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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
A crisp yet smooth straw-colored ale, with a medium-light body. A delicately balanced beer showcasing subtle fruit flavors and aromas paired with a subdued maltiness. Styled after the ale of West-Central Germany, where the town of Cologne (Köln) is the home of Kölsch beer. In a country known for its lagers, this golden ale is a complex, yet subtle treat. Served in a traditional German crafted tall, narrow 200ml glass called a “Stange” or “pole”.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sarlacc83 (1540) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 23, 2015
Draft at the brewery. A: Clear straw color with a few bubbles. No lacing. N: Straw, corn, earth, minerality, peppercorn, grains, and grist. T: Sweet but lightly so. No real bitterness of which to speak. M: Light body, no alcohol, soft carbonation. O: Better than the pilsner by far. A pretty well-rounded kolsch. Not quite up to Upright’s standards, but still enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ferris (8954) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 9, 2015
Draft - Light grains and lemon. Clear gold with a nice white head. Grains and citrus sweetness and a touch of banana bread in the finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
maxwelldeux (4219) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Draught in a flight at the brewpub. I normally like this style, but not this particular beer. Nose was dirty to me, and had the typical lager/kolsch smell to it. Taste was much the same, and devoid of substance. Don’t really care for this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6925) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Draft at airways. Pours a crystal clear medium gold with tons of nucleation columns and a loose white head. Nice clean soft corn nutty nose. Creamy light-medium body with lively carb. Softly toasty corn nutty mid palate with a clean and light herbal finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5830) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Nose of bread, light wheat notes, a little grass and earth. Pours golden, thin white head. Flavors of grain, bread, a touch of wheat, a little fruity sweetness, and a light noble hops presence. Nice clean drinking beer with pleasant soft sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (10001) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Sample at the brewpub. The beer pours a clear yellow-gold color with a medium foamy white head that diminishes slowly. Sticky patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of malt, grassy hops and fruit. Light-bodied with flavors of hops, biscuit malt and sweet fruit. The finish is mildly bitter with a lingering grassy hops aftertaste. Decent overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aubrey (3501) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2012 Draft at brewery: Light and refreshing thirst-quencher. Fluffy white head above a pale golden hue. Lively carbonation. Light malt flavors of grain and crackers. Very mild herbal bitterness. Pleasant background esters of apples and pears. Finishes clean and dry. Good lawnmower beer.

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