Hess Claritas Kölsch
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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (9838) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sask89 (398) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - SEP 5, 2013
Tap at tasting room. Pours a pale yellow colour, a little hazy with a rocky white head. Aroma has a little banana and spice with some yeast scents and slight lager notes. Taste is a nice even balance of sweetness and bitterness. Light body, lively carbonation, thin mouth feel. Overall a good brew and well done kolsch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (2002) - Santa Monica, California, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Tap in San Diego. Golden pour, light head. Aroma of honey. Decent overall, nothing crazy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GT2 (7875) - Carlsbad, California, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Tap @Hess. Sparkling white chardonnay pour. Big lace. Nose is sweet apple, macro lager like with lemon. Taste is sweet, apple, palate is a tad mealy but with good bitterness. Not bad. Slightly macro in feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Pours clear golden orange with a thin white head. The nose is hay, caramel and light citrus. The taste is medium high sweet and low medium bitter. The texture is crisp and clean, body is medium and finish is long. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (15535) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2013
Draft @ the brewery. Pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. Has a fruity malty grainy aroma with weak hoppy hints. Fruity malty grainy flavor with grassy hints. Has a fruity malty grainy grassy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beersearcher (2296) - Glendale, California, USA - FEB 24, 2013
My favorite of the Hess taster tray. Pours a light yellow Not much in the aroma category but the taste is bright with plenty of grain tastes. Easy drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
brokensail (9921) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 10, 2012
Clear golden pour with a white head. Nose is rather grainy. Some biscuit notes, floral hops, and sweet fruit esters of apple. Rather herbal, strangely enough. Tastes a bit too sweet. Lots of bread, grain, and biscuit. Apple esters, a light hop bitterness, and very strong herbal notes, almost like menthol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2012
(Draught) Pours a clear yellow body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of pizza dough, herbs, and grain. Flavor of grain, earth, florals, and grass with a dry, bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (5025) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 12, 2012
Draft at te brewery with Linh. Pours a light yellow golden body with white lacig. Aroma is wheat. Mouthfeel is light with notes of wheat. Simple but not offensive, which is rare for a kolsch for me personally.

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