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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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Bebum (1121) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Very pale gold, loose knit and tall white head, Nice nose. Very light body, little flavor, good carbonation, little heat, not as lean as a lager. Little bitterness and sweetness, but refreshing acidity, avg length, weak but not dilute finish. Yeasty, hint of malt, So weak it could substitute water in the summer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

wilnatp (719) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle. Okay. Nothing really stands out on this guy. Maybe that means good balance and drinkable I think it is just laziness on the part of the brew master who took the summer off.

beerandbeyond (708) - ISRAEL - JUL 17, 2014
12oz bottle poured into a shaker glass. Clear hay with a small white head. Light clean malt nose, bread, faint grain and floral hops. Soft light malt flavors, mellow fruitiness (apricot), low bitterness. Light, refreshing, dry and quenching. Cool.

giancarloh (75) - - JUL 16, 2014
Perfect for a summer ale it is all what I expect from this type of beer loved and will reccomend

BPal75 (33) - - JUL 16, 2014
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micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2014
This Kolsch style beer has a brillant gold color about it. Pours with a nice size head but doesn,t linger very long. Smells nice maybe of good German hops, malt bill is low with a dry clean finish. Medium body and rounded flavor. I like to drink these fast so they don’t warm up. This is a good shore beer. Drink well my friends

Cybercat (6334) - Georgia, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Pours a clear solar yellow with a thin pale buff head. Crisp aroma is mainly fruity, mainly pear, with a bit of malt. Crisp, refreshing flavor is more malty than fruity and has an underpinning of somewhat bitter hops. Texture has average viscosity and fizz, though the tingle does persist. This will definitely take the edge off a hot day!

Raesmama (23) - - JUL 1, 2014
This was an ok summer beer. Very carbonated though. I didn't hate it , but I have had better.

ronaldtheriot (2020) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Harpoon Summer Beer has a thick, white head, a clear (but with noticeable powdery specs suspended throughout, picked up under strong light), bubbly appearance, and some lacing left behind. The aroma is of somewhat pungent, sourdough bread and a shadow of citrus. Taste is of sourdough bread, fairly strong bitterness, and a touch of citrus. Mouthfeel is medium and prickly, and Harpoon Summer Beer finishes semi-dry, refreshing, and drinkable. A bit of alcohol is picked up, oddly. RJT

Thewade (340) - USA - JUN 3, 2014
Not my favorite. Overdone IMO, and almost tastes artificially, lemony. Also, heavier than I like for a summer brew

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