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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   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


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 4, 2005
Clear pale yellow colour with thin stark white head. Pungent fruity nose with hints of yeast. Tangy bitting fruity taste with dry tangy pils like finish.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
motelpogo (6692) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 13, 2004
the first american koelsch i tried and things didn´t improve much from that point on. lemonade with faint bitterness and plain flour taste

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
3fourths (8020) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 16, 2004
Light yellow, grainy, stinky pils aroma... light and crisp, corn and grain/cereal flavor. Crisp, but bad overall flavor.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2004
Tap, Magnolia Pub and Brewery, San Fransisco- some lemony bitterness, pretty grainy and really not much else, pretty boring.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
lunaticharness (183) - Torrance, California, USA - MAR 5, 2004
a very bland buttery bread like lager that didnt seem to please or satisfy at all, very poor beer!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mwsf (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 16, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2003 Not the best Kolsch I"ve had but it"s getting better by the batch. Fairly dry, slightly winey, subtle hop bitterness, aroma, and flavor, cloudy. A little lifeless compared to other Kolsches. Contains a little of the trademark Magnolia"s breadiness, which detracts from the clean, crisp quality desired in most Kolsches and doesn"t really work in this beer.

2002-12-16 - Yet another rating of this beer. Still bready. Still grainy. Not a great kolsch. These guys brew some killer beers but should stick to what they do well -- English-style cask conditioned ales.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jazz88 (2556) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 10, 2002
Tap. A dry wine like flavor. Pale yellow with a white head.


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