MacBoost (1562) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Well, hells bells, if it isn’t Captain Lawrence with another home run. After initially being quite disappointed with their Limone Luppolo AND Liquid Gold, this one along with the other one I just had, Sun Block, are awesome.
Pours a clear straw color with a white head that leaves lacing. Aromas of noble type hops, some must. Pretty great tasting... Clean lager feel with a small hop bite and a very round finish. Pretty outstanding for the style.
ineedbeer (1300) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is light and grainy with some faint bread notes. Hop aroma is minimal No diacetyl and esters are faint.
Pours a fairly cloudy pale yellow with a thick pillowy white head that recedes fairly quickly to a thin film. Medium low lacing and very small legs.
Flavor is not as nice as it could be. Some graininess but that quickly fades to bitterness and some grassy hop flavors. Low but noticeable esters and some astringent graininess in the finish.
Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with medium carbonation. Astringency is medium and alcohol warmth is low.
Overall an alright beer, but not really a kolsch. The bitterness doesn't go well with the malt notes and everything is a bit muddled and astringent.
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DiarmaidBHK (3821) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at tap room. Pours golden with a thin white head that leaves a bit of lacing. Nice light, thin mouthfeel. Feels a bit effervescent. A bit of fruitiness on the tongue. Finishes clean. Hard style to pull off but this is good one.
pinkie (470) - New York, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy lemon yellow with champagne effervescence. Frothy white head that fell fast but left a thin ring and cap. Soapy wet lace. Nose is biscuit and cracker. Fabulous malt. A little hop breath of orange and citrus overall. Malt opens up with a touch of caramel. Taste is clean, crisp malt. Grain and plenty of cracker with just a hint of caramel sweetness. Hops whisper from the wings- earthy, floral and lightly fruity with some lemon. Mouthfeel is rich not sweet and perfectly delectable. Washes over the palate dry with just a bit of oil to make you smack your lips and want some more. Excellent kolsch. Simple and refreshing.
Arayaga2 (1930) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light, clear gold with lots of bubbles and a thin white head. Aroma is pretty standard "beer" in terms of malt component, but has some additional vanilla and light fruity sweet notes. Taste is the same, but with a lasting biscuity malt flavor that endures beyond the relatively high initial bitterness. $2/12oz
blankboy (6651) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle [12oz]. Pours a slightly hazy yellow-gold with a large fluffy white head. Aroma of yeast, bready malt, light grassy hops, peas, salt, fruit and floral notes -- a touch odd. Slightly watery flavour of grain, grassy hops, bready malt, yeast and fruit. Average bodied. Kolsch is far from my favourite style but even I can tell this is a poor example of the style.
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bottle into closest I could find to be a kolsch glass. Gold pour, lively white head that thins out quickly. Smells almost like a belgian ale- spices, yeast, some faint hops. Tastes pretty bright with lemon up front, malty/spicy middle, and a very gentle bitter finish that gets followed up with some breadiness. Not bad.
Ontbeertaster (2348) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, pours a nice bright yellow, this is the most similar american kolsch to kolschs from koln that I have I had. It was nice, it had a good crisp flavour, I will buy this again
HighlanderOne (1082) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle. Aroma of lemon peel and grass. Light gold, white head. I taste citrus, floral hops along with toasted malt and sugar/spice notes. Dry and refreshing, lager-y feel. Well done.
Fech (291) - Parsippany, New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
My favorite style is kolsch and I am german. This is definitely not a kolsch brew although its not bad for what it is. Kolsch is crisp. This beer is creamy. Nice blend of spices just needs a new name.