DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured into a perfect pint.
4.0 A: Faintly hazed wheat yellow color. Two and a half fingers of pillowy white head. Retention is pretty good and plentiful lacing is left.
4.5 S: Big nose on this. Tons of grassiness to the point that it comes off like a funk. Grainy maltiness with a moderate sweetness. Pithy lemony fruitiness. Hay and apple orchard.
4.5 T: Taste is equally impressive. Again grass and hay are the main attractions. Grainy malts with nice neutral sweetnss. Lemon rind. Really tasty.
4.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Very creamy and incredibly smooth.
4.5 D: So drinkable that I feel like an ass for only having this one bottle. Really high quality kolsch.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-03-2012 01:30:04
crossovert (5625) - Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Half liter returnable bomber. A very nice slightly bitter koelsch. Easy drinking slightly fruity. The head pours like whipped cream it is super thick.
CanIHave4Beers (2756) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - FEB 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml Frigeist Ottekolong bottling. First good reason I’ve had to use the crystal Kölsch glasses my Mom bought me for Christmas.... cheers!
Pours a very pretty cloudy blonde with a nice big fluffy white head and great lacing on the glass.
The aroma is very inviting, lemony, very bready, some mineral character, a good light dose of herbal hoppiness.... some hay.
The flavor is spot on for what I like in this style. Clean, but very crisp... not restrained on bitterness or herbal hop character... some light bready maltiness but by no means is there any abundance of sweetness here. Just a little bit of that "straw" character, but it’s not as central to this one as many interpretations of the style. Certainly not unlike a great German PIls... but fitting more towards the Kölsch style.
Wow this is right up my alley. I really didn’t expect it to be this good.
ceck82 (30) - SPAIN - FEB 27, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
De tirador, de aspecto es muy clara y cristalina, la espuma densa y compacta, el aroma en nariz es de platano, parecen levadura de weiss, despues en boca ela entrada es fresca y el final amargo-agrio.
Borresteijn (4135) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl Bottle from De Bierkoning. Clear golden colour, dense white head. Aroma of floral malts, some grassy hops, light fruity, hint of bread. Flavour is light to medium sweet, malty, hay, floral, light bready, nice floral hoppy finish with citrus. Light bodied, soft mouthfeel. Really nice and refreshing.
drewbeerme (3807) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours hazy golden with white head aroma some funk cheese pepper
fl crisp spicy yeast floral and honey. Awesome Flavors
PotjeBier (1287) - 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!
bartlebier (831) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - MAY 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Braustelle Köln, during FdB. - 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.
gunnar (4291) - 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.
KyotoLefty (5541) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the brewpub. Cloudy, glowing gold with a fine head. Very hoppy nose, citrus, light, dusty funk. Lightly sour flavor, hoppy, creamy, with a quite bitter finish. A very characterful kolsch.