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Magnolia Kalifornia Kolsch
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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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Our tribute to Cologne’s unique, crisp, golden ale/lager hybrid. We start with German malt and hops and tie it all together with a true Kolsch yeast from Cologne to impart some subtle fruit and wine flavors while producing the smoothness of a lager. Served in an authentic Kolsch stange to enchance the crisp, cool, effervescence of this thirst-quenching beer. Malts: German pilsner, Munich and wheat Hops: German Spalt and Hersbrucker


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rayOfBeer (672) - El Cerrito, California, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Growler: light golden pour with large white head. Nose is grassy with a nice spicy hop note. Flavor is crisp with a lightly tart grass, bisquit, hay, and some spicy hops. Palate is mostly dry with light bitter and just a dab of sweetness. I liked this kolsch. It is easy drinking with good flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ciaranc (973) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 27, 2012
Pours clear gold with a frothy nice head; good lacing. Fresh on the nose - grass/hay. A soft, yet bright flavour, smooth and malty in the middle. Very soft, almost flat carbonation. Short finish. I do like a good Kolsch, and this is a good Kolsch,

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tinco (572) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2012
Beautiful golden clear color with a nice fluffy white head. Taste is very refreshing with some nice bisquity malts, some sweetness, nice hoppy character with citrus. Lovely and very refreshing!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 7, 2012
On draft at The Alembic in the Haight in SF. Great place for lunch. This was served in a great little 9oz glass. Clear yellow pour. Pretty sweet and corny for a Kolsch but not bad.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badhack (347) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Served in an interesting, tall cylindrical glass. $3 for a 9oz drink. 4.7% and very drinkable. Golden in color, smells and tastes floral and fruity with light and medium malts. Crisp but not as crisp as a lager would be. Which I think is what I’d expect from a kolsch.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (10192) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2012
On tap poured a clear gold with a small lasting white head. Aromas of straw, yeast and fruittiness. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, light fruittiness and light yeast with a smooth dry finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lusikka (6523) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 17, 2012
Draught @ Magnolia Pub & Brewery, San Francisco. Rated on 15.10.2012.
Pours a clear yellow colour with a white head. Aroma of grainy malts, sweetish fruits and some floral notes. Flavour of strong grainy malts, floral hops, loads of hay and mild honey. Light bodied, slick mouthfeel and a dry grainy finish with bitterness. Rather faithful to the style.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Robbievegas (230) - Las vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 10, 2012
Tried this on tap at Beer Lands inside the Outside Lands Music Festival in San Francisco. Aroma: fresh cut grains. Taste: hints of butter and banana. A decent kolsch. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DYCSoccer17 (3354) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 18, 2012
9 ounce sample on tap at the brewpub in appropriate glassware. The aroma is faintly sweet with some cereal and some delicate metallic hop character. Really awesome nose on this beer. Transparent golden body with a small, white head and plenty of fine bubbles. Starts with some mildly spicy hop flavor. Becomes a bit malty with some primarily biscuit character. Finishes with some minerally character and a moderately spicy hop kick to finish. Uber refreshing. A really solid example of the style, and you can definitely tell they paid attention to the water profile with this brew.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gr0ve (2155) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 7, 2012
Sparkling golden colour. High carbonation level. White head. Floral nose. Light malty flavours. Clean and refreshing.


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