Rock Bottom Bethesda Kölsch
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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
This golden, straw-colored ale is light in body with subtle fruit flavors and a crisp, floral hop finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadRobin (2828) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - OCT 8, 2012
On tap 4 oz. sampler at Rock Bottom's Bethesda brewpub. Beer menu lists this at 5.0% ABV and 22 IBUs. Clear, golden straw-yellow with white head and excellent lacing. Aroma of grain, caramel, spicy floral hops and corn. Taste of grain, caramel, floral hops, grass and corn. Medium/light body and medium carbonation. This would be a great kölsch but for the corn. Even so, it's not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
solidfunk (7697) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 4, 2015
A little on the rough side. Slightly chemical aroma. Pours golden without much head. Light crisp barley finish with some chemical astringency. Tap at Bethesda brewpub.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcos (1784) - Maryland, USA - NOV 28, 2011
Location/Date:Part of a sampler, November 26th at Rock Bottom Bethesda.

Appearance: Pours a gold clear.
Aroma: Aroma is light, malty.
Taste:Some light hop, sweet.
Palate:Light body, lingering aftertaste.

Summary: A decent Kolsch, easy to drink, nothign spectacular.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (11937) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 7, 2011
Served on draft at the brewpub on 6/10/11. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a large frothy white head. Decent head retention and lacing. Grainy aroma with grassy and nutty notes. The taste is grain with a grassy hop finish. Watery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tomciccateri (1034) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUL 17, 2011
On draught at the brewpub. Pours a clear gold with little head but fine bubbles. Light to medium body. Mostly crisp hoppy flavor, clean pale maltiness. A nice summer beer. A nice rendition.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAY 6, 2011
Tap at Rock Bottom. The pour is a hazed light yellow with a small white head that leaves big webby lace. Aroma is sugar, grass, mild fruits, grainy. Taste is very bitter for kolsch, mild soapy hops, lemon, dough, moving a bit to dish water but not gross at all. Palate is clean, sharp, refreshing. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (9146) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 6, 2008
Draft at Rock Bottom. Perfectly clear yellow with a white head. Semi-sweet nose of mild grains, a distinct dough scent of the yeast, and a light straw and corn note. Flavor is semi-sweet, a bit husky and lightly crisp (a little wet too), with a light honey and lemon flavor throughout. Drinkable (I had two pints, could have had a few more), but nothing overly exciting.

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