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Phillips Analogue 78 B Side Kolsch

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Brewed by Phillips Brewing Co.
Style: Kölsch
Victoria, Canada

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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.71   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sulawang (691) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2015
Visual: Pours light straw yellow with a large lasting cream-foamy head, sticky lacing, lots of fast steady streams. Nose: red apple, sweet malts, very clean. (lvl-6)-pungency Attack: crisp, half-creamy light fizzy mouthfeel, Mid-palate: (lvl-4)-sweetness, (MAIN) barley, light malt, red apple Finish: super soft hopped bite, clean smooth off-dry malt finish. Summary: Initial sips were very crisp and smooth, the latter last ones were pretty average. In other words, nothing to write home about.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerAndPonies (100) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - APR 2, 2015
Single 341 ml bottle from Liquor Depot, served in a straight-sided goblet. The last review of this April Fool’s Day 2015, a good day in my neck of the woods to stay cloistered indoors and have a few beers, as the wind gusts are reaching 100-120 kilometers per hour. I blame climate change for these wicked winds. Anyhow... Pours a nice golden straw hue with lots of carbonation and a thin white cap that leaves a few lace islands. Wow, is this ever carbonated! It’s very visible, generous, and constant. Nose features lightly sweet malts and a very faint hop presence; flavor is lightly sweet malts with a very faint hop presence. And...that’s about it. Thin-bodied, clean finish. It’s extraordinarily...ordinary. In (my) perfect world, this would be the base makeup of all macro light lagers, before any signature additions or subtractions. Were it a buck-a-beer brand, I’d tattoo its logo on my shoulder for being superior. But, as a micro or craft brew, well...a little more is expected, right? Eh, no matter, this very low-key kolsch gets high praise for just being good, clean, and eminently drinkable. Nice stuff!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
RobBestwick (641) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 17, 2015
Bottle. Light orange peel hop aroma. Pours light golden in colour with minimal head. Grassy hop flavours with faint citrus notes. Medium bodied with a touch of bitterness in the finish. Drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blackmetal (147) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 16, 2015
Nice and light, moderately refreshing (a little less than in the pure Kolsch vein). Nice grassy taste. A worthy addition to the lineup.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (4773) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 31, 2015
On draft at the brewery. Yellow pour, slight haze, with a white head. Grain, light malt, watery, a bit grassy, and notes of apple. Ok

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
GraffitiVandal (100) - Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 7, 2015
ENG: 341ml bottle from old Liquor Depot store on Whyte, Edmonton. Poured into a glass have very light yellow, little bit cloudy color with almost no head. Have mild malty aroma, maybe a bit citrusy. Taste is malty, but very pleasant. It’s quite similar to lagers, but much milder and a bit more hoppy than typical european lagers. Perfect beer for summer as a refresher. ///~~~////~~~/// ///~~~/////~~~/// ///~~~////~~~/// PL: Butelka 341ml zakupiona w byłym sklepie sieci Liquor Depot w Edmonton. Przelana do szklanki, jasna słomkowa barwa, nieco mętna, praktycznie bez piany. Aromat lekko słodowy, odrobinę cytrynowy. W smaku także słody, ale bardzo przyjemne. Piwo przypomina lagery, ale znacznie delikatniejsze i dodatkowo bardziej chmielowe od typowych europejskich lagerów. Idealne orzeźwiające piwo na lato.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ljthiessen (617) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 22, 2014
Bottle. Very light, pale straw yellow with a fizzy white head. Aroma is sweet, apple cider with some grainy and grassy notes. Flavour is grassy and a touch floral with some apple notes. More flavour than expected actually, but not great. Definitely a german style. Pretty unremarkable.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oldschool_Mike (140) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 11, 2014
Bottle into pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy straw colour. Not getting much of an aroma on this beer. Taste is sweet malt with a touch of hop bitterness. Pretty good beer. -- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jasonschultz (7) - - AUG 31, 2014 does not count
A tasty summer gem. Super light and refreshing in a hot summer day! Perfect for watching World Cup.

2.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Luvystypotables (938) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Very weak aroma of grape, pale straw color with a very short lasting white well laced head. Tastes better than the aroma would lead you to believe. A crisp slightly tart taste of citrus. Light bodied slightly watery feel with a mild finish of citrus and chalk.


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