RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
While known for their lagers, German brewers also produce terrific ales. French Broad’s Kölsch is faithful to the great German ales found in Köln. Golden in color, with a refreshing crispness, pleasantly sweet malt finish, and distinctive German hopping.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (9296) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 20, 2010
bottle. clear, clean, sparkling. nose is somewhat sharp and stinging, with mild-to-medium biscuit malt, mild hop aromatics, some candy corn sweetness and some lemon rind acidity. crispness is medium, frothiness is mild to medium. not offensive, mostly clean. not really typical for the style, feels a little heavy, hops are too bright, etc., but overall not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13886) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2010
22oz bottle. Small white head atop lightly hazed apple juice body. Aroma is grass, bread, some lemon. Taste is medium sweet, grass, some lemon, light bread. Light body, some watery.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - AUG 8, 2010
Light yellow with lots of lacing; skunky, light nose; watery palate with no finish. Not at all interesting

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - JUL 31, 2010
Bomber pours a cloudy yellow beer with a large frothy white head. Scent is some bread and lemons? Taste is light, not unpleasant but in no way will I go for it again.....just seems a little bland compared to Coast’s kolsch.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bjt512 (292) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUL 3, 2010
Pale yellow and fizzy in appearance, this is surprisingly flavorful, with notes of honey and a clean, brisk finish. This is a bit of an eccentric beer, but there is definitely a place for it, especially in the summertime.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hangover (1129) - oxford, Georgia, USA - JUN 11, 2010
Yellow pour with visible active carbonation and a slight filmy white head. Aroma is of hay and grass. Light body. Strong flavor of yeast, hay and funk. Slight spice on the back end. Crisp finish. Tastes good enough but pretty ordinary.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (7728) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2010
Savannah, Ga - Habersham Beverage Warehouse - 22 oz bomber. Light golden pour, slightly hazy, good bubble action, crisp, sticky white head that leaves a nice film of lacing. Pleasant, hoppy aroma with some grassy notes. Flavor has some buttery accents with a brief hint of nuttiness. Mouthfeel is just a bit muddled, but does not ruin it. Very solid Kölsch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arventresca (567) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 4, 2010
Bottle. Pours a light golden color. Nice summer type beer. Not my favorite style, but I really enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2010
Bottle at Paul’s: Light hazy yellow with an enormous expanding white head (I initially thought it was an infected bottle) The aroma is dry, chalky and crackery with some crackery notes. Has a light fluffy body. Some dry chalky phenols with a crackery pils-malt presence. Not as clean as a Kolsh should be, but still a sessionable, light ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2010
Bomber from the brewery. Pours a light golden clear with a massive almost exploding white head- somewhat lasting- not tight a bit bubbly some lace. Aroma is on the herbal and grassy side, quite highly hopped- decent crackery malts- a bit off. Flavor is crisp and clean malts, some crackery some pils, moderate to high herbal hints, grassy hops, light spice- carbonation is a bit too high. I thought it was going to be infected but it wasn’t, it was a decent beer just doesn’t fit quite into the kolsch category.

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