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RATINGS: 271   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!


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
AKThunder (166) - New York, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Went down nice and smoth. Light appearance, the taste was enjoyable, and it had nice honey aroma.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ambrose (141) - East Aurora, New York, USA - DEC 25, 2007
Best saranac ever! EVAH!!!! EVAAAAH!!! tastes wicked with a hint of honey. you gotta think when drinking a fine fine beer that rich snobs dont appreciate becuase they are stupid... am I rating this beer or is this beer rating me? For all you people who gave it a 2.1 and a 2.3. I think this beer probably gave you a 1.6

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
yankeefan21 (131) - New York, USA - OCT 9, 2007
I don’t understand why this beer gets such a bad rap in here. Sure, it’s a lighter beer but take it for what it is! This is a crisp, refreshing, easy drinking beer with a smooth slightly sweet finish. I avoided this beer due to the 17th percentile rating that is far too low for a beer I enjoyed as much as this one.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Odyn (266) - New York, USA - MAY 27, 2008
I like this, it is crisp as a fall day, yet with the bitterness of a summer romance. Deep golden color with a thin head and a malty aroma. Sharp.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2008
Saranac’s Kolsch has a beautiful golden color and a thick white head. It has a lovely light aroma with some fruity esters that reminds me of pineapple. The flavor is well rounded with some light grains, mellow doughy yeast and fruity hops that add just a little bitterness. On the palate there is a nice carbonation with a light body and clean dry finish. I liked this refreshing offering from the summertime sampler and I could see myself looking for it by itself in a six pack over so.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lobotomy (5) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2012 does not count
Poured from bottle into mug. Foamy white head that dissipated in just over a minute. Aroma was bready with just a hint of hops. Taste was in line with aroma, slightly bready with hop bitterness. Overall a good beer. Good on a warm day and I think it would go well with grilled food, although I didn?t try it with food. Will drink again.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsmerig (1288) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Pours a clear golden yellow with a thick white foamy head. Aroma of earthy malt and bready yeast. Taste is sweet and peppery with hops. Crisp finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
generallee08 (717) - New York, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Saranac’s Kolsch has a beautiful golden color and a thick white head. It has a lovely light aroma with some fruity esters that reminds me of pineapple. The flavor is well rounded with some light grains, mellow doughy yeast and fruity hops that add just a little bitterness. On the palate there is a nice carbonation with a light body and clean dry finish. I liked this refreshing offering from the summertime sampler and I could see myself looking for it by itself in a six pack over so.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gooseunc (15) - Prince William County, Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2014
12 oz bottle. Feint sweet/hoppy aroma on the nose. Pours clear, light yellow. Taste is light and effervescent, some bittering hops...more reminiscent of a light lager than an ale. Very nicely attenuated...clean finish/light mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarkSachon (634) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2014
12 oz bottle from the sampler case. Comes close to a true Kolsch but has a few deficiencies. Some tastes of citrus and a notable smooth quality help, but again, not quite enough.


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