MetalNHopHead (1350) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUL 9, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
It’s a bit odd that California Kolsch (or Yellowtail Pale Ale, as it was previously called), is Ballast Point’s flagship beer. The brewery has become strongly associated with its hoppy beers, so a light-bodied, clean German-style Lager seems like an unusual place to start. Still, it clearly worked out, didn’t it? California Kolsch pours a little darker than the usual golden-pale color. Yeast aromas and subtle herbal hops. Tastes like bread and finishes with grassy hop bitterness. Very smooth, easy-going feel. A nice one for the summertime.
HuskerTan (1669) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - JUL 7, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A- Malty, sweet grains,
A- Amber color, clear liquid, white head.
T- Bubble gum, lemon zest, caramel, malty.
P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, malty finish.
O- Kolsch, Pale Ale, whatever it is, it’s a special beer. Not necessarily amazing, but very drinkable. A bit of bubble gum yeast in the flavor and lots of caramel malts. Not bad at all.
ozzy70 (690) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 6, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample from bottle at Hy-Vee. Poured clear golden, small white head. Aroma was grains, grassy, malty. Taste was lightly sweet.
jsmerig (1473) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear orange Amber with a frothy white head. Very active carbonation. Aroma of lemon zest and straw. The taste is light. The slight bit of tartness dissipates quickly and is replaced by a subtle yet spicy bitterness that lingers. Very creamy mouthfeel. Light and refreshing with a crisp finish.
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Marduk (6166) - Reval, ESTONIA - MAY 28, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle (thanks martjoobolut). Clear golden color. Small size, bubbly beige head, disappears. Malty, grainy, sourish, faint fruity in aroma. Sweet, malty, citrus in taste. Lemonish citrusy hops in aftertaste. Quite bland and boring. Why is it under style kolsch?
FatPhil (13646) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 27, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
355ml bottle - thanks martjoobolut
Sweet fruity aroma, light pale malts. Pale sweet malts in the taste too. Bitter finish. Has just the fruitiness of a kolsch, nothing more, and that fruitiness is way more than a kolsch should be. This is in no way a kolsch, and he commercial description basically says that. What wanker admin is in charge of this beer’s classification?
martjoobolut (2921) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 27, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (from beergium). Pours golden. Aroma is sweet, grain, malt. Flavor is sweet and bitter, grainy, some citrus, malt. Body is watery. Overall: ok, very drinkable.
suurjuust (2809) - ESTONIA - MAY 27, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared by Mart. Pale yellow beer, white head. Nose is grain, malt, grass. Flavor is slightly floury, lagerish, grains, malt. Finishes with grass and grainy malt, lingering grainy sourness. Quaffable, but forgettable.
WillemsUrenkel (1429) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - MAY 10, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pint on draft at a seafood restaurant in San Diego. Light unclear orange in the glass, small foamy white head. More malt and grassy on the nose. Taste starts like a malty Pilsener, grassy and some hop bitterness. Less fruity. Later hints of marzipan in the aftertaste. Okay.
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a golden yellow/amber. Aromas of lemon, grains, celery. Flavor is crisp, dry, sweet malt, and a mild hop.