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?
kwik-lime (1555) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Really sweet with a strong hint of vanilla and some caramel. Quite pleasant but not enough hop strength to balance this one.
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear bright yellow with a fizzy white head. Vaniilla and grain aroma
Cereal grain vanilla and malt taste with a smooth bready finish.
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap. Clear yellow with a white head. Sweetish malty nose. Medium body, very sweet malts and a very subdued bitterness. 250709
yespr (36972) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From tap at the brewpub. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is light fruity. Crisp hoppy and mild fruity flavoured. Subdued bitter and crisp finish.
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - JUL 20, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
POurs with the requisite starw color. Light bodied, not much of an aroma.
A bit metallic and a bit grainy, tastes clean, a good representation of the style.
CaptKirk (175) - Hephzibah, Georgia, USA - AUG 10, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of the cleanest beers I have had. I am personnaly not much on this style, but when in Rome...Clean fresh finish. I enjoyed this dry flavorful brew.
luvcasks (178) - USA - MAY 27, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Low malt aroma with a low noble hop aroma with some faint soft fruit like notes
Straw gold and brilliant, pours with a delicate white head which dissipates quickly
Flavor: Very clean and malt forward followed by hint offruity flavors (like melons/pears), slightly lemon like medium bitterness well restrained
Palate: medium low carbonation, clean with a semi-dry finish
Overall: A very good representation of a Kolsh.... excellent choice on a warm sunny day the soft malt beginning and clean semi dry finish makes it easy going and great with light foods yum!
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 16, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice light-colored, light-bodied ale. Mellow aromas of straw. Dry flavor. Finishes clean.
beerguy101 (5340) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 17, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light yellow gold color. Medium white foamy head. Aroma is malty, grainy and grassy. A medium bodied Kolsch. Malts are fruity and sweet. Hops are crisp and lightly bitter. Nicely balanced. The hops are just crisp enough to balance the malt sweetness. Crisp and clean. Light and refreshing. Dry finish. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is crisp and dry. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.