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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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German style golden ale that orginates in the Cologne region. This style of the beer is brewed with around 12% wheat malt, the rest of the grist being German Pilsner malt. Restrained hop bitterness can be discerned by the use of German noble hops such as Hallertau, Hersbrucker or Tettnag varietals. This style of beer is protected by the "Kolsch Konvention" pact signed in 1986 by 24 breweries in and around Cologne that is recognized by the German government and allows these breweries exclusive rights to the word Kolsch to describe their beer.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
sitzds (280) - - MAR 9, 2014
Part of the huge flight. Golden with white head that left some lacing. Bread, grain, and floral hop aromas. A touch of biscuit sweetness and then a snappy pine bitterness. Light body, thin texture, moderate crisp carbonation, and bitter finish.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Draft at the source. Cloudy yellow color. Aroma of hay. Taste has light lemon. Light body. Plain.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2011
On tap, clear thin yellow with no foam, faint dry hop aroma with a light grassy and grain flavor, soft finish

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nate (3636) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2010
Sampled on tap at Vintage 50. Light grain aroma, sweet wiht light sulfur and mild beany noble hops. ’Corny’ but not really. Clear dull golden with thin head. Medium light body with medium carbonation. Starts with light malt sweetness and some wheat tartness. Light acidity. Mild noble hops flavor with hint of bitterness in the finish. Clean after. Refreshing but not quite up there with Cologne offerings.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2010
GABF 2009. Pours a light golden, clear, nice carb and white head. Aroma is lightly toasted bread, doughy pils malt, cracker and wheat dough with herbal and grassy hops. Flavor is dusty cracker malts, with bread and toast, light mineral, yet soft, clean and crisp in the finish- light hop bitterness- nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kramer (4856) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2009
Pours a clear light gold body with some light white lacing. Slightly dry and bready malt with a little bit of hay on the nose. The flavor is pretty crisp, dry, and bready with a very lightly biter dry finish. Refreshing and crisp, pretty well done.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kinz (3251) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2009
Virginia Beer Festival. Clear light gold appearance. Light floral hop aroma. Lightly bready malt flavor, dry floral hops faint on the finish. Not bad at all.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2009
Sampled on draft at the 2nd annual Virginia Beer Festival at Capital Ale House Midlothian. Pours a clear straw color with a thin head. Fair head retention and lacing./ Aroma of sweet malts and light corn notes. Taste is bitter grassy hops with peach-like fruit notes. Medium bodied.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 9, 2009
On tap Sep. 2008: Pours a bright pale golden with a creamywell-lacing white head. Aroma of mild grainy malts and a touch of lager yeast and crisp noble hops. Body starts with decent fullness and effervescent carbonation with a faint pale malty sweetness well balanced with fresh slightly piny noble bittering hops. Pretty true to style and drinkable.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Elwood (3009) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2009
On tap at V50. Nice golden color with a pale white head. Nose is a bit sweet and grainy. High levels of carbonation. Nicely crisp with a grassy, clean flavor that is briefly there then gone. Not overly bitter or malty or anything else for that matter. A beer that seems best for a hot summer day as a thirst quencher.


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