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Brewed by Peak Brewery
Style: Kölsch
Masterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 2.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Representative of Cologne's distinctive Kolsch style. Drachenfels, one of the peaks in the Siebengebirge range, overlooks the Rhine south of Cologne.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Demise (57) - Wellington, - FEB 3, 2009
Was pleasantly surprised with this one. Pours a cloudy gold with thin white head. Banana aromas are quite strong, but a hint of herb, orange and vanilla also on the nose. Quite a bitter beer from earthy hop characters, with banana and orange flavours to sweeten and a good malt smoothness on the finish. A bit grassy. Bitter aftertaste. Similar to a weiss beer in both the aromas and flavour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KapitiCritique (379) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUN 25, 2010
500 ml bottle Aroma: yeasty, faint citrus fruit, and cloves; Appearance: hazy light brownish yellow, thick white head and good lacing; Taste: slightly sweet, faint sour finish; Palate: medium bodied, texture a little thin but a little sticky and mild carbonation with a quick finish; Overall: Not really a Kölsch at all. More like a weizen bier.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DuffMan (9543) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 6, 2009
Bottle. Dirty orange-amber with a short-lived white head. After three sips the head is nearly gone. Spicy, yeasty, estery aroma with hints of bubblegum. Yeast-driven flavours, marzipan, lemon, lots of spiciness. Very estery. No bitterness. THIS IS NOT A KOLSCH! Belgian ale maybe, witbier maybe, but not a kolsch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 6, 2009
Drachenfels.... Weissbier?? Pours cloudy golden like a Weissbeir. Thin white head, lightly carbonated. Aroma has subtle banana, some coriander and orange zest. Smells like a weissbier. Taste is quite bitter, hints of banana through citric hops. Quite herbaceous. Finish is warming and spiced. I was confused with this one, but still enjoyed it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 6, 2009
Lot no. 20081107 I think the previous beer brewed was the weiss beer and this has infected this beer. Hazy yellow colour with fluffy white head, corriander esters on the nose. What a shame.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 9, 2008
Bottle, pours a darkish gold with a slight haze and no lasting head. A heavy whiff of corn in the aroma. It drinks better, relatively smooth with the hops coming through nicely in the swallow.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 19, 2008
Tasted 19/07/2008. 500ml bottle from Regionals. Hazy pale gold, loads of yeast, head vanishes. Graininess. a little dms and esters dominate the mouth. Medium mouthfeel. Medium-high carbonation. Needs work.

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