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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Our rendition of this classic from Cologne is brewed with all German ingredients. This light and crisp ale holds many characteristics of a lager; tangy and tart notes. Brewed with the water from our local Kent Lake.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhensonb (14162) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 15, 2009
Bottle from Ledger’s. Pours amber orange with a fluffy 3-finger off-white head. Aromas of mild floral and citrus hops. Near medium body with feisty carbonation. Flavor is a bit bready, and there’s not a lot of bitter - but enough to cover the malt. Seems very mildly astringent. Finish seems to bring out noble hop spice, and the bitter keeps on picking up. More flavor than many of this style, and enough to render it drinkable more than once.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (13404) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2011
On tap at Iron Springs poured a clear yellow with a lasting white head. Aromas of bread and spicy hops. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw and spicy hops with a crisp dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2011
on tap-pours a thin white head and straw/pale yellow color. Aroma is faint grain, fruit. Taste is grain, spice hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2009

Date: July 08, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: clear copper, fine white head
Aroma: sweet cereal and corn aroma, light floral hops
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, rich caramel, light corn, light floral hops
Overall: unusual kolsch
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (10214) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Bottle thanks to Joe. Pours a clear copper with a white head that dissipates to the edges and has visible carbonation. Aroma is quite crisp with some grassy hops and a nice combination of light grassy and flowery hops. Flavor is much more one note with bread and grain and only a bit of a light hop presence. A bit over carbonated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (9667) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2012
Tap at Iron Springs. Light gold pour with bubbles. Grain and light fruit in this - nice example of the style!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (8557) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 1, 2008
Draft. Light hazy amber beer with a low off-white head. Light malt aroma. Light malt, light orange/lemon citrus flavor. Medium body. Easy drinking. Lingering citrus, light grass. Refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ibrew2or3 (8207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 1, 2012
On tap at Iron Springs brewpub during SF Beer Week, what a week! It pours clear thin watery gold with thin almost white head. The aroma is pretty big with all floral hops backed up by sweet maltiness. The taste is pretty bitter with floral hops and a bit punchy with carbonation. It then runs into some sugary sweet malts and a sense of grainy maltiness. Overall this is too sweet too bright too carbonated and too floral for the style. There’s nothing offensive going on here but it turns out I just had copious amounts of this style in Cologne and this rendition is pretty far off the mark.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gyllenbock (7992) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle at City Beer, February 2014. Golden orange with medium white head. Soft and easy to drink with hops, bread and some hay. Fairly light mouthfeel and with medium carbonation. An ok one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (6750) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2013
Bomber from Hayduke. We had it together via facebook chat. Neither of us looked forward to this one because, well, it is a Kolsch. The pour was golden with light haze. A large white head faded quickly. The final pour was much more hazy so there must have been yeast sediment in the bottle. This beer offered some nice surpises. It was actually fun to try. Flavors included pepper, fruit, flowers, yeast, sourness, and honey. It tended to change flavor randomly which was fun. For a 4.5% ABV Kolsch this was impressive. It had some Americanization evident with what I took to be West Coast hop notes along with Noble Hops. I love pleasant surprises.

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