HippieFee (116) - - MAY 10, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can - Clean taste, malt tanginess. A light flavor with no character. Reminds me of a mass market beer in a way.
coldbrewky (1491) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - MAR 27, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mer. Six pack o cans from beer world. Full bodied malts turn sweet towards finish. Mer. A touch cloying. Pass. What am I to do with the other 5?
solidfunk (4977) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 22, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Easy drinking but not a lot going on here. Some barley, light German hops. Clear amber pour without much head and lacing. Pitcher at the hockey game material. Can.
EKGoldings (610) - Radford, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Blue Mountain. Nice color, great head. I’m usually not a Kolsch fan, but I kinda liked this. It went great with the cheese plate. Not a beer with a lot of character but this was a nicely made clean Kolsch, which is not the easiest thing to accomplish.
Nephilium (1470) - Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lightly sweet aroma, with a hint of apples. Pours a clear light straw with a thin white head. Light grain flavor, with a little sweetness in it. Light bodied and easy drinking, seems to be missing something to compete with some of the traditional kolsches.
tia (1141) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - OCT 23, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @ Blue Mountain. I pretty much don’t like this style in general, so grain of salt. Straw color with minimal head and no lacing. Soured grain and citric angel worth a hint of sweet cereal. Light flavors leaving to the sweeter side of things.
cheap (4476) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Out of a can I first think of jaguar ice. Then it starts to morph into something better. Yea, getting more used to this. Seems to have much more than 5% in alky, big personality. By the end of the session I’m starting to think ruder pale lager.
Radek Kliber (6594) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Where and how: bottle 355ml
Aroma sweet front with softer slight floral vibe. Backed by sweet malty notes. Nice, but it could be drier.
Top: bright white mid sized cap
Base: deep golden.
Palate : nice soft body, milder carbonation.
Taste: golden malts a bit like Helles. Nice milder yet noticeable herbal green hops. Good malt depth. Nice Noble hop feel to it.
Other notes maybe tad too soft for Kolsch yet still solid nice brew.
EithCubes (5204) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Canned, best by 03 2014 -- oops on me! Kudos for proper naming convention (-"style"). Nose light pils malt, touch of faint citrus and grass. Pours bright but lightly hazy yellow-golden, slow below-avg carb with a lacing and rocky bright white head. Taste sweet with light woody-caramel undercurrent, lightly bitter with a bready thread throughout, but the main body is more floral and noble hop grass/perfume. Cleanish (the aftertaste doesn’t entice a ringing endorsement), crisp, repeatable medium body. Happy with this, even happier that it’s held up so well beyond its BB date -- is there hope in cans for delicate styles like Kölsch?
BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beer Bloggers Conference - San Diego - Easy drinking Kolsch. Nice flavors easy finish. I was quite pleased.