jgb9348 (5174) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Crisp pure golden and honey tinted body with a rich, large four centimetre tall pure white head. Aroma of grain, light malt, rice, crackers, alcohol and some metal notes - not too pleasant. Light-bodied; Strong malt and cracker/biscuit flavour with a mild grassy and floral note and not much else behind. Aftertaste shows a mild sweetness with some honey and fruit and a little floral flavour, but mainly just malt and a hint of metal. Overall, a decent beer, but too meek and mild to be good - just a ho-hum beer and not worth searching out for. I sampled this sixteen ounce can purchased from Charleston Beer Exchange in Charleston, South Carolina on 19-April-2015 for US$2,99 sampled at home in Washington near the end of Summer on 15-September-2015.
theisti (3524) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - AUG 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
16 oz can purchased at Wine & Cheese, If You Please? on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. The pour is a hazed golden with a bunch of fine carbonation bubbles and a one inch well formed white head. The aroma is a honey malt, grass and soft herbal. The taste is clean homey malt sweet with grass and herbal notes. The palate is medium bodied with soft carbonation and the hay sweet malt finish. Overall solid take on the style.
Ernest (6839) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 16, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can (Mellow Mushroom, Charleston SC, May 2015). Head is mostly diminishing. Body is medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (flowers, herbs). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively/soft carbonation.
A quiet, simple, plain rendition. After having tried River Rat’s interpretation of this style earlier in the same day, this had pretty big shoes to fill but just wasn’t inspiring. Average.
wsc3 (5) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 15, 2015 does not count
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Organic local beer with a subtle taste. Not to shabby but, expensive!!
Theydon_Bois (13535) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg at Craft Conundrum, Charleston, 18/02/15.
Golden orange topped with a moderate off white swirl.
Nose is pale malt, bread, light fruit peel, straw.
Taste comprises grassy notes, tangerine, straw, bitter citric peel, light bread dough.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
jcnielsen (2732) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a golden color with white head. Straw, earthy, pils, malty flavors. Really good kolsch.
Luvystypotables (1180) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of malt, honey and wheat, pours a cloudy pale straw clolor not much head. Taste of honey and malt with a light body and mild grainy finish.
ARH (911) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap poured into a shaker. The aroma is a fairly strong egg drop soup funk with biscuit dough. The beer is a buttery yellow with a white froth head that leaves a dense, thin ring and good, dense lace. The thin textured beer has a creamy carbonation with a taste that’s medium sweet and medium light bitter. The medium light body has flavors of biscuit and honey that’s finishes syrupy with an aftertaste that’s light and biscuity.
GTAEgeek (1537) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Ale Alpharetta, from Trey. Light gold color, with a small, off-white head. Bright notes of honey, lavender, wheat, and light rye. Mild sweetness, with a good light bitterness. Light to medium, with a little sticky body. Very complex for a kolsch. Bright, crisp, and well made.
Cybercat (4175) - Georgia, USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a slightly hazy golden with a fairly thick white head. Strong aroma has wheat, sour fruit, and subtle honey notes. Flavor is more fruity, a little sweeter, less sour, quite enjoyable. Texture is firm, smooth, and lively. Whatever the temperature, a darn good Kolsch.