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RATINGS: 66   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


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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.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DedicatedToFun (2292) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Tap, golden pour, white head, nose is grassy, taste is smooth, easy drinking lager.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
TwoSipDip (8948) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 7, 2014
On tap @ the brewery during San Francisco 7/7/14 beer tour. Pours a clear golden appearance with a white head. Cauliflower, cooked corn, straw aroma. Sweet, grainy, cooked cauliflower flavor. OK, it’s not good but it’s at least not gag inducing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Light and crisp like your best kolschs. This one is more floral with a subtle sweetness. Tried at the Mikkeller bar in 2014.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (5998) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 24, 2013
On tap at Magnolia, pours a clear yellow with a small white head. Aroma of corn, grass and German pils malt. Flavour is bright and grassy, with notes of light grassy hops and corn. Light and restrained, yet well-balanced. A well-brewed kolsch.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gyllenbock (4427) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2013
On tap at the Pub, August 2013. Clear golden with a small white head. Aroma and taste of some fruit, butter, malt, hay and some honey. Soft and easy to drink. An ok one.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
deekyn (1125) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 15, 2013
A - pours clear golden with very low white head. S - very floral. Fresh flowers, white grape juice and lots of honey M - light body with high carb, lightly sweet, drinkable summer beer T - the tastes echo the nose . O - good over sweet lightly bitter honey lager 2.9

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerFunGuy (611) - California, USA - MAR 23, 2013
This good looking cloudy golden color. It has a crisp mildly sweet aroma. It has a slightly spicy flavor but is very mild and refreshing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (16390) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2013
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a pale yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty grainy aroma with weak hoppy hints. Fruity malty grainy flavor. Has a fruity malty grainy finish with weak hoppy hints.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rayOfBeer (659) - 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 (794) - 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,


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