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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Kolsch 45 is just what you need on a hot summer day. Kölsch beer originated in Cologne, Germany and is unique in that it is a warm fermented ale, but is aged like most traditional German lagers at a cool temperature. Though light in body and color, its prominent hoppiness and radiant yellow “straw” color sets it apart. As you taste Kolsch 45, you’ll notice that the head retains prominent, pleasant aromas. Light Pilsen and Munich malt aid in the crisp, refreshing nature of this beer. Hop bitterness is present without adding a lingering resonance.

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3.2
jgb9348 (6268) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2017
Slightly hazy golden and lightly copper coloured body with some bubbles rising from the bottom and a thin, single centimetre tall pure white head. Aroma of grass, funky malt, cardboard, light alcohol, nuts and even a touch of oats noticeable. Light-bodied; Strong funky malt flavours at first with a pungent brightness, mostly from grasses, but also from some astringent bitterness with hops evident soon after the sip. Aftertaste shows some lighter grasses and smoother malts along with a pleasant bitterness and some citrus flavours to finish it all off. Overall, a nice and refreshing beer with some good flavours and some pungency, but in a decent way throughout. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Meijer in Woodhaven, Michigan on 08-December-2016 for US$10,99/twelve pack, sampled at home in Washington on 29-April-2017.

3.5
akoeninger (755) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 29, 2017
Hazy straw colored. Light bready aromas and some fruity notes. Crisp, sweet, refreshing. Some noble hops but not in the finish.

3.3
Msdrbeat (780) - East Lansing, USA - DEC 17, 2016
Bottled. Pours hazy golden. Aroma is slightly sweet. Sweeter than I usually expect from a Kolsch, but the hop bitterness is just enough to make it complex. Quite interesting.

3.4
George999 (457) - Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2016
Bottle - the pour is cloudy and a pale yellow color. The aroma is lemon, yeast, butter nut squash, and candy bananas. The taste is banana, bitter, and floral. The mouthfeel is medium and the finish is malts, crisp and clean.

3.5
zoucrew102 (1880) - - OCT 30, 2016
Bottle. Bready malt aroma with light fruity notes as well as some grassy hops. Pours clear pale golden colored with one finger of off white head that has excellent retention but little lacing. Starts with bready maltiness and some bright citrus fruity notes. Finishes dry crisp and clean with grassy hops that add some bitterness but it is still very smooth. Good, refreshing kolsch.

2.8
Beaver (1802) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2016
12 oz can. Pours slightly hazy yellow gold with a medium creamy white head that retains well and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is sweet bready bubblegum malts with some noble hops.

The flavor is sweet bready malts with a touch of fruit and some peppery grassy hops. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, just OK.

3.3
mvp (263) - Harper Woods, Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2016
Murky golden color with a frothy white head. The taste is a bit on the sweet side. No aftertaste!

3.2
Iznogud (3808) - CROATIA - MAR 26, 2016
Bottle, 330 ml from Svijet Piva. Courtesy of and shared with JFK10000. Unclear yellow, small white head. Malty, citrus, sweetish, quite drinkable.

3.2
wekker84 (2360) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - FEB 24, 2016
Bottle a golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts citrus fruits spicy and grassy hops flavor malts spicy citrus fruits gras hay and hops

3.3
burg326 (5482) - Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2015
Poured a golden color from the bottle with aromas of grass, light malt, a touch of stale hops. flavors are malt and grassiness, light herbal notes as well decent offering.


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