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RATINGS: 503   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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We decided to brew this beer after Rich and Dan visited Cologne, Germany, the birthplace of the Kölsch style. They loved the subtlety of the flavor and appreciated the craftsmanship required to make a beer like this consistent and good. We were on the lookout for a new summer seasonal at the time and the Kölsch, with its refreshing flavor and crisp finish, seemed like a perfect fit.

Our version of the traditional German Kölsch-style ale. This beer, which is light and refreshing, appears to resemble a lager rather than an ale. The Kölsch style is a testimony to the broad spectrum of characteristics an ale can produce, as well as the brewer’s art. The body is soft and delicate with a dry, crisp finish. Available April thru September.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
delnoche (443) - Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA - OCT 3, 2013
12fl oz bottle poured into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint. Sparkling gold with two fingers fluffy off white head. Aroma is subtle flowery hops. Flavor is orange zest. Decent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swoopjones (5887) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2013
bottle, yellow pour, simple kolsch, clean, crisp, little flavor, deck beer for hot summer days

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chinchill (1866) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a SA lager glass. Enjoying this about 3 weeks past the "ENJOY BY" date on the neck. A: The beer is a light gold color with lots of carbonation bubbling and topped by a good white head that fades slowly and leaves a decent lacing on the glass. S: The light aroma is lemony and bready, with a bit of hops. T: Lightly flavored, as expected, but with some citrusy hop presence. Light malt base. Refreshing taste. M: Rather high carbonation makes this very crisp; light body; finish is clean. O: a solid Kolsch, but this style is quite light, simple and tame.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Claves77 (153) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2013 pale yellow fizz. kolsch smell, floral scent, mild off-taste. bland flavor. no body. not a very good beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
retinadoc (120) - - AUG 25, 2013
Can. A very disappointing beer. Faint hop aroma. Above average carbonation. Metallic mouth feel, slightly sweet. Astringent, acidic finish. Would not drink again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
cmanbowdeen (4) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2013 does not count
Thank God it’s only brewed in the Koelsh tradition and isn’t actually Koelsch, because Koelsch tastes like ass. This is a great summer beer, with a light start and a nice subtly fruity aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmcgavin12 (490) - Madison, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Pours very very light yellow with minimal head. Aroma is dominated by straw, grass and a bit of crisp hop. The palate is refreshing and crisp and overall makes for a very refreshing beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ScipioA (300) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 10, 2013
12 oz bottle poured into a weizen glass (it was there...) Pale yellow with a thick white head on top. Nice malty flavor with little hints of lemon and alcohol. Fizzy and light mouthfeel with lingering hop bitterness. Certainly refreshing, my drinking this after a hot bike ride may have influenced my score above the average.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tlind2 (1130) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 1, 2013
Draught@Charlesmark, Boston. Golden color, white head. Smooth malty flavor with fruity notes and some lemon. Medium body, high carbonation. Not bad.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shonobiwan (213) - Sound Beach, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Long Island, NY - 12 oz. bottle poured. clear blond color like any commercial lager. Aroma was malty and effervescent. Tasted just like a regular lager. This beer serves it's purpose as a summer beer. For the price I'd go with the commercial brands instead. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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