HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 24, 2002
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2003 Nice kolsch color, with a thin white head. Carbonation seems a little high, but I guess this is a summer beer. The palate is light with low hop bitterness. The beer is smooth with a dry finish. Cool killer whale on the label.
AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 18, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice golden color with a fairly large head that diminished quickly. A rather sweet aroma. Quite a mild flavor that lacked enough hop bite in the finish, and thus had a very light finish. Alcohol content seemed fairly light. Not a great beer, but on a hot summer day would make a nice thirst quencher.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 30, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This started out a great beer for the first few sips. Then all bitterness was lost, the sweetness took over and things went bad.
joet (1919) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAY 17, 2002
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sweet light maltyness, some lemon flavor, crisp but but not entirely snappy, not entirely clean. I want less sweetness and more crispness from a Koelsch.
BillKismet (3000) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I’ve sampled few kolsch’s to this point to maybe my perceptions will change. This beer was an unspectacular bronze gold color with a rounded honey-wine aroma that underpinned the flavor as well. Smooth and bittersweet--a change of pace from the hearty complex winter beers--but not impressed.
mwsf (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 8, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is an excellent Kolsh. Light yellow, nice head, delicate, dry, winey, very subtle hop bitterness, slight hop flavor, a little sweet malt flavor, refreshing. I could drink this all day long!
themorningzoo (49) - Fairbanks, USA - MAR 31, 2002
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
It is honor to rate it first but I won’t do it justice. It has great color and excellent taste that lasts throughout the entire beer. Good Job again Alaska!!!!