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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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3.2
fiulijn (20516) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 25, 2011
Draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver
Hazy blond color, creamy box. Mild citrusy and honey aroma. Fresh, mild flavor of citrus fruits, honey and jasmine; dry mouthfeel. Correct bitterness. Refreshing and pleasant.

3.3
mcberko (17854) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 19, 2012
Sampled on tap at Chuckanut Brewpub, pours a clear golden yellow with a medium white head. Aroma is quite grainy and bready - very pleasant. Flavour is very dry, very grainy, very refreshing and smooth. No harsh edges - very smooth. Great kolsch.

2.8
Oakes (17685) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 15, 2014
Very pale, appley, bit grassy aroma, taste is more authentic, with light bitterness, light pale malt, a bit too sweet in the finish.

3.4
Ferris (15413) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 9, 2014
Draft - Sweet grains. Pale gold with a rich white head. Sweet grains and some corn with a hit of cleansing bitterness. Very clean and refreshing.

3.6
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 25, 2013
Draught at Q-Brick, Osaka. Clear golden - white head. Hay. Straw. Grassy. Light citrus. Nice hoppy. Light peppery notes. Citrus. Clean - Lovely.

3.7
Dogbrick (13027) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Sample at GABF 10/13/2012, thanks to Bluemeow76 for assistance with note-taking. The beer is a clear straw color with a medium white head and spotty lacing. Aroma of malt and grassy hops. Light-bodied with flavors of bready malt, mild hops and fruit. The finish is mildly bitter with an herbal hops aftertaste. Above average Kölsch overall.

3.7
crossovert (12934) - 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.

2.7
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009

Date: September 05, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: clear pale yellow, fine white head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet corn and cereal aroma, light floral hops
Flavor: cereal malt flavor, light sweetness is well balanced by lots of floral hops, nice spicyness, plenty of bitterness leaves a long bitter finish
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.7/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

3.6
KyotoLefty (10265) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 23, 2014
Tap at Garage 39. Nice, biscuity, bready nose, right on, with light lemon and grass. Deep golden, clear. Clean, lemony flavor, prefect crispness, a proper kolsch, with bready malts, light, and just enough hops.

3.2
arminjewell (9676) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Pour on tap at GABF, clear yellow pour with white head, aroma brought notes of grass, biscuit, bread, nice cracker, earth, honey notes, slight spice. Taste is a mix of earth, grass, spice, hints of yeast, touch of cracker and biscuit, finishing slightly dry, yeasty.


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