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RATINGS: 60   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - OCT 15, 2006
Draft at SN Taproom. Pale yellow color with a white head. Yeast and bready malt aroma. Thin and very light. Toasty malt flavor with noticable hops. Malty finish. I didn’t really enjoy this beer much but I have to say it’s brewed to style as I can see it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2007
On tap at HDG. Clear golden in color with a nice white head that left a nice lacing on the glass. Hoppy and fruity aroma. Citrusy, grassy, piney notes. Malty grainy, and hoppy flavor. Finish is bitter. Clean mouthfeel. Crisp and refreshing. Medium bodied beer. Very nice. Easily drinkable. Nice light summer beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4299) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - NOV 18, 2006
Hay and malt nose with notes of light bread and herbs. Well done with a good round mouthfeel and nice balance all of the way thru. Clean and lingering finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - NOV 24, 2007
Draft @ HDG. Clearish yellow with decent head retention. Taste is crisp and lighly sweet with a nice grain flavor. Finishes clean. Really tasty without being too watery or sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2009
Tap at Blind Tiger: Light golden pour with a consistent white film of head. Zesty aroma with a peppery saaz hop character and crackery clean pils malt. The body is creamy and soft body. The flavor is nice and dry with a spicy hop presence and a crackery clean malt base. Has lots of grassy bitter noble hop character. A very clean Kolsh, pils like. Very nice session.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (4795) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 2, 2007
Tap at Sunset Grill - clear golden pour, with a foamy, two-finger head - distinctive, pilsner-like, european noble hop aroma, with some grassiness and light honey - mild bitterness and herbal qualities up front - very clean and smooth - gradually, a light sweetness builds up, tasting of honey and some grain - the hop character fades, and the sweetness couples with a prominent, but clean maltiness for the finish - a refreshing and well-made kolsch.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2011
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 17/09/2010 Hoppy aroma. White head. Clear golden coloured hoppy and floral. Smooth on the palate with a hint of dryness and bitterness in a malt finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8314) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2009
Tap at Blind Tiger. Pale straw-coloured beer. Thin white head. The nose is a bit crackery. There is a kiss of light fruit on the back along with some nice minerally/spicy hoppiness. Lean body but the beer itself has a nice integration of light clean malts and soft hops. Delicate and quite lovely... unlike most beers that call themselves kölsch, this one actually bears some resemblance to the style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2010
Tap at BT. Pours a light golden with a thin lasting white head. Aroma is mostly clean some lemon zest hints, citrus notes, with clean crisp pils malts not quite big and doughy but still nice. Flavor is light fruity, crisp clean malts, more lemon zest, light dough- fades a bit in the end and gets watered down to a fairly thin body even for a kolsch. Ok.


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