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RATINGS: 193   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpongeRuiner (752) - Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Not much going on here. Very bland. In the smell and taste. Could be quenching. Not the best though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lemke10 (806) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 21, 2014
This pours a semi-cloudy golden yellow color with a foamy, off-white head. The aroma is bland with hints of citrus and wheats. In case you don’t look at the style before taking a sip, you’ll realize real fast that this is no ordinary tasting brew. There is a lot of unfiltered grain with hints of rye flavors to this Kolsch. Unique to say the least.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Bright hazy yellow. Aroma is musty and floral, almost like a light fruity perfume. Flavor is a winner...a touch sweet and fruity, tropical, yet crisp and bready with a nice finish. Not a great beer, but better than average for the style."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jw0406 (781) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 23, 2014
12 oz bottle pours a hazy golden cot with a nice off white head. Aromas of bread, light crisp hops, sweet malt. Light bodied, light and refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HuskerTornado (31) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 16, 2014
12 oz. bottle poured into sensory glass. Pours a clear old gold colro with a medium sized white head that dissipates fairly quickly with slight lacing. Smell is of light fruits and white bread, a bit of floral hops. Tastes as it smells with a bit of sweet honey and citrus added. Mouthfeel is crisp and smooth, a slight amount of lingering bitterness in the back end. Overall, an easy drinker best suited for the warmer weather.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
decaturstevo (5159) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Orange pour with white head and lace. Aroma is light malt and a touch of floral hops. Flavor is more semi sweet malt and a touch of perfumy hippiness . Light bodied and a tad fizzy ok

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmagnus87 (2438) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Draft. From notes. Light biscuit and earthy notes. A hint of light hops. Not bad, but nothing that good here either.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
rentonj7 (51) - USA - JUL 11, 2014
Aroma: Bready, maybe stale. Pulling weeds from the garden. Appearance: Nice golden hue - has suspended particulates. Taste: OK - kind of starts like an american pilsner, but doesn’t have that corn slapback. Palate: Nice mouthfeel. Good carbonation and mild body for a summer brew. Overall: Nothing much here convincing me that I should revisit this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgb9348 (4772) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Hazy golden coloured body with a thin one centimetre tall white head. Aroma of pale malt, light fruit and hints of very light herbal hops. Light-bodied; Nice fresh apricot and peach flavours at first with a very mild earthy malt note, some light grassy and herbal flavours, all finishing with a light yet noticeable yeast and honey sweetness. Aftertaste is robust and complex with some good flavours and a nice depth. Overall, a surprisingly nice and refreshing beer with a good profile and a solid complexity for the style. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Giant Food in Falls Church, Virginia on 13-February-2014 for US$1,83 sampled at home in Washington on 07-July-2014.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Busick (379) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2014
A good attempt at a Kolsch style beer. Not my cup of tea and they are too spread out (too many different beers) to make some really good ones!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcr (2220) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle. Clear light gold body with white head. Aroma of bread and light notes of raw grain, pear, grass, fruity esters, floral hops. The flavor is lightly to moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Not as clean as a classic kolsch, but easy drinking.

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