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Sockeye Galena Summit Kölsch Ale

Brewed by Sockeye Brewing
Style: Kölsch
Boise, Idaho USA


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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
This German style ale is brewed using only Noble German hops. It has a faint acidity and a restrained but definite hoppy dryness. It has been filtered to make it soft and palatable. "Taking you to the top."
IBU: 23 | 8º Lovibond | 84% AA | 13º Plato
Formerly known as Cut-Throat Kölsch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevoj (3593) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 25, 2013
One of the best American kolschs I’ve tried. Light and airy, mild grain aroma and taste, slight hop tanginess at finish. Clear golden with laxy carbonation and small fluffy head.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - AUG 10, 2013
12oz can labeled Galena Gold. Rating #19. Pale yellow color with a nice white head. Light corn aroma with some sweet malts. Light cucumber flavor followed with a little bitterness and more sweet grains. (2860)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stchloe (931) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Good kolsch, light and clear/clean body with a slight malt sweetness, ends with a dry hopped quality.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fatehunter (2056) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Poured minimal head on a clear, golden colored body. The aroma is clean with mild dry grain smell. The taste is mildly bitter with a sweeter middle to finish. Good balance. The texture is slightly sticky with a crispness. An enjoyable ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnGalt1 (1434) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Quite a few Sockeye cans arrived around Boise today... Surprised I haven’t reviewed this one yet... The Galena Kolsch is a goto for me when I hit the brewery. Picked this up at the COOP... Poured glowing polished golden into my HotD goblet... Short lasting white head is appropriate. Clean pale maltiness on the nose... some minor spicy hoppiness just to keep things interesting. Never any bitches about the aroma, this is a well done Kolsch. Again, clean pale malts... same appropriate hoppiness... malts are dry but with a residual bready character... sorta minerally on the finish that helps dry it out.. light/medium body with a good carbonation. This will be a summertime staple... Would be great sitting around an early evening campfire after a long day hotspringing or hiking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (21888) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2010
Draft @ the Brewpub. Pours a very pale yellow color with a small white head. Has a malty grainy weak hoppy aroma. Dry malty grainy flavor with weak hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty grainy finish with some weak bitterness in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oldrtybastrd (4887) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2010
Pours a golden yellow. Aromas of lemon, grains, celery. Flavor is crisp, dry, sweet malt, and a mild hop.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (7957) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 30, 2010
On tap at the Sockeye brewpub. Pours clear gold with bright white head. The mild aroma is mostly sugary sweet malt and a sense of yeast along with spicy and grassy hops. The taste begins with a brief pulse of spicy and floral hops before a wave of sugary sweet malts and graininess roll them over. Into the finish there’s lingering spicy and floral hop bitterness. It tries to be too sweet but the pleasing level of hop bitterness keeps the sweetness somewhat in check.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11899) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2010
on tap-pours a white head and yellow color. Aroma is sweet light malt. Taste is sweet light malt, herbal hops bite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - JUL 29, 2008
Pretty decent and as true to style as I have seen in an American take on this style. Bread, biscuity maltiness, with some floral noble hops that lend a bit of herbs and grassy hay notes in the nose. Good mouthfeel.

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