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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Burnside Lime Kolsch is brewed as a German style Kolsch made with premium pilsner malt and a touch of wheat and Munich malts. We then add Tettnanger hops, and ferment with the German ale yeast at 59 degrees to create a crisp, dry, and thirst quenching beer. Then the Burnside twist; we hand zested 200 limes, steeped a pound of Kaffir Lime leaf in the kettle, and added lemongrass to the bright tank. The result, a highly drinkable summer ale with hints of exotic ingredients from the east. Drink it with a lime!

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3.7
Reid (2541) - Salem, Oregon, USA - SEP 8, 2013
22oz bottle from "Lifesource" in Salem. $4.99 Pours a hazy bright yellow with a large frothy and thick white head. Aromas of creamy lemon,lime zest and honey malts nice enough MMmm very refreshing first beer of the week and its zesty,salty,honey and crisp,dry pilsner finish nice stuff!! Good palate it is not too thin yet goes down a treat. Very nice refreshing summer beer. I was unsure so held off all summer but this is nice.

3.6
JDBaker11058 (2206) - Maryland, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Appearance: cloudy buttery yellow with a thick, frothy bright white head that lasts for the duration, leaving spiderwebs of lace; not the typical crystal clear expected from the style, but pretty nonetheless. Aroma: at first, an almost funky level of citrus, like overly sweet lemonade left too long in the sun; a few moments to breathe and warm and the nose brightened considerably, bringing notes of lime, hay, and a bit of cracker. Taste: blast of lime up front, which works with some minerality to really zing around the mouth; this fades quickly, leaving a hint of saltine crackers. Finish: the finish is extremely dry and a little tart, and a wash of lime comes out of the exhale; it’s almost like a sour, but in reverse, with the sourness coming in the end instead of at the beginning. Notes: Unlike any beer I’ve ever had. I love the kolsch style, and this one had at least the palate down perfectly. They weren’t kidding about the limes, they were right in your face. However, while strong up front, they faded nicely after the post-swallow exhale, resulting in a very dry and crisp finish. It was a tad one-dimensional, but for a lime beer, it was exactly as advertised. I’ll also note that they could have made this overly sweet, almost radler-esque, but they didn’t try to balance the tart lime with sweetness, which kept this feeling very light and drinkable. Definite points for uniqueness. My buddy said this would be a perfect beer to drink after mowing the lawn on a hot summer day, and I agree.

3.6
Nocturne (1992) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Served with a lime alongside. It’s a slightly hazy amber shade with a short white cap. Aroma is unexpectedly complex and fascinating, with a spicy saffron and citrussy character. Taste doesn’t quite live up to that benchmark but it’s a strong effort, with lime meshing well. Far more interesting than I expected.

3.6
shoulderbroken (4255) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 6, 2015
Bottle at Hop Haven. Nice lime taste. Easy going, lime is at the front. Bit of grain. Nice enough.

3.6
Strykzone (7357) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2015
Sampled at the brewpub. Clear golden with a wite layer. Lime hits first sip and it works well here. A nice base beer behind that. A great summer time offering.

3.6
j12601 (11943) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2017
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear gold with a medium sized white head. Bright lime zest on the nose, a touch of grain. Medium bodied, sweetness and a touch of grain. Lime zest again, soft and easy. Lime into the finish, grain and a bit of sweetness and a hint of crackers. This one comes off a touch flabby, but still tasty.

3.5
Sarpa (1571) - FINLAND - JUL 12, 2012
[email protected] brewing hazy yellow, aroma of hay, lime. flavor of lime, malts. light

3.5
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Golden in color, light head. Nice kolsch and light fruit flavors and aroma. Decent beer.

3.5
Gerbeer (3753) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 2, 2013
650 ml bottle. Pours a hazy gold with light head but lots or carbonation. Aromas of limes and toasted malts. Flavor is heavy on the limes with maybe a bit of a witbier finish. Definitely refreshing so extra points, but in the category of a cooler, not a beer. Kolsch? Maybe as a base but not the result.

3.5
brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 2, 2015
On tap @ Burnside. Clear golden beer with a white head. Smells more like lemongrass to me, but there is some lime in there. Light malt aroma and flavor, but still there. Kind of a cracker note, too. Somewhat tangy, perhaps a touch of limeade. It’s not bad, but not really a Kolsch.


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