ads135 (3216) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAR 30, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Picked this up in Asheville, NC on my way to ASEH in DC in 2015. Decent Kolsch, though not as sweet and floral as I typically like. The aroma is a bit too understated, I think with a slightly stale aftertaste.
terefere (256) - Durham, USA - NOV 13, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours yellow, hazy, small head. Aroma: faint aroma of corn, aluminium, earthy notes, grain. Taste: butterscotch, grain, corn, straw.
jgb9348 (4946) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Crisp golden and very light amber coloured body with a soapy white head, about a centimetre tall. Aroma of malt, grass, grain and a hint of perfume - not much going on in the nose. Light-bodied; Sharp metallic flavour at first with hints of grass and hay and a little twang of medicine and pungent bitterness and only a touch of hops to try to balance out the malt and astringent bitterness. Aftertaste shows nothing new and no depth with just the pungent alcohol and astringency coming through and nothing in reserve. Overall, a decent beer at best, but too much astringency, too many harsh flavours and not enough body or depth to make this good, even for the style. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in Cary, North Carolina on 02-August-2014 for US$1,99 sampled at home in Washington on 20-August-2014.
Bacterial (1879) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 2, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber pour with just a little head. Slight white lacing. Slightly bitter, fairly watery, easy to drink but very little character, just not much going on.
rondphoto (2551) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 2, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
@ Whole Foods Market / Asheville NC --- Clear golden amber with a 1" head that settles slowly to a head cover, bits and pieces of lace. Taste is a buttery malt with biscuit and mild hops - all of it only shows on the sides and back of the tongue. The finish exposes a thin veneer of numbing wintergreen that sets this in an unusual place. Not very representative of the style.
BeerdedDave (629) - - JAN 26, 2014
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
light gold color; almost undetectable aroma - maybe a bit earthy and light hops; a crisp, clean, light, refreshng beer; may be good for a day in the sun, but otherwise not my favorite
Leafs93 (1803) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deeper gold with a medium white head which dissipated quickly. Aroma of, grass, grainy and floral. Taste is sweet with light bitters. Crisp and clean finish.
tbopslt (351) - New York, USA - JUL 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Q Restaurant, Durham, NC. Enjoyable and drinkable beer. Smooth start to finish. Would drink again
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magsinva (923) - Virginia, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at flying saucer Charlotte - Pours straw, decent amount of head. Pretty bland, which seems to be true to style. Meh.
BlackWarrior (203) - Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear straw gold with a small white head. Some nice lacing on the glass. Subtle flower, grain & fruit aromas. Appropriate for the style, some malts come through as well. Light bodied and easy-drinking w/ avg carb leaving a crisp mouthfeel. A little dry for a kolsch, but that’s nit-picking. Flavors are grains, lemongrass, malt, floral/herbal hops in the middle and some astringent bitterness in the finish. Overall an excellent summer beer, but a little bitter for a kolsch.