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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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2.9
yespr (46805) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2013
From tap at Taco Mac. Pours clear and pale yellow with a huge white head. Aroma is light butterish and cornish to grassy. Bitter, grassy and light toasted malty. Medium dry and toasted malty finish.

3.1
anders37 (26857) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2011
Draft @ Hickory Hops 2011, Hickory, NC. Pours a clear pale golden color with a white head. Has a fruity grainy malty aroma with weak citrus hints. Fruity malty grainy crisp flavor. Has a fruity malty grainy finish with hints of citrus.

2.9
Travlr (25556) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Draft. Clear yellow color, small white head. Aroma of white pepper and malt, taste is similar. Plain.

3.7
Leighton (21879) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2014
Draft at the brewery taproom during RBWG 2014 - Asheville. Pours clear yellow with a creamy, white head. Mildly effervescent. Good cereal character, white bread, mild dough. Light bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sweet finish, pretty clean, with doughy white bread, more cereal, minimal bitterness. Tasty. Nobody showing much love for this kolsch. But I like it.

2.8
Theydon_Bois (20225) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
Keg at the Weinhaus, Asheville, 17/02/15. Clear golden with a decent off white covering. Nose is pale malts, straw, caramel, light lemon vibe. Taste comprises citric peel, vanilla, light caramel, bready. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Adequate for style.

3.4
brokensail (16609) - Dublin, California, USA - JUN 11, 2011
A: The beer pours a pale golden straw color with a huge, rocky, white head. S: Quite a strange smell for a kolsch. Lemon zest and apple juice are prominent. It’s got a slight champagne character (likely from the high carbonation and yeastiness). Moderate bread notes and some floral hops. T: Light bread and cracker malts provide much of the flavor. More lemon zest along with some floral and earthy hops. Just a light bitterness to it. The carbonation is extremely high, which diminishes from the flavor intensity a bit. M: Light in body with very high carbonation. O: Despite not being terribly "kolsch-like", I thought this was a pretty decent beer.

2.8
Tmoney99 (14769) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2007
Draft sample at Knoxville Brew Jam. Poured a clear straw color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate sour citrus hoppy aroma. Light to medium body with soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Average brew.

3.4
argo0 (14127) - 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.

2.9
Lubiere (14126) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2010
A golden kolsch with a thick creamy lacing white head. Aroma of berries, light butterscotch, a light and smooth kolsch, with light chalk and sweet malt. Light bodied. On tap at Great North Carolina Brewers Fest., August 28 2010.

3.5
Drake (14045) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 6, 2009
For my last beer on my Asheville Beer Trip I had to crack something local and special. What better than one of my favorite styles from one of my favorite breweries. 22 ounce bottle from Bruisin’ Ales. Pours a slightly hazy vibrant yellow colro with a large white head. Average head retention and good lacing. Very grainy aroma with some subtle grassy hops. Taste is grassy hops with a soft graininess. Medium bodied.


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