GT2 (8742) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 23, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap at Fontana’s. Poured a clear deepish yellow with a short lived white head. No lace. Served in the incorrect glassware so I will give it the benefit of the doubt. Thanks to having no head it is going to be a bitch to get an aroma out of this thing so I will give it a 5 assuming that if it were poured in a kolsch glass and had a head it would smell like lemon and Caramunich malt. Taste is fresh lemon up front and ends with mild soap and butter. Sharp bitterness pervades but comes across more like malt liquor trash bitterness rather than hoppy bitterness. Overall the body is very heavy for kolsch with no characters I would associate with the style: fruity, dry, fresh, easy to drink. Not offensive but not on style. Actually hard to drink and enjoy.
philvil (176) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 15, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
the flavors were all very good. i prefer a kolsch to be clearer and more carbonated.
MiP (13799) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught. Fruity aroma, hint of vegetable. Hazy yellow colour. The flavour starts off a little tart, turning horsey and papery. Does not seem fresh.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
grownfool’s Impromptu Tasting. Sample from a grolwer thanks to grownfool. Clear yellow, golden, white cover. Aroma is grainy, corn. Taste is more husky grain, light fruity, pear.
joebudzjoe (667) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2011 Draft @ Ginger Man in Greenwich, CT. Another solid beer from Captain Lawrence. Citrus notes in a clean, golden brew. Fluffy white head.
Suttree (5266) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 30, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale gold, not much head. Nicely fruity, grainy, winey aroma. Flavor is sweet and a little bit fruity, maybe a few stale flavors, too. Crisp finish. Some apple and pear as it warms.
georgekillian (344) - Alabama, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Much better beer from Capt lawrence then the pale ale. more complex flavor with a bit of a kick at the end poured a golden yellow color and was not to bitter. a very nice beer
BiddleBrau (962) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Straw yellow color, quite hazy with nice egg-white head. Aroma is minimal. Flavor is musty, dry, quite grainy, a hint of malt/bready. Doesn’t remind me of the style, looks like a wit without the spiciness. Just not as crisp as I expected.
crazyvin (1993) - New York, USA - AUG 19, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. A slightly cloudy yellow color with a thin white head that had no retention. Aroma was of grassy hop notes and some biscuit notes. Flavor had a good hop note to it, more floral than anything else. Biscuit flavors were mild. A nice crisp refreshing beer.
JoeMcPhee (8569) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2010
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tap at Mission Dolores. Deep golden pour. Nose of creamed corn and diacetyl. Sticky sweet and a bit yeasty. Shit – this is really terrible. Solventy, dirty and not at all the clean subtle beer a kolsch should be.