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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   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!
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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!


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maxwelldeux (3539) - Everett, Washington, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle. This one seems like a run of the mill kolsch, as I find relatively little variance in the style. It is fairly crisp and refreshing, with corn and grains. Nothing remarkable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KlickitatJim (3) - Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2014 does not count
Brilliant straw/yellow with frothy white head that quickly fades. Minimal lace. Sulfury and nondescript fruity ester, supported by dry hay malt and floral/spicy hop aroma(sulfur fades with warmth) Like most Ninkasi beers it is over hopped for style. Firm nutral bitterness, spicy/lemmony hop flavor overrides a faint buscuity malt and faint fruity ester. Light bodied, sweet start dry finish. Fully carbonated. Finishes clean, no residual slickness or stickiness. To IPA abused palates this would be awesome, but for a Kolsch fan its just too hoppy. Too bad because a really nice example is hiding under that.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldMrCrow (1807) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Bottle at home.

Light pour, nice white head. Aroma of grass and grain and wheat, quite a decent hop crispness comes along for the ride. Crushable. A perfectly decent kolsch.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (752) - California, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Pours yellow with a white head. Grass, grain, floral and hop aroma. Grass, grain, floral, honey and light hop flavor. Light body and average carbonation. Floral hop finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1143) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Very enjoyable; the low ratings surprise me. To be sure, I’m getting more hefe notes than kolsch, but cest la vie. Strong hefe-like banana flavors. Quite smooth. Very, very drinkable. Session-like, and recommended.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6418) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 15, 2014
On tap at Dad’s Kitchen. Pours golden with a nice white head and a floral aroma. There is a sweet crispy light malt flavor with a toffee finish. Refreshing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcnielsen (2040) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle on Seattle Booze Cruise. Pours a golden color with white head. Grainy, earthy, malty flavors.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bill Becker (245) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - JUL 3, 2014
It pours a clear straw gold, heft amount of foam, has some decent lacing. The smell is very much like you’d get from a light struck bottle of beer. That aside, there’s oodles of grassy hops and some lemon. Malt wise, I don’t seem to get any. Big time grass in the taste with some grain and a real dank bitterness that isn’t sharp but it sure does detract from the other flavours. Good mouthfeel but I fear this isn’t a very drinkable brew for me.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
SirADNielsen (8963) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle @ booze cruise. Light orange appearance with a cream colored head that dissipates pretty quickly. Pretty spicy, herbal hops in the nose with some cracker scents. Actually pretty dry with some bready, light citrusy flavors. Ehhh.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 3, 2014
Draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver
Cloudy blond color with compact head. Dry but not weak; it has very light bread and cereals character; the bitterness is a bit too much (it would cover the malt, if ever) and the hopping doesn’t provide enough quality.
Expectations were higher.


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