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!
thill25 (232) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours light amber with a white head...nose of bready, biscuity dough, and some hints of lemon. Mild malty flavor with a slight hop finish...really dry. Thirst quencher for sure...nice session beer.
jrob21 (3433) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mmm, compared to the debacle I just drank, this is going down really well. Nice biscuit, bread, and toasty malt flavors with a touch of sweetness working in the background. Aroma is much of the same with some baked bread and a little bit of mustiness. Light and refreshing but with enough character to keep you entertained.
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2011 Bottle. The pour was a hazy medium amber, almost gold in color with a very small white fizzy head that disappeared in a matter of seconds and had some really poor lacing.
The aroma was very mild of a light bread malts, a light floral hop and had a slight scent of an earthy yeast with a hint of citrus (lemon).
The taste at first was slightly bitter and mildly acidic with a nice malt characteristic, it then became a bit bitterer and had a nice dose of wheat and just a very light touch of citrus at the end with the flavor lasting only a short time on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was creamy and a little dry in texture with a light to medium body and a nice soft carbonation.
Overall a mild/flavorful tasting brew that is very easy to drink...
decaturstevo (5779) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 20, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yellow pour with fluffy white head and lace. Light paperiness on the nose. Medium straw flavor with light hint of earthy hops. Nice body for the style with good carbonation. Not a bad beer to style.
possumjc (149) - Charleston - Mt Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle. Cloudy golden color. Flavor is sweet and hoppy. Not too bad but just not enough to keep me interested.
NCBeerBoy (15) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 13, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours light orange with not much carbonation. No head. Taste is rather bland followed by a slight bitterness. Very light beer. Not a bad beer for what it is.
Braincage1 (147) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - OCT 2, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pale yellow appearance, medium off white head. A sweet flowery nose is in stark contrast to the flavor. Tastes fine at first sip, light and yeasty, but then the aftertaste kicks in and it is like vinegar is coating your tongue and stuck in the back of your mouth. It is very interesting but not amazingly good. And yet...you get used to it and then I felt it was fairly refreshing. Haven’t had many Kolsh style beers so I’m not sure if this is typical. I’ll take a Kolsh if it is offered but I dont think I’ll go out of my way to get one.
drfabulous (6570) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 24, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crisp, light kolsch. Not a style I normally drink, so hard to say much about it. Smooth. Nothing sticks out that makes it above the ordinary.
bubbleflubber (2159) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 6, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draught at the High Country Beer Fest, it pours clear straw with a good head, reducing to light lace notes. The nose is extremely reminiscent of a country farm, bountiful with silage. Light hues of sweet malt and grains. This follows in tow with a similar finish. The body is light and the texture is clean. It’s ok, especially for a brew style that doesn’t have a lot of heavy hitters.