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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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This traditionally brewed award winning Kolsch bier is straw colored crisp and refreshing similar to a lager in many respects but is actually a light German ale.

DrnkMcDermott's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (2748) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2003
Beer-judging sized sampler. Very spritzy and lemony. Has a thin head with some lacing over a straw colored, slightly cloudy body. Grassy hops, just a little sour, and a nice clean finish. Yeah, that pizza is pretty good (thin-crust on a cracker-style crust is Chicago’s “other” pizza, and they do it pretty well here).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmagnus87 (2220) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2014
From notes. Part of a draft flight at piece. Kinda plain and watery. A bit boozy, but drinkable.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kermis (4292) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2013
Draft sampled at the brewpub. Pours clear pale golden with a white head. Aroma of light malt, grain and wort. Flavour is light sweet and bitter. Light bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
shigadeyo (2964) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013

7/27/2010: Piece Golden Arm... Aroma: Generic grains, dusty. Appearance: Definitely golden in color, transparent complexion; thin crown of white foam; not much visible carbonation; average lacing. Flavor: Weak, wet grains; toasty finish; bread crust. Palate: Medium-light body; thin and a touch watery. Overall: Blah! Pass...

Draught (5% ABV) at Piece in Chicago. Rating #93 for this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (6363) - Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Growler. Unfortuneately this beer gets pushed out waay too hard. Batch I got was one of the better ones. An extremely sessionable beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a cloudy, golden-yellow colored body with a finger-width, frothy, white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is lightly sweetened, grainy and biscuity malts with a decent straw and grassy hopping. Touches of citrus and spice in there as well. Flavor is better. Some grassy hops throughout with a crisp, lightly sweetened, grainy malt backing. A light bread, hints of citrus, and a touch of straw before this finishes fairly dry, lightly bitter, crisp, and clean before leaving a medium length aftertaste. Light body and a slightly above moderate carbonation. Overall, a nice beer that goes really well with pizza. Crisp, clean, and lightly bitter. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Got a growler with their Sunday Special. Split the pizza and growler with the GF. Served in a pilsner glass. A: Pours a clear golden yellow with a lively and bubbly body. A one finger pure white head forms on the pours and recedes to thin collar. Pretty standard. S: Standard kolsch yeast with a light grassy hop flavor profile, pale malts and little hay. T: The kolsch yeast hits you in the mouth right away and smooths out to nice light grassy hope profile on a pale malt backbone. The finish is light and hay-like. M: Very light bodied with a nice carbonation with a clean and crisp mouthfeel. Refreshing to say the least with a high drinkability. O: Easily drinkable with a balanced flavor profile. On a hot summer day this is a great beer. Serving type: growler Reviewed on: 02-19-2012

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2012
Pale yellow pour, flat taste, barely an aroma beyond cheap malt. Doesn’t taste better than it looks or smells. Do yourself a favor and order anything else they brew, it’s a million times better.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BVery (5616) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2012
Tap at the brewpub. Pale yellow pour, minimal head. Grain aroma and taste, slightly dry finish. Good for the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
burg326 (3245) - Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2012
On draft at brewpub, poured a light golden yellow color, aromas of light lemon zet, corn, and some grain. Flavors are the same, light on the palate, ok beer overall, not the best on their tap list but decent enough that I would drink again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
Vir4030 (489) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Pours a clear yellow with a thinnish head on tap,at piece. Almost no aroma, but a slight alcohol. Flavor is also light, a bit watery and not much there. Decent and beer.

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