Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drank it during a recent black out in San Diego. Was impressed with the smoothness and drink ability.
gschrade (678) - Collinsville, USA - SEP 17, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours gold with a white head. Taste sweet, citrus. I thought this was good. I would drink this again.
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ordybill (94) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - SEP 7, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ballast Point Yellow Tail is my favorite Ballast Point brew to date.
Aroma- a toasted malt smell that had a follow on of citrus.
Appearance: a great clear yellow to orange color, that had minimal white head.
Taste: I could really taste the malt and citrus flavors with a medium bite. A thoroughly enjoyable flavor.
Palate- A lively carbonated light bodied brew that was pretty sweet
Overall- A great beer, I highly recommend it, excellent for warm days.
Marheb (2059) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 21, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Mielleux, fromagé, agrumé et moyennement amer dans un corps douillet. Un peu trop machable pour ętre engouffré, un peu trop peu pour ętre mémorable.
Bork (181) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - AUG 11, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Rather bitter for a Kölsch and not as round and fruity as one would expect. Watery ending.
Arve_Christian (3073) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On bottle from Dos Altos Pinheiros, Săo Paolo. Golden color, good foam. Aromas of fruits, light citrus and light hops. Medium body & complexity. Good bitterness and balance. Enjoyable
visionthing (2739) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
35,5cl bottle shared by Arve_Christian - thanks. Pours slightly hazy deep golden to orange with a small, white head. Mild malty aroma with notes of dried fruits and hints. Medium sweet with flavour of ripe fruits and notes of malt. Some lightly sour notes present too and a fairly light bitterness. A bit strange, but drinkable enough.
salvaticas (437) - - JUL 31, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at BGH. Pale ale? Really? More like a lager. BP is usually so on point but this was a let down.
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chinchill (1887) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle served in a pint glass (from Feb. 2011 notes). Small amount of sediment at bottom of the bottle added mid-tasting.
Near clear golden liquid with a substantial amount of fine-grained carbonation visible. Small white head has moderate retention. More lacing than expected, given the head.
Smells like a malty lager, albeit with a fruitiness that is much more characteristic of ales. The flavor is not as expected. Both the aroma and the "pale ale" labeling led me to expect something with much more hop flavor, but there’s only a rather subtle touch of spicy hops in the taste. If I hadn’t tried the beer before seeing the description "crafted in the style of the Kolsch beers of Cologne, Germany" I would have been surprised. This beer is mild in flavor, as per the kolsch style. In fact, I had a quite similar, but perhaps even less flavorful kolsch last weekend at the Pisgah (NC) Brewery.
It has a nice, if near watery, mouthfeel with excellent carbonation and some dryness in the finish. Slightly bitter balance, yet more malt than hop flavor.
O - a highly drinkable and refreshing beer. Plenty flavorful for the kolsch style.
BBHansen (97) - Křge, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ home while brewing: Pours clear golden with white head and medium carbonation. Aroma contains grain, bread, hay, grass and some floral/fruity notes. light body, medium bitterness and dry finish, overall refreshing, but not all that you would expect from a US pale ale.
stevoj (2166) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Straight up kolsch, light malt and crisp. Clear pale golden with tight white head. Nice bready taste, crackers. Short, sharp finish.