RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
Light bodied and sparkling gold. Faint hints of fruit result from the ale yeast and combine with a nice balance of pale malt and fresh hops. Delicious and pleasant. Great hot weather beer.

Lighter-bodied craft beer, sparkeling golden, and always crisp and refreshing. Craft-brewed in the classic style of KOLSCH ale. This ale style originated in the German city of Cologne. Brewed with top fermenting ale yeast, two-Row malted barley and hopped with aeromatic Mt. Hood hops. Silver Medal Winner at the World Beer Championships.

Note: Known also as Crooked River Kolsch Ale. Brewed until the early 2000s by Crooked River, contract brewed again in 2007 by Sand Creek in Wisconsin and in 2010 by Black Box Brewing in Ohio.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
pottygok (548) - Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2011
Aroma: Lots of malty aromas here--bread, hay, barley--with hints of grassy hops. Appearance: Cloudy gold with almost no head. Taste: Medium sweetness followed by a slight sourness to balance it out in the finish. Palate: Light-medium body, thick texture, soft carbonation, long finish. Overall: This is a very well rounded session beer with a lot working for it. However, I felt that despite its qualities, it still seemed a bit unbalanced, especially in taste. It’s a good beer, one worthy to be stocked in the fridge, and would make a great beer to grill with, but I’m not completely blown away.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hypn0toad (267) - Maryland, USA - JAN 30, 2011
Has a sweet taste to it. I’m kind of on the fence about this one. The name doesn’t really help for me. It tastes okay after a while. Maybe my problem is that it is "great hot weather beer" but it is cold outside. Who would make a hot weather beer in cleveland? The winters are brutal. Ugh, so much snow.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scottw86 (1175) - Maryland, USA - JAN 17, 2011
Poured a clear amber color with a thin white head. Aroma has some light fruity with pale malts. Spices as well. Taste is bitter with a nice malty flavor at first, and it transitions to a slightly watery slightly fruity finish. Pretty smooth overall, but nothing too exciting. The hops work well in this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nephilium (1789) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 12, 2010
Now known as Lighthouse Gold; Starts with a slightly sweet aroma, with the traditional lager hints. Pours a clear amber, with a small white head. Starts with a hint of malt sweetness, a touch of hops, then a moderately sweet finish. Easy drinking beer, this would be a great lawnmower beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jtclockwork (16163) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2010
Very light ale. Taste is a bit sweet. It’s a good beer to bring to a beach or a BBQ. Rated 3/27/03

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 29, 2009
pours a clear golden with a small white head. aroma of bread, candy, and pears. Tastes like a caramel candy coated pear. Bready and doughy. grass and hay. ok, not great.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KVL (1) - Malvern, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2005 does not count
Although I generally prefer a Heffe or Kolsch in warm weather, my thirst has recently been hankering for a Kolsch. This seems a very good all-year Kolsch, with enough body and maltiness for a winter ale, and enough hoppiness and a crisp finish (with a hint of pepper) for summer. Good job!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - JAN 29, 2005
Light yellow gold color, slightly hazy. Medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is citrusy and floral. A medium bodied kolsch. Malts are fruity and sweet, citrusy and crisp. Hops ate mild and floral. Nice balance. Light and refreshing. Clean and crisp. A very nice kolsch with a pleasantly dry finish. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is crisp and clean. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2004
A nice representation of the style. A slightly floral aroma with some pepper. A dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
haddon90 (1634) - Newport Beach, California, USA - OCT 16, 2003
Cloudy amber pour with a small white head. Definitely an interesting aroma. Just like HighlanderOne said...floral and citrusy. And the flavor does grow on you. More malt than hops in the flavor. A pretty decent beer in my opinion. I liked this one.

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