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RATINGS: 280   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.59/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
This golden sparkling blond ale was brewed to pay homage to a 1000-year tradition rooted in Cologne, Germany. Clear, crisp and easy to drink, the Kolsch of today is lighter than the "House" beer that was served in Cologne 200 years ago - the city that made Kolsch famous. We hope you’ll enjoy it!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Sammy (11176) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2005
Fizzy and thin, OK coppery colour, not much in taste but certainly drinkable and better than club soda, though reminds me of it because of strong carbonation and salty aftertaste. Lemon and metallic in mid-sip

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
mephisto (1286) - TAIWAN - SEP 7, 2005
this summer pack is turn out to be not very good. at least i get to rate 6 beers... sigh

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 16, 2005
Poures straw like with a very thin white head. Smells of grass and wheat shined through. Tased too orangey for a kolsch.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Lubiere (12878) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2005
Golden beer with a creamy white head. Faint grassy malt in aroma. In mouth, crisp malt, and light hops, more like a non-descript lager. Lighter bodied. Not impressed by this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Grandpa (327) - Verona, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2005
Pretty golden brew with a big bubbled, snow white head. Lightly flavored, lightly hopped, I’m lightly impressed. Pleasant, refreshing, goes down quickly, but not before the head dissapeared. A big thirst required two bottles to quench and still no aftertaste, still no defining characteristic

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2005
I’ve never had a kolsch beer ..... so i don’t know what this should taste like. But standing alone ...... tihs beer doesn’t stand up. Very sweet and flavorless. Poor finish because of the lingering sweetness. I’m interested in what a good kolsch beer tastes like.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2005
Pours a clear pale yellow with a nice amount of froathy white head. Aroma is sweet hay, slight hops, and sweet malts. Flavor is very light and crisp, sweet malts, with grassy notes and a crisp, but not overpoweringly hoppy dry finish. Overall, the beer was a little watery, as many Matt’s beers are, but I found it to be very enjoyable, especially for a hot summer night. Definitely underrated.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
shrubber85 (10672) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 11, 2005
Bottle. Mild maple syrup aroma. Light amber color with little head. Sweet syrup and corn flavor. Little body - not much of a resemblance to it’s German namesake.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - JUL 11, 2005
Poured an effervescent pale gold with a fizzy white head. Aroma of corn and hops. Taste is thin and lifeless... touch of corn with a smidgen of hops and the usual dry toffee finish. Not pleasant.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Borrrris (110) - LINDENHURST, New York, USA - JUL 9, 2005
Bottle. Summer Beers 2005 sampler pack. A second or third place winner by default in a disappoining assortment of Saranacs. At least it wasn’t one of the three "flavored" beer-beverages. Kinda forgettable, but at least an honest try at a popular priced rendition of a non-mainstream beer style. Slightly creamy mouthfeel helps give the impression that it has a darker and heavier body than it actually does. BUY AGAIN? Probably not individually, but fine as part of a sampler.

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