BlackHaddock (4842) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2015
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
21st May 2015: BJ’s Laguna Hills outlet. Part of an eight glass flight. This was by far the worst beer of the eight. Very pale golden body, snow white head. tasted and had the aroma of a radler/shandy/lager and lemonade type drink. Exceedingly fizzy too. Kolsch is supposed to be light, subtle flavoured and refreshing in nature: not too sure what the brewer was trying to do with this.
GreatDane1632 (859) - USA - APR 30, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Had at their brewpub in San Antonio. All of their beers tasted thin and watery. Would have like much more malt flavor.
thorongil2 (1599) - , Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(tap) clear pale yellow colour with a small white head; aroma of sweet fruit, champagne; balanced and refreshing flavour with a long, very light bitter finish
vipinvelp (2752) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear yellow, small white lacing foam head. Weak aroma, like normal with a Kölsch, tasted perfect with my rack of ribs. (Houston 201501)
Drake (10406) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Keg at BJs, Gainesville, VA. Clear golden with a thin fizzy head. Aroma of grain and grassy hops. The taste matches. Thin bodied, high carbonation.
obguthr (4527) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2014
2.3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
No aroma. Clear yellow, headless. Hay flavor. Watery mouthfeel. Good enough flavor, but it just doesn’t come together very well. Worse than their light lager. Kolsch just isn’t very good when it’s mass produced.
OldMrCrow (2135) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 15, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at the Westwood location.
I wanted another beer, and I didn’t have high hopes for anything, so a "kolsch" seemed like less work than the others. Probably correct -- very transparent, unobjectionable, easy-going beer, modestly sweet but none of the intrigue of a good kolsch, no fruit notes, nothing.
slowrunner77 (6853) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 14, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
"very mild and uncomplicated beer. nothing bad here, but too boring for my taste. didn’t expect much and didn;t receive it. pale yellow in color with a hint of weet malt and hops in the aroma and flavor, slightly bitter finish."
Tonkun (1110) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 28, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Light yellow pour. Light hay aroma. Slight hop. Citrus sour light body. Ok
fiveacestx (763) - Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap - light golden color, no head or lacing, has a light fruity Kolsch aroma. Refreshing.