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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!


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3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SGTHibbert (100) - Perry, Iowa, USA - AUG 12, 2007
Dark yellow color, almost orange. Whitish head. Medium body, somewhat dry and mouth cleaning. Sweet and a hint of fruit light bitterness. Very carbonated. Mild hops. Good.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jallison333 (1) - - AUG 15, 2014 does not count
A bit too heavy and sweet for a Kölsch. Not a bad beer, but off the mark for a Kölsch. Would have 1 or 2 max. Could not see myself doing a session with this beer, regardless of it's 5.0% ABV. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
KyotoLefty (6273) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 10, 2014
Bottled. From old notes. Pale gold color. Very light malts, hops almost imperceptible. Light bitterness. Not much going on here.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
solidfunk (3817) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Another case of a company calling some random concoction a kolsch. Pours gold. OK head. Light sour weird finish. Bottle.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
BeerdedDave (277) - - JUL 16, 2014
light gold color; musty, malty aroma; a very light, slightly sweet beer; not as crisp as I like a kolsch to be

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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
generallee08 (637) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kidobutai (340) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Ever so slight hint of cloudiness in a light yellow beer. No head or lacing, skunky aroma and taste which I associate with blond ales (which is why I’m not a fan).

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hockeybeerguy (1853) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Just recently found the notes on this. I poured this into a stange every time I had it. The appearance was a nice light golden yet somewhat transparent color. There was a quickly escaping white foamy head that was about less than a finger’s worth. The lacing slid into the body fairly quickly. The smell had some light German malts leaving a bit of lemon to come out as it warmed. The taste was mainly sweet through the malts and I didn’t get any lemon in the flavoring. The palate, that sat at/about a light to medium in body and displayed a pretty good sessionability about it. Overall, I say this was a decent kolsch styled ale. I might not seek this one out, but I say it is do-able.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
snoworsummer (2034) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 28, 2014
From a bottle. Pours clear gold with a fizzy off white head. Tastes like musky corn, very light and very pale. Not much flavor. Light body and low carbonation. Very faint sweet grain aroma.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sonnycheeba (3448) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Bottle from sampler pack. Pours clear gild with creamy white head. Aroma is bready and cereal malts, light floral notes, light cream, and light fruit esters. Flavor is dry malts, light fruit esters, faint hops, and light sweetness; dry finish. Light/medium body and medium carbonation.


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