lusikka (7481) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle.
Pours an unclear bright yellow colour with a large foamy head. Aroma of grassy hops, some interesting uncommon herbal notes and some spiciness. Flavour of grainy malts, light dried fruitiness, strong grassy hops, herbs, pungent citrusy tartness and hay. Light bodied, smooth round mouthfeel and very soft carbonation. Lingering grassy herbal finish which lasts and lasts. Truly a hop-intensive Kölsch, I like it.
3fourths (8639) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle as Freigeist Ottekolong unfiltered Kolsch. Pours cloudy golden wheat with a patchy, lasting white head. Very mild aroma, muddled and muted by the yeast for sure, with some soft lemon oil hoppiness and a milder egg and wet dog hair note. Yeasty flavor with pasty texture. I really wish this could have settled out more but I did all I could to leave it sit to no avail. So here I have a paint and wet notebook paper-flavored golden ale-ish beer with little life or excitement. Seems a tad oxidized as well, and the bland paperiness and sourish yeast become too much to handle.
marcus (7672) - 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 (4282) - 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 (10835) - San Diego, California, 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 (4191) - 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.
SrSilliGose (3322) - 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 (14478) - 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 (23865) - 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 (6625) - 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.