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Brewed by Green Beacon Brewing Company
Style: Kölsch
Brisbane, QLD, Australia

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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 2.89/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9/5   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed using a combination of specialty barley malts, wheat and a traditional top fermenting German yeast culture, Cross Knot is a continental style bright ale that exhibits lager like smoothness due to an extended conditioning and moderately cool fermentation. Clean and crisp, with soft herbaceous and mellow notes, it is complemented by mild bittering from a traditional ‘noble’ hop variety up front, and a southern hemisphere zinger on the nose. A session Ale to its core.

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2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DavidAust (261) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 2, 2017
Four cans over a three hours, into a stemmed glass. I may have to decide that Kolsch isn’t my style, rather than say this was a poor beer. The aroma was light, with a hint of biscuit malts and a tad grassy. Poured with a very low and quickly dissipating head each time. Foam was white and so thin, it couldn’t even be called fluffy - no matter how vigorous the pour. Floral yellow / light straw colour and whilst initially clear, turns ever so slightly cloudy with the last few ounces out of the can. Drinking, a little sweet malt and a hint of grassy pilsner flavours and slight bitterness at the end. Fairly easy to drink, and I’m sure I’d enjoy it more if I was ridiculously thirsty on a super hot day, but when I want to sit down and really enjoy my beer - this style is simply too lack lustre and rudimentary to be savoured. Just drink at the BBQ, when you don’t want to think about what you are drinking, and need to quench the thirst (and in reality, I’d prefer a simple pale ale to a Kolsch even then).

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danjs5 (182) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 18, 2016
Nice and sweet. On tap at GB brewery. Subtle floral and citris notes. Very easy drinking.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ANZUShophunter (401) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 31, 2016
From can in shaker. Pours golden and clear with wispy but sustained head and a faintly sweet aroma of yeast. Easy drinking with crisp, mildly bitter finish, a bit euro-lageresque.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (16609) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 13, 2016
On tap at Green Beacon, pours a cloudy yellow with a small white head. Aroma brings out cereal notes and dry biscuity malt. Flavour is along the same lines, with a dry palate full of cereal and biscuity notes. Clean and easy drinking. Solid for the style.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 5, 2015
Large head gold pour aromas salt sea air citrus lemon grassy herbal note the flavours soapy herbal grass biscuit smooth a sour bitter taste not bad or anything the finish has a bright note to it goes down well is tasty good hop notes and bitter finish fair for the style

2.3
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ymyhill (8) - Enmore, AUSTRALIA - JAN 8, 2015 does not count
Thick mouth feel for a kolsch. Light wheat flavour. Very mild grapefruit notes on the palate. No real finish.

2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TedE (1213) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 1, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2015 On tap at Kingsley’s Brisbane. Slight floral nose, pale yellow, minimal head & carbonation. Not a great start. Tastes crisp, slight hops. A bit sour on the finish. A bit meh really.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gyllenbock (8686) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2014
On tap at the Brewery, August 2014. Hazy golden with a small white head. Quite light with citrus, some bread and grass. Easy to drink. An ok one.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Westkyoto77 (634) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 10, 2014
On tap at Grill'd, Brisbane. Looks pretty ordinary, wet pale pissy off-gold. Funky sourish nose of citrus, grain and sea salt. Crisp, light and dry. Refreshing, but a touch too sour. Spicy and light bodied. Ok.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkel07 (5683) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 29, 2014
On tap at brewery May 2013. Mild beer that has some good aromas and flavour. Light yellow colour with soft white head.


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