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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
This California Kolsch continues the legacy of Captain Frank Ruhstaller, himself a Swiss-German, who immigrated to Sacramento and became California’s Premier Pioneer Brewer.

This collaboration brew uses half-German and half-Californian grown Hops and Barley to create a light refreshing, yet flavorful beer, perfect to fill a stein for a hot summer day on the porch while listening to the classically influenced tunes of Exquisite Corps. A COLLABORATION: Exquisite Corps, the Band Melissa Arendt, the Artist Ruhstaller, the Brewer Ze Wurst, the Curator.

maltman53's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
maltman53 (459) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - OCT 12, 2013
This Kolsch, true-to-style, exhibits both ale and lager characteristics. Biscuity pale malt flavor, subtle fruity ale yeast esters with mild hop profile. Nicely balanced. A great American interpretation of a classic German Kolsch!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (42843) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2015

Draught @ Junkyard, 12 Bridlesmith Walk, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England NG1 2FZ.

[ As Ruhstaller Exquisite Kolsch ].
Light unclear medium yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, grain, fruity malt, pale malt, light to moderate hoppy, grass, light to moderate yeasty. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a long duration, fruity yeast, malty, yeast, fruit, light grassy. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20141008]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - APR 13, 2015
[ Keg ][ 16oz ][ Neighborhood SD ][ $6 ][ Conical Pint ][ 4.11.15 ]
>> Clear gold, okay foam, weaker retention. Honey roll aroma, fresh dough, white sugar. Taste is mealy, apple skin tannic, chalky, fairly drinkable, big body for style. Feels dense and bready, but fairly one note.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
mosshorns (4) - - OCT 27, 2014 does not count
Drank from a bottle in a kolsch glass. The beer had great appearance brilliant clear straw color, nice head, good lacing. The aroma and taste had a very strong sulfur note. The sulfur was harsh and aggressive reminiscent of rotten eggs and not just a subtle background note. Also quite sweet on the finish and not as dry as I would have liked overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2014
On tap at Junkyard, Nottingham on 8 October 2014. Straw colour. Slight haze. A bit restrained in the aroma but nice and clean on the palate. Rather grassy. Very refreshing. Good stuff. Maybe a little too much flavour for an "authentic" Kolsch - in fact, as it was listed on the board simply as Ruhstaller Exquisite I didn’t initially realize it was a Kolsch. More hop character than would be traditional but, hey ho, that’s fine by me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2489) - California, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Golden colored, moderate head, decent lace/retention. Aroma is grass, bread, pale malt, lighter fruits. Lighter body, quite drinkable, pretty nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
skoisirius (1892) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Really good dip into the style here. Nice and light, but full of grass and hay to round out a tiny hop singe towards the finish. Good one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10800) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Bright gold, white head. This stuff is delicious. Yeast, crisp lager tones, floral notes. Helluva job by this brewery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bb (8139) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Bottle. Light golden beer with a white head. malt and light grain aroma with light mineral notes. Light toasted malt and light mineral flavor with light grass. Medium bodied. Light toasted malt and mineral lingers with light grain nad light grass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
krumbum (883) - truckee, California, USA - OCT 13, 2013
A clear read tinted gold with a lasting head. Hop and soap aromas. Smooth with a floral hoppiness that fades smoothly to a light refreshing sweetness. perfect after a hot day of hard work.

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