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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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From the talented brewers of Midnight Sun comes an incredible, beautifully bright and sunny golden ale. Every sip entices the taste buds with a bold balance of pils malt and noble hops. Midnight Sun Kolsch is a traditional German-style beer that unites the liveliness of an ale with the crispness of a lager for real refreshment any time of year.

v Creating a beer that truly serves both newcomers to craft beer as well as avid beer aficionados is no easy task. Midnight Sun Kolsch brewers struck gold with this beer...and now you can too.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SHIG (3534) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Draft: Poured clear with a whispery white head. Sour grain aroma. Taste is nice corn and light sour grain. Refreshing overall.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
OldGrowth (2590) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Pint at Humpy’s. Good aroma, grassy, sourdough. Clean golden orange color. Nice fluffy head. Good lace. Bitter flavor. Light body, thin mouthfeel, crisp bitter finish. Solid, easy to drink. Nothing distinguishing, classic summer lawnmower.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
troyc (2422) - Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2011
[Tap] Tried this at the brewery in mid-September. Pours a clear golden color with a fizzy head. Nose is of grassy hops and sweet grains. Sweet and grainy taste includes soft hops, thin citrus and cereal grains. Nice body for the style. Dry finish. A good Kolsch, definitely one of the better ones I’ve had recently.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thorongil2 (1145) - , Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2011
(tap) clear intense pale yellow with small white head; floral aromas; balanced flavour with long medium bitter finish

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (3876) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 22, 2011
Sampled at Repeal of Prohibition fest 2011 - Pours clear yellow with a white head. The aroma has clean kolsch malt, light hops and a clean brightness to it. The body is light with a crisp bite and a nice amount of carbonation. The taste has pale malt, sulfur and spicy hops. Really nice kolsch.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 22, 2011
tasted 4/16/11. Schlafly’s Repeal of Prohibition festival. Filtered with a honey golden hue. Lacing white head. Aromas of honey and soggy malts. Medium bodied, bitter and malty. Tangy palate with a subtle nutty malty flavor. Good dose of grassy hops. Nice sweet/bitter dichotomy that has a crisp dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (6204) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2011
Draft sample at the Schlafly Repeal of Prohibition Festival. Just labeled ’Kolsch’ and served at the tap next to the Schlafly Kolsch. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Aroma of grassy hops, pale malts, straw, and sweet bread. Flavor of grassy hops, pale and bready malts, sugar, straw, and minerals. Light-bodied, with high carbonation and a crisp, dry mouthfeel. Not a bad kolsch.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GodOfThunder (1247) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2010
Draft at Humpy’s in Anchorage. Pours a bright golden yellow with a good amount of fizz. Aroma is nobel hops but somewhat subdued. Flavor is smooth and refreshing, lots of grasses and nobel hops. A great kolsch.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2010
Draft @ Humpy’s; clear pale gold with thin white head; nuts, grain, stale lemons and cereal; thin mouthfeel and a little grainy; some nuts in the finish; solid and drinkable; nice sweetness too that drinks smooth and crisp; nice overall

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
shigadeyo (2973) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2009

6/19/2009: Midnight Sun Kolsch has an aroma of light pale malt and grassy hops. These characteristics are echoed in the flavor: toasty malt with a grassy/Noble hop finish. It has a light bitterness. This beer has a brilliant, transparent gold color and feel medium-light in the mouth. Overall it is quite mild, but refreshing.

Draught (6 fl. oz. sample) at the Midnight Sun Brewing Company Loft in Anchorage, Alaska. Rating #14 for this beer.


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