JK (4244) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 11, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Purchased in Amsterdam, March 2007. Kölsch ? If by Kolsch, they mean, yeast, weird, saison, then yes. Either this was hopeless infected or it is in no way a Kölsch. I’m not even sure it is a lager. Sour aroma with brett, wild yeast, and wildflowers. Flavor of a yeasty saison, fairly dry and moderately hopped. Some pepper and barnyard? Did I say lots of yeast? Looks very good, cloudy orange and a tall, rocky white head. I wish I had access to their other beers.
sthlm (1256) - Iowa, USA - SEP 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Bottle, thanks JK] Pours cloudy orange with a huge white head. Powerful aroma of apple, spices. Nice. Very smooth. Long finish. Slightly thin though...
Skyview (5104) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 10, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from a 12-oz bottle, shared by JK. Pours a semi-hazy golden orange brew with a decent white head that has good retention and some awesome lacing. Aroma of tart light fruit, bready malt, some nectarine, white pepper and a touch of yeast. Taste is medium bodied, well carbonated, tart with a character of a decent saison, barnyeard funk and some bready malt. Finish is just as tart as its flavor, with a slight peppery aftertaste. A little spicey for a Kölsch but quite exceptional for a saison.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 10, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to JK for sharing. Cloudy orange with plenty of head. Funk and yeast on the fainlty sour nose. Holy saison city in the body. Lightly sour again with plenty of funk and light black pepper.
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - SEP 10, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to JK for sharing. Pours a nice hazy orangish color, with a huge white head. Very yeasty, sour, earthy, peachy, dusty nose. Very unique flavor with a good dose of carbonation that make it taste almost like a saison. Nice spicy, earthy funky flavor. Very unique which makes me question the style. Tipicity aside this is pretty nice.
Bov (8989) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 9, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
from crackedkettle.com - hazy and dark orange colour, solid creamy white foam and a beautiful lace; yeasty and dusty nose with fruity tones (peach and ?) underneath; low carbonation and a very creamy mouthfeel; not much profile in the palate; low bitterness, creamy and short yeasry finish leaving an odd flavour in the mouth - interesting but has definitely some flaws
altonbrownd (4586) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 5, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Bier Koning. Yellowy with tall head. Sour and oranges nose. Coriander too. Prickly mouthfeel. Citrus, lemon and honey flavours. Quite a bit of carbonation. Some lacing of alcohol. Nice enough. De Prael always comes through.
Earlier Rating: 5/3/2007 Total Score: 3.5
Bottle on Queen’s day. Bought this on the Bredeweg, Watergraafsmeer in 2007. Very creamy, orange flavour. Sweet flavour, with fruits tastes and marsepijn even. Quite lovely. Went down very well. Only sold once a year for two days. This is the second year that they’ve done it.
Beer4000 (4269) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2007
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
330 ml bottle. Cloudy orange body with a huge off-white head, big bubbles. Aroma is sourish, citrus and a bit moldy. Flavor is a bit stale with cellar notes.
Miksu (4801) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUL 10, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the In de Wildeman. Hazy golden color. Parfumy and honeyish aroma with notes of cumin. Honey, lemon and bitterness in the flavor. Light bodied summer ale.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2007
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I really wasnt happy with this, and how can a kolsch be bottle conditioned? This started pouring reasonably clear then the sediment fell in and it looked like sahti, but muddyer, with massive chunks of yeast settling at the bottom. Aroma is dry hops, grassy, yeasty and orange peel. Taste is really bitter and the yeast is over powering, for once after a nites work i got home had a few ales and decided not to finish this one and went to bed, thats how bad it got.