RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 158   ABV: 5.25%
A great thirst quencher that takes the use of malts and hops off the beaten path. Brewed in traditional Kölschbier style, this beer has a clean, refreshing flavor profile, with strong citrusy and mild peppery notes deriving from the use of lemon rind and ground peppercorns in the brewing process. Background of Product Development: Originally released in July 2013 as a limited, draught-only offering under our Brown Bag series, this brew was so popular that we decided to bottle it for our new Spring Seasonal. Malts: Wheat and Carapils Hops: Nugget and Hallertau

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
katrinaez (1767) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2015
Lots of flavor. Exactly as stated. Had in originally released brown bag #5 on tap. Good to try as a one and done. Moving on to the next. Unique and nice to try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Travlr (23612) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle. Clear golden yellow color, small white head that settles quickly. Aroma of raw bread, light citrus. Taste has cereal, citrus.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerdedone (3372) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2014
Bottle. Pours golden yellow with a thin white head. Light lemon aroma with pale malts, citrus and pepper. Flavor of pale malts, lemon, bread, grains and peppercorn.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Darkmagus82 (2302) - - OCT 11, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 2-16-14- Poured from bottle packaged on 1/13/2014 (only 33 days old) into a pint glass Appearance – The beer is served a crystal clear golden color with a one finger of fizzy white head. The head fades very rapidly leaving a tiny bit of fizzy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the beer is big of a grainy and slightly hay like smell. Mixed with these aromas are some moderately strong fruit smells of sour lemon, white grape and pear as well as a lighter grassy smell. Taste – The taste begins mild with some flavors of a sweeter fruit flavor mixed with a cracker flavor. The cracker flavor creates a base of the flavor profile lasting throughout the taste and maintaining its strength throughout the entirety of the profile. The fruit flavors at the front are mainly of a sour lemon as well as sweet grape and pear tastes, with these flavors fading as the taste advances and being replaced by a light caramel sweetness. While smooth upfront, some graininess comes to the tongue more toward the middle and the end of the taste with other flavors of dirt, hay, and grass also accompanying the grain. With the loss much of the fruit flavors (besides the lemon) and the advent of the grass, hay, grain and a quite strong off dirt like taste, one is left with a slightly rough and kind of gritty taste to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner and crisper side with a carbonation level that is on the higher side. Both are fairly nice for the drier and grainier/grassy/hay flavors of the brew, minimizing their potency as to make it a rather crisper and more refreshing brew. Overall – Nothing all that spectacular in this kolsch. It has the right refreshing feel for the style, but the flavors are quite off overall leaving a very unbalanced and somewhat dirt like flavor to linger on the tongue. Not one I would likely highly recommend.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ben4321 (6139) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Location: 12 oz bottle from Shop Rite, 8/30/14

Aroma: The aroma has spice/pepper, some sweet malts, yeast, and a bit of citrus
Appearance: It pours a cloudy golden-orange with a white head and fairly substantial lacing
Flavor: The taste is spice-forward as well, over some sweet malts, and a mildly bitter finish
Palate: The body is light-medium, with average-plus carbonation, and a long spicy/tingly finish
Overall Impression: The pepper dominates this one, and makes for an okay but not great beer. I probably could have scored this thing in the mid 2s pretty easily, but I ended up slightly higher for some reason. Honestly, I’m not entirely sure why.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Beerman6686 (6592) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Wow was this bad. Poured hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma was no other way to describe it but stale cigarettes. Flavor starts with lemon juice and then a punch in the face of pepper. Just a terrible idea all around

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheHopster (1111) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - JUL 12, 2014
(Bottle). Overly filtered clear golden complexion with thin white head. Aroma is malt and some pepper. Flavor is watery malt but does have mild citrus and pepper flavor. Obviously brewed for after exercise. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrBeerFanatic (1050) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Pours a light clear golden with a creamy head with great retention. Aromas spicey, lemony, slight grapefruit, grass and slight spruce. Flavors of light zesty lemon, slight pepper, light grass and light grapefruit citrus. Medium sweet and definitely refreshing! This is probably my favorite kolsch yet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Stampion (244) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Crisp, clear, and refreshing. Purposely put together. Nicely citrusy but too pepper for my taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jb (3155) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 13, 2014
On tap at MacGregors. Decent attempt at the style. Appearance is meh. Clear, light, but better looking than a pale fizzy American lager. +1 point. Nose and palate has light German hops. A bit of lemon. Okay.

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