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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Medium carbonation, loose white head which dissipates quickly, golden-straw color and clear body. Subtle malty sweetness with notes of biscuits and honey. Finishes fairly dry, but not bitter. Kölsch is a style of its own. Being one of a few native German Ales, it originated in Cologne. Our Kölsch is not entirely traditional due to our use of American grown hops and malt but nonetheless, we challenge you to find a better version of this style ale.

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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
marcus (9992) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 21, 2009
On tap at the Blues, Brews and BBQs festival in St. Joseph, MI. Poured hazy blonde with a thin off-white head and a toffee aroma. This is a very light tasting kolsch. It is refreshing and creamy, but with no sweetness and just a little hop bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jstraw (1966) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2009
Gold with good, foamy white head / Sweet grain and spicy nose / Medium body, somewhat sweet, creamy but with fine, zesty carbonation, and good although only modestly hoppy finish / Flavors of grain and honey, with cayenne/black pepper notes / Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 10, 2009
pours a cloudy golden with a nice off white head. the best kolsch ive had. very smooth. well balanced. creamy. some bread. crisp bitter hops. dry finish. pretty good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Headbanger (3986) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2009
12oz bottle 7/8/09 (Siciliano’s Market-Grand Rapids)-Pours a slightly hazed darker golden with a small white head. Aroma of grains, sweetness, and malt. This light bodied brew tastes is of the same with some hops and some faint Belgian yeast. Not bad and quite refreshing.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheAlum (7135) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2009
Golden slightly hazed, white small bubbly haed to a layer, laces slightly. Aromas throw graininess initially, a touch of fruitiness with faint florals, refreshing sweetness. Very kolsch-like, fresh. Initial is light bodied, a bit grainy and dry with light fruitiness, minimal hop presence, cereal graininess. Quenching, a good body for a kolsch overall. Finishes a bit lingering sweetness, mellow.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WolfsBlood84 (172) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 27, 2009
750 from Michigan gents @ DLD 09. Pours a foamy straw yellow with fluffy white head. Smells light, yeasty, slight fruit esters, and a tiny bit of acidity. Taste is light, creamy, crisp, refreshing. I’m not big on this style at all, but this is extremely well done and flavorful.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2009
Bright and clear golden pour with spritzy white head...looks like a Kolsch. Bright clean appley aroma, grape notes, some fruity yeastiness. Flavors seem to follow the nose accurately enough...apples, fruity yeasty esters, big spritzy mouthfeel, some caramel malt sweetness, all deftly handled and light on the palate. Quite refreshing on a hot day.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thehoff (598) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 25, 2008
Thank you beer distributor/representative at the Union. Wants me to have it on tap. OK for a Kolsch. Tried out of farmhouse bottle. I like the idea and the Belgian style presentation and that it is a Michigan beer. Tastes good.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeffwilliams11 (310) - hooterville, Michigan, USA - SEP 7, 2008
on tap at brewery...pours bright, clear straw color with minimal head. aroma is mildly malty, slight sulfur esters. flavor is similar, malty, yeasty, fruity as it warms up. very tasty, and one of the better kolschs i’ve had.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2008
750mL green bottle. Noses in sulfites, white grape fruit and some small grains. Otherwise kind of dead. Pours a crystalline gold. Flavor is a gentle kolsch. Actually well preserved. A wheaty barley mingle. Lightly sweet, but backed with some sugar. Soft. Bits of fusely alcohol. Rather calm. Dries out. Not that amazing. Maybe too carbonated and too soft. Not that flavorful, but not off. Not terrible or skunky. A pretty standard, subtle example. Thanks Sean!


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