Nate (3445) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2003
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Light malt aroma, slightly fruity. Lilttle bit of wheat and citrus, and oddly, some smoke. Overall, weak balanced aroma. Dark golden yellow clear, but no head. Palate is medium watery with medium smooth carb. Light malt sweet and soft hops taste. Watery, with grain finish and light sweet after. Very little bitterness at all. Light fruity taste. Pretty refreshing.
baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - AUG 20, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light yellow with a white head. Pretty ame aroma of herbal hops and a touch of caramel. Slightly sweet with a light bitter finish. Pretty refreshing - light bodied but not watery. Good summer brew.
TimE (2792) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 8, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer is perhaps the best rendition of a true Kolsch style beer in N. America. Huge white head gives off mildly fruity nose with hints of German hops and caramel. Firm malty body and a smooth malty finish and lingering hops. I would call this ‘Koln in a bottle’ for a catchy marketing campaign.
dukefan (214) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted at the Oregon Brewer's Festival. Fresh, crisp, clean, refreshing beer. This is a drink all summer-long beer!
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - JUL 18, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
looked a little dark for a Kolsch style beer. It did however meet my requirements for a summer time beer. It was light and had a clean after taste. It also had good flavor (unlike other summer time beers.)
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 7, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The alaskan summer ale poured very clear and hay yellow in color, with a white head that dissipated quickly. It had a very fruity aroma mixed with hop. The high point of this beer came in the appearance and smell. The taste was no better than average compared to the Pyramid Kolsch that I drank just before it, and it seemed to lack any sort of complex flavor. However, as the name suggests, it is not a bad summer beer.
haddon90 (1349) - Newport Beach, California, USA - JUN 18, 2003
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a crisp golden color with a white head. A very warm flavor and a slight kick for an aftertaste. A little hint of banana too!! Minor hops. A good beer to drink on a hot day at the golf course.
brownaler (378) - Topsail Beach, North Carolina, USA - MAY 22, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
My first Kölsch. Has a warm and inviting flavor with a bananna bread-like aftertaste. Good brew from Alaska.
UNCCTF (477) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A friend of mine brought me a few of these back from Anchorage. Pure golden color with a small white head. Lots of carbonation bubbles. Fruity aroma, with a few subdued floral hop notes. Very fruity, almost citrusy flavor with some hints of banana... very interesting. Aftertaste lingers slightly - very citrusy feel. Man, I wish you could find this stuff on the east coast - this is one of those beers you would drink a whole lot of at the beach. Excellent!
GermanBrews76 (676) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 13, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Huge bubbles, head dissipated pretty quickly, a real lively beer with a pale straw body. A pale malty aroma a hint of vanilla. very subdued earthy and floral hops. Clean, crisp and refreshingly malty. Very appropriate summer offering, I just think it's a weak style.