bgburdman9 (856) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma was pretty much like a pilsner with a light malt background. It also had a little fruitiness around in there too. Flavor was pretty smooth and easy to drink. Not bad for a kolsch but nothing special. A light weird tang to it.
blklab2007 (1862) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 10, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle poured a light golden color color with a thin white head and heavy carbonation. aroma has champagne yeast, wheat, and sweetness. flavor is a typical lager, sweet with some wheat. light skunk and little body finishing watery.
cale422 (28) - Timmonsville, South Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Visit to San Diego... great brew scene. This brew a crystal clear straw yellow. Slight hop bitterness corn like flavor and very lager like. great session brew
WISEGUY572 (1372) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Unremarkable. Surprisingly like a lager, except that a Kolsch is pretty much indistinguishable from a lager unless you watch the yeast do their work. Looks ike a crystal clear filtered mass market lager. Nose of floral hops, taste a little too floral and a little too metallic for my taste. A little thin in the mouth. Probably a good representative of the form, even if it is not my favorite form.
Rastacouere (6106) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 3, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A Kölsch that felt more like a golden ale.
Fresh ingredients, but very timid hops.
A bit overly fruity and malty example. Strawy and sweet cerealic maltiness. Biting carbonation is a bit too pronounced.
biznizness (1063) - Mooresville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 3, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Well, I usually don’t score a beer off of a small sample, but this is an exception because I doubt I’ll get back to San Diego anytime soon. Had some of Derrick’s Yellowtail and... it wasn’t very good. Pass on this, especially if they have a Stone on tap.
Radek Kliber (6297) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 3, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Mondial 2008
Appearance: Deep gold going into sunny amber , fizzy small top.3-
Nose Sweet malted base with deep clean hop profile
Flavor/Palate : Medium bodied , clean sweet malty front. Nutty-hoppy coating. Clean ale with slightly high carbonation.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Pours a straw yellow body with a 3 finger head. Sweet malt and not much else. Not very good.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - MAY 28, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Home Brew Mart. Pale yellow color. Smooth. Very, very easy to drink. Tasty. I was expecting BMC flavors and off flavors, but this was very nice and enjoyable. Was told this account for 70% of their sales. Excellent on tap at the source. Wouldn’t mind having a keg for everyday drinking.
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Pours clearish golden yellow with a moderate crisp white head, some lace. Smells crisp malty and slightly nutty, moderate earthy hop smell as well. Tastes malty and nutty. Malts are crisp and sweet. Definitely get the Kolsch feel of this brew, could use more hop flavor for my taste. Medium body, good carbonation.