hopscotch (10522) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Pours clear and yellow with a huge, rocky, white head. Fantastic retention. The aroma features huge, freshly sliced cucumber. Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and airy carbonation. The flavor boasts refreshing cucumber up front and then bitter, rindy, tannic hops on the backside. Mid-length, bitter, gherkin finish. Bottle courtesy of StFun!
Ferris (10512) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 18, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft - Sweetness and cucumber. Pale gold with a decent white head. Cucumber, herbal bitterness and a long bitter finish. Not good.
chinchill (3777) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle.
Pale golden color with a fine white head.
Mild, lightly hoppy and vegetative aroma.
The flavor has a pronounced and clear cucumber note. Worth trying just for this.
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber pour with a white head. Aromas of cucumbers and plenty of light malts. Taste is malty cucumbers. Very refreshing.
edgallow (3332) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
16 oz draft pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma of cucumber and malt. Taste is malts and cucumbers.
J_man (880) - Tustin, California, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle from Big Red Liquors in Carmel, IN. Awesome fresh, vegetal cucumber aroma from a fairly clear pale yellow body with a sudsy white head that regenerates with every swirl of the glass. Cucumber juice is the first flavor that hits and is obvious but not overdone in any way. This is followed by a hay-like dryness and barnyard funk similar to a Saison. I would have guessed this to be a Saison if I didnít know it was a Kolsch. The carbonation gives this a creaminess that lasts to the last sip (and keeps that nice white head going strong). The finish is dry with more cucumber and hay. This might be labeled one dimensional in some ways, but that dimension is deilcious! Very refreshing and this is really a treat if you like fresh cucumber flavor. Wish I could get this out here regularly in CA, but Iíll have to settle for picking it up in Indy next time Iím visiting!
cbfobes (2880) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Poured from 12oz bottle, clear light yellow with a huge fizzy head, the aroma is of straight cucumber, it almost smells like cooked asparagus as well, the flavor is horrible, tons of cucumber and salt, really couldnít even finish it after one sip, I guess they got what they wanted, but jeez, could have toned it down a little. Iím looking forward to their pickle kolsch next.
jsmerig (1436) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap a the brass rail. Pours a clear pale yellow. Aroma is slightly citrus. Taste is tea like with a really pronounced bitter finish.
bagalagalaga (154) - Indiana, USA - OCT 1, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Wow, when they say cucumber, they donít just mean notes of cucumber or hints of cucumber. It tastes like liquified and lightly salted cucumber. Iím fine with that, but I prefer crunchy solid cucumbers and not weird beer juice.
574deadzone (1337) - North Central, Indiana, USA - SEP 8, 2013
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours a pale clear straw golden with a huge over-carbonated rocky, fluffly, and slowly diminishing eggshell head. Lots of bubbles present in the body. Nose involves soft grain and prominent cucumber with a touch of noble hop spice. Really sweet flavor, fairly bitter, and quite salty. Fizzy light body, somewhat oily and slick, stinging with salt, finishing twangy and salty. Any typical soft bread kolsch aromas are drowned out by the annoying cucumber. This was a really weird beer. After struggling to get half way through it, I made a chelada out of the rest and that was also not good. As salty as this beer turned out, they should have made a cucumber gose instead. I had to wash my mouth out with an Old Style. Shorts Bloody Beer was a much better experiment than this.