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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!


2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - MAY 25, 2011
Samuel Adams East-West Kölsch is a crystal clear, pale golden ale with a thin white head that quickly vanishes, leaving a small white ring and nice lacing. It has an aroma of lemon and light grain. It’s light bodied and very lively. It leaves the mouth slightly scratchy. There’s not really much flavor here. It’s a touch funky and slightly bitter. There’s almost a touch of sweetness and something like herbal tea going on. Maybe that’s the jasmine sambac. This is not really my thing, even after mowing the lawn.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
lmadams (3) - California, USA - MAY 30, 2011 does not count
I drank this beer out of the bottle not as recommended!!! Not bad but the second taste has a kick but i tend to like the lighter beers.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
LinusStick (2814) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2011
Blah. A boring and bland kolsch. This style has to be done flawlessly for me to like it and this one isn’t. Aroma was weak bread and light malt were the only things detectable and they were very weak. Pour was a light gold with a thin white film for a head. Taste was very bready and malty but it was weak and thin. Light carbonation which ruins the style for me. Wouldn’t buy again

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
swillguzzler99 (114) - Peoria, Arizona, USA - MAY 16, 2011
Two bottles of this in a "Summer Flavors" 12-pack Pours a just a wee bit more golden than the typical straw color of a macro. Minimal head that rapidly dissipates. Flowery nose. Tastes is bitterness that overpowers any other flavors. The bitterness lingers. Beer is supposed to be bitter, but not like this. If my screen name wasn’t meant to be ironic, I would drink this abomination all the time.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
halfonit (1150) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 25, 2011
Pours a very weak and pale golden color. Aroma is of aluminum, stale malts, rice and corn. Taste is very carbonated. Flavors include malts, a little grapefruit, aluminum, and a bit skunked. Leaves a skunked malt finish.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
BiddleBrau (915) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2011
Clear, gold, visible carbonation, nice fluffy white head. Nose is of corn and malt. Then it goes downhill. I have no sense of what style this is and was surprised to hear it was a Kolsch. It’s really off and very difficult to provide any sort of description when it comes to flavor. Tastes dirty and murky, palate is like a beer but flavor is just distracting on so many levels.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bcoble003 (244) - Aiea, Hawaii, USA - SEP 3, 2011
From the bottle sweet taste of sugar and hops nothing more than that simple and plain.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
matalec1984 (115) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 25, 2012
Pours a golden yellow with a thick white head and tons of lacing. Very carbonated but hey its Sam Adams. Light bodied but a little slippery with a very short aftertaste that ends on sour off-note. Fortunately the off taste is short-lived and fades quickly. The slipperiness sticks with you afterwards however. I like the aroma, balanced nicely with floral and tropical citrus notes, reminds me of hibiscus and honeydew. Taste is a little flat, nice and clean but very little of the floral and citrus notes come through. A little grainy but still an easy drinker.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
crossovert (6927) - Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2012
Just wasn’t doing much for me. PArt of the summer pack. It is light, slightly fruity, in a whole lower class than those produced in Köln.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
GT2 (8161) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 2, 2012
355mL. Clear straw pour. Small head formation. Sugary caramel nose. Taste is tangy, floral, soapy, thicker. Sugary cantaloupe with mint. Taste moves to anesthetic peppermint. Palate is mealy apple, powdery, sugar. Overall medicinal.


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