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Atwater D-light - Atwater Brewery

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45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 17.74%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Atwater Brewery visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Frozensoul327 on 05-19-2007)
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proc

Michigan

4/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a solid, summertime, Kolsch from the fine folks at Atwater. Pours out to a bright gold in the glass with an average-sized head. Aroma is that of light citrus and bread dough. The taste is good, with lemon and other citrus flavors peaking their head out in front of the slightly yeasty finish. This is a very, easy to drink beer. Don't let the word "Light" in the title fool you. Its flavorful. I think I've found an addition to my summer beer rotation.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2007 18:26:22 | More by proc
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4.23/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Lady Miss Kier Kirby of Deee-Lite stopped by to drop off this beer from my favorite (?) hit-or-miss brewery earlier today! It was great to see her again after so many years.

From the bottle: "Beer Is Good Enjoy Responsibly".

I like the pseudo-cascade when it comes off, and this was no exception. It quickly settled into two fingers (just!) of soapy, bone-white head with limited retention, although the lacing it left in its wake was nice. Deee-Lite was the background music and I could barely remain seated! Color was a pretty sunshine-yellow (SRM = >2, < 4) with NE-quality clarity. Nose smelled of all things lemon, but with a biscuit malt undertone. I thought of lemon biscotti, lemon scones, lemon meringue pie. You get the lemony idea, I am sure. Mouthfeel was thin and watery and I hope never to have a Kolsch that is otherwise. Kolsch is meant to be a light, summery, breezy beer that can act as an alternative to standard lagers. Which would you want? Coors Light Summer Brew or some nice Kolsch? I know where I stand and I stand behind this one. The taste was light and lemony and D-lightful. Atwater continues to confound me, but this one was a winner. The finish was airy and refreshing, semi-dry with a continued lemony zestiness that just cried out to be drank while on a picnic.

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Though their heart is in Koln, the Michgan-made Kolsch-style beer reels in a lot of influences from German lagers, general European lagers, bohemian pilsners and even American light lagers; particularly for its marketing campaign.

Kicking off with a grainy-sweet taste and a mild floral hop aroma, early impressions seem aswirl with light bread, confectioner's sugar and dough; along with light and fruity bouquet. Along with its lightly hazed straw appearance, there's little to separate its introduction from that of a lot of lighter fare beer.

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D Light can be sold as any beer from blonde ale to light lager, to bohemian pilsner and American adjunct lager. There's little character to the beer to pull it decidedly to any one style over the other. It lacks the subtle fruit character and utmost crispness to qualify as Kolsch.

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Atwater D-light from Atwater Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.