jdjuice (339) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - DEC 23, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Compared to other pale ales, it’s a step richer and deeper. It’s probably one of the most complex simple pale ales I’ve had, with a nice balance of grassy light malts and sharp, dry hoppiness with a bit of sourness, but unfortunately it’s not something I’ll reach for when I’ve got so much else to choose from.
Voodoo (353) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a clear orange color with a thin white head which is gone in an instant.....aroma of very little, sweet maltiness.......taste is bread, tailing off to very light bittering.....no hoppiness to note, little bitterness, little flavor.....just sort of beer.
loubar (87) - Los Gatos, California, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2014 12 oz bottle from Best Damn Beer Shop. Light bodied, yellow color with white head. Aroma of light hops, grass and a slight yeasty sweetness. Taste is slightly malty with lemon and minimal hops bitterness in a pleasantly crisp finish. Good carbonation. Not heavy. Not skunky. Not sweet. Extremely light, clean and refreshing.
Stuu666 (3570) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 17, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at home. Pours golden amber, nose is dull toffee, taste is light floral, toffee.
mybrainhurts (356) - North Dakota, USA - DEC 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of malts, grains, summer spices, and fresh cut lawn. Flavors are similar. Clean and crisp palate. Not a pale ale but a decent kolsch.
tillmac62 (259) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - DEC 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
BOD 177/14. Pours a clear light amber (golden). Above average head volume, excellent lacing and retention. Light nose of fruity esters and yeast over a biscuit base with a hint of spice. Almost light medium body with a nice slick texture. Slightly below normal carbonation with just a touch of effervescence in the finish. The flavor profile is quite nice for a Kolsch. Above average intensity for the style, well balanced and fairly complex. It begins with a mix of light fruit (banana, pear) that flows into a somewhat crisp biscuit sweetness. The middle is a very mild hop bitterness that is herbal in nature that yields to a slight note of pepper like spice. The finish is a slow fade of herbal bitterness and biscuit that ends with a touch of dryness.
tom10101 (3103) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 6, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can (12 oz). Bought @ Winooski Beverage Warehouse. Should be approximately 1½ month old.
Appearance: Clear golden with a medium quickly diminishing off-white head and some lacing.
Aroma: Pils malt, some fruitiness, light herbal presence and metallic notes.
Taste: Cereals, light fruitiness, herbal notes and metallic presence.
Palate: Light to medium body. Moderate/medium carbonation. Watery mouthfeel. Metallic finish.
Overall: So boring and generic that’s it’s not even easily drinkable. Extremely disappointing take on a Kölsh from a usually good brewery.
Minderbinder (2022) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 6, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear golden with low-medium light beige head. Good lacing. Aroma is of fruits, flowers, malt. Taste is of fruits, flowers, bitterness. Palate: Light body. Medium-high carbonation. Overall: Ok. I would have liked more hops. This beer, complex? Not in my opinion. Still decent, but I would not buy it again.
mathieuc (1514) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 1, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear golden with a thin white head that leaves some lacing. Nose is of grain and fruits, lightly spicy. Full-on pilsener malt. Taste is lightly sweet and crackery, pretty much a pale lager. Not sure why but I was expecting a pale ale... maybe they should make their packaging a little clearer that it is a kölsch after all. Body is light and carbonation high and prickly. It is never watery, though. Overall a fair kölsch I guess...
miyauchi38 (356) - chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20