brokensail (13616) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 27, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap @ Black Bottle. Clear golden pour with white foam. Apple juice, creamed corn, and grape drink. Yum. Kind of just an overall cloying qualities. Grassy hop profile provides just a bit of bitterness and some break to the sweetness. Not at all the kind of profile I look for in a Kolsch.
Frank (3469) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This is not a shining example of the style. It’s bright blond w/ spots of lace. It has a bit of cooked corn to it and overall just an odd earthy vegetable taste. There are some nice noble hops floating around in there too which is kind of a waste given the off notes this has. Oh well.
onceblind (5721) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear light golden under a thin foamy white bubbly head. Noble grassy aroma with a crisp Belgian toast and lagerish malt. Thick toast and chewy body with a certain funky lager biscuit background with a stern grassy hop body, earthy grassy bitterness. A bit strong and earthy and biscuity.
arminjewell (8673) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour on tap at the brewery, clear yellow pour with thin white head, aroma brought notes of cracker, pils malt, nice hints of spice, grain, slight vanilla, touch of honey, actually pretty decent smelling. Taste is a mix of grass, grain, slight spice, biscuit, and cracker notes, finishing fairly dry, clean.
gmellison (426) - Colorado, USA - AUG 23, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at black bottle. Pretty boring, although its pretty hot outside so not bad. Tastes like straw
brokephibroke (301) - Mead, Colorado, USA - JUL 19, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A few steps above Old Style, but I think dad needs a new beer. Pours clear and thin. Grainy aroma, maybe processed corn. The hops are not enough to balance the malts so it comes off as too sweet. I really can’t find a good application for this beer beyond sampling it.
ajnepple (3564) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at BBB. Pale, gold/yellow and clear with a bright white head. Mild aroma of toasted grains, hay, light sweet malts and bitter hops. Similar flavor with a light floral/herbal character and citrus fruits. Light body with a clean, crisp feel and a dry, light bitter finish. Pretty thin and soft on the palate. Smooth and pretty refreshing overall, a bit tangy.
wchesser (1514) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at West End Tap House. Gold with light orange tinge. Light nose of hay and malt. Malt and some corn and citrus. Clean finish. Really exceeded my expectations. Hard to pull of a good kolsch.
adnielsen (10138) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 8, 2013
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Tap @ Black Bottle. Pours a clear, bright yellow appearance with a white head and poor head retention. Chewy grainy, corn-like, herbal aroma. A bit tangy, again corn like flavor with a harsh finish. Slight solvent like flavor. By far my least favorite here. I’m not a huge Kölsch fan but I enjoy a fresh, clean, dry Kölsch. This has none of those characteristics (ok, I guess it’s probably fresh).