RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
A beer true to its roots. This ale is brewed with all German ingredients and is similar in style to the great Kolsch beers of Cologne, Germany. This ale boasts a generous portion of pale malt blended with light wheat and crystal malt providing a crackery and wheaty aroma and taste. The ale is fermented at cooler temperatures with yeast that delivers a winey and slight fruitiness to the beer. The sweetness of the brew is harnessed by the slight dryness of Noble German Hops as well as the colder fermentation temperatures. The soft water used is similar to the water in Cologne, Germany and provides a perfect background and finish to the beer. The late addition in the kettle of lemon peel enhances the fruitiness and compliments esters from fermentation. Light in body but not in palate, this ale is clean, crisp, and delicious!

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raymow (1930) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2017
on tap at the brewpub in Philly - pale yellow color. Pilsner-like in aroma and flavor. Pretty good.

altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 23, 2016
Bottle from Bradley Food and Beverage. Hazy gold body with medium head. Nose is sweet, malty, fruity. Taste of spices, sweet as honey, and fruits in the finish. Nice and creamy with a good kick.

BeerdedDave (2086) - Beckley, USA - JAN 17, 2016
cloudy gold color; a bit of citrusy lemon in the aroma; earthy maly; slightly sweet with some mild citrusy lemon notes

floydslip (436) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2015
Light amber beer with a medium foamy bright white head. Non-descript nose that is reminiscent of a standard pilsner with some papery hops and not much else. The flavor starts with some mild toasted bread that gives way quickly to a cardboard-like bitterness. The effervescence is perky and gives it a decent mouth feel, but overall this is a pretty boring beer. If lemon peel is in there, I am not picking it up--some citrus would have definitely improved it.

Bulk_Carrier (6064) - Vermont, USA - JUN 4, 2015
This was poured into a stange. The appearance was a hazy yellow color with a soft one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute leaving a concave lacing sticking to the glass. The smell had a sweet lemon over top of a light biscuity to grassy sweetness. The taste was moderately sweet between the lemon and the biscuity to grassiness. A quick sweet aftertaste leads to a dry finish. On the palate, this one sat fairly light on the body with a pretty good sessionability about it. Carbonated decently as a kolsch, bitterness sits appropriate for a kolsch. Overall, its a decent kolsch, not as refreshing as I had hoped for, do-able in a pinch.

pet3rman (380) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Pours gold, slightly cloudy with thin fast dissipating head. Aroma is skunked pale lager with a hint of lemon and pepper. One dimensional flavor - but somewhat satisfying. Nice tart lemon with a little lasting flavor.

jsmerig (1775) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2013
Pours a hazy orange yellow. Aroma of lemon zest. Taste is mildly tart with a spicy finish. Finish is crisp. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

r464 (2406) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Malty, nutty, bready. A little earthiness and yeasty. Some tartness, but very little hops. Not a standout.

kramer (6989) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear dark gold body with a very small fizzy white head that faded to a thin ring. The nose is pretty off considering that this is supposed to be a Kolsch. It’s very sweet smelling with a heavy fruitiness, there’s almost a white grape like note in there. The flavor is too heavy and under attenuated, leaving a sticky sweet and fruity finish. There’s virtually no hops to speak of in here. I want something crisp, light, and refreshing, and this is none of those. Heavy and sweet with fine fizzy carbonation. Quite a disappointment this one.

MercyDevice (365) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Light, bright gold in color, with a foamy head. Sweet, with some fruit and honey notes. Not too strong but definitely drinkable.

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