RATINGS: 909   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
Kolsch, the clean and refreshing beer style of Cologne, Germany, quenches summertime thirst. This pale golden ale with a lightly fruity aroma is cold-conditioned or lagered after its primary fermentation. More simply, our Summertime uses only the finest malts and German hops to create the perfect beer for hot Summer days and warm Summer nights.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 19, 2005
pours a light pale color w/ a decent white head and some light lacing. Smell is a light citrus hop and a weak malt a bit of rose possibly. Palate is very middle of the road I can feel it there but it doesn’t impress. Flavor is a nice mild crisp citrus hop and a light malt back w/ some very light fruits. Overall a pretty ok beer for drinking in the sun.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2005
bottle. pale yellow with a huge white head that settles down to an 1/8th inch coating on the top of the beer. mild citrus flavors and hop aroma. a nice thirst quenching summertime brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ceejmomeechmo (58) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2005
Bottle...Poured a hazy golden yellow with a fluffy sustaining white head. Notable lacing left. Aromas were mild, consisting of citrus, subtle melon, and hops. Flavor again was very mild, again consisting of citrus and hops with a slightly bitter finish. Overall I was not terribly impressed.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - JUN 6, 2005
12 oz. Bottle: Pours a light golden, mostly transparent, with a white head fully diminishing head. Aromas are light and fruity (citrus), some slight hops (pine, bitterish). Flavor was watered down, overly so ruining most of the flavor, still making their way through were the sweet citrus flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (11755) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2005
courtesy of Viggo. Good hop aroma. Pours a fluffed up retaining head, with lace remaining in glass.. Smooth easy creamy drink, creamy and well-malted, well-carbonated. Good citrus fruity zesty sweet.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Juelze (1146) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 27, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2007 Bottle. Light smell of malt with a bit of lemon aroma. Pours a hazy yellow color with quick diminishing head. Nice lacing. Taste of a small amount of malt, light fruit, yeast, and a delicate hop kick that finishes a bit bitter. As good as it gets for a easy drinking summer beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
frankenkitty (2008) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2005
Hazy golden with soft effervescence and a fast, white head that retained only as a thin layer. Citrus aroma with clove, grasses and light yeast. Carbonation enhances a spicy hop bite, contributes to a dry finish and causes a slightly gaseous aftermath. Citrus flavor lingers. Picked this up on the way to a barbecue and it was a fine choice.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (12466) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2005
Thanks to Darkover for the trade. Cloudy light gold color with a dense white head and minimal lacing. Hops and fruit in the nose. Light-bodied with a crisp character. The flavor mirrors the aroma pretty closely. Straightforward with hops, fruit and light malt. The finish is clean and refreshing. A pretty good representation of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
eve (240) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 18, 2005
Hazy gold with a moderate fluffy head, a little harsh on the palate for a thirst quencher. The citrus oil notes and forward hop bitterness, while crisp and inviting, adds more weight than I expect from a kolsch. Not that it’s like an IPA but it doesn’t have the delicate character of a German kolsch. Nevertheless, on a hot spring afternoon like today this comes across to me as a subtly bracing, Americanized-but-recognizable version of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Darkover (1535) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2005
Yellow color with a big foamy white head. Slight hop and citrus aroma. Flavor is a little sweet, with some citrus and hop bitterness.

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