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RATINGS: 343   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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tonyth1965 (37) - Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Pours a pale golden with a thin white head that doesn’t stay around long. Weak aroma reminds me of something American. :( Tastes OK, but nothing really stands out here. No intense malt or hop flavors, everything is subdued, with a hint of sourness. Had it for lunch, goes OK with food, but I’d rather have a pale ale. Not a repeat for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maverick34 (2250) - New York, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Bottled. Clear gild. A bit of fruit and grain. Average American kolsch over here.......

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Radek Kliber (6470) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 4, 2014
Where and how: bottle 355 ml TW
Aroma worty, hint of wet cloth. A bit soapy with floral hops behind. Could be much cleaner.
Appearance :
Top: lighter top that quickly disappeared.
Base: slightly hazy, golden.
Palate : medium bodied, mid carbonation, slightly chalky.
Taste: mild fruity feel, touch of honey, sweet malts. Lacking crisp clean feel of real Kolsch.
other notes gets better once warms up. Once volatile compounds leave arena.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
conway (1431) - - AUG 20, 2014
Bottle. Clear gold with a thick foamy white head. Aroma is wheat, burnt toast, pilsner malt and green apple. Tastes like beer with light fruity notes. Thin crisp mouthfeel. Refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jrodooo5 (1018) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Not terrible as this is one of my least favorite styles! Very light & uninteresting! Not much left to say.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ffaoe (237) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Slight malt aroma. Gold and hazy in color with little head. Taste is balanced, nice flavor.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
kidobutai (366) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Skunky odor that carries to the taste. Clear golden color. hints of wet towel

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
wisdomsolo (453) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Had this at a fantastic tasting! I didn’t like it. Not sure what else to say about it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (546) - Iowa, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Bottle. Nose is fruity. Taste had some sourness with some nice malt sweetness. Maybe a little too sweet, but I like this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tia (925) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Tap @ Birch & Barley. Golden with white head and decent lacing. Smells citric and crisp and metallic with a little cereal. Grainy and light. Just a smidge towards sweet (but not sweet). Would like it to be a bit crisper.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
ARH (406) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2014
12 oz bottle poured into a stemmed Belgian tulip glass. The aromas, although not offensive, are not overly interesting. It’s primarily bread and grain. It pours a crystal clear yellow with a soapy, coarse white head which retains well and leaves above average lacing. The taste is a medium sweet with a light bitter. There’s lots of soft carbonation and an oily texture with a light body, so it goes down rather easily. The finish is kinda like a lemon scone, but more bready and grainy than sugary. There’s also some butter in there with some dry grass. The aftertaste lingers for a moderate amount of time and mostly consists of grains and cereal.

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