RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
This lager like ale is modeled after the official beer of Köln, Germany. Kolsch is delicate and refreshing with a slight fruitiness and supportive, yet unobtrusive hop bitterness

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beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2006
(02.03.06) On tap at Capitol City brewpub (Capitol Hill), Washington, D.C. Clear straw colored ale having a small white head. Soft carbonation. Corn/malt aroma. Medium bodied beer that starts with light malt sweetness and notable hop flavor. Finishes dry with light corn flavor and light hop bitterness. Very nice flavor and texture. A very good drinkable beer.

jon112981 (327) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2006
Tap. A very clear yellow beer. Very light body and easy to drink. Faint finish, almost sweet.

JonMoore (2067) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2006
Draught at Capitol City, Downtown, DC. Pale golden colour with a slim white head. Light bodied, fruity, with light hops. Nothing particularly good or bad about it.

whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2005
Capitol Hill brewpub. Clear, pale straw body with mild carbonation and a pure snowy white head. Aroma is of nutty, pils malt and fresh wheat with grassy notes. Lightly sweet wheat and biscuit flavor with some crisp, drying bitterness. Hops are evident. Clean, decent, and easy-drinking. Good brewpub kolsch in that it does have some character and has no off qualities.

jefcon (1935) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2005
Light amber color, and light aromas. Some lemon and cereal grains -- but not much else on the nose. The body of the beer is similarly light -- it is also harsh and overcarbonated. Tastes are unfinished and muddled barley, plain hops and club soda. Not this brewer’s best.

beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 3, 2005
Wholesome, unoutstanding. Really unoutstanding.............................

TheBeerGod (6284) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2005
Had this in a sampler from Capitol City Downtown on September 5th, 2005 and also had a pint afterwards. Gold bodied with a small white head. Nose is grassy and malty with light lemony citrus tones. Taste has a nice Euro hoppiness to it along with more grass, some hay, citrus zest and light yeast. Some grains to this as well.Body is light and crisp. Finishes zesty and crisp with wheat, lemon, grass and a bit of yeast. I thought this was pretty nice!

Nuffield (4245) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2005
The first beer I started with at Capitol...although I had been here before many years ago (’97?) before Ratebeer. At any rate, this is pretty plain. Dry, moderately grassy aroma; clear, lighter yellow color, clinging white head. Some hops in there; aggressive carbonation. One of the masses, but not unreasonable. (on tap at Postal Square location)

Drew (2470) - Kent, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2005
A nice sparkly, lightly sweet and bready brew with a little bit of a spicey bite at the finish. I guess there’s really not much to it, but I actually liked this one the best when I visited the pub.

can8ianben (1601) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2005
Interesting beer, not much going on, but it does have some sweet citrus flavours. It isn’t very bold, but it does taste refreshing and it has some nice bitterness too. I had this one on tap at the Harrisonburg beer and wine festival.

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