riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hay bread and grain with herbal pepper hop character. Golden pour nice frothy head lace some haze. Flavors of grain hay dust soft sweetness a little estery fruitiness. Clean and crisp w more hop character and bitterness than usual for style. Easy to drink.
stevoj (2235) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Awesome kolsch! Brewers in Cologne would be proud to have this. One of the best American kolschs I’ve tried. Light and bready, lots of pale malt, biscuits, crackers. Tall airy head (poured into my Fruh stange), Pale golden and effervescent. Right from the first sniff I knew this was going to be good.
reebtogi (4239) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 3, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle pours a hazy light straw color with a generous white head that retains well and leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is grainy and grassy. Taste is a spicy and grassy hop bitterness with a grainy malty sweetness which finishes quite dry on the palate. Light bodied with good carbonation. A decent pilsnener style beer that is a little better than your typical macro lager.
Lagerboy (1256) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 12, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500 ml bottle. Mostly clear pale yellow, lasting creamy white foam. Muted grainy malty aroma. Taste is lagery malty, stale cereal, faint citric fruitiness, mild dull floral herbal hop. Average carbonation, light bodied, lightly hopped. Forgettable. MLF (More Lagerboy Friendly)
Chadski4 (119) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 2, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice pour but then quickly dissipating head with little retention. Primarily biscuity nose and flavor with some banana flavors. Likely refreshing in the summer but nothing special beyond that.
Shroy (2) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 31, 2014 does not count
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a great refreshing summer beer but with the extra hop, I would say the taste is more reminiscent of a Pilsner than a Kolsch. Overall, I will have this again.
BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Imperial - poured a cloudy gold with a rocky white head. First aroma I got was sulfur and yeast with a bit of fruitiness. The Perle hops are well showcased and almost a little tart which is nice for pairing most food. The carbonation was nice and lively and the finish was dry. My biggest gripe with DM’s Kolsch is the drinkability. For this style it should be crisp, clean, and chuggable.
robforbes (2072) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a cloudy yellow with a large mountainous snow white head, and great lacing.
smell is of citrus, grain, and some sweetness.
taste is of grain, lemon zest, straw, and some malt. ends a bit watery.
fiulijn (14978) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Alibi Room, Vancouver
Muddy blond color with small head. Light grassy aroma, with light cereals. Smooth mouthfeel; some cereals flavor, not exactly breadish, with hints of grassy hops, correct bitterness, some final astringency.
Too dirty to be in-style, but not too bad either.
WheatKing (1305) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 3, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy golden, white head. Nose is sulphur, sweet malt, floral hops. Flavour is sulphur and sweet malt, crackery. The sulphur/cracker combination is interesting but not particularly quaffable.
JohnGalt1 (527) - , Idaho, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Picked up at Brewforia Meridian last week for a very pricey $5... But well made. Pours a slightly hazed straw golden below a 1 finger stark white head that sticks around for a while and leaves good lacing.
Nose is pretty traditional... light pale maltiness ... slight bigger than standard grassy hoppiness.. Light fruitiness and a touch of sulfur.
Fairly dry throughout the palate, but there is enough residual maltiness to bring out a minerally/sulfur quality and accentuate a bigger than expected bitterness.. a little malt sweetness shows on the finish with warmth... hops are sorta spicy/grassy, but overall pretty light.
Body is light with a good carbonation.... very drinkable... I would buy this again if it wasn’t so damn expensive.