RATINGS: 901   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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YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2004
This beer didn’t stink. But it wasn’t so good either. Amber with white foamy head. Light malty sweetness amd some fruit notes to the nose. Good mouthfeel but not rich and rewarding. Clean, smooth, crisp taste. Good "Lawnmower Beer" and I mean that in a good way.

dwyerpg (6365) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 1, 2004
This beer is pretty good. It definitely works well as a summer beer and just makes me wonder if this brewery is available in Las Vegas at all...anyone know?

Aggie80 (827) - Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2004
I was disappointed. This had some head and a bit of color to it, but the flavor was well below what I was hoping for in the Kolsch.

AcctError12457 (25) - Hebron, Indiana, USA - MAY 25, 2004
From the Tap. Wow, this was awful. I don’t know if the style is supposed to be this bland, but when the bartender handed me the glass and it looked even more watered down than most lite beers, I was wary. It had a head, that was a good sign. First drink, incredibly watery, no malt or hops. I had to hand it to my friend to confirm my suspicions. Yes, he thought it was bad too.

screigh (749) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 22, 2004
Looks and smells like a macro. Poured a decent head of large bubble and quickly disappeared. Taste is better than looks or smell but I get a definite dirty-copper flavor. No real finish. Might be good on a hot summer day after mowing the lawn.

TChrome (1481) - North Richland Hills, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2004
Appearance is, well, rather macro swillish. Medium pale gold color with a mostly diminishing egg white head. Aroma is restrained with some light spiciness and a mild suggestion of hops. Flavor betters the aroma and appearance. Flavors detected include decent hoppiness a bit of white pepper and the finish is dry and lightly bitter. This very well named and makes an excellent thirst quencher on hot days.

civforprez (229) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2004
There was almost no aroma to this out of the tap at Goose Island. The beer was mild, with little to no complexity in the flavor. It was smooth and extremely drinkable, par for the course for a summertime beer. I don't think it is anything special, though.

heemer77 (5360) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - APR 16, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2004 Light grass in the aroma. The hops is very light and this is obvious for the style. There is nothing exciting happening here. However, it is still very refreshing.

Frank (4225) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2003
Hazy yellow, white head, and a good deal of lace. Aroma has hints of apple and citrus. Full mouthfeel with low carbonation. Slightly slippery. Sweet and satisfying.

matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2003
Well autumn is at hand and I’m drinking the summer beer that BigBadBear63 sent Cheers, thanks and me again!
Pale golden body with a serious mound of cotton for the head, I’m talking 4” or more. Nice crisp malt aroma and flavor, lemons, fresh rising bread dough, but mostly barley and lemon zest. The finish is smooth as a freshly luffaed butt; this is texture I’m talking about not aroma or flavor! Dry- lemony- mostly hoppy –yeasty finish- I like it!

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