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RATINGS: 361   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   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!


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DocLock (7481) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2011
Bottle from summer sampler. Pours deep gold with clingy white head. Nose is pale malt, honey, floral. Tastes crisp, with a front end pale malt, some honey, and the lflorals and hops hitting at the back of the throat.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bleeng (1474) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2011
12 oz bottle from the summer sampler. Pale yellow and clear with a small dissipating head. Nose is mild malty viennish type malts. Taste is clean and crisp, with a taste a bit milder (or tamer) than the typical German Kolsch. Good clean summer beer that does not offend.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tennessejed420 (927) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2011
bottle. Pours pale gold with slight tint of orange and white head. Very mild aroma of butter, flowers. Medium bodied. Flavor is nice crisp and refreshing as a kolsch should be, with tones of hay and the jasmine giving the finish a nice floral, slight bitterness. A good kolsch, and my favorite beer out of the summer mix pack.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Elwood (2960) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Wegmans Leesburg. It pours a light gold color with a small, white head. The nose has some light jasmine notes and a some florals. The flavor has a pale malt note and that jasmine. I would have liked a bit more hop character here. I am not sure this truly fits as a Kolsch. Light to medium body with average carbonation and a slightly floral finish. Okay but nothing to write home about.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RedSox2004 (1137) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - APR 30, 2011
Clear bright yellow with a moderate white head and modest lacing. Grainy aroma with floral notes from the jasmine, backed by a biscuit maltiness. Bready malts form the foundation of the flavor profile, with subtle floral hops and tart apple present. Light to medium body, lively carbonation, and a crisp finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - APR 30, 2011
Bottle from the summer sample pack. Poured a hazy gold color with a smaller white head. Aroma was malts, grass, and citrus. Flavor was much of the same, citrus, malts and bread. Very thin and weak. Average at best.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
nick76 (4144) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 30, 2011
The aroma is light with malt, grass, yeast, and something strange that I am guessing is the Jasmine. The appearance is pale gold with a foamy head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is thin. Overall a drinkable summer brew but not really that great.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (9024) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 29, 2011
Bottle poured a clear gold with a small lingering white head. Aromas of bread, floral notes and light citrus. palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of bread, floral notes and light citrus with a crisp finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 27, 2011
A - Pours a clear golden-orange color with thin layer of white head atop. The head fades quickly leaving behind a touch of lace. S - Aroma is a mix of roasted spicy caramel malts and deeper bready malts. There is also a bit of a grassy/floral scent in the mix. T - Starts off with some sweet caramel malt flavor and some background sweetness that is a touch frity/cirtusy. A touch of floral flavors also present. Through the middle, some spices and a bit of hops come out. Also the floral flavors get a bit stronger. The finish is a mix of caramel sweetness and even a bit of biscuit, and just a touch of grass that lingers. M - Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. The finish is really dry and refreshing. Maybe culd have used a bit more flavor but it does not feel empty or watery. D - Very drinkable. The flavors are nice and complex enough and stay really balanced throughout. Really enjoyable balance. Just wish it had a tad more body.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Butters (3684) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 27, 2011
Sampled from the bottle out of a summer variety pack. Sweet almost grapefruity citrus flavor. Not exactly what I think of as clasically kolsh, but still a decently tasting light bodied brew. Grainy dryness, but not like a typical graininess. Good stepping stone beer i’d think.


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