RATINGS: 274   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Escaping from winter’s darkness, this hazy golden, unfiltered Kölsch style creates a fresh start. Our take on the classic hybrid style grom Cologne, Germany, combines the subtle fruit notes of an ale with the smooth crispness of a lager for a bright, refreshing brew to help escape those lingering cold days.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpongeRuiner (1114) - Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Not much going on here. Very bland. In the smell and taste. Could be quenching. Not the best though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cajun (431) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - JUL 15, 2016
Bottle - Pours hazy gold with white head. Lemon, hay, and spiced apricot in the nose. Flavor of lemon peel, cereal, hay... with a bitter finish. Light bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SG111 (1363) - New York, USA - JUL 4, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2016 Straight from the bottle. Aroma is caramel, Cap?n crunch, malt body, sweet cereal grains. Not bad. Flavor is sweet caramel, again, some sweet cereal grains. Not bad. I can dig it. Sweet as hell, but if you?re in the mood.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ironprog (66) - Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2016
12 oz. bottle. Pours a cloudy, lemon-gold, with a white, tight head that lasts a while. Smells slightly sweet (like brown sugar) with hints of lemon and banana. Taste is medium sweet but I can’t really identify any particular flavors. It has a medium body with a slightly creamy texture. Carbonation seems a bit high, and the finish is long and sweet.. Overall, I would consider this a "people-pleaser" beer. It’s a bit sweet and doesn’t have any off-putting flavors. However, it also means there’s nothing unique about this beer and therefore has no identity. Basically, this is the kind of beer that you have at your backyard barbecue because you know almost everyone will like it. But it’s not necessarily one that you’d tout to your beer friends.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2016
Pours a golden yellow/amber. Aromas of lemon, grains, celery. Flavor is crisp, dry, sweet malt, and a mild hop.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
prawlie (1506) - ENGLAND - APR 13, 2016
Bottle from Walmart. Slightly cloudy gold. Better than most Kolschs that I’ve tried. Crisp and bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OnTheTrail (391) - Virginia, USA - APR 10, 2016
Pours pale yellow, good sized white head. Aroma is spicy and malty. Taste is a pleasant balance of spice, malt an d light hops. Reasonably enjoyable, even in Springtime.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Metalchopz (3117) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2016
Purchased in Vermont in their Cabin selection 12-pack. Pours a slight hazed golden-yellow colour with a frothy white head, good retention and creamy lacing. Citrus aromas with light malt. Caramel malt flavours with some decent hops in the finish. The grain cereal lingers. A nice Limited Release, but not something I would go would go out of my way to grab.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (4422) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 20, 2016
12 oz bottle in Florida. Large off-white head over a hazy golden body. The aroma has a nice interplay of hops and malts with some lemony and spicy notes. Strong and hoppy flavor for style. The label does say it’s a hybrid, and that’s quite clear in the flavor, as is the success of this tasty, lemony "kolsch".

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ordybill (1440) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 16, 2016
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. The aroma is mostly yeast. The taste is a mildly bitter wheat / yeast taste. A good beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
markas101 (2325) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 6, 2016
Bottle, Ann Arbor, MI. Medium gold, slight haze. Ginger citrus aroma. Sharp flavour, then mellows with citrus and honey with a resin finish.

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