shigadeyo (3136) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This particular Christian Moerlein brew was available in the sampler 12-pack back during the Hudepohl days. The last time I had this beer was probably in 2001. I recently contacted Christian Moerlein and sadly they have no current plans to make this beer again. This was probably one of the best Kolsch beers made by and American brewer at the time...
Christian Moerlein Kolsch was a hazy gold color with a nice white crown. The aroma had a light maltiness and some grassy hops and lemon. The flavor and some citrus (lemon) and was well balanced between the light toffee malt and the moderate hop bitterness. This was a light beer and had a decent amount of carbonation. This was my second favorite of the sampler just behind the Christian Moerlein Bock and was one of the first Kolsch beers that I was exposed to and was a pretty good one at that (in my opinion!)...
DocLock (8331) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours canary, with decent sized head and good lacing. Aroma of hopcit, some honey. Tastes of pale malt, with some hopcit and honey at the finish. Ever-so-slight grains of paradise at the culmination. Nice.
shrubber85 (8526) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 3, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice beer - sweet hoppy flavor - I’ll give it to Hudepohl - they did a pretty good job in making a Koelsch - not quite as sweet as most German Koelschs but a pretty good effort.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 31, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly hazed golden yellow liquid. Wispy diminished off white head with a small amount of lace. Pale dry malt, whiff of toffee and licorice. Some light citrus qualities with some off sweet powdery perfume flavors. Finishes with some light fruit and light anise. Interesting, but a mid tier kolsch. Thanks to slikwily.
Dogbrick (9109) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to gerdy555 for the trade. This beer pours a lightly hazy orange/gold color with a very thin eggshell white head. Thin lacing as well. The aroma is citrusy, with some malt and vanilla in the background. Light-bodied and rather crisp, with a tasty combination of citrus (lemon), hops, malt and vanilla again. The finish is tart fruit. Overall this is a nicely drinkable Kolsch from Moerlein.
Braudog (5965) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 1, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light orange with a bright, big airy head that went away quickly. Crisp and light, not so Kolschy but lightly fruity and malty, a decent light ale.
raymow (958) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2003
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cloudy amber color (looks absolutely nothing like the beer in the picture). Smeels and tastes artificially sweet. Drinkable, but I'd not go out of my way to buy it again.
gerdy555 (163) - Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours golden and a little hazy, with a medium white head. aroma is slightly hoppy and slightly grassy. flavor is a little bit bready, and kinda tart. great for a hot summer day.
garrison (792) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2003
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Not a bad brew at all... but a tad too light for my personal taste. Yes, it's refreshing, but there's really nothing remarkable about it.
sabrills70 (12) - Belville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 31, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is slight malt with some citrus, lemon perhaps. Color is a medium golden with some haze. Poured with a huge head. Flavor is a mild malt with mild hoppines, some citrus flavor. It is waht the label claims "a mild light bodied golden ale" and a fine example of one. i prefer my ales a bit more full bodied, but this one would be great on a lazy hot summer day.