wlajwl (3817) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is biscuit malts, citrus and slightly perfumed. The flavor is citrus, light tropical fruit, a small hint of hop resin/grapefruit and a bitter/tangy finish.
NikkTwist (1593) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Monks in Philly. Cloudy yellow straw pour. Fizzy white head. Runny lace. Lemon wheat notes off the top. Big yeasty cereal flavors rounded with some Blonde Ale elements. Meyer lemon zest. Cheerios. Juicy fruit. Pumped up citrus wheat flavors. Full mouthfeel for a Kolsch. Probably the best of the style I have had.
PotjeBier (1653) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ In De Wildeman. Yellow blonde color, hazy. Perfect white head, good lacing. Aroma’s: perfumy, wheat in the nose, retronasal there’s wheat, lemon, spices and hops. Flavor is medium to full bitter with some grain. Light bodied. Finishes dry and full on bitter. Very nice!
Leighton (10780) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at The Kernel, London - thanks to Paul. Pours mostly clear yellow with a fine, frothy white head. Some dry, doughy malts in the nose, hints of lemon. Light sweet flavor, moderate bitter straw, more dry biscuits. Light bodied with fine to average carbonation. Pale, bready biscuits to finish, mild straw bitterness. Pretty nice.
Scopey (6718) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at Kernel. It pours hazy pale yellow with a medium white head. The nose is straw, grainy, touch of spice, dough and light sulphur (probably because its not too fresh). The taste is pithy lemon, hay, dough, light spice and decent bitterness with a dry finish. Light-medium body and soft carbonation. A pretty drinkable brew, best suited for a summer day.
Niko100 (1978) - Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy straw color; Medium body; Aroma of malt, floral/hay, & some fruit; Flavor of malt, yeast, hops, and citrus (notably lemon); Crisp finish; Solid.
ohthehugemanaT (9) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAR 7, 2013 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
When in Cologne, there are two Kölsch that you have to try. This one, and any of the interchangeable others. This is one of the few Kölsch examples that can really be called "wiess" - local dialect for the old way of brewing, unfiltered and unpasteurized.
This beer is an opaque golden yellow, like a child’s coloring book would depict beer. Served in a 0.2L kölsh glass for freshness and temperature. Traditional bready aroma and flavor are dominant, and we don’t seem to lose the clarity of flavor that is the trademark of the style. This is broader on the palate than most kölsch, with a slightly sweeter taste and less of a bittering after-kick. The metallic flavors of other kölsch are nowhere to be found here. Instead this beer is remarkably smooth.
After drinking "normal" kölsch, this is aa refreshing change that helps you understand how the style became so popular!
SDalkoholic (2145) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAR 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bine and Vine: Created a thick fluffy white pillow of foam head which eventually retreated while a golden liquid that showed a white tint similar to witbier. Aroma is subtle with mild notes of quality malts that gives of a smell of grains and hay. The drink is isn’t as boring as most other kolsch styles are and actually has a bolder flavor of the grain and tastes of sweet corn cereals. Okay stuff but it might have tasted better on a really warm day.
Nephilium (1348) - Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mild bready aroma, pours a hazy light straw with just a thin white head. Light crisp flavor, with a very light body. Easy drinking and not much going on, missing the light fruit notes of most Kolschs that I’ve had. This is a nice easy drinking beer, there’s just not much going on.
17thfloor (2430) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a slightly hazy straw gold with a fine frothy white head. Big aroma of pils malt, tart, grainy. flavor follows, tart from the pils, medium bitterness, grassy, very bread, well done but not necessarily very Kolsch-like. Low esters, sparkling carb, nice unfiltered ale that doesn’t seem to have the secondary lagered smoothness.