Ernest (6356) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is light to medium yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (flowers, herbs), with a light note of guava.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation.
Another solid entry from Breakside. For a Kölsch, this is surprisingly balanced, clean, and exceptionally quaffable. No off notes whatsoever, just crackery malt and attractive floral hops with a light tropical fruit character in the background. Very slammable.
OldMrCrow (1965) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours light, light yellow with a fluffy white head. Cereals and bread dough, hints of pear and white grape in the aroma. Straight forward Kolsch flavors without the extra hop snap that too many PacNW brewers like to add to the style. Tasty stuff. Worth a revisit!
Alphadelic (1771) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
The first keg we bought for my birthday kegerator and I’m really pleased with it. Very pale with a slightly metallic malt aroma; this beer is all about the flavour and mouthfeel. Dense and creamy with heavy, relaxed cereals and a peppery, dry bitterness to break it up.
notalush (5006) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can - I was a little afraid of trying this after a bad experience with their pils last night (it was a diacetyl bomb) - thankfully, this is much better - lightly hazy gold - aroma of honey, grass, light tartness/acidity - frothy texture - clean, medium sweet malt profile up front - dries out through the middle and finish, adding a lightly prickly acidity and a fairly assertive bitterness for the style, but still within what you might expect - grassy hop flavor and a slight crisp spiciness to the finish - solid.
fiulijn (15371) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Alibi Room, Vancouver
Hazy pale blond color with compact head. It has a delicate crispy malt aroma; dry mouthfeel with some malt flavor; missing a bit of cracker malt, and some grassy noble hop; traces of yeast in the final.
Quite true Kölsch.
nealblind (918) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - SEP 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy gold pour slight head. Aroma of grapes and nectarines wheat and butter. Tastes slightly grassy hops, sweet grain, grapey champagne.
maxwelldeux (3812) - Everett, Washington, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Pours a clear golden color with a moderate off-white head on there. Nose has a lot of corn in there, as well as just a bit of bitterness. Taste is sweet and slightly floral, with just a bit of some grains to it. Not bad, actually.
Aubrey (3453) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Painfully easy to quaff with some really nice things going on. Vigorous pour gives it a nice head and lingering, intricate lace. Malt side is grainy (cereal), slightly sweet (milk, honey) and somewhat hay-like. Hops are kind of citrusy and grassy, with a mild spiciness in the background. Good balance. Very pleasant beer.
mcberko (7248) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at St. Augustine’s, pours a clear yellow with a small white head. Aroma and flavour of dry cereals, crisp grassiness, and a nice bite on the finish. Extremely well-brewed, quite authentic though a little hoppier. Could knock back gallons of this.
andrewje41 (680) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 oz can pour. Pours super light with a sweet, grassy, grain aroma. Sweet bread flavor. Really really light beer here, and drinks super easy. A nice refreshing summer beer sums it up well. Light on flavor but has enough. Decent beer here. Better than a lot of others in this style. I enjoyed it.