John Harvards Kölsch
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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93/5   ABV: -
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (9325) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2009
Very, very pale straw colour beer. Thin head. Aroma lightly malty. Pale malt and a touch of wheat. A fairly prominent DMS aroma as well. Crisp flavour with a very soft light crisp bitterness. A light bit of earthiness on the back. Flavour is lightly malty and doughy with a little bit of light spice. It’s not really bad, per se. Just not all that interesting. A lingering breadiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LilBeerDoctor (3772) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2009
On tap at JH. Pours a clear light piss yellow with a thick white head. Aroma of sweet fruits and malt. Flavor is rather wheaty, with a slight bitterness in the finish. This is not a great example of a kolsch, but it is a decent beer. 7/4/7/3/13 (3.4/5)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2009 Tap at JH. Aroma of dank hops, some lemon, and a bready/doughy malt base. Flavor the same, a bit more doughy than many kolsches are, but hey, it still tasted good to me. Nice playful hopping. I do like my kolsches. 7-4-7-4-15/3.7

Rerate 5/20/09 Tap at JH. Basically this time I got nothing but pale malt and some wheat out of this beer, maybe a bit crackery and doughy. Also a slight metallic note. Very uninteresting, not sure where I came up with hops and lemon the first time around. Quite blah.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
notalush (5732) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 24, 2007
A kolsch in winter? - oh well, whatever - this one is a slightly hazy gold, with pretty much no head - european hop aroma, with some faint hints of honey - a tiny bit tart, with just a mild, almost bready malt backbone - a medium hop bitterness clings to the subtle tartness to create a tangy sensation on the tongue - a little less crisp and clean than I like my kolsch to be, but still pretty good.

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