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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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Conquer summer with Wünderbier in-hand and say “cheers” to the pure and unadulterated fun of the season. In tribute to the favored beer of Cologne (Köln), Germany, this German-Style Kölsch is golden-colored with a subtle, crisp sweetness. A wonderful summer story awaits in every sip; it’s Wünderbier!
Fermented at ale temperatures and conditioned at colder lager temperatures, this golden-colored beer has a subtle, crisp sweetness with a light flavor. With a light body and a dry yet crisp finish, this beer is a balanced and sessionable, perfect for summertime enjoyment!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alphadelic (1905) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Slightly estery on the nose which is surprising. Quite sweet, a little buttery, a nice fresh and mellow finish. There are better kolsches in Oregon for your money.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (7411) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Ok, an American brewed Kolsch, here we go. 12oz bottle pours with a crystal clear thin gold body that supports a cobweb-y white head of foam. The floral hops and candied lime blended with cracker and grainy malts and a bit of apple esters. The taste starts with a modest punch of bitter spicy and floral hops and then sliding into thin lime like citrus hoppiness. It stays bitter with floral and spicy and lime like hops right into the finish where sweetness wells up and de-rails the experience to a certain extent. All in all this is a decent American brewed rendition but coming up short to the real thing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
drjay44 (2931) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2015
12 oz. bottle. Pours a thick, well retained white head, with slight lacing, over a clear yellow (SRM 3) effervescent body.........nose is light malts, hints of light colored fruits (pear, apple), light herbal hops, balanced......taste is very lightly floral sweet, light apple, pear, finishing with a light bitterness.....mouth feel, light almost watery body, no alcohol, high carbonation with crisp acid. This is a light, clean, crisp beer which meets this light refreshing style quite nicely. BJCP 8/3/15/5/7

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bg80 (48) - California, USA - JUN 10, 2015
Bottle. A delicious effervescent, grassy, malt-heavy, smooth, and sweet kolsch. Light alcohol content makes this a really drinkable, yet flavorful, beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (5500) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2015
12 ounce bottle from Hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. The beer is a little cloudy white golden with a small off white head. The aroma is just a bit "dirty" and has some nice and gentle fruit with a whiff of honey. Hops are fairly pronounced for the style. They seem to be European and are lightly bitter. A little honey and grain flavors. A hint of grapefruit is a surprise. Some lemon grass. This is a flavorful Kolsch. I like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (3675) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 13, 2015
Shared with Strykzone on Facebook Chat. Pours a light gold with a white head and lots of lacing. Nose is grainy and with citrus. Light body. Flavor is spicy and with citrus and grain. Finish is light bitter. Good summer beer. . A

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjg74 (2787) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 13, 2015
Bottle from Trader Joe’s. Light golden in color on the pour. Nose features some grains with a little grassiness, as well as some maltiness. A little skunky as well. Flavors consist of some breadiness, some grassy qualities, and a touch of cardboard. Light grassy hop finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bb (7335) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Bottle. Golden beer with an off-white head. Mineral and light spice aroma with malt. Mineral and light spice flavor with light grass. Medium bodied. Mineral and malt lingers with light woodsiness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (10406) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2014
Bomber shared by maniac. How have I gone this long without rating a Ninkasi beer? Pours a hazy straw with a thin white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of strong skunk, grassy hops, pale bready malt. The taste is doughy, grainy malt, grassy and floral hops. Thin-medium bodied, lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (5565) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2014
Bottle. thanks Maniac. Gold pour with a small head. Nose is pretty bready. Fresh baked bread with some apple. Taste is actually pretty bitter. Earthy grassy hop. Pepper. More bread and apple. Medium body, active carb.

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