nearbeer (4236) - 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.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 13, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Name: Angry Angel Kolsch
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: hazy gold, fine off white head, bits of lace,
Aroma: sweet malt aroma with a nice grain character, lots of balancing earthyness,
Flavor: rich malt flavor, touch of sweetness, nice grain character, good earthyness,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
OldGrowth (2935) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - AUG 11, 2008
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
pint @ MacGregors. So-so aroma, sweet n& sour, had a weird green olive scent toasted grain. Clean yellowy gold color, Ok head, little to no lace. Spiced sweet flavor Minor yeastiness, cardboard, stale bread. Lite body, watery mouthfeel, bitter spiced finish. eh, hope it was this pint otherwise I didn’t enjoy it much.
Collint (475) - Sylva, North Carolina, USA - AUG 7, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Abbey Road. Pours a clear yellow gold with a thin almost no head. Aroma is mostly grassy and earthy with malt and a light hop note. Flavor is thin and mostly malty with a very light hop kick. went down smooth
dchmela (2848) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle courtesy Durhambeer. pours a slightly dark gold with a thin white head. Light malty sweet aroma. Light malty taste with a hint of fruit, just like a kolsch should be. goos little session beer.
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle thanks to ..... Pours a clear, pale gold with a thin white head. this had a smell that was a mix of biscuit malt and dirt and hay, or earthy hops. taste was earthy, hay and dirt . Mouthfeel was medium with carbonation and some bitterness.
sloth (2648) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUL 9, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium sized white head, retention is good with a fair amount of saggy lace. Clear gold in color. Nose of fresh, bready malts and a hint of yeast, light spiceyness. Body is light with a gentle carbonation, clean on the palate. Grainy malt flavors, lightly buttery, caramelly and some earthy, grassy hop notes. Fairly dry, malty finish. Props to oldstylecubfan for the bottle.
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Emacgee for sending me one of these, unsolicited. Light hazy golden in color. Aroma: lightly bready and yeasty, with some light pale malts. Taste: pale malts with a light honey sweetness, light yeasty with some bread- very smooth, light bodied. Big Boss did a pretty good job with this one.
keepersj12 (2945) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 7, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very good rendition of this style. Nice light bread and yeast aroma. Big fluffy head. Flavor is crisp and clean. Great for a hot day.