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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.81/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
For those desiring a lighter beer that still has hand-crafted integrity, this beer is a German style Kolsch ale made famous in its namesake city of Cologne (Koln in German). This thirst-quenching summer brew is spritzy, not too malty, with all the pleasing aroma of German Hallertauer hops. While fermented warm like all ales, Kolsch beer undergoes a cold aging period like a lager which results in a brew that is complex yet easy to drink.

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3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GTAEgeek (2096) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Growler from Ale Yeah! Bubbly, clear yellow with a big, frothy, white head. Big grassy aroma, with some biscuit dough and pine. Grainy sweetness up front, with a light hopping. Light body, creamy, and lightly acidic. Overall, this is a nice, light beer. Good for a summer day.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drjohnrock (761) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2016
Twelve ounce can from variety 6 pack purchased at Village Market (Harris Teeter’s yuppie division), Johns Island, South Carolina, tasted on July 17,2016. Medium golden hue, nice clean aroma of malt with some fruit and spice elements, taste like the nose--easy drinking but flavorful. Good session brew.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HighlanderOne (1280) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2016
Poured from can. Aroma of sweet bread and corn. Appearance is gold with barely a head.. Tasting slightly sweet malt and a touch of hops - very similar flavors to lagers. Palate is a bit more sweet than dry, nice carbonation, refreshing. Overall, a good beer for a summer day..

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (12466) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 15, 2016
Slightly hazy golden color with a thin white head that evaporates quickly to an outer ring. Spotty lacing. Aroma of malt, hops and fruit. Light-bodied with flavors of doughy malt, grassy hops and fruit. The finish is malty up front with a mild hoppy aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
cheap (5636) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2016
From a can this is an interesting drink that turns a little refreshing after a few glugs. Hazy, almost looks like a lighter hefe. At first I thot it lacked personality but then I think it has some tartness in there. Thew tartness carries over to the olfactory. Simply a good refreshing beer that hides it’s alky content rather well. Good all round session brew without any ill attributes, not bad! I could drink a sixer of these without any problem, nice job.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MarineOBeer (45) - - MAY 13, 2016
Metallic medicine taste right up front. Not a good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chinchill (4679) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2016
12 oz can served in a snifter. Pours light amber, slightly hazy, with a weak head and minimal lacing. Aroma: mild and pleasant with hops and bready malts. As expected for style. Flavor: fruity for style, but not objectionable. Hops dominate malts. Feel; Light carbonation and surprisingly full medium body.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
malvrich (296) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2016
12 oz. can into a stange Can stamped best by 3/4/2016 A: A hard pour from the can yields 2 fingers of tight bubbly bone colored head. Good retention and nice lacing too. Clear medium gold body with a few lazy bubbles seen rising. S: Dry white wine on the nose, slight grassy hop note. No malts detected. Light but fresh scent overall T: Tart hop pucker up front with dry white grape flavor on the finish. Not the least bit malty or sweet. Simple with little complexity, M: Very light soft texture with fine velvety foam giving a nice light dry and Champagne-like mouthfeel. Good but thin. O: A respectable if not notable Kolsch but it really could benefit from a bit more malt heft and grain. Locally brewed, always available and well priced mean this is a nice anytime example of the style.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
merc7186 (3053) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 11, 2015
Aroma: Biscuits, Light Sweet Corn Appearance: Golden Straw/Mild Orangish Hue, Passes Lots of Light, Thin White Head Ring, Very Minimal Lacing Taste: Sweet Corn, Light Fruit, Mildly Grainy, Mild Yeast Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tillmac62 (704) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - OCT 16, 2015
Clear golden pour. Normal head characteristics. Nice nose of biscuit as a base with notes of pear and orange zest. Light body with a smooth texture. Normal carbonation with a touch of middle effervescence and a fairly prickly finish. The flavor profile is very good. It is a kolsch, so flavor intensity is laid back. You get the flavors of the nose and a clean finish. Everything is subtle with this beer, as the style typically is. 2012 GABF bronze medal winner.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrob21 (3586) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 4, 2015
12 oz can waiting for me at my in laws. Thanks guys for finding me a local tick. Toasty light grain corn sweetness. Sweet corn and light grassy aroma. Finish is a little metallic and sweet.


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