snoworsummer (3132) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the restaurant. Pours clear light gold. Tastes like malt, bread, biscuits, with faint hints or hops and bitterness. Light body and low carbonation. Smells faintly of malt and citrus.
MadRobin (2341) - Silver Spring, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at a Brewer's Alley Beer Pairing Dinner at a Frederick Keys/Potomac Nationals class A baseball game at Harry Grove Stadium in Frederick, MD.
Clear, sparkling, beautiful gold color with a 2-finger bright white head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of grain, toasted bread and light fruity hops.
Taste of grain, light fruity hops and toast.
Light/medium body and high/medium carbonization.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ryanscourt (889) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not my favorite kolsch, pretty mellow. Nice honey flavor, but doesnt have some of the grassy flavors of some others. Sweet and creamy. Not my favorite, but ok.
kramer (5357) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark gold body with a one finger fizzy white head that faded pretty quickly. The nose is bready and crackery maltiness, but there’s also an odd fruity note that smells a bit like grape soda instead of the yeast derived fruitiness that I’m expecting. The flavor is a little too sweet for the style in my opinion, there’s nothing about this that would make me guess Kolsch, versus your average Golden Ale. Lightly bready maltiness, a minimal hop addition, and finishes with a little more sweetness than I care for. Light bodied with fizzy carbonation and a slightly clingy finish. I suppose I’ll have to go to Cologne if I really want to have a well made version of the style.
radagast83 (5606) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the brewpub. Poured a yellow color with a small white head. Aroma was some light spice notes. Flavor was sweet malts, touch of spice. A touch thin.
strongpieman (1589) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Very light, clear, yellow, plenty of carbonation. True to style but not my favorite.
radio_nowhere (1112) - Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2015 Draft in a pint glass. Pale yellow color with thin white head. Aroma of of bread, grass and some peppery-citrus notes. Taste is pale malts and some peppery hop bitterness underneath. Light body and a little bitter aftertaste. Not my favorite offering from Brewers Alley but not bad.
DocLock (8500) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from State Line. Pours pale gold with 1-finger white head and a lot of carbonation. Nose is Saaz hops, citrus, peppery. Palate is medium heft and complexity, with flavors of pale malt, fruit, crisp hops, and a finishing dry floral peppery flavor.
sonnycheeba (4186) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours mostly clear pale yellow with average, fizzy white head; decent retention and lacing. Aroma is straw and bread malt, corn, grassy notes, and citrus. Flavor is sweet malt dominate with some supporting citrus fruit esters and faint hops; crisp, dry finish. Light body, low carbonation, and low warmth.
Drjohnrock (545) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at brewpub. Medium yellow color, light to medium bitter aroma, good medium bittersweet flavor. Refreshing hot weather brew. Tasted on 7/05/2009 (better late than never--my lost tasting notes just turned up)