JoeMcPhee (8622) - 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.
beerfest5 (1165) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 25, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
a nice summer beer, but after having a few from this brewer i suppose i expected more than this. nice clear and crisp color and flavor but nothing that really stands out. not hoppy, not malty, not yeasty, just a very bland kolsch. ummm, not much more to say than that, could have been a macro and i wouldnt have known the difference.
dmac (4217) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft straight from the brewery during the 4th CdC release. Poured a clear golden body with an average to slightly large fluffy bright white head. Aroma was similar to a freshly opened tube of Pilsbury biscuits. There was just this little something extra towards the end of fresh dough that seemed plasticy and artificial, just like Pilsbury dough. The same aroma translated right into the flavors with lots of fresh dough and grain with that little something "extra". The palate was nice, crisp and clean with a medium body and average carbonation and a slight hop bite on the finish. Solid but there was just that little oddity in the aroma and flavor that I can’t quite place my finger on but it was definitely a distraction from an otherwise solid beer.
jkwood04 (4175) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 28, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled on tap at Willimantic Brewing Company. Pours clear amber with a light head. Aroma of citrus and bread. Light on palate. Light fruit flavors on the finish. A decent beer, but I would rather have the Captain Lawrence Imperial IPA any day.
coldbrewky (1457) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap with dinner the other day. Creamy with a moderate body. A lovely golden. Hops ring the mouth just enough to let you know they are there but come out a bit more in finish. White head is fizzy.
tgncc (2901) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUN 8, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma is butter, bread, hops. The appearance is clear gold, white head. The flavor is flowery hops, perfumy, b utter, bread. The finish is noble hops, flowery ops, some malty sweetness. Medium/thin in body. Ok for what it is.
egajdzis (5411) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Draft @ Pacific Standard] Golden color with a small, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of straw, toast, sweeter toffee, some honey, citrus, and grass. Taste of crisp, toast, citrus, light hop, and a dry finish.
beerbill (3542) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAY 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler filled at Big Z and consumed the next day. Pours a slightly hazed gold with a few soapy bubbles for a head that quickly disappear. My guess is there was an issue filling this growler given the extremely weak head and the amount of unfilled space in the top of the growler. Mild aroma of bready malt. The flavor is malt with some biscuit towards the finish. Slightly dry as well. Fairly well rounded. Easily drinkable.
mansquito (3581) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAY 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at BGH, Brooklyn ($5): Pours a golden body with a white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma has some grainy notes, straw, along with German-like hops. Sweet malts and very subtle hops are what you get once the beer goes into your mouth. Very nice crisp and smooth mouthfeel. Not overly exciting, but a nice refreshing beer that I would be glad to have on a back porch.
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 26, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Ginger Man NY
Aroma light yet floral aromatic nose , sweet , grainy and bit too fruity for style.6-
Appearance clear golden as it should be. White thick top. Good looking.
Flavor and Palate : mid light bodied , to sweet with hints of caramel. Lacking lager crispness. Noticeable hops on top. Not Kolsch in my books.