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RATINGS: 522   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (40865) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2007
Sample from tap at the brewery. Pours pale yellow with a white head. Corn and grass aroma, slight dusty hoppy. Flavour is vauely malty and dominant crispy hoppy. Dry bitter finish. Vague bubblegum flavour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2005
(Bottle 35,5 cl) An American Kölsch, that’s a first time for me, but actually this beer is not that far the German original. Straw golden in colour, light and refreshing with a soft malty sweetness and only a hint of hops. Good choice as a summer thirst quencher.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (21899) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 1, 2011
bottle at home ... thanks to blair ... golden yellow ... soft yeasty candi suger... little buttery nose ... soft light sweet fruits ... ligth grassy lager .. dull and not me

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (21680) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Draft. Hazy yellow color, medium white head. Aroma of straw and hay. Taste is similar. Light body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (18744) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2010
Bottle. Pours light, clear yellow-gold with a small, white head. There is a nice malty aroma with notes of bread and fruit. Flavor begins sweet and biscuity along with some lemon and faint bitters. Light bodied with average carbonation. Finishes lightly sweet but very crisp and clean. This is a solid beer. It’s a bummer to see the Kolsch style in general get discounted so heavily.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 18, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2008 Had this several years ago and didn’t think much of it. Now, the re-rate. Bright golden colour with a light head. Orangey-apricotty nose. Balanced palate with fresh orangey hop and melon and a backbone of breadcrusty malts. Clean, refreshing, a nice brunch beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhensonb (14177) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 6, 2009
Bottle from ericandersnavy. Thanks for the tick! Pours light gold with a large fluffy white head. Nice clean smell of grassy hop. Medium minus body with light, creamy carbonation. It’s thinnish. It’s very mildly fruity, finishing with mild noble hop bitter. Goes down easy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tmoney99 (13615) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2006
Bottle. Poured clear pale color with an average frothy white head that mostly diminished with fair lacing. Light banana wheat aroma. Light to medium body with a watery texture. Medium sweet flavor with a sweet short finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (13318) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 30, 2003
Clear apple juice body with medium white froth. Aroma is sweet grassy. Taste is moderately sweet, lightly grassy and lemon. Finishes with decent grassy bitterness. Light body, somewhat watery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere (12970) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2012
A blonde ale with a thin white head. In aroma, a light chalky malt with faint German hops. In mouth, a crisp malt with German hops, not bad. Tasted at Raquette River Beer and Wine Fest, July 13 2012.

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