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RATINGS: 86   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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Msdrbeat (572) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
George999 (442) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zoucrew102 (1550) - - 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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beaver (1717) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mvp (244) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iznogud (3030) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wekker84 (2204) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (5402) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HenrikSoegaard (13555) - Randers, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2015
Bottle. Creamy White good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Light malty and hoppy strange mango aroma. Light bitter flavor. Average light bitter finish. Oily palate and way too fizzy.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Douberd (5163) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2015
(Short’s Kolsch 45) Bottle 355 ml at home, served into a kolsch glass, ABV not stated on the bottle. Bright golden yellow, hazy body, with good activity in it. Almost two full fingers of a white, thick head, with great retention. Aroma is herbal, light grass, old bread. Taste also herbal and not that fresh, some malts, old bread, dried grass, mold. Medium thin body, good carbonation. Nothing special.


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