eaglefan538 (2937) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 13, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beer Works Kolsch - On draft in Salem. Poured a golden color, carbonation bubbles low in appearance, ok continuous rings of lacing. The aroma was grainy, no fruity esters. The flavor was grains, faint citrus, no significant fruity esters, lingering astringency in the finish with a decent hop bitterness. Mouthfeel was a tad grainy, slightly acidic.
thicksuds (449) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not a bad kolsch, very drinkable, has that extra flavor that makes it more than a pils, good summer beer, golden in color, well done.
JoeMcPhee (8962) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very, very pale straw-coloured pour with a tight white head. Clean malt aroma - crackery with a kiss of floral hops. Crackery base malt - very clean and excellent. Fresh and floral with loads of light zesty noble hops. Man - I wasn’t expecting to like this as much as I do when I ordered it. Damn solid.
caseynswan (46) - - AUG 1, 2012
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 3/20
Wonderful memories of hay season on the farm come flooding back when I smell this. It smells like a hayfield. Thin head; clear, straw color. Has a faintly sour taste with a very light mouthfeel. On the dry side.
jtclockwork (10663) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 30, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Pours clearish yellow gold with white head. Nose/taste of malt and light pine. Clean finish. Medium body.
Lubiere (11014) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A blonde Kolsch with a thin white head. In aroma, a very chalky powder with German hops, crisp. In mouth, a classy Kolsch with loads of Saaz hops, grainy malt, chalky and medium bodied. On tap at Canal St. brewpub July 11 2010.
kevd193213 (927) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 25, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 oz. draught at Fenway location. Deep golden pour with a thin white frothy head. Aroma of hops and grain. Nice taste of dough, hops and grains with some faint vanilla overtones. Great finish. I really enjoyed this considering some of their other offerings I’ve had are hit or miss.
bavarian81 (104) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 2, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I had low expectations for Boston Beer Works version of a kolsch, but I was pleasantly surprised. The body was nice and clean. Crisp palate. Ever so light hoppiness and.. tartness?? I dunno. If you like the german kolsch style, you’ll like this.
MiP (14442) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the Boston brewpub. Mild fruity aroma. Clear shiny yellow colour. Small stable white head. The flavour is fruity with a refreshing bitterness. Quite clean. Not unlike a real Kölsch.
theisti (3451) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - AUG 18, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Approximately 4 oz pour as part of a 4 beer taster (this was a bonus taster due to a keg change). Pour is clear golden with a lively white head. Aroma is straw and hay, along with a dusty earthiness. Taste starts nicely with the straw and hay, then gets a bit dusty and dirty, then shows some diacetyl. There is also something of a clove present which detracted. Palate is thin to medium, lowish carbonation. I saw them change the keg, so I know it was freshly tapped - yet tasted a bit past it. Too bad, I generally enjoy the style.