Rock Bottom Kölsch
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RATINGS: 69   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Travlr (13458) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Draft. Clear golden color, small white head. Arima if hay. Taste is crisp and lightly bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerman6686 (4713) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2014
This poured a golden color with a white head. Aroma was of grassy hops, pale grain, and light butter. Flavor was light bitterness, grassy and not too sweet. Decent

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (3524) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Tap in Arlington, VA. Pours crystal clear pale golden, large creamy white head, dissipates slowly, great lacing. Aroma is grass, grain, bubblegum. Flavor is light sweet, light bitter, grassy, floral, quite clean and a solid beer for the style. Light body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ron (2691) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2014
On tap at Brewpub in Campbell with Kara and Patty. Clear gold with a nice white head. Smells light and grassy and a little sweet. Flavor is grains with a little citrus and just a hint of earthiness. Very light and refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rumproasts (3232) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Tap. Very clear golden with small head. Bready with light grain. Rather flat, dull flavor profile. Could use a bit of hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2014
Serving: Draft at Rock Bottom Charlotte. It pours yellow with a slight white head. Light nose with a touch of grain and soap. Light bitterness on the tongue with a little floral note and some grain. Overall very light flavor with a thin body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (5008) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 22, 2014
Draft - Light toasted grains. Clear gold with a decent white head. Toasted malts and some nice mellow grains, light fruit esters and bitterness. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kinz (3365) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2014
On tap at Rock Bottom Richmond Short Pump. Pale clear yellow, slight head. Aroma lightly of pale malt and floral hops. Flavor matches, with some fruity esters. Not perhaps totally to style, but deviated in ways I liked. Good lawnmower brew, well executed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frank (3044) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Iphonephan (3652) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GarrettB (1097) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 14, 2014
September 10th, 2012 - To celebrate my birthday, a friend took me to the nearby Rock Bottom in La Jolla. This was a restaurant I’ve walked past many times, but owing to very plain, average experiences in their sister restaurants in Colorado I decided my money would be better spent at the nearby deli and beer store. But, my friend offered to cover the cost of the brews, so I agreed. We began with their Kolsch, a small and wan looking beer, with an aroma of light apple, that sweet and crisp tang that reminds me of hair spray, and a lighter texture. A whiff of cashew also makes it to my nose, which seems strange and confusing. The flavor is dominated by a baking soda alkaline, mineral water, and some pilsener notes, maybe from crystal malt. The flavor score is somewhat salvaged by a lovely buttery pear note in the aftertaste, and the mouthfeel - sudsy, soft - also delivers some straw and grass notes into the mid-taste.

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