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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 2.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.44   SEASONAL: Winter   ABV: -
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Light bodied golden ale with medium hop flavor and aroma with medium bitterness and a dry finish. Brewed by the standards of Cologne, Germany


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 3, 2003
Clear straw color with a solid white head. Light aromas of malt and fruit. WOW. Solid flavors with light peaches and pears balanced by floral hops. A Solid Kolsch.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5098) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 17, 2006
Probably the most interesting beer I have had in this style. The body was a very light yellow with a thin white head. The aroma whad grass and some apples. The taste was sharp with carrots and some grass. There was also some potatoes and tobacco. It was wel balanced.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - AUG 31, 2004
Well made, nicely balanced and very subtle beer. Kolsch is delicate and this fits the style well. Champagne-like carbonation, faint grassy finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badgerben (4386) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2004
Dark yellow color with no head. Slight alcoholic aroma with citrus notes. Various hints of grass and wheat in the taste. A little bitter on the end. A decent Kolsch.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 7, 2004
Amber/Honey Coloring. Sweet with Citrus. Even Though the Season is Ending, Still Found it very Quenching.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2004
Yellow body with a small white head that doesn’t last. Man... notes again lacking. "Good crisp flavor". I guess talking with my dad is sometimes better than note taking. It was pretty good, but nothing extremely remarkable.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (2890) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - SEP 25, 2007
On tap at the Thirsty Troll Brewfest

Jt Whitney’s did not bring much that was of interest but this did catch my eye. I have had samples in the past but never properly rated it. Since I am unlikely to order a full pint at the brewpub this was my best chance to get a sample. It wasn’t bad but I found myself wondering if it couldn’t be better.

Aroma / Appearance - The body was very clear with a starch white head. Straw and wheat were all I could pick up from the simple nose.

Flavor / Palate - Honey, melon and straw fill the mouth briefly before things evaporate on the tongue. It is clean and simple which as much as one could expect from a kolsch. If it were any other style I would have called it a bad example. This one is so-so.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Skyview (5154) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 30, 2008
On draught at the brewpub in Madison, Wisconsin. Pours a light golden blonde brew with a thin and fast dissolving white head that has some spotty lacing and white ring. Aroma of golden grain malt, some grassy hops, green vegetable character and a touch of honey. Taste is light bodied, plenty of carbonation with flavors of golden grain malt, grassy and light citrus hops, some farm hay and a touch of honey. Finish has a sharp bitterness then a clean cut aftertaste. Not quite the Colonge Kölsch I am used to but still a simple light session beer.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2008
Pours a clear straw yellow colour with no head. Light, crisp and clean but watered down. Faint lemon aroma, grass and corn. Flavors that reminded me of rice and crackers. Bleh.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jarlbartar (89) - Janesville, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 19, 2008
Poured a golden color with a slight hint of haze to it. Aroma was that of fresh cut grass and the pungent aroma of tart hops. Pallate was much of the same - a little sweet malt taste up front followed by a pallate ripping hop blast. Aftertaste was slightly bitter. Not overly impressed by this one.


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