a clear pale straw yellow body with a fizzy white head that faded quickly. Very light nose, just a touch of fruitiness and bready malt. The flavor is pretty nice, soft doughy malt, decent hop bitterness, some lingering doughy malt. Light bodied with prickly fizzy carbonation, some doughy stickiness on the back end. Serviceable Kolsch, could use a hefty bump up in the hops department, but not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RhetoricalAns (846) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 5, 2016
Draft at Hale’s. Nice clear gold pour, small fluffy white head. Clean cereal grain / biscuit malt aroma. Taste has some honey sweetness. Easy drinking and refreshing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maxwelldeux (4348) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - APR 18, 2015
Draught at the brewery. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a smallish white head on there. Nose has quite a bit of corn to it, but also has some berry to it, which surprised me. Taste was slightly sweet and fairly refreshing. Easy drink that I enjoyed...

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2014
12oz bottle, purchased from Brennan’s in Madison during GTMW. Exp: 09/08/14. Mildly hazy golden orange color. Thin white head. Leaves decent rows of lace. Bready aroma, kind of like a lager. Mild roughness to it. Medium body. Smooth, kind of crisp lighter carbonation. Moderate bitter taste, lighter sweet, a light bite on the end. OK kolsch. Probably much better fresh. An alright one to wash my sandwich down with.


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