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RATINGS: 358   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Sampled on 10/13/2012 at GABF. This Kolsch pours a light gold color from a 12oz bottle. Small medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity and sweet. A medium bodied Kolsch. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are earthy. Decent carbonation. Nice balance. Clean and smooth. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Itzjerm (1577) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - APR 5, 2015
This is an excellent American version of the Kolsch. Why? Because its the German version done well. Nice aroma, fruity aroma and taste all from yeast esters. Nice billowy head. Malty light refreshing great!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dukeandduke (116) - Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2015
3/15/15 (Bottle) - Slightly Dark Golden light pour, mild carbonation, minimal white head. Nice fruity yeast and lemon aroma and taste. Beer felt light both in texture and is a light ABV, and it felt smooth and refreshing going down. Nice light beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Schwarzbart (71) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2015
From tap, it's straw colored and has nice thick lace. Nose surprised me with fruity notes, but also a little sour. Taste is fruity, tart, floral with light grains and some mild sour esters. Light and crisp. A nice representation of the style with a traditional base, but a unique flare. I'd take this over most of the Kolsch I had in Cologne. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
luttonm (2906) - 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 (2637) - 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 (437) - 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 (8604) - 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 (194) - - 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 (10734) - 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.

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