shrubber85 (9628) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Lactic/grainy malt aroma. Medium yellow with small head. Mildly sweet citrus, barley malt, and hay flavor. Mild herbal finish. Not bad.
malvrich (159) - durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. can into a stange
Can stamped best by 3/4/2016
A: A hard pour from the can yields 2 fingers of tight bubbly bone colored head. Good retention and nice lacing too. Clear medium gold body with a few lazy bubbles seen rising.
S: Dry white wine on the nose, slight grassy hop note. No malts detected. Light but fresh scent overall
T: Tart hop pucker up front with dry white grape flavor on the finish. Not the least bit malty or sweet. Simple with little complexity,
M: Very light soft texture with fine velvety foam giving a nice light dry and Champagne-like mouthfeel. Good but thin.
O: A respectable if not notable Kolsch but it really could benefit from a bit more malt heft and grain. Locally brewed, always available and well priced mean this is a nice anytime example of the style.
merc7186 (2760) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: Biscuits, Light Sweet Corn
Appearance: Golden Straw/Mild Orangish Hue, Passes Lots of Light, Thin White Head Ring, Very Minimal Lacing
Taste: Sweet Corn, Light Fruit, Mildly Grainy, Mild Yeast
Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet
tillmac62 (564) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - OCT 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden pour. Normal head characteristics.
Nice nose of biscuit as a base with notes of pear and orange zest.
Light body with a smooth texture. Normal carbonation with a touch of middle effervescence and a fairly prickly finish.
The flavor profile is very good. It is a kolsch, so flavor intensity is laid back. You get the flavors of the nose and a clean finish. Everything is subtle with this beer, as the style typically is. 2012 GABF bronze medal winner.
jrob21 (3163) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz can waiting for me at my in laws. Thanks guys for finding me a local tick. Toasty light grain corn sweetness. Sweet corn and light grassy aroma. Finish is a little metallic and sweet.
Garbageman (486) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - JUL 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From draft at brewery. Pours a hazy yellow with a small head. Aroma was very bready. The taste followed and drank like a Kolsch. A little citrus in there too.
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DrSilverworm (9466) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2015
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
12oz can, thanks to tmoney99. Damn, this is one soda-looking can. I swear we have a brand of indie-soda at my place of work that looks almost indistinguishable from this. Best by at the bottom of the can reads 12/13/14, but Tom gave this to me less than 2 weeks ago from his travels, and I’d be very surprised if he’d held onto this much longer than that. I’m rating this now because I believe that it’s a likely representation of what consumers can expect to find on the shelf, and for my own personal beer notes. Pours a hazy golden orange color, with a sort of excessive white airy fizzy head. I can’t even pour the whole can into my glass without pausing and waiting for the head to settle a bit. Touch of oxidization in the aroma, stale paper; mustiness. Dry taste, light to moderate bitter, lighter sweet. Mildly peppery. Bit of lemon. Medium body. Kind of lightly soft, tingly stronger carbonation. Light slick in the texture. Not a good craft golden. I thought it might still have a shot, after enjoying the pale ale a bit more than expected.. But this kolsch is worse off than expected even. Not even close to finishing it, lost interest very quick. Definitely check the dates on this one..
alexsdad06 (7752) - Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can given to me by Tmoney99 consumed at home. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a large fluffy white head. The aroma and flavor have mild pale bready malts, light citrus and floral notes, yeast, very little bitterness, actually at the finish there is not much of anything, pretty boring. I don’t think there was anything bad about this, just nothing to get excited about either.
Tmoney99 (12742) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. Poured clear golden color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate malt and floral hop aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Soft drinkable beer.
magsinva (1068) - Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ the station in Carrboro - pours clear gold, thin white head. There is a boringness to this one that is reflected in the score. It’s drinkable, but there are much more exciting things out there.
ordybill (936) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - DEC 18, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 12 ounce can into a pint glass
Aroma- a slight citrus aroma
Appearance -A cloudy light yellow with a small head
Taste - A mild flavored Kolsch, goes down well.
Palate- has a lot of carbonation but is light bodied
Overall- A good example of an American brewed Kolsch. Worth a try