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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11612) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2010
on tap-pours a retaining white head and yellow/gold color. Aroma is crisp, sweet light malt-caramel, some herbal hops. Taste is crisp, sweet light malt-caramel, some herbal hops. Smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 3, 2009
Pungent yeast and bread aroma and taste with a dry crisp bready finish. Clear light yellow with a fizzy white head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 20, 2009
Sampled during RBSG 7/9/2009 on tap at the brewpub. This kolsch pours a medium gold color from the tap. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is cereal and grain, fruit and sweet. A medium bodied kolsch. The malts are fruity, cerealy and sweet. The hops are slightly spicy. Nice kolsch, perhaps a touch sweet, but good flavor. Nice summer beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
yespr (36243) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2009
From tap at the brewpub. Pours clear and golden yelloe with a small white head. Cornish and light butterish aroma. Cornish and mild butterish flavoured. Mild bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2009

Date: July 09, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: clear light gold, fine white head, streaks of lace
Aroma: sweet corn and cereal aroma, light floral hops
Body: creamy body
Flavor: sweet corn flavor, light balancing hops
Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 9/20
Rating: 2.5/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PilsnerPeter (3030) - Flushing, New York, USA - APR 14, 2009
Tap at the brewpub: Cloudy yellow with a fading whtie head. Sulfuric aroma- dimethyl-sulfide, a bit off. Light and crisp body. The flavor has a crisp grainy presence. Some fruity sweetness of pear and a light honey background. Clean finish with little bitterness. Decent, despite the off aromatics.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bb (7644) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 28, 2008
Draft. Amber beer with a whitish head. Bready, malt, light toast aroma. Malt flavor with bready/toast notes. Medium bodied. Lingering mineral, malt, and light grass.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
bhensonb (12749) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 26, 2008
Draft at the brewpub. Very light hop aroma. Gold color with no head. Near medium body with mild carbonation. Seems lightly fruity with bitter. Finishes dry with bitter. Good, but light.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
illidurit (2245) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 26, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2009 On tap at Magnolia. Poured into a cylinder glass, a finger of head atop a clear pale body. Light sweet malt and floral hops on the nose. Grainy malt taste, floral hops, mild fruitiness, subtle tartness. Great carbonation, drying and prickly but not too bubbly. Refreshing and smooth, light body, extremely easy to drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2417) - California, USA - NOV 27, 2007
Clear golden. Aroma is lightly fruity, grassy, hint of sourness. Light bodied. Bland and boring, but not bad either.

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