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RATINGS: 177   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Solstice Kölsch Style Ale is named for the lighter-style ales originating in the city of Cologne, Germany, whose history of brewing dates back to 874. Cologne’s beers differed from neighboring German beers in that they were top fermenting beers, versus bottom fermenting. A modern Kölsch was as defined in 1986 by the Kölsch Konvention as being pale, hop-accented, top fermented, and filtered. Solstice defines the style! Uinta chose the name Solstice to acknowledge the sunny disposition of the beer and to celebrate the changing of the seasons.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20294) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 10, 2012
Bottled (as Hoo Doo Kölsch@Oliver Twist, Stockholm). Hazy yellowish golden colour with a small white head. Aroma is grainy, herbal, some bready malts along with some slight earthy and grassy notes. Flavour is rather similar with a nice bitterness in the finish. Balanced and for once quite close quite close to the German Kölsch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (19309) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2012
Bottled at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Hazy deep golden, faint head. Fruityn red apple aroma. Sweetish with clean mouthfeel and light body. Salty and fruit, notes of grass. Long salty bitterness. Not reminiscent of real Colognian kölsches, but a decent golden ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12352) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 31, 2005
Hazy straw colour. Strawlike aroma with slightly earthy hop notes. Light noble hop character. Moderate bitterness. Slightly husky malts. Somewhat wet finish, with light lingering dryness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 22, 2010
(12oz bottle) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of cereal, grass, and straw. Flavor of butter, dough, light honey, and huskiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11443) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 7, 2004
Sparkling apple juice body topped by medium white head. Aroma is medium sweet, honey, some grassy. Taste is medium sweet, grassy, light lemon, honey. Watery light body with a bit of crispness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11078) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2007
on tap-pours a retaining thin foamy white head and pale yellow color. Aroma is grain, husky medium/light malt. Taste is grain, husky medium/light malt, faint hops. Initially mild carbonation with a bit more at the finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bhensonb (10906) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 22, 2006
Light aroma of malt and citrus. Pale gold color with frothy white head. Very light taste - citrus like, very thin, a bit of wet paper, a very little hop at the end. Very drinkable, but so is water. Having said that, it is head and shoulders above Budweiser. And eventually some bitter hop arises to be noticed. Maybe even a hint of apricot. There are some sleeper aspects.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Lubiere (9866) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2013
A hazed blonde kolsch with a thin lacing creamy white head. In aroma, a rather grainy and fruity malt with herbal notes and mash tun notes. In mouth, watery kolsch with grassy and grainy malt, mineral notes and underfermented worth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (9664) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 28, 2008
Bottle poured a clear gold with a small disapating white head. Aromas of straw, carmel, light fruittiness and a hint of earthiness. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of straw, yeast and light fruittiness with a smooth malty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9588) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours lightly hazy orange with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is Pils malt, corn and DMS with light spicy hops. Flavor is sweet malt dominant, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

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