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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.68/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
This California Kolsch continues the legacy of Captain Frank Ruhstaller, himself a Swiss-German, who immigrated to Sacramento and became California’s Premier Pioneer Brewer.

This collaboration brew uses half-German and half-Californian grown Hops and Barley to create a light refreshing, yet flavorful beer, perfect to fill a stein for a hot summer day on the porch while listening to the classically influenced tunes of Exquisite Corps. A COLLABORATION: Exquisite Corps, the Band Melissa Arendt, the Artist Ruhstaller, the Brewer Ze Wurst, the Curator.

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slowrunner77 (13912) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 11, 2017
Straw yellow. Lightly floral and earthy aroma. Some grass. Crisp clean body and flavor with a light hop bight and a touch of perfume. Surprisingly pleasant.

stevoj (6211) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 4, 2016
Bottle my wife picked up at BevMo in Sacramento. Rating #3800! Pours out a clear golden with short lived airy head. Big grainy nose, bread, hay. Taste follows the aroma, mouth feel is slick, a Nd had a nice weight and feel. Minor bite at the finish. Closest I’ve had to the real thing.

J_man (1048) - Tustin, California, USA - JUN 28, 2016
Nice clear yellow body with light floral and citrus aromas. Clean malt taste but a bit of citrus taste that’s not quite to style but still tasty. Refreshing and easy to drink.

fonefan (53717) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2015

Draught @ Junkyard, 12 Bridlesmith Walk, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England NG1 2FZ.

[ As Ruhstaller Exquisite Kolsch ].
Light unclear medium yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, grain, fruity malt, pale malt, light to moderate hoppy, grass, light to moderate yeasty. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a long duration, fruity yeast, malty, yeast, fruit, light grassy. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20141008]

GT (10001) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 13, 2015
[ Keg ][ 16oz ][ Neighborhood SD ][ $6 ][ Conical Pint ][ 4.11.15 ]
>> Clear gold, okay foam, weaker retention. Honey roll aroma, fresh dough, white sugar. Taste is mealy, apple skin tannic, chalky, fairly drinkable, big body for style. Feels dense and bready, but fairly one note.

mosshorns (4) - - OCT 27, 2014 does not count
Drank from a bottle in a kolsch glass. The beer had great appearance brilliant clear straw color, nice head, good lacing. The aroma and taste had a very strong sulfur note. The sulfur was harsh and aggressive reminiscent of rotten eggs and not just a subtle background note. Also quite sweet on the finish and not as dry as I would have liked overall.

chriso (7537) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2014
On tap at Junkyard, Nottingham on 8 October 2014. Straw colour. Slight haze. A bit restrained in the aroma but nice and clean on the palate. Rather grassy. Very refreshing. Good stuff. Maybe a little too much flavour for an "authentic" Kolsch - in fact, as it was listed on the board simply as Ruhstaller Exquisite I didn’t initially realize it was a Kolsch. More hop character than would be traditional but, hey ho, that’s fine by me.

ABUSEDGOAT (2996) - California, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Golden colored, moderate head, decent lace/retention. Aroma is grass, bread, pale malt, lighter fruits. Lighter body, quite drinkable, pretty nice.

skoisirius (1908) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Really good dip into the style here. Nice and light, but full of grass and hay to round out a tiny hop singe towards the finish. Good one!

daknole (11050) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Bright gold, white head. This stuff is delicious. Yeast, crisp lager tones, floral notes. Helluva job by this brewery.

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