Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Of the Sampler Pak I bought in Ft. Collins, this was my favorite beer. Classic Pilsner taste, clean and crisp, very drinkable. Started as well as it finished. I would stock this beer in my cellar. I enjoyed this one very much!!!
UncleKorm (265) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A light grain hay aroma, pours clear yellow with a mostly diminishing white head light sweet initial flavor with faint bitter finish of short duration. Light to medium body. A refreshing pils.
Terminus (2894) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUL 5, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at brewpub may 2012-pours very pale yellow with a small soapy white head. nose of sulfur and mushy grains. flavors of pale grain husks, sulfur and lite spicy hops. not much going on here-more of a pale lager than a pils. meh.
That1Guy (1747) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle pours a slightly hazy brite yellow with a lingering white head. Earthy, malty, slightly hoppy aroma, with a hint of hay and grass. Flavor of light malt, light hops, and some more grass. Finishes crisp and refreshing. A nice, sessionable, tasty pils.
adnielsen (6218) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ home. Clear, yellow appearance with a cream colored head. Light skunk, grassy, hay, a bit herbal, pils malty aroma. Light vanilla, grainy pils malty, straw, hay, light fruity flavor with a dry, straw finish. Pretty decent.
csaso (943) - Missouri, USA - MAY 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap - small foamy head, pale gold color, decently balanced noble hop/pils aroma and flavor
Beershine (5173) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ taproom. Bright yellow. Spicy hop overtones, but the real highlight is the really fresh bright pure pale malt. Quaffable beer. Good crisp spicy hops in the finish make it a winner. Although it doesn’t stand up well to food, it’s pretty nice.
Oakes (10941) - Savusavu, FIJI ISLANDS - OCT 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy straw. The aroma is quite herbal and continental. Some herbal character - half German, half Czech. Ok, but maybe a touch light. Goes better with food than it does on its own. Just enough bitterness.
swoopjones (4229) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. paler yellow, slightly hazed like a American hefe. light aroma of somewhat sweet malts and floral & perfumy hops. Taste/flavor is light sweetness, floral hops, clean summer ale. Unobtrusive, easy drinking uncomplex
GarrettB (787) - La Jolla, California, USA - AUG 11, 2011
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Garret Oliver’s tome on beer and beer pairings has enlightened me. That touch of sulfur, that wisp of eggy stench is actually an appropriate addition to a good pilsner. I can see that. One of my family’’s favorite recreation spots growing up as a nearby town featuring natural hot springs, including one that smelled like a vat of long forgotten Easter eggs. I became inured to the smell, and became fond it, a sort of bizzaro Madeline of road trips long past. Consequently I don’t shy away from sulfur when it rears its jaundiced head. It’s a tolerable smell, even welcome. I affiliate it with sub-surface geologic healthiness, and know that it is simply a mineral, which in my head sounds much more sterile than rotting eggs or decomposing road kill. Unfortunately, Bristol Brewery’s Yellow Kite is cursed with such a strong aroma and taste of sulfur that it goes way beyond what my palate can tolerate. The smell is both crisp and light, a nod to the pilsner malt, but there’s a lurking smell of sulfur and a hit of a septic aroma. Images of lightly used portable toilets appear in my head with each smell, putting me off from the beer entirely. This off-taste carries over to the flavor too, where ample carbonation makes its best efforts to cleanse my palate of the unpleasant septic taste, but it never works hard enough. While I enjoy Bristol Brewery and think of them as a gift Colorado College’s craft beer drinkers, the Yellow Kite is disappointing and even a little gross.