RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Our rendition of this classic from Cologne is brewed with all German ingredients. This light and crisp ale holds many characteristics of a lager; tangy and tart notes. Brewed with the water from our local Kent Lake.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (6938) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2013
Bomber from Hayduke. We had it together via facebook chat. Neither of us looked forward to this one because, well, it is a Kolsch. The pour was golden with light haze. A large white head faded quickly. The final pour was much more hazy so there must have been yeast sediment in the bottle. This beer offered some nice surpises. It was actually fun to try. Flavors included pepper, fruit, flowers, yeast, sourness, and honey. It tended to change flavor randomly which was fun. For a 4.5% ABV Kolsch this was impressive. It had some Americanization evident with what I took to be West Coast hop notes along with Noble Hops. I love pleasant surprises.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (12234) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2016
Sample at Monk’s Kettle. Clear golden color with a thin white head that dissipates quickly to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing. Malt, fruit and grassy hops in the nose. Light-bodied with flavors of toasted malt, mild hops and fruit. The finish is sweet with a bready malt aftertaste. Decent overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bule (1909) - California, USA - APR 13, 2015
22oz bottle pours a pale golden color with a bit of head. Crisp maltiness. Not much else.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kespecial (239) - - JAN 8, 2015
An OK Kolsch, but not really doing it for me. Has a sulfury, hay note that just seems off. Pours a clear yellow orange, almost no head. Not much on the nose; tastes OK, usual bready flavor but with the off notes mentioned. Reasonable amount of hops for the style at least. Normally like this brewery but this isn’t my favorite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zymurgeist2 (2002) - Redwood City, California, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Crisp, hay and spice aroma with faint wild flower. Moderately hazy golden with a solid white head that lingers as a frayed collar of moderately large bubbles. Collared head looks a little soapy. Taste is spicy with wheat malt consistency. Moderate low lemon. Crispness is there. The traditional kolsch yeast attributes are present. Overall, this is one of the better beers I have tasted from this brewer. An enjoyable kolsch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerFunGuy (875) - California, USA - JUN 13, 2014
This light gold beer has a mild wheaty aroma and flavor. It has a slightly spicy note as it finishes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gyllenbock (8235) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle at City Beer, February 2014. Golden orange with medium white head. Soft and easy to drink with hops, bread and some hay. Fairly light mouthfeel and with medium carbonation. An ok one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 14, 2013
A - pours amazingly clear straw with low head. S - simplistic light hop and bready malts. Lager ish. M - super light session beer. Like a more flavorful macro. Lingering bitter notes and malts. T - lightly grainy front with bready and biscuity malts. Like a lager. O - simple drinkable and quite flavorful. 2.9

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
illidurit (2286) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 11, 2013
Pours medium gold with little head. Toasted honey/honeycomb aroma, pudding, pale malt. Flavor isn’t so sweet, with vanilla and honey notes but a dry malty finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chacobella (52) - Colorado, USA - JUN 25, 2013
A nice rendition of an underappreciated style. Enjoyed from a bomber in Forest Knolls, a few miles from the source. Would have preferred it on a hot dry day post ride as opposed to actually drinking it in a thick norcal mist...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (5028) - Eureka, California, USA - FEB 1, 2013
My beer trading buddy Strykzone and I shared this one on Facebook, each of us having our own 22-oz bottle as we are 1,500 miles apart . Before we started we discussed that this was a Kolsch, a style neither of us were wild about so we had low expectations. It poured a clear gold with a robust white head and nice lacing rings. the nose was Noble hops but there was citrus as well. Medium in body the mouthfeel was very smooth. The flavor was more complex than I expected with floral and citrus hops, and good malts. The flavor was simply tasty. The finish tended toward sweet, but not overly so. A really good Kolsch it far exceeded my expectations. Very nice session beer.

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