ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz can into a pint glass.
A: Pours a pale yellow color. The head is a one finger white shade with a great fluffiness and even some decent retention for the style. There are also some decent rings of lacing left behind.
S: The first thing I note is some pleasant cereal grains meshing with a pale malt sweetness redolent of sugar cookie. There are also some lemony hints here and there. Not bad by any means, but I wished it were a bit hoppier and fruitier.
T: The flavor works better, I think. It starts of with some sweet lemony touches, while the finish brings grainy touches. These aforementioned grainy touches work well, I must say. After a while, a twinge of herbal bitterness makes itself known. While it’s simplistic, this isn’t some 14% bourbon barrel aged monster brewed with coconut, coffee, the tears of Jesus, kombucha, green goddess dressing, and some old Dark Angel cassette tapes. Just like with the nose, it could use a touch more hop bitterness and fruit esters, but there’s nothing wrong here, either.
M: It’s a bit sweet on the finish for me - this would be hella refreshing on a hot day regardless. It has a light texture and goes down quite easily without ridiculous carbonation, and that’s what I like from the style.
O: I could definitely see this being a rock-solid refresher on a warm day. There isn’t much place for this beer in my fridge right now; but give me a couple friends, 100 degree weather, and outdoor work, and I guarantee a case of this will get killed faster than you can say "gimme that wheelbarrow, ya jackass."
ilovedarkbeer (2448) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a hazy yellow color with a puffy white head. Notes of earth, bread, faint citrus, and some grass. Pretty basic and finishes flat.
freekyp (1634) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 23, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Kolsch brewed to style. Blue Mountain keeps it traditional delivering a medium yellow larger sporting a 1.5 finger white head. Aroma show light biscuity malt, a bit of spiciness from the yeast, and some gentle fruity notes. The flavors are much the same. You could chug this and be quite pleased with yourself. Its not going to excite, but its a good lawnmower beer, and a decent pairing for food.
HourGlass13 (310) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bright clear golden pour with a thin ring of white head. The aroma has a hint of yeast and some apple. Clean and crisp. A slight graininess, yet mild balanced and easy to drink. Nice.
HippieFee (155) - - 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 (1499) - 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 (5312) - 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 (616) - 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 (1498) - 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 (1241) - 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 (4572) - 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.