Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear gold color with white head. Nose of cereal malts, honey and some floral notes. Flavor much the same as the aroma -- grainy, honey and a bit on the sweet side. Easy drinker for sure.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 25, 2008
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle at Capital Ale House Downtown. Clear light golden with aroma of light grainey malts. Grainy malt and light honey flavors with some fruity yeast character. Bit of spicey hops.
Medium to light body with low carbonation. Finish is moderately dry with a lot of bready character. Bitterness is there and is pushing a pale ale, but I would still classify this as a Kolsch.
holdenn (2077) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from Mass Beverage Lawrence, KS. Pours a clear golden with a white head. Sweet caramel malts in the aroma with no hops detected. The palate is watery with spritzy carbonation. Sweet caramel malts, slightly fruity with faded grassy hops. I’m surprised its listed as a kolsch, I just assumed it was a watery and maybe old pale ale. Ok, but not that enjoyable.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 24, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Capital Ale House - Downtown on 06/24/08. Clear golden body with a small frothy white head. Bready, grainy aroma with a hint of honey. Very bready flavor, whole grain bread and honey nut cheerios, some grain and a bit more honey. Medium body with moderately low carbonation.
vyvvy (3607) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to terminus for picking up this fine kolsch for me. Pours light golden with an off-white head. The aroma has clean lightly sweet pale malt with a hint of hops. Medium / light crisp body with fairly soft gentle carbonation. The flavor starts off with the clean smooth malt with a hint of toastiness, some spice along some creaminess that fills the mouth, but isn’t over assertive with it. The finish is linger with spicy hops that are gentle and pale / caramel malt. This is a great easy drinking beer.
topherh (1907) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - JUN 11, 2008
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours golden light malts and flowery hops in the aroma. Grainy, tart, slightly sweet flavor
bgburdman9 (857) - 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 (1878) - 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.