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RATINGS: 362   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!


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2011
12oz bottle-pours a tight foamy white head and yellow/gold color. Aroma is perfumy/fruit, light malt. Taste is spice/fruit hops bite, light malt.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (11056) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 20, 2011
Bottle from mix/box at Nugget in Woodland, CA. Pours gold with a few white, transient bubbles. Light floral aroma over light malt. Med+ body. Flavor is rather pale malt with some citrus and jasmine. Wouldn’t have got that without the description. Been a long time since I had jasmin tea. It’s fairly pleasant and has much more flavor than most kolsches. Just mildly bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10967) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2012
Bottle at Sander’s place, NYC during an evening of heavy drinking. Pours clear gold with a fine, white foam of a head. Nose is all pale malts, white bread. Medium to strong sweet flavor, very bready, but not cloying at all. There are notes of faint berries and light bitterness. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Clean finish, faintly toasty, more bready malts, mostly white bread. Very sessionable lager. Yeah, very drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (10916) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 1, 2011
A: The pour is a golden straw color with a nice white head on it. S: Not the best nose. I get a fair amount of corn along with lots of straw and grass. A little bit of yeast to go along with the bready malts. A fairly light hop aroma to this one. T: I’m not a big fan of the flavor, either. Sweet and corny with some table sugar sweetness. A light grass and floral hop flavor to it as well. Strangely, mild pepper notes and just a bit of bitterness. M: The body on this one is medium with a medium carbonation. O: A real let down from Sam Adams. I was hoping for a nice, enjoyable glass of Kolsch and that’s not what I got.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10660) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2011
Sample bottle shared by Jay at Dutch’s. Poured clear golden color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate balanced ester and hop aroma. Medium body with a sticky smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable beer and very good for style.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (9796) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (9685) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 23, 2011
Bottle. Pours clear dark gold with an average, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is average malt (straw, meal, biscuit), average hops (floral, citrus), and light fruity notes. Flavor is moderate malt, particularly up front, with a nice spicy hop and floral complexity, finish is lightly citrus. Light body, low warmth, medium carbonation with a dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9158) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 16, 2011
Bottle… Clear, bright golden ale with a small, creamy, white head. Fantastic retention. The grainy aroma offers mash and toffee and hints at spicy European hops. Medium-bodied with vibrant carbonation. Perfectly balanced and silly clean. Tight, crisp, very refreshing finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daknole (9100) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 15, 2011
Pale yellow. Grains, light hops and caramel aroma and flavor. Crisp hops on the finish. Ok.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
adnielsen (9077) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 24, 2011
Bottle @ home. Golden appearance with good carbonation and a white head. Pale malty, lightly grainy and fruity, lager nose with mild German hops. Well carbonated, lightly citrusy fruity, a touch floral, pretty full body for a pale lager. Well carbonated.


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