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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 10   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (9549) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (3372) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (5770) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RhetoricalAns (828) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maxwelldeux (4322) - 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...

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
dklein7 (3) - - AUG 10, 2014 does not count
Love this version of a Kolsch. Best summer beer I know. So good would buy all year if I could.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (18577) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 9, 2014
Draught at Anthony’s (Sea-Tac Airport)
Served too cold. Light blond color, hazy, with small compact head. Kölsch is a delicate and complicated style to brew; this beer is light but doesn’t seem to capture the essence of Kölsch; it’s light bodied, dry, with very light cereal character. Slightly more interest in the aroma than the flavor. Nothing else.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Bottled unk A: golden straw ale with only a central cap of bone white foam. Excellent clarity. No lace. S: dry grain and hints of grass. Pretty simple to do, and nice. T: sweet and creamy. Corn and hints of yeast. M: light and sparkly. Body is right. Carb a hint low. O: easy drinking. Serving type: bottle 08-20-2011

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (5501) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Had on draft at hales brewery in Seattle. Clear golden pour. Crisp and smooth. Wheat and honey notes good easy drinker

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