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RATINGS: 246   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Escaping from winter’s darkness, this hazy golden, unfiltered Kölsch style creates a fresh start. Our take on the classic hybrid style grom Cologne, Germany, combines the subtle fruit notes of an ale with the smooth crispness of a lager for a bright, refreshing brew to help escape those lingering cold days.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (2008) - - JUL 7, 2015
Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a lightly hazed golden amber color with a two finger head of thick white foam. Over time the head starts to fade, leaving just a moderate sum of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is strongest of a crisp cracker smell mixed with some bready and fruit aromas of a more apple and pear nature. Along with these smells comes some lighter notes of a yeasty smell and a little bit of a grassy hop. Taste – The taste begins with a nice blend of cracker, bread, and some fruit. The fruit is strongest of an apple and pear smell but contains some lighter notes of citrus as well. Right from the start there is a yeasty and grassy taste, with these flavors getting stronger as the taste moves on further. All the while, the apple and pear fruit fade ever so slightly, but are replaced by a mix of sweet citrus and some grapefruit hop flavors. With some hay and grain flavors coming more toward the end, one is left with a rather crisp and refreshing yeasty kolsch flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thinner side with a carbonation level that is rather high. For the style the feel is rather nice and suits the easy drinking feel and crisp refreshing nature of the brew. Overall – A rather enjoyable and refreshing spring/summer style brew with a crisp and flavorful taste.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (19419) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2015
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty grainy aroma. Fruity malty grainy crisp flavor. Has a fruity malty grainy crisp weak grassy finish.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
barn0216 (513) - California, USA - MAY 29, 2015
Bottle. Deep golden color, nice even foam layer. Very light aroma, corn grain-ish. Flavor is similar but reasonably balanced with some bitterness and mineral notes. Essentially a decent mild lager.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
jcnielsen (2628) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 26, 2015
Bottle. Pours a hazy copper color with white head.Grainy, herbal, straw, earthy aromas. Grainy, straw, syrupy, herbal flavors. Meh.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (14040) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2015
Bottle en route to JFK. Pours clear gold with a foamy white head. The nose has some biscuity pale malts, slight jammy citrus, grain. Light-medium sweet flavor with pleasant dry biscuits, corn bread, hay, citrus rind. Light bodied with average carbonation. OK balance to finish, some pale bread, more biscuits, lemon peel, dough, faint white grape, cereal. Pretty tasty overall.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alobar (3101) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Pours golden yellow with a white soapy head. Aroma of grass and grain with a bready flavor with hints of grass and yeast. Not bad.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 5/20
AAEA (216) - California, USA - MAY 15, 2015
12 FL OZ ($ ???) drank this at my brothers house and thank god it was my escape route. lol. taste was like an easy going lager. could easily kill a 6 pack so keep that in mind fellow alcoholics, you will need backup.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mbgrayson (622) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - MAY 14, 2015
Pours a cloudy orange, with tan head. Aroma of light citrus. Taste of a nice Kolsch, with citrus notes. Very refreshing and satisfying. Thumbs up.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Frozer (203) - Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Clear straw yellow pour. Quickly disapating head. Light malt cereal aroma. Grassy flavor, light and nice carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NikkTwist (2008) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2015
Draft at Moriartys. Cloudy amber gold pour that starts with a strong frothy white head. Lots of lace. Orangey witbier aroma. Tastes of sweet clementine marmalade on buttery croissants. Honey tangerines. More citrus and fuller body than I was expecting. Has some yeasty/bready notes that feel properly German, but not necessarily Kolsch. Misses the style, but not all that bad.


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