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Kolschy Clouds

April, 2017

Kolschy Clouds

Judges Rating: 
23 / 24
5 / 6
37 / 40
8 / 10
Overall Impression: 
18 / 20

Its billowy white head held firm in my snifter as its tawny gold undercurrent frothily bubbled. Those bubbles released notes of freshly grated lemon zest, crackers, and pink grapefruit. A soft malt character was supported by a very smooth and pleasant citrus hop flavor. While it featured a solid hop flavor, it was very tame in the bitterness area, which contributed to a light malt sweetness. This also featured a light, smooth finish, with substantial carbonation pulling the flavors off your palate, thus enhancing its drinkability. Overall, while the hop profile does stray from the traditional Kolsch style (Style guideline 5B – Kolsch), this seems to be a quality sessionable brew to enjoy.