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RATINGS: 517   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
We decided to brew this beer after Rich and Dan visited Cologne, Germany, the birthplace of the Kölsch style. They loved the subtlety of the flavor and appreciated the craftsmanship required to make a beer like this consistent and good. We were on the lookout for a new summer seasonal at the time and the Kölsch, with its refreshing flavor and crisp finish, seemed like a perfect fit.

Our version of the traditional German Kölsch-style ale. This beer, which is light and refreshing, appears to resemble a lager rather than an ale. The Kölsch style is a testimony to the broad spectrum of characteristics an ale can produce, as well as the brewer’s art. The body is soft and delicate with a dry, crisp finish. Available April thru September.

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drsandman (1672) - New York, USA - JUL 13, 2015
Pours a pale gold, minimal head. Aroma is straw, earth, must, hay, grains, light pils hop, grass. Flavor is light sweet malt, bread, grain, grass, earth hop. Light/med body, grainy malt, dry finish.

tfontana (1185) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 10, 2015
Bottle from Harvest Market, Bedford NH. Aroma is mild basement. Appearance is pale yellow with almost non-existent head with minimal lacing and fair sparkle. Taste is lightly bitter. Palate is light-to-medium bodied with thin texture, lively carbonation and light bitter finish. Overall, not much to this. Admittedly, this isn’t a favorite style of mine, but I don’t think it’s terribly good within the style.

dhatton (241) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Pours straw yellow with white sudsy head. Smells of cracker and mild citrus notes. Refreshing summer ale, but pretty basic. Grass, biscuit, and a hint of citrus and coconut taste.

miyauchi38 (1117) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2015
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OnTheTrail (608) - Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2015 Pale yellow clear appearance. Aroma bready, a hint of fruit. Taste sweet and bready, maybe honey.

Underdogs88 (325) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2015
Notes of pear on the aroma. Light gold appearance with an average white head. Flavor has notes of crackers with a slight sweetness and medium fruity esters. Mouthfeel is medium with medium carbonation. Overall, the beer is flabby. It seems like the water profile is off for the style. Not a fan. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

JerseyBrew (76) - Hillsborough, New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2015
This is one of the worst beers I have ever drank. Smells like soapy water and the taste doesn't get much better. I have not one good thing to say. Total drain poor ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Bosco (356) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - APR 30, 2015
Pale yellow. Whispy white head and lacing. Sweet, crisp, slightly watery. Pleasant on a hot day. $9.99/multi sixer at Wegmans Leesburg VA

brandon1989 (712) - Lewisville, Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2014
Rating this in December so i am a few months passed the best by date, however, the beer was still enjoyable. Harpoon Summer beer pours a clear golden color with lots of streaming bubbles with a medium white head that dissipated rather quickly leaving a small amount of lacing. The aroma is rather subdued (could be old bottle) but i pick up some breadiness and very mild lemon. The taste is quite refreshing and is on the sweeter side with some biscuit flavor to it. There is some hop bitterness to it right up front. I do pick up some lemon or citrus in the taste but it is very mild.

MarineOBeer (45) - - OCT 12, 2014
Smooth summer ale, but has a bad medicine after taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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