RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 2.82/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
This Kölsch-styled ale is clean, crisp, and delicately balanced. It has very subtle pear flavors and aromas. The subdued maltiness leads to a pleasantly refreshing finish. A fantastic summer brew! The Kölner Dom (Cologne Cathedral), is one of the best-known architectural monuments in Germany and has been Cologne’s most famous landmark since its completion in the late 19th century. True Kölsch can only be brewed if the brewery has a view of this famous cathedral, thus its’ appearance on our tap markers.

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BiddleBrau (1238) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2013
On tap at ABC GBurg. Clear golden thin white head. Minimal nose. Very sweet and cloying. Not what I’d consider to style.

DocLock (11048) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Draft at ABC Collegeville. Pours clear light gold with white head. Nose was pale malt, mild hops, butterscotch. Tasted of pale malt, mild hops, and a definite buttery flavor and finish. I hope this is not a trend, as the last 3-4 new beers here have been terrible.
Earlier Rating: 9/4/2008 Total Score: 3.2
Poured deep gold with creeamy white head. Nose was grainy pale malt, mild hopcitrus, mild fruit. Tastes crisp, not hefty of palate, with fruity, lemongrassy hopcitric, and bready pale malt flavors, with decent balance. A good example of this style.

egajdzis (6730) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2013
[Collegeville] Golden color with a small, white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of butter, diactyl, toast, grass, light citrus. Taste of toaste, light toffee, faint bitterness, more diactyl in the finish.

Nate (4296) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2012
On tap at the brewery. Very mild pilsner malt aroma with a bit of mild fruity hop character. Golden amber clear with thin head. Medium body with medium-light carbonation. Starts sweet with some corn and DMS. A bit watery. Not very crisp. Decent flavor but not really reminiscent of a kölsch.

decaturstevo (6343) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 22, 2011
Gold pour with off white head and lace. Aroma of light sour malt, paper, and perfumy hops. Sweet caramel malt start, perfumy hops, medium bitter, and a dry finish. Medium bodied and fizzy.

obxdude10 (2374) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2011
This is not a very Kolsch-like beer at all, let alone a very drinkable one. It poured a hazy and cloudy golden color with virtually no head and no lacing. The aroma was almost non-existant. The flavor was overly fruity with no hoppiness to speak of. The finish tasted like strawberry Pez. This was truely an undrinkable and nasty beer.

PapaSkeetSkeet (1010) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 27, 2011
hazy yellow, borderline cloudy. Aroma is sweet grain. Flavor is grass, hay, slight wheatiness even. Light bodied but flavorful. An excellent kolsch.

j12601 (13117) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 28, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a glowing gold with a medium sized white head. Citrus, crisp grain. Medium bodied, and grainy. Sweet, fruity, with some empty grain flavors and crackers. Soft sweet apple finish.

WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2010
Draft at the brewery. Like their lager, this was nice for its type. Crystal clear gold, small head, surprisingly good lacing, more like a cask than a keg in mouth and appearance. Not much happening in the nose. Taste has grassy notes, a little pale malt, a little hoppy bitterness, in good balance. Long bitter finish.

ben4321 (6739) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2010
Location: Tap at the Brewpub, Harrisburg location, 6/13/10

Aroma: It has grains, honey, and corn on the dull nose
Appearance: Has a clear orange-gold look to it
Flavor: The taste is light sweet, not much else, similar flavors to the nose
Palate: It has a fairly light body
Overall Impression: This was pretty boring stuff, overall. Oh well...

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