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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Regional specialty beer-style brewed in and around the town of Köln. Cold-fermented, light bodied ale. Golden color, low in alcohol with a distinct smoothness that makes this a very refreshing summertime offering.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9685) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Tap at Max’s. Pours clear gold with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is Pils malt and light earthy and spicy hops. Flavor is sweet Pils malt dominant with light hops and bitterness and a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ansalon (1380) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2014
Poirs light yellow with a low white head. Aromas of rye bread, orange zest, citrus. Taste is rye bread, orange zest, citrus.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4396) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Tap at Sugar Maple. Filtered orange-tan, big steady white head. Not really true to style. Better ingredients. A nice beer nonetheless. Cleaner and brighter than a Kolsch, not really capturing the right yeast essence. Really enjoyable, just not sure I’d call it a Kolsch.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (5330) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 13, 2013
Draft at pony bar HK with Linh. Pours a clear golden body with no head, light white lacing. Aroma is light grass and wheat. Mouthfeel is light and crisp with notes of grass, sweet malt, light grain and wheat. Very nice kolsch.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (5889) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 6, 2012
draft at Coles, Buffalo. Very light straw yellow pour. Grassy, lightly herbal notes. lime zest. some bready notes. Clean crisp. decent sessionable offering

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ACD (634) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 24, 2012
Keg dispense at Against the Grain, Dublin. Pours light slightly hazy straw colour with thin white head. Aroma muted but plenty of grain, quite fresh grassy/spruce notes too. Plenty of full grain flavour in the taste too; light hop bitterness, medium mouthfeel - less watery than expected. This is a tasty, fresh summer ale - not too much to shout about, but not bad at all.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 20, 2012
On tap. Pours with a clear pale golden hued body with a white head. Aromas are bready and grainy. A nice and refined malt character. Clean ester wise with a low hop presence. Flavors are grainy, bready, clean and low herbal/grassy hop. Very light fruit. A bit low in body with moderately strong carbonation. Crisp. Well executed Kolsch!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeneugs (3241) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 12, 2012
On draft at Tap 25. It pours a light golden color with a lasting white head. The aroma is surprisingly lemony with a touch of grainy maltiness. Light notes of floral hops. The flavor has pilsner malts, floral bitterness and light hints of lemon. It’s pretty dry with lemony fruit. Light bodied and refreshing. Nothing wrong with this beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Draft @ SN. Clear straw color with a white head. Aroma is cereal, grainy malt with a light herbal hop presence. Flavor is mostly cereal malt with a clean bitterness and mild fruity esters. Light body with lively carbonation. Nice session beer, very refreshing.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (6420) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 23, 2012
Sampled on tap at Elizabeth Station, pours a cloudy blonde with a small white head. Aroma and flavour of dry grains and biscuity malts - nicely balanced and restrained. Nothing spectacular, but solidly brewed.


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