Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub

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Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub
Washington, United States
3.67 | pDev: 12.81%
Sep 06, 2021
Jun 14, 2004
Hale’s version of this traditional German light ale won a Gold Medal at the Great American Beer Festival in 2010! It is similar to pilsner in flavor, light, subtle and thirst quenching. Hale's Kolsch is available all year round on draft.
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Had on tap. Body is gold in color and clear, cap is fluffy and white, lacing is spotted. Floral hops, lemon, and orange in the nose. Taste hits white bread but in a muted way, hops have some grass now. Feel is classic but thin, yeast is particularly mild for a kolsch. I think this was an attempt to elevate but just came across as a lighter classic
Sep 06, 2021
Rated: 4 by BidYouABrew from Washington

May 30, 2021
Rated: 4 by bv51 from Washington

May 06, 2021
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Reviewed by Hatchjaw from Washington

4.87/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
An outstanding Kölsch, despite being made nowhere near Germany, probably the best I've had made in the States, almost tastes like a blonde or helles, a perfect blend of everything you love about all those types of beer, packed with a near dizzying deliciousness that is indescribable. Go find this and drink it!
Jun 02, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Jul 14, 2019
Rated: 3.57 by imposterzilla from Washington

Mar 17, 2019
Rated: 3.8 by Sound_Explorer from Washington

Sep 13, 2017
Rated: 3.28 by Erik-P from Canada (BC)

Apr 20, 2017
Rated: 3.48 by Noooddle from Washington

Mar 29, 2017
Rated: 3.42 by dar482 from New York

Sep 27, 2016
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Reviewed by hreb from Washington

2.76/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
12 oz can of Hale's "Rhein Bier Style" Kolsch (no umlaut any more). Served in pint glass. Beer pours bright yellow in color with lots of carbonation and a medium white head. Flavor is gently of caramel with a bit of a toasted grain note. A mix of crisp and cloying. There's some bitterness in the center of the palate, but the finish is most definitely not dry. Overall this is not really what I want in a Kölsch bier. Kölsch should be crisp and light, well attenuated, with a distinctive yeast profile, but this beer is more like an adjunct lager. Disappointing.

I picked up a variety pack case of Hale's and I have to say I think it's not lived up to my expectation's from Hale's. Not to bash cans generally, but I wonder if the Hale's quality control on their canning line matches their bottled and keg distribution.
Aug 14, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by DamienI from Washington

Apr 22, 2016
Rated: 3.73 by GTJayG from Georgia

Nov 16, 2015
Rated: 3.69 by BFCarr from New Jersey

Oct 02, 2015
Rated: 3.81 by Donkster46 from Washington

Sep 12, 2015
Rated: 3.23 by BorisNorris from Idaho

Aug 22, 2015
Rated: 3.37 by ssgunbond from Belgium

Jul 21, 2015
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Reviewed by Taybeh from Minnesota

3.44/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
on tap at Anthony's in Gig Harbor. Served in a pokal. Grain, a little hint of apple, good carbonation, modest body for the style. Seems to be be crafted well enough, and fairly refreshing in the summer but fairly middle-of-the-road all things considered.
Jul 05, 2015
Rated: 3.25 by jmccraney from Washington

Jun 15, 2015
Rated: 3.53 by sourdog from California

Dec 21, 2014
Kölsch from Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 85 ratings