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RATINGS: 364   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5.01%
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Our version of the traditional German Kolsch style is fragrant and complex. The Alsation hop we chose imparts a subtle citrus note. Jasmine Sambac, a night blooming Southeast Asian flower, adds a delicate floral aroma and flavor to this layered and refreshing brew. Cheers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shigadeyo (3095) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013

7/04/2011: Samuel Adams East-West Kolsch (A Kolsch style beer aged with Southeast Asian Jasmine Sambac flowers; also utilizes Alsation hops)... Aroma: Yep, smells a lot like the traditional Kolsch - Biscuity malt; slightly yeasty, slightly floral (Jasmine is evident, but subtle), slightly grassy, slightly citrusy; smells a bit more sugary or syrupy than typical for the style. Appearance: Appealing yellow color with just a slight chill haze; not much visible carbonation; light, foamy off-white crown. Flavor: Malty and floral; sweet bread, almond, and some crusty-notes; floral throughout with some citrusy undertones; dusty note in the middle; soft finish that kind of just falls off; floral perfume/Jasmine taste lingers on the palate. Palate: Medium-bodied; average carbonation; soft mouthfeel. Overall: This is a decent beer, but really lacks most Kolsch characteristics in the flavor; it deserves a second try (good thing there’s two bottles in the mixed "Summer Styles" 12-pack!).

12 fl. oz. bottle (Enjoy before OCT 2011) from Kroger in Harrison, Ohio. Rating #355 for this beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerdedone (2785) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Bottle. Pours bright golden with a fizzy white head. Aroma of pale malts, grass, citrus and floral hops. Flavor was lightly sweet with mild citrus, grass, floral hops,grains and had herbal notes with a clean and bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
junon (426) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - APR 5, 2013
This absolutely bland. Why did they even bother with this crap? Another example of Sam Adams spreading themselves too thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Got this in the Summer Variety pack ... poured into a Sam Adams pint glass. I’m sippin’ on it right now... Appearance: Almost exactly like the last S.A. I drank -- Noble Pils. Same color. Same carbonation. Same non-existent head and lacing. Smell: Fairly pleasant, but like the rest of the beer, very mild. Slightly floral. Taste: It tastes like a light beer to me. Being a Kolsch, it’s not a TERRIBLY popular style of beer -- as far as I know -- and I don’t know anything about the style. But to me, it tastes like a light beer. Albeit a GOOD light beer. Also almost no aftertaste -- very clean finish. Mouthfeel: Much like a light beer. Watery, but nicely carbonated and HIGHLY drinkable. Overall, like I said, this tastes like a light beer to me. Mild in flavor and aroma. I have another one in my twelve-pack, so my taste may change a bit. For now though, I’d just give it an average rating. Good beer and everything, but nothing about it makes me say ’WOW.’

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
IPAsavedMYlife (345) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Nice mindless summer beer. Heavy on the honey flavors. Straw is in there too. Easy drinkin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pablo951 (478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Poured out of a bottle, blonde in color, white micro foamy head with minimal lacing. The aroma was lemon citrusy with hints of malt. The taste did not match the aroma, very light watery hoppy taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Bottle. Pours gold with a medium white head. Aroma of light malts, floral hops and a hint of fruit. Light malt flavor, light caramel, floral notes and a hint of fruit. Similar finish with some added spicy hop notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TaktikMTL (6088) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2012
Bouteille de 12 oz achetée chez Shaw’s (Newport, VT). Arôme: Légère odeur de céréales avec une pointe florale. Apparence: La couleur est blonde avec une très faible densité de bulle. Précense d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de céréales et d’agrumes. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement aqueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’agrumes en arrière goût. (Rating #4420)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 15, 2012
From Beerlicious iPhone App: as far as Kolsch’s go this one is nice. citrus aroma. Golden clear color with minimal head . Light bittery notes and finishes sour. Short duration. Light body thin and slick with an astringent finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DCLawyer (1559) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle->SA glass. Straw color with short head. Aroma is grass with citrus and floral notes. Flavor has herbs, hops, and malt. Very light, but that is the point. Refreshing.

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