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Laimas Kölsch Style Ale

March, 2016
Judges Rating: 
22 / 24
6 / 6
39 / 40
9 / 10
Overall Impression: 
19 / 20

This beer pours a brilliant gold color with a lingering white head. The aroma greets you with a light, perfumy hop character, followed by a light, bready maltiness and fresh pear. The flavor is a near-perfect balance between the perfumy hops, pear esters and soft, bready malt. A moderately low hop bitterness emerges mid-palate and lingers through a light residual sweetness and into a medium-dry finish. A very light and appropriate yeast-derived sulfur character appears as it warms and helps accentuate the dryness. Laimas is a well-crafted and balanced beer that should be enjoyed during the warmer months.