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RATINGS: 219   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   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 (830) - 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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shadey (1955) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 1, 2015
12oz bottle. Yellow gold pour with a soapy white head. Aroma is sweet and fresh, with light graininess. The flavors are a little muddled, but still nice. Some light spice, grain, and fruit. Light carbonation. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MagicEmporium (1) - Kansas, USA - FEB 27, 2015 does not count
Hints of molasses, undertones of potato famine stew, wide body, unbalanced and frothy. Smidgens of crushed childhood dreams evolves into rumham rind-like sweetness. Unmistakeable butter-churning sweat and allspice aroma. Leaves one licking roof or mouth like a puppy with rancid peanut butter. Want to stop, but can’t. Excellent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Augdraught1981 (158) - Harlem, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Pours a slightly cloudy, pale gold with a 1 finger head & medium carbonation. The aroma is very lager like with aromas of grass, lemon & booze, similar to an ice beer. Smooth body with a taste, again similar to a lager or a refined ice beer. Sweet & exceptionally smooth beer that I’m drinking out of season but still good on a winter night. I’m really enjoying this.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
DocJitsu (1101) - Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2015
Pours a very slightly cloudy light golden with a dull white head. Powdery and tart white grape on the nose. Soft, finely carbonated, and moderately astringent. Flavors approximate the nose.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
thorongil2 (1434) - , Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2015
(bottle) hazy orange colour with a medium tall white head; aroma of sweet fruit, candy, balanced flavour with a medium long very light bitter finish; bland and inoffensive

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Shanebrews (209) - Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Escape Route is an aromatic beer displaying a wealth of spice and some floral character. The carbonation is light, as is the body. The beer features a flavorful combination of spice and bitterness on the back of the palate and is refreshing. Stylistically I think it falls between kolsch and helles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cybercat (3681) - Georgia, USA - FEB 9, 2015
Pours slightly hazy solar yellow with a thick ivory head. Crisp, malty aroma has a strong fruity overtone, pear with hints of apple and banana. Flavor is mainly malty, but fruit notes come through and provide a boost. Texture seems a little firmer than mosts kolschs I have tried, and has a lively fizz. Escape winter with one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
njager246 (440) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Aroma is bread with maybe some sweet fruit, not much going on, not my favorite style, and not the best of the style

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nephilium (1446) - Ohio, USA - JAN 29, 2015
Light bready aroma, pours a clear light straw with a white head. There’s just a hint of the fruit taste that I prefer a little more pronounced in my Kolsches, with a light bitterness and grain finish. Light bodied, and easy drinking as it should be. I think the finish could be a little cleaner, with a little crisper taste. Overall, it’s not a bad one, but I’ve had better.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aggiebob (88) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JAN 27, 2015
Poured from a bottle into a shaker. Hazy golden color with ample carbonation that quickly dissipates. A fruit and grain aroma that has a balance smooth taste that is slightly sweet.

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