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Kolsch Style Ale

March, 2016
Judges Rating: 
93
Aroma: 
23 / 24
Appearance: 
6 / 6
Flavor: 
37 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
9 / 10
Overall Impression: 
18 / 20

Upon first whiff, a low malt and hop presence was found in the nose along with a few slightly fruity esters as well. Pouring a clear, straw wheat color, the beer had a nice carbonation that featured a fluffy head of tiny bubbles that clung to the glass. In the flavor, a good balance of hops and malt was very light, crisp and dry. It had a nice, low, grassy hop bitterness that balanced nicely with the slight fruity esters. A medium mouthfeel and body coupled with very nice carbonation tingled the palate throughout sampling. This is a smooth-drinking Kolsch with a nice balance of malt and hops with the right amount of bitterness in the aftertaste. Flavors of grass and fruity esters complemented each other well. This beer was crisp, dry, light and very drinkable, and is highly recommended, especially after a long, hot day of doing yardwork.

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