badhack (175) - San Jose, California, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was a light, refreshing Kolsch. Like all Kolsch’s it’s a little fruity, slightly hoppy in the finish with moderate malts. Nothing offensive. Light on the palate and clear with little head.
rmussman (1511) - California, USA - JAN 31, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the brew house. Pours light brown. Flavor is fair with decent malts.
bytemesis (1413) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 2, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap. Pours clear light yellow with a small white head that laces well. Aroma of grain, lemon, fruity sweetness. Medium sweet grain, honey. Mild bittersweet finish.
Koskela (129) - Marysville, California, USA - JUN 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This brew had an average kolsch smell, kinda grainy and you got a hint of hop. The color was pale and crystal clear. The taste was grainy kinda average with a little bit of hop which is not really normal for a kolsch. It was a smooth light bodied brew and not bad at all.
blutt59 (5685) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
draft, clear golden color with short white foam, aroma is fruity with a decent clean fruity taste, could be a bit more flinty and dry but not bad
Ungstrup (26258) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft. A light golden beer with a thin white head. The aroma has light notes of malt, lemon, and straw. The flavor is sweet malty with light notes of straw and citrus.
JaBier (3729) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample at the brewpub on 8/10/10. Clear yellow/gold pour with a thin white head. Malty aroma with crisp noble hops and lager yeast. Kinda faint and weak though. Malty flavor with some crisp hops and lager yeast with a thin finish.
KUEric (862) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 2, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very clear macro look almost too yellow.
Aroma is minimal.
Flavor isgood. Some pear notes, a crisp clean finish. Very good a hint of bitter bite atthe nd but more crisp and clean than anything else
marcus (5004) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 12, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours clear yellow with a modest white head and a floral aroma. There is a citric caramel malt flavor with some carbonation and a dry crisp finish.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JUN 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewpub. Pale gold with a small white head. grainy malt aroma with a touch of sulpher and some grassy, lightly spicy hops. The flavor has a nice grainy maltiness as well, which is balanced by snappy noble hops that give an almost minty flavor. Very clean character overall. Dry with a nice bitterness in the finish that is higher than I expected given the style. Light bodied and generously carbonated, though not to excess. Though there is a touch of candy sweetness form the malt, this really leans more toward hops, which is quite welcome. This makes the golden ale look really bad. Why even bother making both?