maekchu (2607) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 31, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the brewpub. Has lemon grass, limes, and lime zest. Lime juice is the main aroma. Clear pale straw color, little thin geysers of carb rising. Lime juice initial; mid palate has some bready, cracker notes; mild lime finish, with some rather unpleasant chemical notes. Thin body. A bit interesting, but overall the flavors do not blend well.
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Burnside Brewing in Portland, OR on 29 May 2013. Poured a lightly hazy golden colour with a medium white head. Floral hop aroma with lime zest and lemon grass. Lime flavours at the forward with citrus hop and bready malt notes. Palate is quite watery with a chemically edge and soda water element.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a light yellow color. Had more ginger taste to it than lime. The kolsch base was good and it was really quite drinkable. Just wish there was more lime to it.
Gerbeer (2268) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml bottle. Pours a hazy gold with light head but lots or carbonation. Aromas of limes and toasted malts. Flavor is heavy on the limes with maybe a bit of a witbier finish. Definitely refreshing so extra points, but in the category of a cooler, not a beer. Kolsch? Maybe as a base but not the result.
dfinney23 (2159) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light and refreshing, as you’d expect from a Kolsch, but the hint of lime really adds a tangy, crisp twist. You could really blow the minds of people who think Bud LIght Lime is good with this.
OldMrCrow (2116) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 3, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from Last Drop.
I’ve been digging Kolsch lately, and I want to like Burnside, so I had to try this one, lime notwithstanding. Unfortunately, it’s a novelty beer rather than a kolsch. The kaffir leaf comes on quite strong in the aroma, dominating the nose. Lemon grass is powerful in the flavor, the other elements noticable.
Drinkable but not better than it would be without the lime etc.
Reid (2051) - Salem, Oregon, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle from "Lifesource" in Salem.
Pours a hazy bright yellow with a large frothy and thick white head.
Aromas of creamy lemon,lime zest and honey malts nice enough
MMmm very refreshing first beer of the week and its zesty,salty,honey and crisp,dry pilsner finish nice stuff!!
Good palate it is not too thin yet goes down a treat.
Very nice refreshing summer beer. I was unsure so held off all summer but this is nice.
Alphadelic (1880) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 10, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
this is fine, a hint of lime. Crisp, very zesty. Very fizzy. A little sterile. Nice cereal finish.
Lagerboy (1505) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Unclear pale yellow, creamy pillow of white head settles and lasts. Aroma of lime, lemongrass and muted Pilsen malt. Taste is lemongrassy, lime forward, backseat lager malts, some spice and floral notes. Lively carbonation, light bodied, low hopped. Nice enough hot day beer. LF (Lagerboy Friendly)
JDBaker11058 (1462) - Maryland, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: cloudy buttery yellow with a thick, frothy bright white head that lasts for the duration, leaving spiderwebs of lace; not the typical crystal clear expected from the style, but pretty nonetheless. Aroma: at first, an almost funky level of citrus, like overly sweet lemonade left too long in the sun; a few moments to breathe and warm and the nose brightened considerably, bringing notes of lime, hay, and a bit of cracker. Taste: blast of lime up front, which works with some minerality to really zing around the mouth; this fades quickly, leaving a hint of saltine crackers. Finish: the finish is extremely dry and a little tart, and a wash of lime comes out of the exhale; it’s almost like a sour, but in reverse, with the sourness coming in the end instead of at the beginning. Notes: Unlike any beer I’ve ever had. I love the kolsch style, and this one had at least the palate down perfectly. They weren’t kidding about the limes, they were right in your face. However, while strong up front, they faded nicely after the post-swallow exhale, resulting in a very dry and crisp finish. It was a tad one-dimensional, but for a lime beer, it was exactly as advertised. I’ll also note that they could have made this overly sweet, almost radler-esque, but they didn’t try to balance the tart lime with sweetness, which kept this feeling very light and drinkable. Definite points for uniqueness. My buddy said this would be a perfect beer to drink after mowing the lawn on a hot summer day, and I agree.