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RATINGS: 362   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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This light-colored, refreshing ale is THE beer of Cologne. Well balanced and mild mannered, this beer is great for summer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (10616) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours clear gold with a medium, fizzy and tight-bubbled white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is sweet Pils malt, DMS corn notes, faint spicy Noble hops and a subtle fruity stone fruit ester component. Flavor is clean and crisp Pils malt, light spicy Noble hops, light-medium hop bitterness, malt focused with light stone fruit esters, faint DMS notes and a lightly sweet finish with a pleasant faint lingering lemon/citrus tartness. Light body, moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
TylerGreenDC (529) - - JUL 18, 2014
On draft. Hazy golden color. Some happy fizziness. Some grassy hop flavor. Nothing particularly distinct thereafter. Thin, even by the standards of a fairly thin style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
keanex (1629) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2014
On tap at Joe Canals West Deptford.
Appearance: Mild to moderately hazy golden body with a dense but short lived white head.
Aroma: Oddly I’m getting Swedish Fish on the nose and once I’ve smelled that it’s all that I can smell.
Taste: Tastes like a clean ale with a mild Swedish Fish flavor throughout. Slightly spicy finish.
Palate: Medium to full-bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: What odd flavors to taste in a kolsch, what is going on here? It’s not unpleasant though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CanIHave4Beers (3539) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle, shared by me... in my dining room... just now.
Pours lightly hazy & perfectly golden with a big semi-loose head.

The aroma is nice, minerally with a decent herbal hop character. Clean & inviting.

The flavor is clean, a touch sweet up front with a dry finish. The bitterness is mild but enjoyable & somewhat balancing. It’s got a light herbal hop character, some honey, and some doughiness.

A nice version of the style I think.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (12519) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 2, 2014
On tap @ Schlafly. Clear golden pour with a white head. Bready malt, some sweet apple, and a light grassiness. A little bit watery. Lots of bready malt on the palate. Tons of apple and floral hops. A bit low on the carbonation and somewhat watery. Easy to drink, I suppose.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Homer321 (2560) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Nose is neutral with only a slight light breadiness to it. Fairly clear light yellow. Some mineralness after smelling again. Taste is slightly peppery and grainy with not much else going on. Very neutral but also seems to lack any subtle esters that I like in kolsch beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bulk_Carrier (2593) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Reviewed from notes. Most of the time I’ve had this, it was poured into a pint glass, but a couple of times I had it in a stange. Honestly, I didn’t see much difference. The appearance was a nice looking golden color with a fast rising carbonation to be seen. The head was about a finger’s worth of white foaminess that dies practically immediately. There was some super light lacing left gracing the sides of the glass. The smell embodied a full grainy assortment of corns, barley and wheat, all combined evenly sweet. The taste was basically the same with a nice sweet corn aftertaste. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a good sessionable aspect allowing this one to perhaps be consumed in large quantities if they wanted to. The carbonation seems to be just a tad under as it just seemed like this was just too drinkable. Overall, for the most part, I say this was a nice take by an American brewer for the style, different but still nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
fiercepanda (607) - Missouri, USA - MAY 17, 2014
A hazy golden beer with minimal head. The aroma is sweet toasty grain and floral hops. The flavor is light malt, herbal hops, and watery funk.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jesperhammer (3404) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2014
14-MAY-2014, draft @Churchkey. Pale golden with a low white head. Aroma is straw, pilsner-like though a touch of sweetness. Taste the same. Very citric. Fresh though not served very cold.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SPDickerman (1038) - Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Pours clear golden with a medium sized white head. Smells of subtle earthy hops and sweet malt. Taste is sweet and bitter, earthy and grainy. Medium-bodied with a slick texture and mild mouth-carbonation, Schlafly Kolsch finishes with a lingering crisp sweetness.

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