Usko (171) - Bavaria, GERMANY - NOV 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Braustelle. Hazy golden color, long lasting, creamy white head. Fruity aroma, not expected hop notes (herbal/grassy). Taste is mostly malt, decent fruit notes, dry character. And Wow, what a bitterness! You really could think you’re drinking a pilsner, not a kölsch. That’s why I have to rate a bit lower.
ineedbeer (1473) - Oakland, California, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Trappist. Listed as Ottekolong and 6% ABV.
Flavor is rather fruity with a lot of bright pear, light citrus and faint banana. Light honey character. Not much grain or hop aroma.
Pours a cloudy golden yellow with a moderately thick white head with nice retention and moderately high lacing. No legs.
Flavor has a nice sweet graininess with a light bitterness. Lighter fruitiness than in the aroma. Slightly mineral water character.
Mouthfeel is light bodied with very soft, moderate carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall a pretty tasty kolsch with a nice soft carbonation and good mineral character.
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at torst, clean refreshing, very good for the style. Well balanced, crisp
viktorvee (510) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Quite a tasty, easy drinking kolsch, some honey and solid grain body, pretty nice.....
riversideAK (5938) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Soft sweet grassy nose with a little mustiness. Golden pour slight haze thin head. Flavors of grass a little dough little basement must. Pleasant soft bitterness. Pleasant kolsch.
Slipstream (2320) - USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2013 Called Freigeist Ottekolong (for the American market?) Kolsch is not my favorite style, but this is a very nice brew. A big, ragged head on a dull gold pour. Neutral aroma. The flavor is light wheat with a good dash of pith-like bitterness and some orange blossom.
kappldav123 (5712) - GERMANY - SEP 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle looks simple but good. Beer in the glass zippy, nice creamy head. Starts mild but not washy, fine fresh-fruity, malty-yeasty. Sweet background without being too mich. Notes of apricot. Well balanced finish, quite drinkable. Nice!
cheap (4887) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a big bottle. Says Freigeist Ottekolong, go figger. $3 at vintage. Smell is just mildly beery yeast. Not filtered fer sure, unfiltered kolsch. Head is big, white and goes rocky, at least 4 inches. First taste is off the head, slightly bitter. Finally I get a taste off the liquid. The bitterness, which is moderate for a kolsch, seem to fade as the session continues. Lots of co2 makes this a fun beer on the palate. Yes, that sizzle makes this quite interesting as we slug. Sediment on the bottom of the bottle almost makes this look like a hefe. Mild like a hefe but it has no spices. Yes, gets better n a little more intriguing as we sit it out. That slight bitterness never really goes away, it hangs even for a few dull moments after the bottle’s gone. Yep, kinda fun overall.
MichaelAwesome (6157) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 12, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Ein Kölsch ist es nicht so ganz. Ein IPA auch irgendwie nicht. Eher wie ein Versuch, beides zu mischen. Trocken, leicht hopfig,, minimal blumig. Trinkbar, recht süffig, ganz nett.
McTapps (6194) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - SEP 12, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Actually I didn’t know what to expect, but probably not a unaromatic, dull-nosing beer. It begins with a small disappointment, but gets better when you get used to it and with temperature and air. Pours out in a light unclear golden colour with low head and medium body. Nose is very -like mentioned before- boring and unnice: Old hops, basement, barley. Taste gets better: (Still) dull hops, but also light citrus, flowers, grass, nuts, pine and melon. Easy to drink, but just not that quaffable, that nice or that refreshing / delicious. Wanted to like it but I just can’t.