RATINGS: 150   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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Honaker (2) - USA - FEB 2, 2007 does not count
I like light american beer. I like Capitol Kolsch. Make it three Capitol Kolsches. I didn’t taste any orange -blossom honey. Tasted like good beer to me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClarkVV (6410) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 31, 2007
Draught pint, downtown location on 1/20/07
Small but well-retained white head tops a very clear, well-conditioned body with the color of orange-blossom honey. Little to no lacing left behind, light carbonation in the liquid.
Right away the nose smells lightly estery and perfectly distinct of authentic kolsch yeast. Not just some lame attempt to glorify your crappy brewpub light beer. Soft pears and light apples give way to lightly grainy, biscuity two-row and a hint of dough. Some minerals and just a pinch of acidity lay on the finish. The aroma strength is quite high for a draught beer served in a convex pint glass. Absolutely no flaws, I dont even find traces of corn or vanilla. Light, fluffy honey malt notes arise with warming, and the fruitiness intensifies somewhat, as well, but the beer never loses its crisp, clean, lightly bitter bite on the end. Hops are very subtle, just soft flowers and herbs that add light aromatics and mild bitterness at most.
Quenching and very crisp on the end, with a cleanliness throughout and moderate bitterness. Soft hop flavors of moss, fresh grass and light herbs provide an undercurrent of complexity without disturbing the nectarine and pear fruitiness that seems to shine the brightest. Malt ranges from lightly nutty to mildly sweet/honey-like. Very authentic offering and again, no flaws in flavor. Medium carbonation is reserved instead of lively or biting. Smooth, lightly watery texture is appropriate for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bfeldmann (1050) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 28, 2006
"Okay i had only had one of this style before and wasn’t a fan, this one however changed my mind. Poured a golden color with perfect lacing. Grassy and floral hops solid beer"

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gws57 (1276) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2009
Had this one on draught at the brewpub near Union Station in Washington, D.C. Light yellow pour with a bubbly, slightly spicy nose, very grapey and dry flavor, like a chardonnay, sharp notes but not too bitter, great sessionable beer, especially for the style, I really enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (11000) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 13, 2009
Growler sent by strykzone. Thanks Dave! DC off my list! Pours a yellow color. Aroma is fresh and livley. Flavor is crisy, dry and yeasty. I don’t usually like this style all that much, but this one was good. I could drink it all day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eaglefan538 (3042) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 5, 2006
This one exceeded my expectations. Nice light golden color with excellent lacing. Very smooth with a light grassy and floral hoppy presence that was super well balanced with the malty base. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (13303) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 10, 2008
Pours yellow with a fizzy white head. Smells perfumy with some toasty hints. Tastes crisp and dry with a hint of fruitiness on the finish. Solid!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (6582) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2003
At the Baltimore location: Clear and wheaty to the nose. The flavor was a blend of yeast and mild citrus. A decent weizen offering.

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