MiP (15158) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Good refreshing aroma, slightly fruity. Clear golden colour. Small frothy white head. The flavour is nicely fruity with a good citric hop note. Tastes good, but not a Kölsch in my book.
yngwie (16395) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 13, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 12oz, thx to fonefan. A clear, golden beer with a decent off-white head. Resiny, grassy hops in the aroma, some pale malts and hay. The flavor is pretty much the same, a fine bitterness finishes it. Medium body. A decent one, but a bit boring for my likings. 100813
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - AUG 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A clear golden pour with lively carbonation but a very small white sudsy head. The aroma holds a really nice balance of caramel, toffee, and bready malts with some perfume-like floral notes. A slight resinous grassy note also comes through. The flavor is malt heavy with bready malts and caramel malts being dominant. Toffee and roast is slight, as is a grassy hop character. The palate is really nice- full for the style with fine bubbled, soft carbonation. The finish is very clean.
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden with a big sustained white head... Nice lacing in the kolsch glass... Bready, grassy aroma with a subtle hint of citrus... Decent flavor up front, odd lingering flavor, grassy, slightly bready, no kick of citrus like the aroma... light body, easy drinking, not very crisp, no unnecessary sweetness...
reggiedunlop (3633) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours very clear pale yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is breast and grassy with subtle soapy notes. Flavor is more hoppy than expected and crisp...also breast...balanced. Mouthfeel is Is slightly creamy yet light...light hoppy finish lingers too long.
sltydg (10) - Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Light on the taste, thin on palate. Having enjoyed Kölsch in Köln, I was a little exited to try one outside the old city walls. ***sigh*** Nothing special....
beernovice39 (3270) - Montana, USA - JUL 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2012 My first beer from Ballast Point. Pours a hazy golden with a small creamy white head. Sweet malty scent. Sweet malt taste, light and crisp.
DialSquare (4123) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from charleston beer exchange. Clear yellow pour with bright white head. Aroma of pale malts and citrus hops. Crisp orange and caramel malt taste. Slight acidity in the finish. Creamy medium texture.
rhys_mavis (11) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 27, 2010
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not a big fan of this local brew, it feels like homebrew quality with more money.
philvil (176) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 23, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
i got tricked by the name and expected an american pale ale. what I got was a pilsnery thing that turns out to actually be an ale that tastes like a lager. still, i could appreciate a good Kolsch but this was not one. Kolsches rely a delicate balance of subtle flavors and this does not achieve that balance