JDBaker11058 (1538) - Maryland, USA - JUN 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: clear gold, short white head, minimal lacing. Aroma: cracker, light pie crust, honey, light notes of citrus and fresh flowers. Taste: as the aroma indicates. Finish: clean, crisp, dry, and just a little spicy. Notes: I was surprised at how good this was. I guess you don’t expect a smaller local to so effectively nail a pretty challenging style, but this was right on point. Shows me to be a total snob, so: sorry Brewer’s Alley, nice work! Bottle from Ye Old Spirit Shop in Frederick, Maryland.
obguthr (4595) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yeasty hay nose with a urine presence. Hazy amber, thin head. Lemony hay, corn pops at midpalate and beyond. Light body, moderate carbonation.
GenDV138 (3367) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Brewer’s Alley. Clear straw yellow with off-white head. Aromas of light wheat, citrus. Tastes of wheat, lemon citrus, herbs. Medium body with a dry finish.
dliberto (216) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the 2014 Maryland Microbrewery Festival. Pours a clear gold with a small white head. Aroma consists of hay, citrus, grass, bread, and honey. Taste has a slight hop presence but is quickly lost in the sweetness of the honey, and citrus. Light bodied beer with medium carbonation. Not a big fan of this style.
BierMeHoos (333) - Maryland, USA - JUN 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear gold with a medium white head. Aroma is grassy. Pretty good overall.
DrSilverworm (8547) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taster on tap at the brewpub. Clear golden color. Thin white head, that leaves nice thicker sheets of lace. Good bready malt aroma. Light hint of spiciness. Medium body. Smooth, lightly soft, lighter carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Moderate sweet taste, light bitter. A very solid, clean kolsch.
beastmaster (367) - Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
First Kolsch. Pours neon orange with a thin head. Aroma is orange, tangerine, citrus, gummy bears. Was beginning to think I was a fan of the style until I drank it. Nothing against this beer, as I’m sure it’s the style. But it tastes like a watered down alcoholic carbonated fruit tea.
BMMillsy (1756) - Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Strangely enough, my first Kolsch is rate #808. Bottle from the old man. Hometown brew for me. Pours a clear deep golden with nearly no head. Some white lacing around the glass. Aroma of honey, straw, sweetness, some floral hops. Light bodied with highish carbonation. Flavor is sweet malts, honey, some corny finish. Some bitter hop presence. Not bad and easy drinking. Slightly metallic. Would take over a pale lager for sure.
GJF (1365) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - AUG 10, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
on tap at the brewpub. it’s very grassy with a spice in the finish that I can’t put my finger on. It’s not a particularly pleasant finish to it.
reggiedunlop (3449) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours clear gold with a medium white head. aroma is earthy/malty with a touch of grass. flavor has a bot more grassy/earthy hop notes. mouthfeel is light/medium with an earthy/hoppy dry finish.