RATINGS: 368   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5.01%
Our version of the traditional German Kolsch style is fragrant and complex. The Alsation hop we chose imparts a subtle citrus note. Jasmine Sambac, a night blooming Southeast Asian flower, adds a delicate floral aroma and flavor to this layered and refreshing brew. Cheers!

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2013
7/6/2011. From a 12 oz. bottle. Poured straw yellow with a small white head. The aromas have a lot of light fruit with malt notes. Flavors are grassy and floral with malt, light hops and spices throwing through. Overall a nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClassyBeagle (376) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2013
FROM NOTES: June 29, ’12 Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass. A: I get notes of cracker/biscuit malts with some light notes of earthy and citrus hops. There is a light amount of sweetness present as well. A: Pours a crystal clear golden yellow with light amounts of visible carbonation and a half-finger white head that quickly dissipates and leaves no lacing. T: Follows the nose then develops a taste with an almost honey-like sweetness and earthiness. There is a light lingering bitterness in the finish. M: Medium bodied with moderate to heavy carbonation. Slightly dry in the finish. O: Easily sessionable. I enjoyed the flavors of this beer but it is not a classic example of the style.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ausomeawestin (151) - Maryland, USA - SEP 22, 2013
pours blonde with white head. aroma of grass, citrus, biscuit, yeastiness. tastes yeasty, sweet corn, some floral and grass tones. sweet fruits emerge on occasion. palate is thin, standard sam adams.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LowBrau (134) - Tonawanda, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Hazy light yellow, with a minimal white head. Nicely balanced sweet & bitter tastes with some tanginess too. Strong orange and floral aromas along with malt/grain and notes of vermouth and spice. Average to lively carbonation, has a somewhat creamy/slick texture. Reminds me of a lot of wheat beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shigadeyo (3719) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013

7/04/2011: Samuel Adams East-West Kolsch (A Kolsch style beer aged with Southeast Asian Jasmine Sambac flowers; also utilizes Alsation hops)... Aroma: Yep, smells a lot like the traditional Kolsch - Biscuity malt; slightly yeasty, slightly floral (Jasmine is evident, but subtle), slightly grassy, slightly citrusy; smells a bit more sugary or syrupy than typical for the style. Appearance: Appealing yellow color with just a slight chill haze; not much visible carbonation; light, foamy off-white crown. Flavor: Malty and floral; sweet bread, almond, and some crusty-notes; floral throughout with some citrusy undertones; dusty note in the middle; soft finish that kind of just falls off; floral perfume/Jasmine taste lingers on the palate. Palate: Medium-bodied; average carbonation; soft mouthfeel. Overall: This is a decent beer, but really lacks most Kolsch characteristics in the flavor; it deserves a second try (good thing there’s two bottles in the mixed "Summer Styles" 12-pack!).

12 fl. oz. bottle (Enjoy before OCT 2011) from Kroger in Harrison, Ohio. Rating #355 for this beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerdedone (3381) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Bottle. Pours bright golden with a fizzy white head. Aroma of pale malts, grass, citrus and floral hops. Flavor was lightly sweet with mild citrus, grass, floral hops,grains and had herbal notes with a clean and bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
junon (430) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - APR 5, 2013
This absolutely bland. Why did they even bother with this crap? Another example of Sam Adams spreading themselves too thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Got this in the Summer Variety pack ... poured into a Sam Adams pint glass. I’m sippin’ on it right now... Appearance: Almost exactly like the last S.A. I drank -- Noble Pils. Same color. Same carbonation. Same non-existent head and lacing. Smell: Fairly pleasant, but like the rest of the beer, very mild. Slightly floral. Taste: It tastes like a light beer to me. Being a Kolsch, it’s not a TERRIBLY popular style of beer -- as far as I know -- and I don’t know anything about the style. But to me, it tastes like a light beer. Albeit a GOOD light beer. Also almost no aftertaste -- very clean finish. Mouthfeel: Much like a light beer. Watery, but nicely carbonated and HIGHLY drinkable. Overall, like I said, this tastes like a light beer to me. Mild in flavor and aroma. I have another one in my twelve-pack, so my taste may change a bit. For now though, I’d just give it an average rating. Good beer and everything, but nothing about it makes me say ’WOW.’

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
IPAsavedMYlife (346) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Nice mindless summer beer. Heavy on the honey flavors. Straw is in there too. Easy drinkin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pablo951 (668) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Poured out of a bottle, blonde in color, white micro foamy head with minimal lacing. The aroma was lemon citrusy with hints of malt. The taste did not match the aroma, very light watery hoppy taste.

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