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.
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
8-17-08 bottle thanks to miketd
Semi to medium clarity. Light watery orangish amber in color with a thin q-tip white head. Smell is dough - big bold dough! Flavor is light and doughy with no hefty yeast or funk aspects. Drinkable and enjoyable yet light and quiet. Overall, an easy summer drink.
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 6, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle courtesy ucusty. Thanks! Pours a slightly cloudy amber-orange with a weak, quickly disappearing head. Syrupy peach/pineapple aroma with grain and caramel notes. Much drier taste with some fruity notes, grass, hay and bitter hops. Medium bodied.
jsquire (3669) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Murky yellow color out of the bottle with a fizzy white head. Sweet nose with some light malts. Light beer with some honey, lemon, and light buscuit dough that gets a little heavy in the finish. Decent summer beer.
lb4lb (2570) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from miketd. Thanks man! Pours a rich cloudy golden with a small whitish head. Smell is sweet fresh light malt and honey lemon. Taste is slightly thin, but crisp and refreshing. Very drinkable and very lightly hopped. Touch too bland, but a decent kolsch.
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a hazy straw golden color forming a nice white foamy head. Aroma of light straw grass, a bit of malty buds, and slight ocean water. Flavour of raw straw, earthen dirt, and malted breads. A Straight up Kolsch beer, no doubt. Easy drinker, clean and refreshing. Not a knock out or memorable beer, yet a good one for the lawn.
doboy (424) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - AUG 19, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A little heavy for a Kolsch but still good. Nice nose greated with a light white head. Poured a clear yellow. taste was good, some fruit and maltiness. carbonation was good but mouthfeel was a little heavy for style. Nice for a state side Kolsch. Good for sessions!
nearbeer (4014) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 16, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz, bottled June 08. foggy orange-amber with a half-inch lasting head and some nice soapy lace. Earthy-sweet honey and cereal aroma. Flavor is grain, lemon, cardboard and a hint of honey. Near-medium body is soft, dry and lightly carbonated.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - AUG 15, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Date: 08/14/08, 12 oz. bottle
Aroma - Grain, grass, light fruit, floral
Appearance - Crystal clear yellow gold, healthy white head that settles slowly, lace is delicate, but lasting
Flavor - Sweet fruity flavors and light malt start quickly, very gently bitterness builds into the finish.
Palate - Light body and carbonation, nice mouthfeel, smooth, lightly dry
Overall - Good flavor, refreshing, balanced, but maltier that the few German examples that I’ve had.