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RATINGS: 793   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Editor’s Note: Previously known as Yellowtail Pale Ale

The beer that launched Ballast Point. Our original Pale Ale is a rich golden brew, crafted with aromatic German hops and rounded out with a blend of American and Munich malts. While it’s hopped like a lager, we ferment it like an ale to create a smooth, bright taste that has just a hint of fruit and spice. It’s extremely drinkable, like a Kolsch should be, yet complex, like a good craft beer demands.

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3.2
Tide (3830) - Helsinki, - FEB 3, 2013
Bottle from Brewdog shop. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, malts, toast and grass. Nicely balanced body. Good brew, but not really that exciting.


2.5
ZodiacM (1140) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 18, 2017
LCI. Uit de fles geschonken. Nice lager-ish beer, malty and fresh. Nothing special.

3.7
erickok (6037) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUN 3, 2017
To my surprise this really feels like a kolsh. Very easy to drink. Smooth malts, light sweetness. Surprisingly good! (On tap at Parkside)

3.4
La sentinelle (39) - Jinan, CHINA - MAY 30, 2017
风格:Kölsch 酒精&# Point出产的科隆Ú

2.9
scarletfire65 (1455) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2017
Can at home, all alone. Clear golden with a huge head. The aroma is citrus and corny grain. Lots of lemon soap. The body is light and effervescent, the flavor is grainy with a bit of turpentine after taste. Lemony and crisp finish. Not the best kolsch.

3.5
Darwenus (1113) - Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2017
I think this is actually decent, I like it more than I expected to. It pours clear yellow/orange with a quick fading bit of foam. The aroma is to the malty side, sort of a sugary vanilla, plus notes like roses and citrus. The flavor is slightly malty, too. Not overly malty, but this beer isn’t a hop explosion. I could drink this again.

3.3
bdleedahl (435) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 28, 2017
This is the cask aged version from their SD pub. It's very citrusy, and the lemon and lime are quite strong. It has a nice rounded full body for a kolsch, almost puts it out of the style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
Bif (2237) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - APR 15, 2017
On tap. Pours a clear golden color with a head that fades quickly. Aroma of citrus, fruit and bit of malt sweetness. Taste of fruit and slight malt sweetness. Mild bitterness and a clean finish. Light body and quite smooth. Not bad but doesn’t come across as a true Kolsch.

3
jmgreenuk (9313) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - FEB 25, 2017
Tap at the Hair of the Dog, Phrom Phong Ballast Point tap takeover. Poured a clear light amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is grainy malt, cardboard, light fruit. The flavour is light bitter light sweet with a light watery light fruit light hop bitter palate. Medium to light bodied with average carbonation. Kinda light all round really and a little bland.

2.9
gyllenbock (9100) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2017
Bottle from a 7Eleven in San Diego. Clear golden with a medium white head. Quite sweet with malt, grass, some perfume and light hops. The body was on the light side. Soft and easy to drink.

3.1
dfinney23 (3250) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2017
Kölsch? I’m sure the original "pale ale" name was leaving hop heads disappointed but this is no Kölsch either. Crisp but that’s about it.


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