Karnival Kolsch

12 oz single, Hop City, Atlanta, GA, USA.
Lovely, beautifully carbonated, golden yellow pour with a pillow-like, fluffy head that gives some nice lace. The beer is very lively and adds a certain anticipation of the taste. Looks great.
Light citrus nose but this all but disappears when the true nature of the style cuts in quickly with some severe bitterness. Clean though, so the marriage is a good one.
Finishes crisp and somewhat dry but has a lingering malt “effect” at the far back end. Perhaps some tart, hard fruit especially reminiscent of gooseberries.
Tasty and full of flavor but the bitterness caught me a little by surprise. Almost a Saaz, pils like bite in the ending. interesting beer that I would like to try along side some from Cologne.

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05/01/2010
Style:
Kölsch
Format:
bottle
ABV: 4.8 %
Appearance: 4.5
Taste: 3.5
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 3.5
Total: 3.55
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