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KSA

May, 2016

KSA

Judges Rating: 
88
Aroma: 
22 / 24
Appearance: 
6 / 6
Flavor: 
35 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
10 / 10
Overall Impression: 
15 / 20

This delicately balanced style is well known for being crisp and refreshing with a fine balance of malt, hops and esters. This Kolsch hits on all three of those balanced elements. The aroma highlights bready, grainy malt, light herbal hops and a hint of pear esters. The malt and hops balance the flavor with bready malt and spicy, herbal hops; a delicate hint of citrus fruit lingers in the background. The finish is appropriately dry and crisp with a lingering bready, grainy malt and a touch of spicy hops. This beer is certainly crisp, refreshing and delicate but, unfortunately, the grainy character is slightly harsh and detracts from the otherwise delicate malt profile.

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