nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 25, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle at the Barrios tasting, courtesy of Butters. Poured a clear yellow/gold color with a thin white head. The aroma was lemon with a grainy note. The flavor had a very citrusy finish, with a solid bready malt base. The bitter finish in this one held on for what seemed like forever. The palate was average, with very high carbonation, a clean, tart, mouthfeel and a medium body. I enjoyed this beer, and it would be a great beer for the summer.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 25, 2009
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Barrios’ tasting. Pours a hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is lemony with some hints of creamed corn. Flavor of cereal grains and white bread counted by some tartness. Very low hopping rate on this one, which is to style. Off flavors on the finish. Not a very exciting example of a Kolsch.
Butters (3844) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2009
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle at Barrios’ Inaugural Tasting. Pours golden straw with ring of white wispy head. Nose very corny. Tart signs of early infection, corny, grainy. A bit cloying on the palate. Didn’t really like this very much.
Brewbie (455) - New York, USA - JAN 22, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, cloudy pale gold with a thin head that’s quickly gone. thin sweet taste. drinkable, i could have a few, it just doesn’t stand out on a cold winter day.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 8, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, poured into a plastic cup at the Carolina Theatre. Deep clear golden pour with pretty minimal white head. Definitely a lot of sweet corn and bready notes on this one. Grainy and sweet are the two main notes here, with a little bit of earthy floral character. Refreshing, but probably more appropriate a bit colder, tasted in the summer, and with food. Solid local beer. I have a feeling in other circumstances, I could really enjoy this.
chandler0201 (644) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden pour with white head. Corn and hops aromas and hint of bread. Flavor is semi sweet, semi sour, but it also tasted really watery.
NachlamSie (2809) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
[November 3, 2008]
bottle born in August 2008. Pours a cloudy gold with a whispy white head. The aroma has lots of corn with low papery hops and much dough and bread. The flavor is semi-sweet and sports some tame hops that are definitely woody. Cereal and cardboard come out. this is pretty right for the style. There is not an excess of DMS or any other problems. It’s just plain and very light.
GT2 (8741) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 mL bottle. Pours a hazy light orange with a two-fingered white head that dissipates quickly but leaves some decent lacing. Aroma of candy, butterscotch, caramel, pineapple. Watery on the palate. Taste brings some rice, barley, faint hops. Very refreshing.
brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 12 oz bottle this Kolsch pours a nice golden color with a creamy white head that lingers a slight lacing. Slight lemon aroma with a trace of hoppiness. A nice clean refreshing taste that makes this a very drinkable Kolsch - I could sit around a drink a few these on the back patio - not exactly a lawnmower beer - but I wouldn’t turn one down after I worked up a thirst in yard.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 16, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of durhambeer. Pours a hazy copper with a thin white head. Smells of perfume, grass, hay, some citrus. Tastes of spice and citrus. Decent.