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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A crisp and authentic German style beer, our Claritas is a pale straw color, featuring fruit-like aromatics alongside those from the malt and hops. Malt sweetness is balanced by hop bitterness, resulting in a smooth, dry, and clean finish.

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2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ernest (7511) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2017
Can. Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is hazy medium to dark yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (grain, husks), lightly to moderately hoppy (herbs, flowers), with notes of egg, vegetable juice. Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, husky, slightly unclean. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. So what moron decided to start making cans with completely removable pull tabs again? Didn’t we leave that behind in the 70s??? So now we open a beer and we’re left standing there with a secondary piece of sharp-edged garbage in our hand, which is just going to end up creating extra litter in parks and lakes and so on (just like the little pull tabs of old did), more difficult to find and pick up than a can by itself. So fucking stupid. And presumably just so they could have a wide-mouth vessel, for people hell bent on guzzling. Shame on Mike Hess for using these things. Sigh. Trump in the white house, and now this...what’s next, leg warmers coming back? The beer inside this particular can is pretty poor...obvious DMS and raw grain ruin the otherwise pleasant hoppy nose, and the aftertaste is husky/grainy and dirty. Surprisingly watery and thin and bland for being 5.8%. It’s like a 50/50 blend of malt liquor and koelsch.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Evilkniamhel (734) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 13, 2017
Can from appellation wines dalry road. Pours hazy lemon. Nose of juicy lemon and lime, lemongrass, honey, straw. Taste is fresh, fruity, bitter, dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GothGargoyle (2573) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 11, 2017
Clear pale yellow with a pale head. Aroma is chamomile, clover, white bread. Light bodied, somewhat lacking on the palate. Taste is clover, white bread.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joe19612 (2756) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2017
Can. Pours a deep dark gold colour with a thin white head, aroma is light and hoppy with hints of citrus, the taste is medium bitterness with a dry bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
onceblind (8426) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2017
Clear straw hue with a thin white cap. Crisp straw and lagered cracker aroma. Flavor is the same, crisp and lagered and dry and german blondeish, with a really pleasant semi sweet floral and grassy tone. Dryish finish and crisp and clean and really tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (5062) - Eureka, California, USA - DEC 27, 2016
Draft pour at The Chowderhouse in Pt. Arena, CA. Pours a light gold with a white head. Nose is citrus with light fruit. Medium body and a dry mouth feel. Flavor is big on fruit and the lemon is in good balance. Finishes quite dry and with a good bitterness. Very nice brew and easy drinking.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Toxophilly (26) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2016
Nice pale gold colour, not crystal clear, head could be better. Aroma light and clean with some aley fermentation characteristics. Can’t find a lot in there but it is a lagery style after all. Taste is dry with little malt characteristics - more noble hop bitterness and fruity clean crispness. I’m not that experienced with, or keen on Kolsch but seems alright.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (6071) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 21, 2016
Can from Appellation Wines, Comely Bank. Appearance - slightly hazy golden with a nice fluffy head. Nose - peaches and flowers. Hay at the back. Taste - canned oranges. More hay, or cereal. Palate - light bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - good Kolsch alright.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fatehunter (2446) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - AUG 14, 2016
Neat. The whole top of the can comes off. Aroma is ripe fruits. Taste is more fruit sweetness, good balance though. Texture is crisp.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sir__v (2481) - Lille, FRANCE - JUL 26, 2016
Can from Cotteridge Wines, Cotteridge - UK. Color: clear golden blond beer with small carbonation and small white foam. Smell: caramel malt, sweet malt, cereals. Sweet finish with yeast notes. Taste: light body with sweet cereal taste. Crisp. Well balanced. Very drinkable. Aftertaste: sweet crisp. Cereal.


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