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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Koelschtrinker (19395) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 7, 2011
Wässrig süßer Antrunk, wenig hopfig. Im Mittelteil wird das Bier leider nicht stärker, die pappige Süße steht nun fast alleine im Raum, hintergründig ist die Herbe gerade noch erkennbar. Der Abgang entspricht dem Mittelteil. 5/6/7/5/8/4

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopdog (12083) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2010
12oz bottle. Poured a medium and cloudy amberish color with a smaller sized head. Aromas of grains with some toastiness. Tastes of corn and grains. Not great but after spending 6+hrs out in 95+ degree weather, this one went down like water!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
shrubber85 (11215) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Bottle. Wet leaf and barley malt aroma. Golden yellow color with small head. Sweet honey malt flavor with a light hint of grass in the finish. Nice drinkable beer - a bit sweet style-wise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
deyholla (11012) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Bottle shared by Sean, thanks! Poured a clear gold with an orange hue and a white head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma had a strong citrus peel note with quite a sweet grain backing. Flavor seemed a bit off, especially the citrus note and it did not combine well with the sweet grains.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
marcus (9960) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2014
12oz bottle, thanks to robotopera for sharing (he got it from Wine & Cheese in Manitou Beach. Pours a hazy orange gold color. Finger of off-white head. Kind of darker than your typical kolsch. Up front, I can tell it’s off. Kind of a soft, slightly stronger carbonation. Slight musty metallic flavor. Sort of tart taste. I’m thinking this is an old bottle with a brettanomyces infection. Mild breadiness, some citrus aroma, light peppery hop. This might have been a solid kolsch fresh, I’m sensing, but right now it’s kind of a weird mess. Not bad, but meh with the flaws. Unfortunate, because it seems like theirs a solid kolsch under there. Awesome grungey label, though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheAlum (7132) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 29, 2008
750ml corked bottle and served in a pils glass: Clean golden hue with a lasting frothy head and very good lace. The aroma has notes of grassy noble hops, pale biscuity malts, hint of apple ester, slightly husky as well. The taste is a clean moderate bitterness and soft grains. Light acidity and some pepper throughout. The mouth feel is refreshing and sprite with a mostly clean aftertaste. A nice surprise indeed and very much spot on for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (6539) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - APR 14, 2013
Bottle: The aroma consists of light citrus/orange, faint grain, and a hint of grass. It pours a mostly transparent golden-orange with a touch of haze from some very fine sediment. It has a one finger yellow-tinged off-white head that settles fairly quickly to a thin film outlined by a thicker ring. There is some thin webbing left behind on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with light-moderate citrus notes. It finishes lightly grassy with a touch of floral notes. It’s light bodied with light-moderate carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel. Overall, it’s probably not something most will get excited for, but I think it’s pretty solid and would be a good summer thirst quencher.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 26, 2009
Bottle courtesy of shawnm213. Pours copper with a thin off white head. Smells of earth, some sweet malt, dark fruit. Tastes of sweet caramel, some perfumy hints, earthy finish. Not a kolsch by any stretch of the imagination.

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