wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 18, 2006
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draught. Very pale, white head. Aroma is very weak malt. FLavor is similar. Not a Koelsch. This is obviously the beer on tap for Bud drinkers.
PorterPounder (6411) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub in DC - NY Avenue location. Light golden pour, good bubble action, tight white head. Neutral aroma. Buttery flavor, some sweet creamy notes. Thickish mouthfeel. Very decent brewpub Kolsch.
molassesfan (202) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Capitol City Union Station. Pours gold with little white head. Aroma of wheat and biscuits but with a bit of pale lager smell. Taste is like a pilsner with some faint wheat character, tastes like 18% wheat just as it says. Bittersweet finish. Not bad, but had the least to offer of the Capitol City brews that I tried.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 2, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft @ Capitol City downtown
Pale yellow, thick white head, lots of lacing. Malty nose, spicy witha rich husk and biscuity character. The flavor is moderately bitter with a light sweet malty undertone. Finishes musky, not a bad kolsch.
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light golden body with a white head. Grainy aroma, very light hops. Tast of wheat and light fruits. Semi-sweet ending.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 25, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear yellow body with a small white head. Sweet honey aroma. Sweet honey flavor with some light grassy hops.
Ungstrup (30977) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
My first ever DC beer. A light yellow beer with a thin lazing white head. The aroma has strong notes of lemon, which makes it nicely fresh. And the flavor is also a fresh lemony on a light malted back ground, and with a thin body. I find it very German in the interpretation. It is very easily drinkable after having wandered around DC in 30 degrees Centigrade and 85% humidity.
black (1) - USA - JUL 20, 2006 does not count
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I am a frequent visitor to this pub and I enjoy the Kolsch. This beer starts very clean with a nice malt dryness and finishes with earthy hop notes. I have never tasted diacetyl in any of the beers at cap city bmore and especially not this one. I would recommend this beer to anyone who wants a refreshing and tasty brew.
kramer (5436) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap, Downtown location, 2006 RBSG pubcrawl. Pours a pale yellow with a small fizzy white head. Moderate visible carbonation. Aroma is lightly bready malt and some light grassy hops. Flavor is quite bitter with some crackery malt and a crisp finish with some light fruitiness. Mouthfeel is thin and watery with fizzy prickly carbonation. Overall, this was not bad, fairly crisp and biting.
3fourths (8701) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 19, 2006
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
First taste is buttered infection, giving way to a corn and tin flavor with light grassy notes. The color is extra pale yellow. The nose is almost strictly diacetyl. Overall a very poor kolsch, and a very poor beer also. Silky and buttery palate. While "true" kolsch is nothing to get excited about, this one is really nothing close to true kolsch. Sampled at Capitol City in Baltimore.