Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 18, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer after splitting from the 22 ounce bottle pours a translucent and lustrous gold with the head large and bright white with a pleasing creamy texture, lace a fine silky curtain to cover the glass. Nose is dominated by the sweet malt, crisp and fresh, with the start nicely malted, lightly sweet and the top fair in its feel to the palate. Finish is equable in its acidity, the hops are pleasing but a bit mild, the aftertaste quite dry and a fine session beer it will make.
DanielBrown (3852) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Beverages and More (Mission Valley), San Diego. A bright yellow colour, no head, but some spaced lacing. A lightly wheaty aroma, with a flat beery quality. Very clean, but tasty beer. Not too complex - some wheat and malt in the mouth, and a slightly minty finish. Very basic, but inoffensive. At the time of drinking I didn’t realise this was a Kolsch (perhaps I didn’t read the label properly...)
MMM...Beer (385) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 1, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light golden color with a soft nose. Sweet, malty taste and crisp palate. Not the best Kolsch style brew I’ve tried, but not bad either.
Kasteelfreak (341) - Fallbrook, California, USA - APR 27, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thin yellow fizzy beer. Has a nutty flavor, but that's the best it gets. Unexceptional.
Tycho (13) - USA - APR 23, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A straight forward beer. Lightly bitter, good finish. Has a light color and keeps a good head.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 18, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light gold color with decent head when poured from the bottle. Draft is another story. A decent kolsch, but light without any bitterness it all.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 26, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This brew pours with a golden body topped by a medium thick white head with little lacing. The aroma is slightly sweet and malty with a slight hoppiness and a slight rotten fruit note. The rotten fruit isn't overwhelming but it's still there. The flavor is slighly sweet yet bitter and hoppy with a strong rotten fruit note and a touch of malt. Light to medium bodied and smooth yet dry.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 2, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2009 A very mildly hopped pale with bland flavor and aroma. A basic pale ale with no hidden surprises.
BeerRunner (144) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 24, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice, golden color with a medium, fine white head. Sweet, mildly hoppy with some nice malty taste as well. Very enjoyable.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 4, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Good fruity aroma, but nothing came out in the taste. Finish and aftertaste were a sketchy bitter, really not appealing. They should not have brought this to a festival.