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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Kolsch 45 is just what you need on a hot summer day. Kölsch beer originated in Cologne, Germany and is unique in that it is a warm fermented ale, but is aged like most traditional German lagers at a cool temperature. Though light in body and color, its prominent hoppiness and radiant yellow “straw” color sets it apart. As you taste Kolsch 45, you’ll notice that the head retains prominent, pleasant aromas. Light Pilsen and Munich malt aid in the crisp, refreshing nature of this beer. Hop bitterness is present without adding a lingering resonance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iznogud (2147) - CROATIA - MAR 26, 2016
Bottle, 330 ml from Svijet Piva. Courtesy of and shared with JFK10000. Unclear yellow, small white head. Malty, citrus, sweetish, quite drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wekker84 (2140) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - FEB 24, 2016
Bottle a golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts citrus fruits spicy and grassy hops flavor malts spicy citrus fruits gras hay and hops

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (5265) - Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2015
Poured a golden color from the bottle with aromas of grass, light malt, a touch of stale hops. flavors are malt and grassiness, light herbal notes as well decent offering.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HenrikSoegaard (12930) - Randers, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2015
Bottle. Creamy White good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Light malty and hoppy strange mango aroma. Light bitter flavor. Average light bitter finish. Oily palate and way too fizzy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Douberd (4635) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2015
(Short’s Kolsch 45) Bottle 355 ml at home, served into a kolsch glass, ABV not stated on the bottle. Bright golden yellow, hazy body, with good activity in it. Almost two full fingers of a white, thick head, with great retention. Aroma is herbal, light grass, old bread. Taste also herbal and not that fresh, some malts, old bread, dried grass, mold. Medium thin body, good carbonation. Nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (15463) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JUL 22, 2015
Das Bier hat eine trübe goldene Farbe und eine fingerbreite weiße Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht fruchtig hopfig, Pfirsisch. Geschmack trocken hopfig, grasig, Pfirsisch, schlanker Körper, süffig, ok!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Benzai (12771) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2015
Bottle @ home. Hazy yellow golden color, medium to full sized white head. Smell and taste lightly malts, some herbs or spices, sweetish. Average body and carbonation. Meh, weird, don’t like it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (13983) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2015
Fonefan 191214. Golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is fruit, malt, hop, apple. Flavour is fruit, malt, hop, apple, grain, grass. Medium body. Ordinary beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (9255) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2015
12 oz. bottle from shrubber85- thanks again, Roger! Pours a cloudy yellow-gold with a centimeter or so of white head that settles into a lasting film and leaves a generous ring around the edge. Notes of straw, cracker, grass, sweet bread, and some fruitiness. Light-bodied, with moderate to medium carbonation and a malty mouthfeel. So simple and easy drinking. Hit the spot.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2015
12oz bottle, big thanks to phaleslu for sharing. BO: 07/01/14, so it’s nearing a year old I think... Hazy darker golden orange color. Thin off-white head. Leaves some bits of lace. Bready malt, some orange, pretty rindy. Bigger sweet taste, minimal bitter. Medium plus body. Smooth, kind of soft lighter carbonation. Slick texture. Touch of corn. Not great at the moment, but ok. Malty and sweet. Much better fresh, I’m sure.

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