dnstone (2092) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 19, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Frech pils-like aroma. Poured deep golden in color. Much like a lilsner plus a light citrus edge.
swoopjones (5248) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 6, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
draft at Blue Monk, Buffalo NY. somewhat cloudy golden, almost hefe like. dry, grassy, easy drinking & pleasent to drink
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled on tap at Church Key DC 10/22/09: Pours a hazy orange bronze with a frothy, clingy-lacing white head. Aroma of lightly sweet biscuity malts with a touch of grassy hops and lemon. Starts with good fullness and fine carbonation with some light toasty malty sweetness and earthy bittering hops with some citric tart balance before a slightly drier and smooth finish. A pretty decent Kölsch, but would be better with more floral character and less tartness.
JoeMcPhee (8168) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Blind Tiger. Hazy golden pour. The nose is very clear with a kiss of light crackery graininess. A bit of straw and a kiss of light fruit. The beer itself is really quite dry and fresh tasting. There is very little in the way of hop aroma or flavour. Warming brings up a touch more soft pear estery character. Seemingly flawless.
nimbleprop (4150) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 26, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Churchkey in Washington D.C. Pours a cloudy, orange amber with a thin white head. Aroma was surprising, fruity, sweet, berries, perfume. Flavor is sweet, fruity, some grains, a touch malty. Crisp finish. Session beer.
gsmitty80 (1736) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 26, 2009
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very pale yellow, with a nice but quickly diminishing head. Smelled very sweet. Smooth and nice kolsch which stays true to the style. Very clean, crisp and refreshing.
argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 23, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(draft) Small white head with cloudy amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, fruity/berry, light bread. Taste is moderately sweet, fruity, grassy, some bread. Light body, somewhat watery, light crispness.
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2009
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasting at GABF. Wheaty- light wheat color white head. sweet with back end bite. Aroma is doughy. shorter finish very carbonated and yeast notes.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - SEP 16, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at The Bear. Almost opaque orange with a medium head. Mild pale malt and fruitiness in the aroma. The flavor is light and dry on the malt with mild hops that are hardly noticeable. Light bodied with medium carbonation. More like a boring golden ale, but not really bad, just not a good kolsch.
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gold orange pour. Aroma of caramel, grain and bread. Tastes pretty clean with caramel, hay, and an overall tanginess. Finishes dry with a bread aftertaste. Light and crisp. I couldn’t help but think this is more of a kolsch than an abbey dubbel, haha.