RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.67/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
Effervescent, this summer brew is fashioned after the Kolsch biers that originated in Cologne, Germany, in the 1800s. Hallertau, Magnum, and Mount Hood hops combine for an especially clean, crisp finish.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2008
this beer holds the same tantalizing mysteries that many artifacts from ancient anasazi culture do: that is, we simply cannot discern what it is, or what it is for. "kolsch" domestically is too often just a synonym for a weenie beer that arrives at the doorstep of an american standard lager just by taking a different route. i bought this during some of the hotter days of late summer; days when, out working, i thought that even my internal organs would overcook like cafeteria corn-on-the-cob in the unrelenting scorch. yet, when i placed this beer against a thirst born of extended exertion, coupled with heat unrelieved with shade, still it brooded heavily upon my palate and could no more erase the pangs of thirst in a pleasing way than had i availed myself of a luke warm bird bath. i offered the beer up before a daring palate-- one admittedly not well accustomed to the world of fresh kolsch-- but enamored of the notion of a german ale, fruity and yet clean, and again this beer sat like a goldfish confronted with astrophysics, recognizing no kinship with my preconception. the beer is mild grain soup of wheat, grass and corn, a pottage that could perhaps nourish a field mouse, but by comparison leaves us higher vertebrates pining for more. deserving of high marks for appearance, the bright wash of yellow could have been lifted from a school bus, the foam borrowed from the lather of a waterfall. alas, the aroma was weak with sliced apple, frosted flakes and the woody note that attends the chewing of a pencil. "balanced" in it’s unchallenging mild body, it has a slight malt liquor like sweetness, dwarfish malts, and a modest lime peel bitterness. it taints rather than tantalizes the thirsty palette. like the smudged and cryptic runes on a pre-historic temple, this is a recipe that will forever baffle beer archeologists.

slowrunner77 (13204) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 25, 2015
Blech. I doth think this crap is old. Not that I expect a ton from them, but blech. Musty stale aroma. No hop presence, light bittering, generic malt, yellow beer.

ordybill (1815) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- Has an aroma of malt and grain possibly corn, smells good. Appearance- Has a pale yellow color with a very small white head. Taste- Has a nice grainy flavor with malt taste, I really like it. Palate- This is a light bodied beer with light carbonation. Has a really nice crisp flavor. Overall- I love this beer, I see many on line don’t care for it a lot. I don’t know why but to me it is awesome.

morrdt (715) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2014
12 ounce single bottle from a Shiner Family Reunion six pack purchased at the local Harris Teeter. Pours a dingy gold color with no head. Aroma is very grassy. Taste is muted and a bit bland. Meh, nothing noteworthy about this beer. Average at best.

Beerathon (1680) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Nothing good nor bad going on here. Simply a drinkable crisp kolsch. Would have liked a bit more hop character, but Shiner doesn’t seem to give that extra effort.

two7offsuit (448) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Pours golden with little to no head. Aroma hints at grass and citrus. Flavor is light with subtle citrus.

Tac (157) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Golden fizzy boddy, quick disappearing head, no lacing. Aromas of some grass, pear. Taste is fruity, slightly bitter ans sweat, candy-like.

csaso (2361) - Missouri, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Bottle - fair size foamy head, clear medium gold color, balanced aroma and flavor - sweet malt and noble hops, crisp finish, not bad overall

e303 (287) - - JUL 23, 2014
Bottle to mug. Pours super clear straw with a big white head that fades quick. Aroma is slightly grassy and cereal like. Taste is similar to a pilsner, clean, crisp, not much hops, but bright. Finish is easy with medium carbonation. Absolutely worth the $2.35 I paid for the bomber but nothing ground breaking. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

wlajwl (7203) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Aroma pale/grainy malts, bread a hint of vanilla. The flavor is pale malts, fruit/berries, mild hops and a long and bitter/beery finish.

Slubgob (345) - West Hartford, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Drank from bottle. Light malt flavor,a but like stale beer the morning after but not as objectionable. Light in the mouth with moderate carbonation, grassy and glassy grains, finishes with just a bit of hops. Not a wonderful kolsch but a good light summer drinker.

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