pilgrimoutlaw (863) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours hazy gold with rich foamy head. Nice lacing. Melon, earth, straw, biscuit. Light bitterness and sweetness. Medium creamy body.
notalush (5328) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy light orange - thick, frothy lace - very tasty and interesting take on the style - full, frothy texture in the mouth - dry, toasty maltiness (a mixture and bready and crackery character) - light tangy acidity through the middle is followed by a mild balancing sweetness - moderate earthiness and crusty bread is followed by a complex finish of hop character (peppery character, moderate bitterness, tropical fruit) - my words are not really doing this justice, but this is one tasty beer - I love Freigeist!
thegreenrooster (3505) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is a cloudy yellow with a large white head. Aroma is a bit of doughy malt with some grass and lemon. Flavor is pretty decent. Big chewy, creamy, yeasty malt with some grassy hop to finish things off. Very malt heavy for a lager style but they make it work. Not my favorite style but this is one of the better ones. I guess an un-filtered kolsch is the way to go.
Grzesiek79 (3454) - Radom, POLAND - MAY 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dobry kolsch, z bojna piana i przyznam ze pierwszy raz niefiltrowanego kolscha pilem. Przyjemne tresciwe, a jednoczesnie orzezwiajace. Piana naprawde spora i trwala. Mglistosc i metnosc porzadna. Skromna buteleczka kapslowana z jedna tylko etykieta.
DYCSoccer17 (3481) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500mL bottle purchased at City Beer Store. The aroma has some sweet graham cracker notes present. Light mineral without much else. Seems a little on the sweet side. Unfiltered, moderately hazy golden body with a nice, strong, fairly large white head present. Starts with a pretty grassy, herbal, and aggressive hop bitterness. Light malt biscuit character in the middle, before the hops become way overbearing later on. Quite herbal, and much more bitter than I would expect a Kolsch to be.
Beerhunter111 (10345) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 1, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Leicht trübes goldgelbes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, grasig, herb. Geschmack malzig, getreidig, minimal herb.
Fin (8270) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Braustelle, Koln, Germany, Friday 28th March 2014 Pours yolky yellow very cloudy with a slim white, clean head. Soft mouthfeel but good bitterness, hoppy and with a lovely citrussy (but not pushy) tang, lemony, mmhhh...great stuff just the right amount of bite. A7 A4 T7 P4 Ov14 3.7
vyvvy (4625) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden orange with a good sized white head. The aroma has spicy / grassy hops, mild caramel malt, modest toast, hints of bread and cereal. It has a medium body with decent amount of gentle carbonation. The flavor starts with dry caramel malt, paper, earthy/spicy hops and crackers. The finish adds some minerals and a bit more hops. There is a lingering dryness. Pretty nice.
hobsch (505) - Cologne, GERMANY - MAR 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap at Braustelle Köln. Pours murky yellow with white head. Taste is quite bitter for a Kölsch with a relatively strong hop flavour. Very good and much better than the usual mainstream stuff in Köln.
Oakes (13454) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy blonde. Fruity kölsch aroma w quite a bit of yeastiness as well. Quite bitter for the style. Yeasty, dry with a lean pale malt character. Nice take on the style.