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RATINGS: 385   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
This light-colored, refreshing ale is THE beer of Cologne. Well balanced and mild mannered, this beer is great for summer.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (10036) - Montreal, Quebec, - JUL 21, 2013
My Bottom Line:
This bubbly Kölsch knows how to showcase its delicate malts atop mineral and fruity angles for a refreshing experience.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the misty pale gold.
-Carbonation is much more intense than that of the real deal in Köln. Mineralities are made obvious as well.
-Apart from the mouthfeel which is different, the flavor profile is rather authentic.
-Hop bitterness is zesty and herbal.
-The body is lean and drinkability quite high.


SG111 (2025) - New York, USA - NOV 12, 2017
Tap at Churchkey, DC. Pours clear golden color, white head. Aroma is malty, caramel, light pils malt. Flavor is crisp, caramel, malty sweet K�lsch.

jbruner (5277) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 5, 2017
Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow on tap with fluffy white head that dissipates to leave light lace. Aroma of bready grain, light grassy and floral hop notes, with a touch of light fruitiness. Taste is clean, crisp, and nicely balanced. It's a solid kolsch for sure, but nothing mind blowing.

djd07 (15543) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2017
On tap at GABF. Pours a hazy orange gold with frothy off white head that lasts. The aroma is citrus and grass. Medium body, wheat, grass, light finish, good.

balloonbuffoon (601) - - SEP 22, 2017
12floz bottle, BOD: 09.06.2017, $7 paid for a six-pack, pint glass. Appears a bright light gold with a few bubbles going toward the top to help sustain the off white head. Smells like a mixture of flour and sawdust (a mill floor). Lightly toasted bread flavor and body that finishes crisp, but does after grassy-hay aftertaste. I consider this to be the high bar for the style, which is aided by the fact that I can get it very fresh.

Shag (3045) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - AUG 12, 2017
A murky golden color with a white head. The aroma contains some lemons, peaches, bubblegum, and spices. Nice! The flavor is crisp and refreshing with some slightly bitter lemon and apples flavor. Some sweetness is detected in finish. Overall a little more complex and bitter than most of the style. I liked it.

oobawa (1736) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 14, 2017
Not sure as to the integrity of this bottle; some prominent Kolsch characteristics, but also a ton of fruity lager esters, green apple and unripe strawberry mixing with the usual light malts and floral hop bitterness. More yeasty and green than bright and grassy. Finishes with a long streak of berries and peaches. close to Grisette-levels of tartness. Pretty, but pretty bad as well. Next time I’ll find a bottle where the dates aren’t mysteriously stripped away.

sinfull (1798) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2017
Clear, golden color. Medium-sized , white head . Aroma of malt , fruits and hay . Malty taste with some hoppy bitterness at the end. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Emeister84 (2580) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2016
On tap at World of Beer (Charlottesville, VA). Floral aromas, light berry, light grain. Clear orange-gold with a mostly lasting white head. Mostly dry, a little fruity. Light bodied, very clean.

nota (47) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2016
Not the kölsch you’d expect, but they know that, and it’s still a great beer. It finishes with some lemon tartness, salt, and underripe and grassy strawberries: if you’re curious how a warm lager fermentation affects a beer here you go. Darker than usual but clear enough. Not the most refreshing option but a good adventure.

brownaler (706) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2016
Faint malt aroma with a small lemon bite in the body. Finish is clean with some orange notes.

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