kramer (5005) - 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 (4676) - 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 (1502) - 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 (833) - Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2013 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 (7876) - 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 (3569) - 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 (431) - 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)
evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - JAN 20, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smells like a lot of pale malt, looks like a pale beer. Tastes like dry pale malt, not much else.
Travlr (11976) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at the source. Bright yellow color, small white edge head. Aroma of white pepper. Taste of straw and white pepper. OK.
highoctane (13) - Oxford, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is almost an English musty character. Not traditional but unique and interesting. Taste is cereal and hay with slight carbonation. Too much caramel/toffee to be authentic but a good sessionable beer.