Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 29, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at brewpub. Yeah this was kinda nice for a kolsch and very refreshing, but putting fruit in a kolsch? I donno. Anyway- pours a wierd hazy dirty hay-like golden with a murky browninsh violet hint and nice long lasting off white head. Aroma is nice tart cranberries- almost has a wierd twang to it- with some light plastic and some nice doughy pils bready malts. Flavor is doughy again with light cracker, some toast fruity esters and nice herbal hops with a citrusy fruity tartness and good cranbery flavor, and cranberry bitter tartness in the end. Quite refreshing and overall a bit better than I expected this to be. Nice.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a clean amber body with a creamy white head. The aroma was sweet and tart cranberries. The flavor was mostly tart cranberries throuh-out with some yeasty notes and a mild funkiness. Very well done.
jeremytoni (2706) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the tap poured nice hazy amber color with a good amount of head. Flavor of a good malty beer kind of sweet, finished of with a little bit of cranberry tartness.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish color with a medium white head. Aroma is dominated by tart cranberry and bready malt. Flavor has a nice fruity-cranberry sourness to it with a good pucker factor. Not my favorite style by any means, but this will make me rethink my feeling about Kolsches.