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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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In technical, brewmaster terminology, this is one groovy beer. Crisp, easy drinking, and refreshing. As groovy as a big wave ... without the salt. 25 bitterness units


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2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
TheHOFF43 (1730) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Bottle shared by adnielsen. really not very good. nothing else to say about this one


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DedicatedToFun (2292) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle, gold pour, white head, aroma of lemons and organes, taste is citrus, light bodied, nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mittenator (1232) - Michigan, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle at the cottage. Sweet grass and hay with some pils at the end. Fine.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
solidfunk (3654) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Not really a kolsch bit then again how often do you have a real kolsch. Decently drinkable, would be good at the university bar in copious pitchers. Pale golden clear with no head or lacing. Fizzy. Tap at Gordon biersch.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VincentDamon (308) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 26, 2014
Bière achetée à Los Angeles. Blle couleur dorée, translucide, avec une mousse généreuse qui couvre le tout mais qui est toutefois légèrement fugace. Nez intéressant où le malt et le sucre se mélangent bien : notes fruitées de pêches et d’Abricots également. En bouche, c’Est moins fruité que ce que le bouquet nous suggère : notes de malt grillé intéressantes, le tout avec une âcreté légère bien réussie. On a finalement une bière goûteuse, rafraichissante, plaisante. Une bière qui n’a coûté (acheté une seule...) qu’un dollar au Trader Joe’s! Cheers!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ronaldtheriot (1190) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUN 26, 2014
JosephsBrau Summer Brew has a thick, off-white head, a clear, bubbly, golden appearance, and heavy lacing left on the glass. The aroma is odd- sweet, cream cheese and ironized soil. Taste is of sweet toffee, cream, light lemon zest, and a prominent, floral hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is heavy-medium, and JosephsBrau Summer Brew finishes semi-wet and highly drinkable. Overall, this is very interesting and delicious, although with its complexity and body, it doesn’t really seem to fit as a Summer beer. A must-try beer, though. RJT

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
pnesbit (93) - Marietta, South Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle pour of a very clear pail straw with a fluffy white head. Aroma of big wheaty barn. Taste of light wheat and barnyard wheat with a metallic and sour finish. Very light body with little carbonation that leaves a sour taste on the tongue. Overall a beer that leaves a sour taste in my mouth, literally. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GarrettB (998) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 3, 2014
June 8th, 2012 - Trader Joe’s Kolsch must have taken on a new label when I wasn’t looking, because I definitely do not remember the groovy Californian coastal decor wrapped around the bottle. But what I do remember is a good, clean beer that’s part of a family of brews that I’m not too keen on. The head is extraordinarily foaming with lots of lacing, almost rivaling the famous Belgian Golden Ales in their foam’s structural integrity. The body is a light gold, not pale or wan, with a chilly haze. The flavor is slightly bitter on the front and calms down alongside the raucous carbonation. A German Marzen style malty sweetness appears in the aftertaste, with a little burnt honey and roasted peanuts. Gordon Biersch aced the palate - it is neither too thick or thin, and there’s no unpleasant chemical or cashew flavors involved. While it isn’t engaging, it is a brew I’d be proud to show up to a summer party with in hand.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrymel (1478) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Best by 07NOV12 Pours a golden yellow with a slight orange hue; topped with dissipating white foam and has excellent clarity. Nice floral and straw nose here with a good dose of grass and corn. Nice slight bitterness up front with some grain and corn with a sweetness about it - a little dry. Light bodied with moderate carb and wet finish. Average beer I’d share with people. Serving type: bottle 07-25-2012

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dfinney23 (1582) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Pours clear yellow with a frothy white head. Grassy, buttery and refreshing.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
RedSox2004 (1210) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Straw gold with a slight haze, bright white head with decent retention and lace. Birght flowery and grassy hop aromas, maybe a touch of lemon. Pretty solid malt backbone supports citrusy and yeasty flavors. Light body, lively carbonation, surprisingly creamy mouthfeel and a crisp finish.


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