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RATINGS: 192   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.66   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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Effervescent, this summer brew is fashioned after the Kolsch biers that originated in Cologne, Germany, in the 1800s. Hallertau, Magnum, and Mount Hood hops combine for an especially clean, crisp finish.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
uhorpheus (215) - houston, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2003
Decent beer. Not much to it, but it went down really well and was very refreshing and simple. Better than the regular Shiner Bock in my opinion. Dry, crisp head and initial imprerssion, rich overtones of wheat, mild spiciness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frank (2733) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2014
I am not 100% sure I would call this a koelsch but at least it is not just some crappy blond ale. It kind of strikes me as something along the lines of an American cream ale but not as corny tasting. It’s clear orange w/ a very small foamy head. It has a mild nose that lightly grainy w/ a bit of grassy hops. It’s dry and crisp w/ a touch of malt character, crisp carbonation and a lingering bit of bitterness in the finish. I can get behind this stuff. It is not blowing my mind or anything but does well on a nice summer day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
johnnnniee (2150) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Pours a crystal clear deep straw color with a decent sized white head that quickly recedes. Aromas of bready pilsner with hints of sugary and fruity sweetness and a very faint floral hop scent. The flavor is mildly sweet with a honey sugary fruitiness that mixes fairly well with the doughy bready malts. Crisp spicy hop bitterness and a touch of carbonic bite balance this fairly well. Light to medium body with a moderate to high level of carbonation. Nice summer brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
snoworsummer (1864) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 22, 2014
From a bottle. Pours very clear pale gold with a very thin head. Tastes like musky malt, light corn, very light flavor overall. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like light musky malty grains.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
sonnycheeba (3301) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle from sampler pack. Pours yellow/gold with white head. Aroma is cereal and biscuit malts, grassy notes, and light fruit esters. Flavor is dry malty base with light toast, some grassiness, and faint citrus esters. Light body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rgf001 (108) - München, GERMANY - JUN 22, 2014
Faint noble hop aroma to style. Pours clear golden with white head that disappears too quickly. Pilsner and Munich malt tastes. Dry finish. Not bad. Needs more carbonation and better head retention but it is a good kölsch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kidobutai (293) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Light golden, clear color. Short lasting frothy head, a small bit of lacing. grassy aroma, refreshing taste going down. Good on a hot day.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mintzmeet (183) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Hay. Light. Refreshing. Crisp and light. Grain notes. Pretty raw. Medium body.........

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarkSachon (553) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2014
12 oz bottle from the six type summer sampler case. My info reads as follows: Brewer’s Pride Craft Brew No. 5 barcode 08857392 Hope I have this on the correct entry. I added the barcode to the list. Refreshing and clean, much like a Kolsch should be. Surprised this wasn’t so bad. Good antidote for the summer heat.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dfinney23 (1573) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Not bad, as Kolsches go. Crystal clear with a pure white head. Crisp and light with some grassy grain notes.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
ryecatcher (721) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Bottle. Pours a pale straw color, smallish white head no retention or lacing to speak of. Nose is grainy, smells mainly like beer-piss. Mouth is watery and grainy, no finish. This is to a Kölsch what a steak from Sizzler is to a dry aged rib-eye. I’ve had NA beers with more character.

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