vyvvy (3904) - 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 (1911) - 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 (1940) - 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 (6122) - 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 (1071) - 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 (6378) - 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.