Hogtown Brewers
Brewed at Cool Beer Brewing Co.

Style: Kölsch
Toronto, Canada


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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Our flagship Kolsch Style Ale is a delicate blonde ale inspired by the wonderful beers brewed in the German city of Cologne. This is a Kolsch-style beer with a strong malt backbone, nice floral aroma and a lingering hoppy bite. A perfect "session" beer, light and smooth enough to be refreshing yet will leave you pondering as you explore the depth of flavours!

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
pootzboy (1695) - Hopville, Ontario, - AUG 6, 2012
On tap at Gig’s: very pale straw color, small cap. Virtually no aroma to this. Thin body, thin mouthfeel. Profile is two dimensional - weak malt presense with some light hop bite - fast clean finish. I drink a lot of Kolsch but this is a poor representation of the style - this tastes more like a commercial US pilsner. There are no bad or off tastes just weak flavour, thin, vapid and uninspired. I hope this brewer’s next offering is a bit more substantial.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thewakingwest (16) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2017
I wish this was more readily available, its a really good beer. Flavourful yet easy to drink.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
laurenspoons (12) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2016
A go-to for me so I hate to see it rated so low here. Lacks some hop strength but is a pretty nice beer overall and very drinkable. Try to get this whenever available at the LCBO, though seems to be somewhat limited.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cfrancis (3311) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2015
Pours gold with a slight haze and a small white top. Aroma is soft cereal malt. Taste is slightly sweet malt and a touch of hop. For a Kolsch, I’m looking for more floral and a little crisper on the mouthfeel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
robinvboyer (4408) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2015
Kolsch? This tasted like a run of the mill boring ale. Pale malts, next to no hops. Barely anything going on, almost put me to sleep.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tranquillity (2175) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2015
Canned. Half-hazy body, small white head. The aroma is malty, with fresh hops. The taste is fresh and surprisingly hoppy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Kauge (1848) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 6, 2015
Can from LCBO. Slightly cloudy orange with very little head. Chunks in the second pour. The nose is doughy, floral hops, marinated pumpkin, hint of caramel. Tastes sweet with slightly unbalanced bitterness. A bit of a nasty finish. Soft and full in the mouth. Buttery. Pretty bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (6008) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2015
Malted and Carmel flavor. Draft pour in Toronto somewhere. Not good at all, maybe had it before

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
dresden (1560) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - FEB 17, 2015
Can from Tony. Clear golden, aroma of well...not much. Light malt, easy drinking, could be any generic style, didnt even recognize it was a kolsch. Ok?

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
anders37 (25183) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2015
Can. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty grainy weak buttery aroma. Fruity malty grainy weak caramel and weak buttery flavor. Has a fruity malty grainy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yamato (39) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 4, 2015
It says ale, but it has refreshing taste and clear appearance of lager. Is it caused by the low-temperature fermentation? Big white head disappears quickly. Floral.hop on the tongue, and it remains in the mouth. Caramel, metal, a bit sweet. Not bad, but not the best. maybe not the second time. Ate with cheese on seaweed, takana, and kimchi. So good.

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