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 (6107) - 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 (1070) - 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 (6324) - 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.
Dorwart (2342) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thin head of white bubbles. Minimal carbonation. Light cereal and corn aroma with some lemon grass and a bit of roastyness. Dry and pasty palate. Medium gold in color. Cereal and grainy flavor. Some dryness and bitterness. Finishes sweet and dry. An ok brew but I am not a big fan of the Kolsch style.
emerica56 (600) - Bristol, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 23, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a pale yellow orange color with a head that faded as quick as the pour. The nose is full of malted honey with some hints of hops. The initial flavor is sweet honey with a grainy finish and the subtle notes of wheat. This is an interesting beer in style, initially i was expecting something a bit more robust and balanced. I was surprised that it is not that watery and the flavor leaves a nice impression.
Drink4Satan (670) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 23, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
If only lagers could be this fruity. Pours a golden colour with a whispy white head that leaves no lacing. The has strong honey aromas and mild fruity notes. The flavour is also heavy on the honey flavour with grassy and fruity hops with a grainy, sweet finish. There is a mild astringency to the finsh. The palate is medium bodied with sharp, tingly carbonation and a long duration. Its a decent session brew, but I’ll stick to buying other offerings from Ballast Point on the reg.