Drake (8503) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at Bluejacket, 8/19/14. Pours a murky orange with a thin head. Aroma of of spicy, citrus hops, pale malt, lingering citrus zest. Taste is citrus zest, noble, spicy hops, pale malt. Medium bodied, strong lingering bitterness, good balance.
Bacterial (1531) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour at the brewery. Super light yellow, cloudy with a white head. Nose is tropical fruit and slightly hoppy. Spicy earthy hops in the taste with a nice bitter finish.
psychnptx (5) - - JUN 17, 2014 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is the most refreshing brew of the day. Citrus notes like a wit but a slightly bitter finish. Yum!
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. Poured a golden color with an averaged sized off white head. Grassy, floral, citrus, and a lighter spice. One of the tastiest Kolsh’s!
dfroms (235) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Bluejacket. Pours a very pale lemonade-like color. Aroma is dank and weed-like hops, pineapple, mango, musk melon. Taste is orange, pineapple, pine, crackery malt. Very good.
jackl (4576) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy gold pour with a tight head, massively dirty South Pacific hop nose. The galaxy’s on full display here. The taste has more of that galaxy personality. Slightly funky dank salty hops. Really clean yeast. Dry finish. Light body, moderate carbonation. Not a classic kolsch, sure, but this is eminently crushable. Wow.
solidfunk (3902) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very well done for style. Dry hops gives it a good kick, and unlike many kolsxhs this actually tastes like they meant to make a kolsch instead of ending up with one by accident. Pours cloudy light blonde with OK head and lacing. Light piney hops aroma with soft wheat like malt. Some bread yeast. Finishes with light, crisp bitterness. Fizzy carbonation. Tap at brewpub.
Terminus (3231) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAR 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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Pours hazy yellow with a small soapy white head and sparse lacing. Nose huge hops mangos tropical thing going on. An ipk? Never had a kitsch with this much hops before. Flavors are grassy lite citrus lots of very clean grainy notes. This is so well put together its amazing!!! Body is perfect! Lite and crisp with moderate carbonation. This is a fantastic session brew!
bytemesis (3102) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy butterscotch, small white head, nice lacing. Aroma is dank, passion fruit, mango, pine, cat piss. Flavor same, light sweet, light bitter, tropical, some grain on finish. Light body, medium carb. Kolsch?
SrSilliGose (3248) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - FEB 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2014 Easily my favorite of the 11 or so tried at bluejacket. more of a low boost apa than a kolsch. Clean juicy citrus grapefruit. Soft herbal lemongrass. Not much kolsch character. Touch of biscuit malts. Hops shine. Ultra session able. No harsh bitterness. Would replete.