marcus (5887) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Pours cloudy golden with a rich white head and a floral aroma. There is a light malt flavor with a dry slightly bitter finish.
sonnycheeba (2955) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours mostly clear yellow/gold with creamy white head. Aroma is straw and wheat malts, apple’s, light rotten fruit, grassy notes, and faint floral notes. Flavor is dry, straw malts forward with some supporting light fruit esters and floral sweetness; dry finish. Light body and low carbonation.
BeerandBlues2 (9001) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Max’s. Pours lightly hazy gold with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is Pils malt and corn. Flavor is malt dominant with a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.
boFNjackson (4004) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Freigeist bottle... Poured mildly hazy golden yellow with a thick, frothy white head. Nice retention. Nice mouthfeel. Not too thick, not too thin. Light malts with a hint of earthy floralness. Clean. Little-to-no yeast presence. Crisp, midly drying, and quite refeshing.
SrSilligoose (3090) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
sample @ festival. pleasant rustic dry hay and grass. dry herbal dough. pretty good beer.
Theis (12530) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Mikkeller&Friends. Clear yellow - white head. Hay, light malty, acid notes, light to medium hoppy, nice freshness, grassy, green grass, nice bitter notes. Nice drinkability.
joergen (19345) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Mikkeller & Friends.
Hazy yellow coloured with a small white head.
Fruity aroma of grass and hops.
Fruity flavour of hops and grass.
gunnar (4740) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bierkompass.de. Pours almost clear golden with a big creamy white head. Aroma of grass. Taste is light fruity, soft mouthfeel,with a distinct hoppy end, very good Kölsch in my book.
meerbier (1437) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - JUN 2, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Tap@Brewpub. Aroma is pretty hard, yeasty, bitterness. Cloudy, pale yellow, white head, fair lace. Very very hard bitter. Not from the hops I think but a mix of too much yeast and hop. Yuck.
bartlebier (1092) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - MAY 31, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2014 Tap at Braustelle Köln, during Ehrenfelder FdBierkulturen 2013. - one of few, if not the only milk-cloudy Kölsch I have had so far. Unpasteurided pregnant. Nice and extra hop bitter. Lactic palate. Some white bread malt aromas, some citrus. Standout, (because) atypical Kölsch lacking the style-typical lemonade sugariness. // rerate Feb 2014: different visit, different Helios draught at Braustelle: cloudier (naturtrüb) with a less assertive bitterness, but a mellow, harmonic round taste and mercifully still no grain sweetness to be detected. This is the only Kölsch in town that aspires to some complexity, a natural hop kick and sessionability at the same time and succeeds. +0,2