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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
In the city of Köln, Germany (pronounced Cologne) they drink and brew Kolsch Beer and the brewers’ guild has protected it since 1254. Kolsch is a top-fermented ale, a throwback to the days before lagers took over the Germanic world. Cologne, far closer to Brussels than to Munich, has always had close links to the Low Countries, and these links extended to the local beer culture. The Kolsch offers the simple pleasures of a well crafted beer. It is very pale in color, and the aromatics are a light mélange of hops, malt, and fruit. The Kolsch Beer maintains a bitterness that is quite restrained, although the palate is light-bodied and bone-dry, with a soft malt flavor in the center giving way to a drying, slightly acidic finish. Smoothness is conferred by one to two months of cold conditioning.

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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IndianaRed (4402) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 29, 2012
As part of a sampler tray during my visit to Bellingham Extremely light golden crystal clear with a nice full bright white head. Sheets of sticky persistent lacing. Faint light grain aroma and classic laid back lager palate. Refreshing and clean.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Capa (3192) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2017
Clear light gold with a white head. Cereal grain forward with light noble hops. Thin. Quite nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (12447) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2016
Draft. Goldne pour. Tastes like a proper German koelsch, not a us-variant of it. True-to-style, not much more you could ask for.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drpimento (3529) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 30, 2016
Not bad, fairly traditional, though a touch sweet. Easy drinking6, but not remarkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (6045) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 13, 2016
Chuckanut, Bellingham. Clean soft honey. Very pale yellow. Creamy head. Cool, clear, crisp. So sharp and balanced. Refined.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ippopotamo36 (2321) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 8, 2016
On tap at the brewery in Bellingham - USA. Pale gold clear, white foamy head. Nose: rustic Barkey grains, bread crust, great. Mouth: grainy, bread crust, clean floral finish! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacterial (2960) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2015
Bottle thanks to Prufrockstar! Clear light golden pour with a really nice white head. Slight herbal hop nose, yeast and a hint of cracker. Crisp and delicious.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blairgus (4473) - California, USA - JUL 19, 2015
18 July 2015, tap at Chuckanut Brewery. Pale yellow, clear, some steady bubbles. Nose is sweet straw/rice malt. Thin body and mildly fizzy. Sweet straw malt, slightly bitter bite. Ok.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
commonshawn (1186) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 18, 2015
Tap at Beveridge in Seattle with commonmac and rosskyle in bumped pint glass. Very light gold with small head. Very little aroma. Grainy and thin. Pretty clean but not much else to it. Fairly typical of the style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
douglas88 (8996) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 7, 2015
On tap at HOTD. Pours a clear golden hue with a medium white head. A big bready sweet nose. The flavor is light citrus, big bready sweet malts, a bit of lemon and floral notes. Good, light, clean.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - APR 1, 2015
Draught. Pours a very light golden color with a smallish white head on there. Nose is somewhat doughy with hints of corn to it. Taste has grains and bread, with subtle hints of sweetness, and drinks very easy.


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