Prufrockstar (1647) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 25, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle on AS 201, 5 hour delayed flight. They were cool and didn’t charge me (or anybody else I suppose, even the loud mouthed douche bag behind me). Ordered the freeride pale, but this is alright. Dated 080715 -- from the future?! Rad. Smells like bread, honey - almost like Teddy Graham’s. Some bubblegum cotton candy thing in there. What is that aroma, so familiar but can’t place it. Paired with crunchy snack mix. Some copper / metal. Looking forward to getting home, enjoying this beer, book, and noise canceling headphones (which were also helpful during the bohemian rhapsody karaoke as we sat at the gate for hour upon hour). Actually truth be told it’s been a pretty relaxing delay.
superspak (3753) - Michigan, USA - JUN 2, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 7/11/2015. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy deep golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, wheat, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance of pale malt, earthy hops, and light yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, wheat, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, apple, wheat, cracker, biscuit, light honey, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and balance of pale malt, earthy hops, and light yeast ester flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Very clean flavors, with noticeable but very well restrained yeast ester notes. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 5.3%. Overall this is a damn nice Kolsch style. All around great robustness and balance and pale malt, earthy hops, and light yeast ester notes; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
rumproasts (4290) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. deep yellow with one finger head. bigger body than I’d find ideal in a kolsch, but plesant and a bit fruity. hops could definitely be more forward. missing the crisp bitter kick that makes a kolsch great.
Obfuscate (337) - Minneapolis, - MAY 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty crisp and refreshing while still maintaining a nice malt base. Solid beer but there are other summer beers I prefer.
Brookfield254 (7) - Iowa, USA - DEC 7, 2014 does not count
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer is perhaps the best rendition of a true Kolsch style beer that I have had so far. Poured into a stange glass with a one finger white head that gives off mildly fruity aroma with hints of hops and perhaps a touch of caramel. The body is a fairly light and somewhat malty with a smooth malty and yet some lingering, but not overpowering hops in the finish. Very drinkable even out of season.
drywallman (351) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured into the glass with a dark yellow color and a short lived head, per the style of kolsch. Malt was cereal like with a hint of caramel followed by a slightly grassy hop touch for balance. A great session beer that goes down easy.
loubar (156) - Los Gatos, California, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from Bev Mo. This one won’t bowl you over but it’s bot bad either. Nice aroma. Taste is toasty with some spices and caramel. The over all feel is moderate and mild, easy drinking for sure. Bitterness distinctively absent. A session brew if there ever was one. I’m ready for another...
slowrunner77 (7885) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
"not particularly fond of this beer, or the style, but i did like the hops. other than that it’s completely avoidable as there are just better summer brews out there. ok."
Oakes (13966) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 20, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light amber, not much head. Malty and slightly fruity character. More fruity budweiser taste with malts and high gravity-ish esters. A little heavier than a macro but that’s about it.
decaturstevo (5613) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep yellow almost gold pour with creamy white head. Aroma is corn and perfumy/floral hops. Slight malt on the front with a touch of floral hops. Light bodied with slightly aggressive carbonation. Pretty solid.