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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A German Style Kölsch Beer. A clean, crisp and delicately balanced beer with subtle lemon flavors. Bright white head with a light sulfury quality. A great warm weather beer that will quench the thirst of you and your homies. Has the potential to grab the wine drinker in the group.

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pumpmaster (1430) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2017
12 ounce can purchased at Winn Dixie supermarket for $7.49/6-pack. Not bad.

3
Jow (4033) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2017
Can from coffee shop as I continue to dominate Florida breweries. Gold. Light florals and grass. Tastes grass, floral, lemon, grainy, wheat. Easy drinking.

2.8
MBlessing (1443) - Württemberg, GERMANY - APR 7, 2017
Helles gelb schaum ok, Geruch etwas Getreide etwas honig etwas blumig, im Geschmack viel Getreide honig süß säuerlich, irgendwie merkwürdig, noch mal nach Köln und ein paar brauhäuser durch gehen vlt wird es dann besser...

3
Carlisle (787) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2017
Can in Key West. Bready malt upfront with some honey sweetness. Biscuit with some subtle citrus in the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
abdiorio (43) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2017
Very light caramel color. Smells of hay and green apple (very slight though). Very light taste. An easy, drinkable lager. Smooth finish.

4.4
ChadPolenz (1847) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2017
DOB: 12/7/2016

2015 BJCP Category: 5B Kölsch

AROMA: Lightly sweet clean grainy malt aroma with a touch of honey and wheat. A slight fruit aroma is present as well. Some spicy hops in the background. Clean fermentation. 10/12

APPEARANCE: Maize yellow/golden hue; mostly clear with effervescence always visible. Small white foam never completely dissipates. 2/3

FLAVOR: Lovely pale malt sweetness makes up the majority of the palate. A clean grainy maltiness akin to cereal or wheat bread. There is background fruity note that complements the malt. A subtle spicy hop bite at the apex. Aftertaste is akin to honey, but eventually fades cleanly. 18/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light body; moderate carbonation. Crisp, clean and refreshing. Very sessionable at 5% ABV. 5/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: JDub’s got this absolutely to spec, which is rare and impressive. I wish more drinkers appreciated this style. 9/10

TOTAL SCORE: 44/50


2.9
60minuteman (1765) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2017
Can from Publix in Fort Myers Beach. Wheat, lemon zest and some kinda spice. Fruit and malt flavor that’s growing on me as I sip. Not bad compared to the Cologne kolschs I’ve had. More metallic.

2.4
jjgmd (2223) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2017
Can. Pours a hazy golden copper color with an ephemeral beige head. Wheaty and grainy nose . Taste is bready and full of lingering awful wheat. Finish is full of grain and wheat...rather flat and without taste. Was not expecting very much so no real surprises . Quaff Score 4 / 10

3.6
Ratman197 (15220) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2016
On tap at JDub’s poured a clear yellow with a small lingering white head. Aromas of bread, earthiness and light citrus. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, fruitiness and light citrus with a smooth dry lingering fruity finish.

2.9
PhillyBeer2112 (2884) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2016
Nobody’s ever gonna go crazy for a kolsch, I guess. But this works. Light nose hints at hops, somewhat lemony, somewhat dusty, very mild floral hints. More body than expected, a nice medium rounded sweet breadiness, almost a little too sweet really, which isn’t great for the "refreshing character" I think this beer is aiming for. Hints of lemon candy in the aftertaste. Bright gold, clear.


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