Strykzone (4831) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the brewery. Clear golden with an almost white layer. A grassy malty aroma. Some grassy and noble hops in here. Soft fruit and pale malts. Light drinking. A little honey in the finish. Pleasant.
ajnepple (1998) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - JUN 3, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewery. Pale golden and pretty clear appearance with a white head. Mild aroma of light malts, toasted grains, light fruit, and light noble hops. Similar flavor, crisp and clean with light spicy hop bitterness and light sweetness. Light bodied with a dry finish.
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Touch fruity, smells like a nontraditional hop. Crisp hoppy taste, subtle grassy hop note and clean malt. Not sure it’s a kolsch but it’s a nice beer, clean and dry. Very pale.
mintzmeet (186) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Straw hay color. Very light . Like a cheap beer but absolutely refined. Very little head.
Sledutah (4314) - Utah, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery
Clear yellow with a small white head and some lacing. Aroma and flavors of corn, wheat and honey.
Danyel (592) - Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Pours clear yellow white white head. Smells very lagerish, slightly spicy. Has a very light body, easy-drinking, nice. Nothing great, just okay.
3fourths (7885) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft. Here is the unadulterated Kolsch from Fate. No watermelon or coffee of mint or dingleberries. Very mild aroma of white crackers / pale malt and creamed corn / DMS with raw and green hop expression. Sourish malt, noticeably dirty phenols and esters (concrete mix, soot and pepper, all very mild). Light body, watery, thin, limp texture, low acid, medium to low bitterness. Has a lot of noticeable flaws in the aroma that seem well-covered in the flavored editions.
brokensail (10645) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Fate. Straw pour with a white head. Really grainy nose. Some grass and herbal hops. Nice sweet malt, a bit corny, though. Flavors of grain, grass, and a bit of herbs. Apple, slight lemon peel, and biscuit. Good sweetness and mild bitterness.
DiarmaidBHK (3387) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at brewpub. Pours golden with a white head. Not much on the nose. Clean and neat in the tongue with a touch of gravel. Finishes clean. It’s not a style that’s ever going to win best in show but this is quite quaffable.
JPDurden24 (1548) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Fate (CO) from my flight. Gold pour with a decent, but faint aroma of bread and cereal, the taste is somewhat grassy and some floral aspects. Its ok.