Magnolia Kalifornia Kolsch
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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (13757) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 1, 2010
A: The pour is a clear golden straw color with a nice creamy white head. S: A somewhat light nose that is fairly grainy with some hints of bread. A bit of a yeast, citrus peel, and floral and citrusy hops as well. T: Fairly bready without being all that sweet. A mild hop bitterness to it with nice floral notes, citrus zest, and a nice clean and crisp flavor. M: The body is light to medium with a lively carbonation. D: A nice well done, simple, and refreshing kolsch. Probably the best beer on-tap this day as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (30946) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2010
Draft - served in a real Kölsch glass. A golden beer with a thin whtie head. The aroma has notes of straw and a light note of malt. The flavor is sweet with light notes of malt, sulphur, and straw.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewersspot (97) - , California, USA - OCT 29, 2010
I had this beer a while back and from what I can remember I enjoyed it. I’ve had this at the pub/brewery so it was fresh. Nothing special about it is popping into my head at the moment.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
marcus (7815) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 23, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Pours clear yellow with a rich white head and a PBR aroma. There is a clean kolsch flavor, slightly sweet with a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (4989) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 23, 2010
Sample at brewpub. Clear gold pour, white head. Grain, malt, grassy hops, and some sweetness. Nice drinkable kolsch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JaBier (5691) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2010
Sample at the brewpub. Pours a clear gold with a medium white head. Sweet malty aroma with noble hops. Sweet malt flavor that is almost caramelly or syrupy with noble hops and a sweet finish. Sweeter than most Kolsches I’ve had and not as crisp, but the depth of body was interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8661) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 9, 2010
My Bottom Line:
Herbal hops, straw-like cereals and citrusy fruitiness coalesce for a fresh and almost rural example of the Kölsch style.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam skirts the hazy blond; this was served in the right glass for the style!
-The flavour profile is beautifully balanced.
-This was better when a tad warmer.
-The finishing hop bitterness was also grassy at times.
-This is either a brew which is not constant in quality or it is ridiculously underrated. .

On tap at the brewpub.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2010
Pale golden pour. A bit hazy with a tight white head. Lightly herbal hoppy nose with just a kiss of light fruitiness on the back. Fresh and clear and a pretty solid kolsch.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - MAY 31, 2010
Draught at the Giants Brewfest. Clear golden with a white head. Corn, cooked vegetables, and sweet grain in the aroma. The flavor is pretty much the same, with a modest bitterness and no hop character. Light bodied and fizzy. Cut the DMS and this would be nice and refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nate (3827) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2010
On tap at Alembic. Light hoppy aroma with a bit of pale/pilsner malt sweetness. Crisp, clean aroma. Golden clear with visible carbonation and thin white lacing head. Medium body with effervescent carbonation. Clean crisp Kölsch-style beer with light pale malt sweetness, crisp but mild hops and a beany hoppy finish. Refreshing and a good jo . After is light sweet with beany hop flavor and some herbal notes.

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