Hess Claritas Kölsch
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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
olio (6384) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 14, 2014
50 cl can.
Pours clear golden color with a small head. Sweetish corn aroma, some malts, faint fruits. Hay and some malts on the flavor. Kind of one dimensional and boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
lusikka (6425) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 14, 2014
473 ml can. Pours a golden colour with a small head. Aroma of grains, straw and some hay. Flavour of harsh grainy malts, grassy bitterness, some bread and mild herbal notes. Light bodied and harsh mouthfeel. Harsh and mild. Germany does it better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Idiosynkrasie (4005) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - NOV 8, 2014
473ml can. Minimally cloudy, yellow-ish, pale golden colour with small, frothy to creamy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Husky, malt-spicy, slightly herbal aroma, a touch of citrusy hops. Taste is slightly citrusy hoppy, minimally sweet pale malty, decent hop bitterness. Better than the usual gnat’s piss covered by this style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
StefanSD (2180) - Lakeside, California, USA - SEP 4, 2014
16 oz can. Pours a hazy yellow color with a small white head that soon fades to nothing. The aroma is mild and indistinct with traces of grains and corn. The taste features breads, sweet grains, a hint of cirrus and hay. All set nicely in a cracker malt base. The palate is full and smooth with lively carbonation. Finishes long and dry. Overall: Decent Kolsch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewDad (5003) - Olympia, Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Beer Bloggers Conference - San Diego - Tasty Kolsh int he can this beer will do very well as it will be a great summer beach beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rick_91709 (186) - USA - JUL 31, 2014
Poured from a can. Straw colored with a thin white head. Aroma of bananas and wheat. We'll balanced not too bitter with a hint of sweetness. Perfect for a BBQ. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skmikeg (962) - Poway, California, USA - JUL 13, 2014
On tap at North Park Brewery. Pours a yellow-orange with a one finger white head with some lacing. Aroma is of bready malts, biscuit malt, grassy hops, spicy noble hops, and some pine. Taste is pretty similar to the aroma. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a dry, slightly bitter, medium, refreshing finish. Overall, a very nice Kolsch that is very drinkable and refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11353) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Can from Bine & Vine. Pours light gold with a slight white head. Aroma is light fruit over a bit of citrus. Flavor is less bready than expected. It’s not very. It’s also fruitier than expected, and the hop level is also higher than expected. Finishes rather dry and bitter. So much more going on here than in most Kolnisch versions.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (3404) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 11, 2014
On tap at ISO:Beers in San Jose. It pours a nice golden yellow color with a white head. The aroma is fresh with straw, lemongrass, bread and hints of noble hop. The flavor has more floral/spicy noble hops with a little lemony citrus, fresh bread and a little bit of honeyed multigrain malt. Really pleasant and refreshing. Wish I could get this more often.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11589) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2013
Tap at the brewery - San Diego. Pours clear yellow with a large, frothy virginal white cap. Crisp and doughy biscuits in the nose, white bread, light cereal. Light sweet flavor with further white bread, cereal, mellow straw bitterness, hints of lemon meringue. Light bodied with fine to average carbonation. Crisp finish, more lightly dried biscuits, white bread, straw, faint lemon creme. Lovely kolsch. Simple and wonderfully drinkable.

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