deadheadbill (14) - Crystal River, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a Bottle to a Pils glass.
Nice golden color with about an inch of fine white head which left medium lacing on the glass as it dissipated. Smells yeasty with a slight fruitiness to it.
The taste is ike the smell, Malty and slightly fruity mid palate followed nicely by medium hoppy bitterness. Towards the upper spectrum of light-bodied, crisp mouthfeel, but with more of a lushness than most Kolsch’s.
Nice, crisp beer with appropriate hoppyness and more flavor than your typical Kolsch. Very drinkable.
nickd717 (3400) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 26, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at Kildare’s in Chapel Hill. Blonde in color with great clarity and good lacing. Aroma is rather buttery - something this style can be prone to it seems - with graininess and earthy hop notes. A little buttery on the flavor as well, with earth flavors and pilsner malt. Not crisp enough for what this style should be, a little "soft" on the palate if that makes any sense. Overall I didn’t think this beer was great for the style or overall. Not a big fan.
beerme31 (430) - Apex, North Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Aroma was florel, dough, a bit of citrus. Pours a pale hazy yellow with medium white head. It has a light sweetness flavor followed by a longer light bitterness. Pretty well balanced and refreshing, not much bite. Pretty decent overall.
derekbrown (104) - Greenville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not very bitter, sweet head with grassy on the finish. Mild hops, great with greasy food. Very pale in color.
AirForceHops (2343) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz.bottle that I got in a trade with Kajll.Thanks Ken! This was the better of the two Kolsch styles, nice pick. Pored a almost amber / hazy yellow color with a small amount of head.A light bit of hops aroma with some cooked cereal and grain. A very nice nose that I really liked. Light watery body with medium-high carbonation. Starts with light acidity and some grainy sweetness. Mild malt flavor. Mild hops and light bitter finish. I found this to be pleasant, got one more Kolsch tonight.
TheEpeeist (3047) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Yellow brown with foggy veils and a white head. Nose is dough, lemon and apple. Medium light with moderate carb. Taste is dough and lime pith with a touch of sweetness.
wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - OCT 10, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light bodied pale lager flavor. Hints of pilsener flavor. Not much going for it. No aroma. Dry watery finish.
arminjewell (5143) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 2, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours golden with white head, aroma is some grassy hops, biscuit and pils malt. Taste up front is some earthy grassy hops, leading into nice non offensive hay and biscuit taste finishing clean. Not a whole lot going on with this, but a nice drinkable brew.
freekyp (1449) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 2, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2010 Pours a deep golden with a small but sticky who\ite head. Aroma shows wheat husk, melon, and floral notes. Medium bodied with a lite hop bite in the finish. Malt complements the hop profile well. Long earthy hop finish. Perfectly balanced, this would pair well with any chicken dishes, or a mild fish.
Mirage52 (147) - New Market, Maryland, USA - JUN 7, 2010
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours from the bottle a cloudy pale orangey yellow. Some decent floral hops in the nose. Taste is lightly sweet up front with a smooth dry finish with more of the floral hops in the back of the tongue. Some citrus bitterness in there too. Another great, smooth, and easy drinking Kolsch from NC!