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RATINGS: 175   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.


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2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2010
Bottle: Poured a clear, light golden/yellow with a small white head, nose of yeast, and corn pops? , flavor was semi sweet, doughy, and grassy, with a light finish. Blah.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
robertjm (759) - Albany, California, USA - JUN 30, 2014
(12oz. bottle) - Very small white head that collapses pretty fast. Light golden body. Typical Euro flavor and aroma. Mouth feel is actually on the watery side for me. Clean palate though.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
generallee08 (530) - New York, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Appearance: This one has a clear bright golden body with a tall loose head on top. This head settles down quickly leaving just a few bubbles at the surface and around the edge of the glass. Smell: There is not much going on here. The aroma is very light. Only a slight citrusy hop presence is noted. Taste / Palate: The flavor profile is very clean and light. There is a very modest and refreshing cracker like malty base with mild lemony hop bitterness. The finish is quick and fairly dry.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PhillyCraft (3089) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2014
bottle shared by Keith. pours hazy golden with small white head, notes are toasted malt, light caramel malt, bread, not really lemony or summer tasting. Light body with a lot of carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9400) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
nealblind (663) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Clear orange pour some head. Aroma of barley, yeast, hay, tang. Tastes full malty, creamy sweet. Not representative of the style. Leaves a thick creaminess in the mouth. Could’ve been a lot more refreshing.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ajnepple (1995) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2014
12 oz bottle from Tipsy’s into a pint glass, one month past it’s date. Golden yellow and clear with a lacy white head, mostly lasting. Mild aroma of light sweet malts and light noble hops. Similar flavor, bland and crisp with light bitterness. Light body, tastes kind of old.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JDBaker11058 (1205) - Maryland, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Appearance: poured into my favorite Gaffel Kölsch glass, it’s bright clear gold with a fluffy, bright white head. Aroma: light cereal grains, with some citrus zest, a hint of pepper, and a bit of hay. Taste: delicate flavors of lightly toasted white bread, bitter citrus and floral notes, and a bit of spice. Finish: clean, crisp, and dry, with a bit of floral bitterness. Notes: This is a nicely delicate kölsch, as the style dictates. It’s lacking some of the traditional sweetness I look for, but it’s pretty decent.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamT (150) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 15, 2013
12oz bottle labeled as Uinta HooDoo at Brewmasters in Wilson poured into a pint glass. Golden brown hue with a hazy body with mostly lasting white head. I had a hard time on aroma but there were some citrus notes. Bitter fruit/citrus on the initial taste with a moderate lasting fruit/citrus finish. This was an okay beer!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
edgallow (1863) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 20, 2013
12 oz bottle pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malts and grain. Taste is malts and a little sweetness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aquilo (533) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Labeled as "Uinta Hoodoo." Yeasty aroma. Pale yellow color. Moderately bitter, but very drinkable. Not much character.


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