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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
This is Occidental’s homage to the delicious ale of Cologne, Germany. Crisp and dry, it is clean and lager-like, with a pleasant, slightly spicy hop profile supplied by German Perle. Very "sessionable."

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
benjaminbier (45) - Oregon, USA - NOV 4, 2011
Tap at the brewery. Closest to real Kölsch outside Germany I’ve had. By far better than any other US counterpart. Round 60F. Clear, lively carbonation, solid foam that quickly disappears while drinking, crystal clear, golden towards slightly dark-gold. Nearly aroma free except for a light hop character. Taste is lightly kilned malts. Hop flavor is present but restrained. Lively carbonated, light bodied, quaffable. Brings back memories of Köln. Should be served endlessly. Very very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (6197) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 25, 2016
It pours clear golden with a white head. The aroma had dry bread, smooth Kolsch yeast and cleanness. It has a medium smooth body with light carbonation. The taste has dry pale malt, smooth caramel and minor spicy hops. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
seehaferb23 (245) - - AUG 16, 2016
This is a nice refreshing beer for German-style beers. The bitterness is well-balanced. Cheers! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crispaire (175) - - AUG 7, 2016
Crisp and dry, very lager-like, slightly spicy profile that’s typical of the kolsch style. If you’re in the mood for a nice, light refreshing beer, pass on the domestics, and grab this can.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cladinshadows (49) - USA - JUL 27, 2016
Medium-level doughy/bready/grainy aroma with some background fruitiness and sulfur. Winey, No hops in the nose. Brilliantly clear light gold with head that dissipates quickly to very low lacing that lingers appealingly. Medium-crisp taste and mouthfeel - dry but substantial. On the upper end of mouthfeel and flavor for Kolsch, but still strikes a very nice balance of flavors. There is a skunky/grassy character in the finish that isn’t great, but it’s likely due to packaging or age. When brewery fresh this would be a fantastic Kolsch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JUL 22, 2016
At Ken’s Pizza, Portland. Golden body with thin head. Nose is hoppy, grassy. Taste of hops, malts, bread. Fruits in the finish. Okay.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
CapFlu (5113) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 4, 2016
Pours a thin, white dissipating head atop a clear light amber body. nose is somewhat corn syrup? Not terribly crisp. Definitely not light - more cardboard and bready. Pretty poor showing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hungover (103) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 24, 2016
Clean crisp, good grains and balance. Simple fresh and exactly what I was hoping for. Easy drinking with a tidge of extra flavor to give it character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kobold (40) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2016
Appearance: stubborn pockmarked two finger head levitating above a field of golden wheat from which swarms of carbonation ascend into the stratosphere. Aroma: peppery hops of the Old World spice a crisp, clean air before it dissipates into candy and bubblegum after thoughts. Taste: a mouthful of dirty honey and sweet fruit, bready malts surrendering to a bed of weak, almost sleepy, disinterested hop tang. Palate: quite creamy and deep for such low potency Overall: a giant among a typically dainty class of brews. the foretaste is especially chromatic, and the feel much more substantial than that of usual kolsch species.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarlacc83 (2173) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 2, 2016
Can. A: Clear gold with a foamy white head. N: Soft grain and loam. Cracker and coriander. Touch of white peppercorn. T: Sweet and slightly bitter. M: Light body, creamy carbonation, no alcohol O: Malty and delicious kolsch. Could take down a lot of these.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
MattH (831) - California, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Four pack of cans from a grocery store in Portland. Cereal aroma. Nice clean slightly sweet flavor. Smoother palate. Good easy to drink beer.

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