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!
TURDFERGUSON (3954) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler fresh from the tap thanks to frumpty. Good call, Ryan. Been looking forward to trying this one. Pour is very similar to many of the kolsches I’ve had in the past. It looks like muddy/metalic water. No head. Nose is slightly nutty, biscuit malts, crisp earthy hops. Flavor and mouthfeel are much richer and fuller than I’ve ever experienced in a kolschbier. Even got a stamp of approval from my friend Henning who is from Koln. Nice work Ken and Co.!!!
decaturstevo (5015) - 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.
Beerenberger (1444) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JUL 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
APPEARANCE: A straw colored pour with no head and no lacing. AROMA: An earthy, biscuity, and strong floral nose. TASTE: Biscuit and a honey-like sweetness. What a combination! Yum. MOUTHFEEL: Light and effervescent with a dry finish. OVERALL: This was a very tasty and refreshing beer. Would buy & drink again.
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NicerInPerson (337) - North of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 23, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma was slight sulfur with a low winey characteristic. The aroma was lightly grainy and quite fruity. The beer arrived clear pale straw with a white tight bubbled head which lasted well to lace the glass. The flavor was lightly grainy and malty with a spicy hop presence and a winey characteristic. The sulfur in the aroma carried through into the flavor. The finish was dry with a light lasting hop and spice into the aftertaste. The body was medium with a somewhat low level of carbonation. All in all a nice Kolsch. Pint at VDH.
ChainGangGuy (4373) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours a clear, orangey body with a thin, wispy, white head.
Smell: Light, slightly sweet-smelling grainy scent with an addition of a crisp white wine.
Taste: Subtly sweet pale maltiness with a touch of grains. Light hint of fruit. Dash of white wine. Spicy hops with prominent, medium bitterness that lasts till the dry finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium-low carbonation.
Drinkability: I could stand to see more carbonation here, but it’s fairly on track for the style, but also pleasant, tasty beer in it’s own right.
jrob21 (2559) - 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.
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JUN 24, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, thanks to TURDFERGUSON. Pours clear gold under an enormous white head. Aroma of biscuit and hay. Body tends to light, carbonation to medium. Taste of honey, bread, fruit, spice and a dash of lemon. Crisp and lightly floral finish.
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.
zappafan99 (463) - ASCENSION ISLAND - MAR 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taste 3/9 bottle. Looks: Hazy mellow gold with a thin white top. Aroma: Very mild aroma of yeast, grain and some light citrus. Taste: Spicy and fruity (lemon and citrus) flavors with a refreshing effervescence. Nice bite and tartness in the finish.