sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Think of a standard Kolsch, but add a reasonable amount of bodyfeel. Quite possibly the best example of this style I have tasted, would not be out of place in a brewery tap on the Heumarkt.
wlajwl (5669) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is yeast, grains and a hint of a hard to describe spiciness. The flavor is mildly sweet malts/grains and a dry and mildly hoppy finish.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAY 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Rating #59. Clear medium yellow color. Grainy and a little spicy aroma. Mild bitterness, more grain and a nice little bite. Good stuff. (2379)
scarletfire65 (1323) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear bright yellow. Tall frothy white head. The aroma is lemon, grassy, crackers, maybe a whiff of honey. Pretty full bodied for a Kolsch. Flavors of lemon, Noble hops, earthy, vegetal. The finish offers a lingering bitterness. One of my favorite summer styles from one of my favorite NY breweries.
bhensonb (13971) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 2, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Half Time. Pours gold with a creamy/fizzy white head. Aroma is floral, maybe with a hint of pale malt. Med body. Flavor is floral, touch of citrus, somewhat bready. There’s more content to this than many Kolsches. Captain Lawrence doesn’t skimp. Finishes bready/citrus with a decent amount of bitter.
sethbreaker (179) - New York, Greater London, USA - APR 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught. Biscuit malt on the nose, Sweet on the palate, some earthy character, smooth slick mouth feel, similar to a cream ale. Uninspiring.
hainer (19) - New York, USA - APR 26, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Quite strong for a Kolsch. Pours with frothy head and looks oddly red for this style of beer. Instead of light bitterness, there’s a touch of umami. Maybe a Kolsch in name alone? Overall, an interesting beer, but stylistically it feels in no man’s land.
BREWMUSKCLES (2547) - New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
some corn and fresh malt with wheat and root vegetable sweetened some. moderate body just a touch slick and frothy. bitterness kicks in with hardly any accompanying flavor in fact none. malty wheat finish sweet with perhaps some caramel.
dogfish120love (1117) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - APR 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear bright vibrant yellow. Grass and floral notes with cereal and hay. Slight fruitiness.
JoeyBeerBelly (34) - New York, USA - APR 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle served in a glass beer mug. Light German hop and sweet malt in the aroma. The beer is a clear yellow color with a white head that left a thin coat of lacing. Good balance of flavors, the beer is crisp and refreshing to drink. A fantastic summer time beer.