Koskela (409) - 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.
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!
sir__v (1284) - Lille, FRANCE - NOV 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Faultline Brewery, Sunnyvale - CA. Color: clear golden blond beer with small carbonation and small white foam. Smell: caramel and malt notes. Honey finish. Some sweet and floral notes. Taste: light body with caramel malt domination. Honey notes. Good attenuation. Aftertaste: sweet caramel. Total respect of the style. Nothing special.
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?
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.
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.
badhack (448) - San Francisco, 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.
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.
KUEric (904) - San Francisco, California, 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 (8001) - 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.