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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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This golden, straw-colored ale is light in body with subtle fruit flavors and a crisp, floral hop finish.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frank (2787) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2014
I had this one at the Chicago location. I would not say this is perfectly to style but it is definitely a very nice blond ale one way or the other. It is perfectly clear and golden w/ a head that leaves behind great rings of lace w/ each sip. It is a nice mild but flavorful beer. A simple bready maltiness plays off hops that start of mild and grassy at first but seem to take on a more fruity character as you dig into the glass. This is medium bodied beer but vigorous but fine carbonation helps it feel a bit lighter. It finishes clean w/ just some lingering bitterness on the tongue. This is not exactly a heavy hitting beer but if you take some time w/ it, it’s really very enjoyable. I am glad I chose to have a glass rather than blow through a sampler w/ this one. Probably would have scored it much lower had I only had a couple ounces.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Iphonephan (3071) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2014
On draft at the Arlington, VA, location. Pours a clear pale yellow gold with an off white head. Light malty nose. Biscuit flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (458) - Iowa, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Draft. Pours clear yellow with a little white head. Nose is grass and light herbs. Taste is some light fruit and some dry herbs. Dry finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
troyc (2432) - Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2014
[Tap] Clear yellow pour with a soapy white head. Grains, straw and light grass in the nose. Taste includes mild hops, mineral notes, light citrus, hay and mild vegetal notes. Light to medium body.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HellesBunny666 (151) - Virginia, USA - APR 22, 2014
Fruit and light aroma. Not my taste... Light body, soapy. Taste like soap as well. Weird. Bleh.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Emeister84 (867) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 22, 2014
Soapy aromas, soft raspberry candy, pink Pez. Clear golden straw color, mostly lasting white head. Dry, white bread, vomit-like funk, soft chlorine. Light bodied.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (6295) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2014
Draft at Rock Bottom Cincinnati. Pours a pale yellow, somewhat cloudy, with a small white head. Notes of pale and bready and crackery malts, straw, and very faint florals and lemon citrus. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a dry mouthfeel. Okay Kolsch, but there are better ones to be had across town at MadTree.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rondphoto (1836) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - APR 18, 2014
on tap @ Rock Bottom / Cincinnati OH --- Nearly clear light amber, thin rim head, small splotches of lace. Taste is wheat and malt with a touch of lemon citrus in the palate. It moves quickly to the finish with light effervescence to balance. This is a good light brew, but it doesn’t have the qualities necessary to be a kolsch.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
Emitch14 (22) - Westhampton, New York, USA - APR 17, 2014
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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JFGrind (1839) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2014
Light fuzzy yellow beer with slight hops and fruit flavors. When on special at Rock Bottom I’m drinking it.


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