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RATINGS: 267   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.58   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 2, 2005
Not much goin on here, just a simple beer for when your thirsty. But it serves that purpose much better than the usual BMC.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cfranz (261) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 1, 2005
In a summer variety pack. Out of the two I had I really loved the first one and was not impressed much by the second. Does that happen to me only? I’ll love a beer in a variety pack, let the second beer sit in my fridge for a week, taste it again, and be non-plussed. Nice textured beer, nice pour, hopped light.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 30, 2005
THis one is rated really low even for Saranac standards. I kinda liked this one. Pours a light gold, but perhaps a touch deeper than most kolsch’s. Has a pretty decent pure white head. Aroma is a bit grainy with some DMS, and doesnt really have any of the slight fruitiness of a kolsch. Flavor is also grainy with a bit of sweetnes sas it warms. This is kind of like a bland lager, but finishes pretty good and is refreshing. Good summer beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerbill (3370) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUN 24, 2005
12 oz. bottle from a summer pack. Pours a clear, light golden yellow with a white head. Very light aroma. Faintly sweet tasting. Overall a very blah beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GonZoBeeR (2915) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 21, 2005
Aroma:light malt,light fruit... Appearance:yellow gold,light head... Flavor:light malt and good hops flavor.....

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2005
12oz. bottle from summer pack. Pours a clear golden body with a thin bubbly white head. Weak aroma with some malty, sweet scents. Definately a drinkable brew. Sweet, malty flavors. Tangy crisp mouthfeel. Some decent spicy, hoppy hints. Tasty.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BlueDevil0206 (122) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 21, 2005
Bottled. At a wedding that had many Saranac summer samplers. Pours a clear golden yellow with little to no head. Smells slightly sweet and malty with some acetaldehyde and other fruity esters. Flavor is lightly malty and clean with just a tad of an ester profile. Ever so slightly sweet too. Bitterness is minimal though apparent enough for balance. Body is pretty thin and I think it is a bit over carbonated. Decent refreshing beer but far from great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 20, 2005
Clear golden body, white head, fruity nose with some sweetness. Sweet, mildly bitter finish. Some chemical notes.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 19, 2005
12-ounce bottle from the "12 beers of summer" package. Chill haze to this nearly-clear, dark gold liquid with a faint white head...really insubstantial nose offers just hints of caramel maltiness and some odd stinky weeds...flavor is significantly more assertive with some decent pale malt underpinnings to a mostly dry, faintly grassy/herbal texture that finishes slightly bitter and metallic. Not bad but for the aroma, or lack of it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2005
aight but not fanatastic. the aroma is of corn wheat, hay, very barnyard feel. weird. also has some nutty scents to it. the flavor is a little tangy like those little pepper things beside the parmesan cheese at pizza places or something. its very very thin. cool use some more cool flavors besides the pepper and wheat and hay flavors as they arent very exciting... refreshing and a good summer brew but mediocre for the style. one of those you can slam hard if you wanted to.

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