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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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This is Occidental’s homage to the delicious ale of Cologne, Germany. Crisp and dry, it is clean and lager-like, with a pleasant, slightly spicy hop profile supplied by German Perle. Very "sessionable."


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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
benjaminbier (45) - Oregon, USA - NOV 4, 2011
Tap at the brewery. Closest to real Kölsch outside Germany I’ve had. By far better than any other US counterpart. Round 60F. Clear, lively carbonation, solid foam that quickly disappears while drinking, crystal clear, golden towards slightly dark-gold. Nearly aroma free except for a light hop character. Taste is lightly kilned malts. Hop flavor is present but restrained. Lively carbonated, light bodied, quaffable. Brings back memories of Köln. Should be served endlessly. Very very good.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ARH (481) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2014
On tap, poured into a shaker. The aroma is a mild honey and cereal. It pours a clear honey color with a dense, white foam, medium ring and a light wisp surface. A light runny lace is left behind. The taste is a medium sweet. The light body beer is thin and fizzy. Mellow notes of honey and mineral water flavors com re through on the palate with a spice and light citrus finish. It’s clearn and dry with a mellow mineral and spicy aftertaste. Very sessionable and refreshing.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (6708) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 15, 2014
On tap at Stateside Craft, pours a clear yellow with a medium white head. Aroma brings out sweet cereal malt and lots of dry graininess. Flavour is fairly bland but dry for a kolsch, with grains, cereal malts and breadiness. Decently balanced and drinkable, but boring.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (4987) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 22, 2014
16oz can pours a clear gold with some bright white head. Nose is weird, dusty, some bright hay, some lemon, a little old couch. Flavor is lightly sweet, hay, straw, lemon, a little metal. Clean finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (14990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2014
Draught at Alibi Room, Vancouver
10oz

Blond color, compact small head. The aroma is fresh, a bit bready, but too light. Light mouthfeel, dry; it has a bit of straws, cereals, and very light grass. Ordinary bitterness.
Simple.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (4244) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 11, 2014
Sampled at VCBW 2014 pouring a pale straw color with a small white head and only a few specks of lacing. Aroma is light fruits and grains. Taste is a light fruity and malty sweetness with a grassy and spicy hop bitterness. Light bodied with decent carbonation providing a pleasant sensation on the palate. Well done Kolsch that I highly recommend to others.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevoj (2242) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Pale golden with abundant foamy head. Aroma is mostly grains, cereal, taste is pure grain, malt, some hops present in the finish, very dry and chalky. A decent representation of the German original.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skoisirius (1717) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Decent representation of the style. Bit bolder than your average Kolsch with a nice grass note and hop presence. Like the tall boy can!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Salmoniform (832) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Poured from tallboy to glass. Crystal straw hue with fizzy white head. Aroma is clean, slightly sulphur, white peppercorn, straw. Mouthfeel is refreshing with a light body and high carbonation. Taste is dry throughout with an astringent sulphur following and CO2 sharpness in the finish. Overall this is a nice summer kolsch.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (12723) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 13, 2014
Dark gold, aroma is s bit of noble and a bit of sweet pale malt...harvest time! Taste is way off...sour, grainy/husky, not enough bitterness. Nowhere near kölsch and it’s not much of a golden ale either.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shroy (2) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 31, 2014 does not count
This is exactly what I hope for out of a Kolsch. The very slight sweet body nestled in fruity tones is balanced brilliantly with the touch of hops. Nothing overpowering. Very tasteful. Highly recommend.


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