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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 10, 2007
Pretty standard Kolsch here. Nice and light in color, flavor, and aroma. Comes off with some fruity aromas for a sec... and then it’s lager-half kicks in and yeah it’s definitely a lager. Clean bitterness and clean finish. Not bad... actually it’s exactly as I expected... which doesn’t amount to a whole lot.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (8063) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 25, 2007
On tap at the brewpub in San Francisco. Hazy bright pale yellow, thin white cap. Fairly neutral grainy aroma, lighter palate with some strong citrus fruity elements and a crisp dry finish. More like an american wheat in my mind.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2007
(06.21.07) On tap at Magnolia Pub and Brewery, San Francisco, CA 4.9% ABV. Clear straw colored beer with grainy aroma. No head. No carbonation. Starts dry with light nutty malt flavor. Slightly flat tasting. Quick finish with light malt fade. Light bodied. Good drinkable summer beer but on the watery side.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pivo (2641) - GERMANY - MAY 27, 2007
Grainy slightly sour nose, straw color, low fizzy head. Light citrus note with a dainty broad hop bitter end. think body. Too bitter for a Kölsch, but an OK beer otherwise.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 1, 2007
(On tap) Clear, pale golden with a small, white head leaving some laces. Rather clean, malty nose. Fairly light-bodied with a clean malt base and a dry, fresh hopping. Very quenching and refreshing. 210307

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brstp (201) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 16, 2007
Pale yellow color, thick pure white head, extremely fizzy. Wheat/straw aroma, palate-cleansing sweet citrus finish. Thin mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptKirk (175) - Hephzibah, Georgia, USA - JUL 31, 2006
Golden in color. Very citrusy taste with a grapefruit finish. Nice warm weather beer. Not a big fan of the Kolsch beer, but this was not bad

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 20, 2006
Draught at the brewpub. Clear golden color with white head. Smells and tastes of citrusy hops with a nice malty cereal grain flavor. Not bad overall, but not exciting.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 7, 2006
On tap at the brewpub. This really tastes like a kolsch. Golden in color with a white head. Does not have a harsh biting aftertaste like some kolsch biers do. Has a little bit of an apple aroma. A sweet flavor at first, then a bit of a plastic mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (13600) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 21, 2006
Golden colour. Light grassy continental hop nose with bready malts. Crisp, lightly fruity flavour with a rather tangy malt character. Finishes sweetish. Wow, actually Kolsch-like.

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