pottygok (530) - Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Lots of malty aromas here--bread, hay, barley--with hints of grassy hops.
Appearance: Cloudy gold with almost no head.
Taste: Medium sweetness followed by a slight sourness to balance it out in the finish.
Palate: Light-medium body, thick texture, soft carbonation, long finish.
Overall: This is a very well rounded session beer with a lot working for it. However, I felt that despite its qualities, it still seemed a bit unbalanced, especially in taste. It’s a good beer, one worthy to be stocked in the fridge, and would make a great beer to grill with, but I’m not completely blown away.
hypn0toad (267) - Maryland, USA - JAN 30, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Has a sweet taste to it. I’m kind of on the fence about this one. The name doesn’t really help for me. It tastes okay after a while. Maybe my problem is that it is "great hot weather beer" but it is cold outside. Who would make a hot weather beer in cleveland? The winters are brutal. Ugh, so much snow.
scottw86 (1150) - Maryland, USA - JAN 17, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a clear amber color with a thin white head. Aroma has some light fruity with pale malts. Spices as well. Taste is bitter with a nice malty flavor at first, and it transitions to a slightly watery slightly fruity finish. Pretty smooth overall, but nothing too exciting. The hops work well in this one.
Nephilium (1498) - Ohio, USA - MAY 12, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Now known as Lighthouse Gold; Starts with a slightly sweet aroma, with the traditional lager hints. Pours a clear amber, with a small white head. Starts with a hint of malt sweetness, a touch of hops, then a moderately sweet finish. Easy drinking beer, this would be a great lawnmower beer.
jtclockwork (10892) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very light ale. Taste is a bit sweet. It’s a good beer to bring to a beach or a BBQ. Rated 3/27/03
SrSilliGose (3318) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 29, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
pours a clear golden with a small white head. aroma of bread, candy, and pears. Tastes like a caramel candy coated pear. Bready and doughy. grass and hay. ok, not great.
KVL (1) - Malvern, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2005 does not count
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Although I generally prefer a Heffe or Kolsch in warm weather, my thirst has recently been hankering for a Kolsch. This seems a very good all-year Kolsch, with enough body and maltiness for a winter ale, and enough hoppiness and a crisp finish (with a hint of pepper) for summer. Good job!
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - JAN 29, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light yellow gold color, slightly hazy. Medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is citrusy and floral. A medium bodied kolsch. Malts are fruity and sweet, citrusy and crisp. Hops ate mild and floral. Nice balance. Light and refreshing. Clean and crisp. A very nice kolsch with a pleasantly dry finish. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is crisp and clean. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice representation of the style. A slightly floral aroma with some pepper. A dry finish.
haddon90 (1561) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - OCT 16, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy amber pour with a small white head. Definitely an interesting aroma. Just like HighlanderOne said...floral and citrusy. And the flavor does grow on you. More malt than hops in the flavor. A pretty decent beer in my opinion. I liked this one.