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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   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.


3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaBeer1972 (1438) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 26, 2015
Bottle from the summer mix pack. A beautiful light clear golden brew with fine bubbles and a frothy white head. Light malty sweetness - excellently balanced with just the right amount of hops. A very tasty and refreshing example of this style.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcnielsen (2585) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear yellow color with white head. Cereal, straw, slight grassy aromas. Cereal, malty, noble hop flavors. Alright.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dacrza (632) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2015
Date: July 23, 2015... Glassware: Ayinger willibecker... Occasion: well pump replaced, and a tan replacement scheduled for tomorrow--time to drink... Appearance: sallow, pale straw yellow body that hides nothing; steady effervescence suggests healthy beer; white head is foamy, almost coral in its fragmented,, upward-reaching arms and oxygenated spaces; reasonable post-sipping lacing.... Aroma: lemony to start, and light, flowery hops--as per the style, not much else to pollute the promise of clean, easy drinking; a little cereal suggested, with a minimal yeast funk... Palate: thin and fizzy, with a swift exit and subtle, lingering aftertaste--again, the style dictate its drinkability, and this is agreeably so... Taste: hops are damp, recalcitrant but slightly flowery, and they do return late to a scaled flourish; malts are even more understated, with a soft sweetness piquing the taste buds; some bubblegum and bitterness that doesn’t add to or subtract from the experience.... Overall: once more, reviewing a kolsch is like rating techno or describing the color white--and I am a fan of both in the right context. Most accomplish their goal of drinkability through quality water and the delicate application of ingredients; Sierra Nevada knows their stuff and delivers a beer commensurate to its style... proof is in the nearly empty glass next to the computer while I rate this, a simple sip-and-type ritual that exemplifies the functionality of this beer on a nice summer night ....

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Minderbinder (2595) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2015
Bottle 355ml. Pours blond with medium-high white head. Decent lacing. Aroma is of lager yeast, citrus, grain. Taste is of lager action, bitterness, grain, citrus. Palate: Light-medium body. High carbonation. Overall: Nicely done. Surprisingly bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (7089) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUL 21, 2015
Seems more radiation all than the über hopped for style Close Call. Crisp and slightly sweet, light grass and toast. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Larry_Duffman (84) - - JUL 21, 2015
I poured it from the bottle into a pint glass. It pours a clear straw color with some white head and lacing. The aroma is yeast and a hint of fruit. The taste is biscuit, some malt, and fruity sweetness. There’s a touch of bitterness on the back end. It’s smooth. This was pretty good and very sessionable.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bl4ckj4ck777 (3) - - JUL 21, 2015 does not count
Somewhat liked it but kinda sour, tastes like a Belgian yeast. Easy to drink, not my favorite taste.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbaaron (1675) - Arizona, USA - JUL 15, 2015
Clear bright light gold, small soapy white head. Aroma of grains, hay, grass, lemon. Light, crisp, refreshing and just dry enough. Mild but noticeable earthy bitterness. I wouldn’t mind a few more..

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarinEvelyn (680) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 15, 2015
Light-bodied, crisp citrus/lemon, yeasty smooth taste. Straw/hay. Very easy to drink and enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryanscourt (910) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2015
Above average kolsch but still pretty bland. Easy to drink, could have multiple easily. Like to see this bottled year round.


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