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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAY 31, 2009
ON tap. Very clear yellow pour with a white head. ARoma was pretty mild; bready and a bit grassy. Flavor was of bread, yeast with only a light sweetness. A bit of earthy/spicy hops in the finish.

3.3
WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 16, 2009
Tap @ Downtown Locale. Pours clearish yellow with a bright white ring. Nose is slightly malty. Taste is sweet and light and ok.

3.8
Drake (13740) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 5, 2009
Sampled on draft at the brewery. Pours a clear pale straw color with a medium head. Poor head retention and lacing. Aroma of grain and grass. Taste is bitter grassy hops, grain, apple and pear. Strongly carbonated. Very crisp. Medium bodied. Very nice beer.

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ben4321 (6510) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2009
Location: Draft Postal Building Location - From the sampler glass 3/7/09.

Aroma: Subtle, boring typical Pils-like nose
Appearance: Clear, yellowish
Flavor: Slight fruits, not much else there
Palate: Light body, thin, no lingering taste
Overall Impression: I’m not a Kolsch guy, For the style it was better then average, but I still couldn’t rate it much then this.

2.9
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JAN 5, 2009
Draught at the downtown location. Light yellow with a fine white head that leaves some lace. Slightly sweet, grainy aroma, with a subtle hop spice. The flavor is a bit grainy, maybe due to the 10% wheat, and has a light sweetness before finishing with a touch of bitterness and german hop flavor. I’m hard on Kölsch because I know that it can have great, subtle malt flavor, and this one misses by a bit; just a bit thin and grainy, though it does have some hop bite.

3
Brigadier (3690) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2009
On tap at brewpub *Summary* - As far as the kolsch style goes this is a great version. Light and easy on the palate it refreshed without being heavy. It would not be hard to knock down a few of these in short order. *Aroma / Appearance* - Clear and carbonated the thin white head protects a simple nose of light hops. There is not much to report; it is a kolsch after all. *Flavor / Palate* - Fading fast there is a blend of honey and wheat before the end. Definitely a warm weather refresher this could be a nice value if you are a fan of the style.

3.1
ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - DEC 9, 2008
Prety nice as far as a Kolsch goes. Poured a pale yellow. Had a nice hoppy nose. Flavor was hops and a little bit of biscuit dough. Palate was a little thin, but a Kolsch is not a style you really want to chew on. Could see having a couple of pints of this and not being unhappy.

2.1
DuffMan (10435) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 1, 2008
GABF 2008. Clear pale golden. Grainy, with a faint apple and pear accent. Palate is thin and watery, pale malts with a hint of orchard fruit. Not a very convincing kolsch.

3.4
BREWMUSKCLES (2687) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2008
i found this to be quite a flavorful kolsch indeed. ginger ale in appearance without the soda like carbonation it was pure grains and fragrant with a typical German type hop profile. certainly one of the better ones i have tried. pure and pungent mash aroma of barley and wet straw. quite substantive of character and just a residual fruit flavor.

2.1
Bierkrug (2129) - - SEP 14, 2008
A refreshing beer for an afternoon pick-me-up after tromping around DC on a summer’s day. The beer was too sweet and lacked the sharpness for a Kolsch.


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