bhensonb (9873) - 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 (173) - 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 (2097) - 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 (830) - 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.
BigSound (194) - New York, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours transparent hay color, white head great sip or gulp lacing all the way down. Mild aroma of citrus, hay, bread. Tastes is the slightest bit sweet, grain, a bit of breadyness, some citrus flavors in the finish. High carbonation, light body, very refreshing.
Theis (12168) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Blind Tiger, NYC. Clear golden - white head. Light buttery. Toasted. Bread. Toasted. Light fatness. Hay. Straw. Ok - if no buttey/diacetyl.
dogfishho (562) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours somewhat cloudy. Golden color with bright white head. The aroma is filled with sweet fruits, some white bread, and a mild earthiness. The flavors are wonderfully mouthcoating for the style. Apples, mild hop bitterness, an almost buttery quality as well, but really crisp and clean. Great Spring beer.
UDBeernut (1271) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on tap at a local pub, poured into a cheater pint.
A: nice straw yellow, slick 1/2" head with decent retention, reduces to a cap
S: neutral scent, slightly sweet, mild floral
T: nice biscuity and grain sweetness well balanced with flowery hops
M&d: as expected, ligh mouth. Excelllent drinkability. Kolschs are the shit and this is an excellent example.