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RATINGS: 355   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   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.

kdm1984's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kdm1984 (741) - Missouri, USA - FEB 11, 2013
Pours golden with smallish head but very good lacing. Aroma isn’t much - kind of like dirty socks with earth and wheat. Taste is dirt and malt with some sweetness - finishes better than it starts. This is my first kolsch. It’s drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
luttonm (2771) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Draft at Churchkey, DC. Pale gold. Crisp, juicy, clean. Sweet and tasty. Solid, but not best kolsch around.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stevoj (2485) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Close, but lacking some of the pure grain sweetness. Nice foamy head and lacing, but slightly cloudy. Hay, bready aroma, taste mostly white bread. Abrupt, flat finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
AbbeyRoade (432) - Missouri, USA - JAN 23, 2015
Off metallic taste despite being in a bottle. Some hop bitterness and light citrus background wheat detectable as well. Not so good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (8317) - Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2015
355ml bottle. Golden pour, foamy white head. Soapy and floral aroma, bready malt, very traditional. Flavor is a bit biscuity, but plenty of herbal hops, interesting yest note think frueh. Think this is is like with Koelner beers.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Arohr (1) - merriam, Kansas, USA - JAN 10, 2015 does not count
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TH28 (180) - - JAN 2, 2015
Appearance: golden, hazy, with a light white head that dissipate quickly. Aroma: bready malt with kolsch yeast esters of pear and light pepper. Taste: light malt sweetness that leads into a sharp, floral hop bitterness. Bitterness sharper than typical kolsch examples. Mouthfeel: Light to moderate body with crisp carbonation. Finish: Dry, with bitterness lingering on the tongue. Faint bready malt. Overall: A bit heavier malt character and bitterness than a traditional kolsch. Yeast character spot on. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lubiere (10603) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2015
A hazed blonde kolsch with a thin white head. In aroma, light biscuit malt with grassy hops, grainy notes, OK. In mouth, a sweet fruity biscuit malt with light grassy hops, light grainy notes, pedestrian.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
sneezey (132) - Hackettstown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2014
WTF? Kölsch? This is a Belgian Wit and even at that gone wrong. A modest 4.8% ABV yet you clearly smell alcohol before you can taste it. Way too much malt in the taste and so cloudy you’d think they dissolve the brewer’s old gloves in it. Maybe that explains the sour off taste. Might be interesting yeast for something Belgian, but for Kölsch it isn’t even the right color. Laughable.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eberndt (223) - - NOV 30, 2014
Nice straw yellow color and an interesting yeast profile. Light finish and not bad at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5300) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Pale yellow pour with white head and lace. Aroma is clean light wheaty malt and a touch of floral hops. Light sweet malt flavor with a decent floral bitter finish. Medium/light bodied. pretty good

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