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RATINGS: 387   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   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.


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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a mildly hazy straw color. The head is a three finger white shade. Fluffy in texture, it lasts a decent duration and leaves behind streaks of lacing on the glass. S: About what I expected: grassy hops are at the forefront. I could use some more fruity esters on the nose. However, this one’s all about showcasing the noble hops, and that’s not exactly a bad thing. T: The fruity qualities I was looking for on the aroma are thankfully more prevalent here. Some light notes of cherry, apple, and lemon lead to a nicely crisp, grassy finish. Nothing here rewrites the book, it’s just enjoyable and very easy to drink. M: Appropriately light and crisp. It’s not entirely bone dry, however; but the light fizziness to the carbonation makes it one that could conceivably be chugged. O: I like this one as simple refreshment on a hot day. It even has a modicum of substance to it - allowing it to escape the pratfall of mindlessness many brews of its ilk fall prey to.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Emeister84 (2078) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2016
On tap at World of Beer (Charlottesville, VA). Floral aromas, light berry, light grain. Clear orange-gold with a mostly lasting white head. Mostly dry, a little fruity. Light bodied, very clean.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
nota (47) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2016
Not the kölsch you’d expect, but they know that, and it’s still a great beer. It finishes with some lemon tartness, salt, and underripe and grassy strawberries: if you’re curious how a warm lager fermentation affects a beer here you go. Darker than usual but clear enough. Not the most refreshing option but a good adventure.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brownaler (547) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2016
Faint malt aroma with a small lemon bite in the body. Finish is clean with some orange notes.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Frank (4006) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2016
Hey, another not great beer from Schlafly. Anyone surprised? This one does look nice at least w/ its creamy, big head but aside from that, not much good to say about it. It smells bready and kind of strangely fruity underneath. It does taste pretty clean though, albeit on the heavy and sweet side for the style. Honestly, this is close to be being pretty good but some flaws here and there in an unforgiving style take it down a peg or two.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lemke10 (969) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 10, 2016
This pours a golden amber color with a slight white head. The aroma is slightly fruity but also has an awkward grain smell. The taste is smooth, easy drinking but very light and finishes dry on the tongue. Kind of has a cheap straw/grain taste that I’m sure will turn some people off but then again that’s why Kolsch style beers aren’t too popular.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jow (3439) - New York, USA - JUL 9, 2016
Bottle at this hip new Indian joint in east village. I feel kolsch is nice with curry and there was plenty of curry in the tasting menu I ordered. Fine golden beer with puffy white head. Nose is lightly floral and small hops. Tastes of floral, bread crust, straw, touch of lemon. Easy drinking and refreshing.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (10077) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 18, 2016
Lightly fruity and floral aroma with a crisp and clean, slightly grain forward taste. Pretty nice in style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (18517) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2016
Keg at the brewery taproom. Pours clear yellow-gold with a creamy, white head. Crispy straw and pale cereal in the aroma. Light sweet flavour with simple white bread, more cereal, light bitter hay. Light bodied with average carbonation. Clean finish, with cereal and biscuits, faint lemon, straw. Solid.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drdisque (755) - Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2016
On tap at Bent Rail in Indianapolis. Pours clear copper. Aroma is crisp and carbonated with a touch of German hops. Outstanding kolsch, a bit on the full-bodied side of the kolsch spectrum, maybe but not quite crossing the line into an alt.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gripweed57 (1361) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2016
12 ounce bottle. Bright yellow gold color. Large rocky white head. Faint grainy malt nose.sweet fruity malt flavor. Pears and apples with sweet citrus as well. Crisp and dry in middle. Slight spicy hops in finish.


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