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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Using European pilsner malt and malted wheat as a base, American Kölsch is bittered with Magnum hops and features herbal, citrusy and spicy notes from end of boil additions of Tradition, Saaz and Saphir. Pouring golden in color, the aroma is of bready malt punctuated by a slightly minty hop character. With a light to medium mouthfeel, American Kölsch delivers a honey-like malt sweetness that gives way to a crisp clean finish with a touch of lingering citrus/herbal hop flavor.

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3.3
willisread (3644) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 31, 2017
Can from Craft Brewed. Pours a clearish gold with a finger of foam that dissipates quickly. Grainy nose with some faint honey notes. Clean with a grainy quality on the palate. Sweet with a touch of herbal hops at the end. Not a bad kolsch; easy drinking.

4.2
mrjaxson (618) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 21, 2017
Aroma of corn, baked bread and a little caramel. A wonderful sweet yet dry taste with a pleasing long, mildly sweet finish. My favorite summer beer this year (hey, it was still in the 70s today so I could finish off the sixer!). A great beer. Poured from a can.

3.7
rumproasts (6035) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2017
can. Pale golden with one finger head. Light body, grassy. Very clean with a nice hoppy kick in the finish. Very good for an unappreciated style.

3.6
stevoj (5571) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 27, 2017
Draft at the Handlebar. Dark-ish golden with small creamy head. Grainy, malty aroma. Taste is true to form, right on target. Bready, malty, mild sweetness. Small crisp bite at the end.

2.9
hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2017
12oz can. Poured a golden color with an off white head. Citrus, some toasted bread, and grass.

3.2
magsinva (1425) - Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2017
Draft @ Boulevard Beer Hall - Pours clear gold, white head. Fruity and slightly metallic, not bad!

3.5
DiarmaidBHK (5900) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2017
Sampler at Boulevard Beer Hall. Pours golden with a white head. Leaves some lacing in the glass. Grassy on the nose. Kinda Dry on the tongue though there's a bit of a honey thing.

3.8
BierMeHoos (644) - Maryland, USA - AUG 26, 2017
Where: Old Line Fine Wine Spirits & Bistro. How: Pint pour on tap. Appearance pours a light copper body, slight orange hue, one finger thick white head, perfect amount of retention, not much lacing. Aroma is mineral, cracker, biscuit, touch of pumpernickel, floral. Straight kolsch, and very clean yet aromatic nose. Taste is cracker and biscuit, light honey, touch of floral bitterness on the backend. Palate is lighter-medium bodied, good carbonation, refreshing and crisp. Not particularly sweet or bitter on the backend. Good kolsch, nice American example. This beer is definitely worth a try, very good kolsch and I don’t even really like the style usually.

3.3
PorterPounder (8286) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2017
Tallahassee, Fl - Momo’s Pizza Northside - on tap. Slight haze to the light golden pour, thin, but persistent off-white head. Aroma has hints of butter and wort. Decent flavor, some buttery accents, a hint of grain, some trailing nuttiness. Decent spritz to the mouthfeel.

3.2
DocLock (11049) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2017
Can from Wegman’s. Hazy gold pour with white head. Pale malt, hops in the nose. Some honey in the flavor, mild fruitiness, hopcitrus.


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