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RATINGS: 479   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87   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.

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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.


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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DaveB (73) - Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 22, 2008
Bottle at Bob and Susan’s Plain Street Bistro. Light golden color. Nice smooth crisp taste. Good seasonal beer.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tonkun (609) - New Jersey, USA - APR 15, 2014
Tap. Light golden yellow pour with a white head. Wheat, citrus. Spicy carbonation throughout. Light body. Decent but not the best effort

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillsmafiaCO (9) - New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2014 does not count
A nice light and crisp easy drinking summer beer. Finished bottle very quickly it is so easy drinking. Nice refreshing summer beer

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drsordr (891) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2014
Bottle pours light hazy lemon yellow. Nose bright cities mixed with wheaty malt. Taste tart bitter up front followed by light citrus. Lighter flavors throughout leading to light spicy bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hockeybeerguy (909) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance had a clear yellow colored body with a soft white lumpy head that lasts about a good three minutes. It leaves some lacing around the sides of the glass and it slides nicely down their sides as the beer goes down. The carbonation is slowly rising. The smell had some lemon and wheaty grains, basically balanced well. The taste was mostly sweet through the lemon and the wheaty grains, leaves you wanting more. The palate was light yet well balanced with a clean finish in this. This is a pretty sessionable beer. Overall, this makes actually a very good summer beer. I’ve had several of these before I decided to give a it a review so I could be as fair as possible. I would definitely have this again. I wasn’t actually expecting it to be this good. This may be my favorite by Harpoon. Well done!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anthony850 (206) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2014
On tap at Harpoon light crisp easy to drink German beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smcolw (529) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Tasted at the Harpoon Brewery in Boston. I like that it was served in a traditional Kölsch glass. Pretty yellow gold. The head is modest and settles quickly. It leaves ample string lace on the glass. The smell is more hoppy than I expected. Very dry. The taste mirrors the smell. Less soft and more astringent than a traditional Kölsch. Higher hop bitterness. Good body and carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
delnoche (440) - 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

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swoopjones (5329) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2013
bottle, yellow pour, simple kolsch, clean, crisp, little flavor, deck beer for hot summer days

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chinchill (1369) - 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.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Claves77 (151) - 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.


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