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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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A beer true to its roots. This ale is brewed with all German ingredients and is similar in style to the great Kolsch beers of Cologne, Germany. This ale boasts a generous portion of pale malt blended with light wheat and crystal malt providing a crackery and wheaty aroma and taste. The ale is fermented at cooler temperatures with yeast that delivers a winey and slight fruitiness to the beer. The sweetness of the brew is harnessed by the slight dryness of Noble German Hops as well as the colder fermentation temperatures. The soft water used is similar to the water in Cologne, Germany and provides a perfect background and finish to the beer. The late addition in the kettle of lemon peel enhances the fruitiness and compliments esters from fermentation. Light in body but not in palate, this ale is clean, crisp, and delicious!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bulk_Carrier (2672) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - JUN 4, 2015
This was poured into a stange. The appearance was a hazy yellow color with a soft one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute leaving a concave lacing sticking to the glass. The smell had a sweet lemon over top of a light biscuity to grassy sweetness. The taste was moderately sweet between the lemon and the biscuity to grassiness. A quick sweet aftertaste leads to a dry finish. On the palate, this one sat fairly light on the body with a pretty good sessionability about it. Carbonated decently as a kolsch, bitterness sits appropriate for a kolsch. Overall, its a decent kolsch, not as refreshing as I had hoped for, do-able in a pinch.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pet3rman (366) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Pours gold, slightly cloudy with thin fast dissipating head. Aroma is skunked pale lager with a hint of lemon and pepper. One dimensional flavor - but somewhat satisfying. Nice tart lemon with a little lasting flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsmerig (1332) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2013
Pours a hazy orange yellow. Aroma of lemon zest. Taste is mildly tart with a spicy finish. Finish is crisp. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
r464 (2032) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Malty, nutty, bready. A little earthiness and yeasty. Some tartness, but very little hops. Not a standout.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
kramer (5357) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear dark gold body with a very small fizzy white head that faded to a thin ring. The nose is pretty off considering that this is supposed to be a Kolsch. It’s very sweet smelling with a heavy fruitiness, there’s almost a white grape like note in there. The flavor is too heavy and under attenuated, leaving a sticky sweet and fruity finish. There’s virtually no hops to speak of in here. I want something crisp, light, and refreshing, and this is none of those. Heavy and sweet with fine fizzy carbonation. Quite a disappointment this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MercyDevice (365) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Light, bright gold in color, with a foamy head. Sweet, with some fruit and honey notes. Not too strong but definitely drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (5999) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 22, 2012
Bottle. Very light golden color with just a tinge of orange. The head is very big, airy, white. The aroma is sweet and grassy. The beer drinks with a creamy consistency, and a very light grainy appeal. Not a bad summer sipper. (#4740, 8/22/2012)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leafs93 (1858) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2012
POurs gold with a two finger white head which hing around for a little. Aroma is light citrus, grass and toast. Taste is sweet with some hints of acidity. Light mouth feel with smooth texture.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KornDogg (553) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2012
Bottle. Wheat & Malt aroma. Golden body with medium head that quickly dissipates. Flavor of malts, wheat and yeast. Typical blonde ale, not bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bu11zeye (12147) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 24, 2012
(Growler) Pours a hazy pale yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of mustiness, grain, and soap. Flavor of grain, light soap, some citrus, and grass with a dry finish.

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