ojclark (69) - Santa Monica, California, USA - APR 23, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Initial phenolic aroma of clove and a little banana quickly dissipated to a mild grain/malt aroma with slight DMS aroma detectable. Beer poured with a golden color with a very fine head and no lace. Several minutes after pouring, a mixture of medium and a few large bubbles continued to rise up through the glass.
Flavor was heavier than other Kölsch beers I’ve tried: more like a kristalweizen than a Kölsch. A pleasant flavor, but I’m not sure this conforms to the style. Palate was a little thin and fizzy. Not a bad beer, but falls short of other offerings I’ve had from Alaskan Brewing.
mybrainhurts (379) - North Dakota, USA - APR 21, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2006 Malty sweet, herbal, grassy aroma. Lemon zest, light caramel malt flavors. Unpleasant dryness at the finish produces a coating feeling on my tongue. Not bad, but coming from Alaskan brewing I had higher expectations.
Macanudo (14) - USA - APR 3, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful golden ale look. Pours easily with a slight head. Perfect warm weather beer. A little sweet with some tart, citrusy taste.
Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 31, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark golden color with a small white head. Aroma is citrus lemon and a bit of malty sweet. Flavor is a mild malt with a bit of lemon and a metallic taste. Watery mouthfeel but refreshing. Good session beer.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 25, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours with a golden-orange body topped by a thin to medium thick head with some lacing. The aroma and flavor are slightly sweet and malty with a grassy bitterness. Light bodied and smooth.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2005
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
This Kolsch-style ale was quite a let down, very flat and watery with a big metallic finish. Pours clear orange with a medium white head. Malts are light with a slight fruitiness and mild hopping in the finish. This brew finishes with a big metallic note and a slightly tart flavor that lingers in the aftertaste.
motelpogo (7701) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 20, 2005
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
bottled. pale and flat, light grass and ginger aroma, not a lot of flavour, just some melon and corn, pretty tedious
DocLock (8798) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Buck Dich for this one. Pours dark straw with medium white head. Aroma of malt, some hopcit. Tastes malty, with a firm honey element, some hopcit, and a smooth finish. Solid.
steve23mj (273) - Essexville, Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours deep golden color with dissapating white head. Nose is faint of bready, grassy mild maltiness. Flavor is mild bitterness with almost a grainy, straw-like character. Not bad, however I probably wouldn’t get this one again.
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 11, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Faint matl nose. Clear light amber colour, with small head. malt taste that fades to yield a yeasty after taste. spotty lace