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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our tribute to Cologne’s unique, crisp, golden ale/lager hybrid. We start with German malt and hops and tie it all together with a true Kolsch yeast from Cologne to impart some subtle fruit and wine flavors while producing the smoothness of a lager. Served in an authentic Kolsch stange to enchance the crisp, cool, effervescence of this thirst-quenching beer. Malts: German pilsner, Munich and wheat Hops: German Spalt and Hersbrucker

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BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 16, 2011
On tap. Pours with a crystal clear yellow body with a small but persistent white head. Aromas are bready, toasty, grainy, pils malt. Grassy and a bit soapy. Earthy with some noble hop character. Clean yeast wise. A hint of DMS. Flavors are somewhat bitter. Bitter balanced. Grainy, bready, cereal, grassy. Soft water with a slightly lingering finish. Clean fermentation. Minimal hop flavor. Lively bubbles with a light body.

3.6
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2011
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 18/09/2010 Floral hop aroma. White head. Clear golden coloured and hoppy with a hint of bitterness in a crisp malt finish.

3.5
joeneugs (6371) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Celebrator anniversary party 2011. It pours straw yellow with a nice white head. The aroma is freshly cut grains. The flavor is dry and grainy with mild hints of butter and banana. Nice refreshing beer.

3.6
brokensail (16486) - Dublin, California, USA - DEC 1, 2010
A: The pour is a clear golden straw color with a nice creamy white head. S: A somewhat light nose that is fairly grainy with some hints of bread. A bit of a yeast, citrus peel, and floral and citrusy hops as well. T: Fairly bready without being all that sweet. A mild hop bitterness to it with nice floral notes, citrus zest, and a nice clean and crisp flavor. M: The body is light to medium with a lively carbonation. D: A nice well done, simple, and refreshing kolsch. Probably the best beer on-tap this day as well.

3.3
Ungstrup (37954) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2010
Draft - served in a real Kölsch glass. A golden beer with a thin whtie head. The aroma has notes of straw and a light note of malt. The flavor is sweet with light notes of malt, sulphur, and straw.

3.5
brewersspot (97) - , California, USA - OCT 29, 2010
I had this beer a while back and from what I can remember I enjoyed it. I’ve had this at the pub/brewery so it was fresh. Nothing special about it is popping into my head at the moment.

3.3
marcus (10349) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 23, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Pours clear yellow with a rich white head and a PBR aroma. There is a clean kolsch flavor, slightly sweet with a dry finish.

3.4
JohnnyJ (5570) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 23, 2010
Sample at brewpub. Clear gold pour, white head. Grain, malt, grassy hops, and some sweetness. Nice drinkable kolsch.

3
JaBier (8027) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2010
Sample at the brewpub. Pours a clear gold with a medium white head. Sweet malty aroma with noble hops. Sweet malt flavor that is almost caramelly or syrupy with noble hops and a sweet finish. Sweeter than most Kolsches I’ve had and not as crisp, but the depth of body was interesting.

3.8
MartinT (9961) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 9, 2010
My Bottom Line:
Herbal hops, straw-like cereals and citrusy fruitiness coalesce for a fresh and almost rural example of the Kölsch style.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam skirts the hazy blond; this was served in the right glass for the style!
-The flavour profile is beautifully balanced.
-This was better when a tad warmer.
-The finishing hop bitterness was also grassy at times.
-This is either a brew which is not constant in quality or it is ridiculously underrated. .

On tap at the brewpub.


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