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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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A crisp and authentic German style beer, our Claritas is a pale straw color, featuring fruit-like aromatics alongside those from the malt and hops. Malt sweetness is balanced by hop bitterness, resulting in a smooth, dry, and clean finish.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (4245) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 28, 2015
Can. Pours hazy butterscotch, medium bubbly white head, slow to dissipate and nice to lace. Aroma is grass, biscuit, hay. Flavor is light sweet, light bitter, cereal grains, hay, field grass. Light body. Pretty tasty beer!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (2863) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 3, 2015
(En fűt ŕ la brasserie North Park): Belles arômes fromagées, herbacées, citronnées avec une feinte sulfureuse. Les céréales ont plusieurs qualités et sont délicieusement délicats. Saine et longue amertume narcotique pour compléter le gigantisme de la buvabilité.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ration (2007) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 2, 2015
020415. Can at home. Pours light golden with a nice head. Aroma grains, malts, hint of hops. Some wheat. A bit cardboard like, but this probably too old a can. OK.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (38083) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2015

Can 500ml. @ home.

[ As Hess Claritas Kölsch ].
Clear medium yellow color with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, grain, pale malt, fruity malt, straw notes, grass notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, fruity malt, pale malt, grass, grain. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20150129]

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zacgillbanks (2955) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2015
Can from Rehills, Newcastle. Very pale hazy straw coloured with a gentle grassy and floral fruity flavour, a creamy mouthfeel followed by a toffee and gentle dry, bitter finish. Too much in the ABV for such a gentle tasting beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GarrettB (1178) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 10, 2015
July 10th, 2013 - Hess’ Claritas Kolsch is that sweat-in-your-eyes kind of restorative potion that feels inexplicably good, and tastes better and better the closer you are to heat stroke. The cloudy, yellow brew has a decent web of lacing on top, and on the nose one catches lots of corn notes and tortilla chips (so, pairing with salsa and chips? Fish tacos?) And the flavor clean and rich with mineral taste, like a super luxurious sparkling water. The carbonation lifts this flavor up and across all the taste buds. Note that the "fancy water" flavor doesn’t mean this is bland. Not by any means. It’s just cleansing, with a nice mineral taste which as I kid I would have abhorred, but as an adult I find something nice and mild.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
TBone (13700) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 7, 2015
Can 1pint (AbM)
Clear golden color, small white head. Green apple, malts and grains in the nose. Light-bodied. Crisp, fruity green apple in the flavor. Some harsh hoppyness in the finish. Not the fresh can, so probably better when fresh from tap. Now as such, not much to remember.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (8458) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2015
Cans from Ales By Mail. It pours pale gold with a small white head. The nose is soft, cracker, light spice, hay and white bread. The taste is crisp, cracker, doughy, light straw, grass and a touch of spice with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Simple, but rather drinkable. Decent session stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (17446) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2015
15th January 2015
Can. Lightly hazy paleish gold beer, small off whitye head. Palate is light, semi dry and crisp. Mild minerals. Light thin malts very lager like. Little floralness. Whisper of citrus. Light crisp finish with a nice light floral linger. Goes down easy.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (12065) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2015
Keg at the North Park taproom, SD, 15/11/14. Clear light golden with a moderate white head. Nose is caramel, vanilla, straw. Taste comprises sweet notes, vanilla, grassy, caramel, light citric. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. So so, touch overly sweet.


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