blatz (138) - Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2004
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not a big fan of Kolsch, so this was lackluster at best to me. Quickly dissipating white head, golden body similar to the Pale. Flowery hop aroma, but little backbone otherwise, and too sweet to be drinkable on a hot summer day. Disappointing, and I think too hoppy for a true Kolsch.
hayduke (3375) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 28, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2007 Bottle. Nice golden color wtih a white head that was gone in a hurry. A multitude of odors with fruits, flowers, and vanilla seeming to be the most noticable. Quite a bit of carbonation. I am not familiar with Kolsh so don’t know how to compare it, but overall this was not robust enough for my taste.
Original rating 6-3-7-2-11
Rerate Feb 26, 07 I have become much more knowledgable about beer since the last rating so decided to try this one again. Paid $6.99 for a six-pack at my local North Coast Coop here in Eureka. Poured a very clear golden color with nice white head and good lacing. Nose is very malty with lots of additional favors including flowers that probably come from the hops. Actually very enjoyable and up my rating goes.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 16, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sparkling light gold, creamy white head. Nose held notes of spice cake, vanilla, caramel, pear, and fresh bread. Nice citrus and spice flavors that blance each other well. Light bodied, medium carbonation, crisp finish. Kolsch has never been my thing, but this was ok for what it was.
hopscotch (9163) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear, light golden ale with a small, creamy, white head. The nose is lightly spicy with notes of pear, toffee, vanilla and biscuit. The flavor has good balance. Fruity, spicy and well-hopped. Light-bodied with medium carbonation. Short, clean, semi-dry finish.
hopdog (8940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My first Kolsch. Poured a lighter golden yellow color with an averaged sized white head. Aromas of malts and citris (lemon). Tastes like it smells (sweet malty with citris) - more on the sweet side. Fizzy body.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2004
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Betterthan the amber. But still pretty timid and thin, diluted maltyness, lemon, melon, not many hops. No big deal, easy to drink.
rob6799 (7) - Washington, USA - JUN 2, 2004 does not count
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not bad but not real flavorful. First impression is it’s not very good. It taste similar to the Full Sail Pale Ale, which seemed a bit strong and had too much alcohol flavor with no real character that spoke to me. I’ve got 5 more bottles to nurse the rest of the week maybe the taste will improve. :)
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - JUN 1, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on draft: golden with a white head. nose of citrus pine and light in the mouth. a bit thin but refreshing.
hershiser2 (1227) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 30, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My first Alaskan (it’s my frist time in Cali). Fruity and slick, is the way i can describe it- a good beer- with everything I expected from an Alaskan brew (I’ve been hearing many good things)
JoeMcPhee (8410) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 25, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rich golden colour and a thin white head. Softly carbonated. Fruity aroma with spicy noble hops apparent. Light fruity flavour (cherry, berry) and excellent malt/hop balance with some bitterness and a very rich mouthfeel.