shrubber85 (8104) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 10, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Corn and barley malt aroma. Golden yellow with giant head. Mildly sweet barley malt flavor with a slightly bitter herbal finish.
Darkmagus82 (1855) - - AUG 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a clear golden color with a one finger head of billowy white foam. The fades almost instantly leaving only the tracest level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is mainly of a cracker and somewhat grainy smell with a decent showing of some grassy and herbal smells. A very light lemongrass and toast smell are there as well, giving a very dry smell overall.
Taste – The taste begins rather thin with a light cracker and toasted malt flavor. A slight sweetness of a caramel flavor along with a little bit of a grainy taste are present as well. As the taste moves on, the sweet increases a little bit, with a small amount of a grassy and hay like flavor coming to the tongue. A slightly sour lemon flavor joins the flavor profile more toward the end of the taste, mixing with the rest of the flavors, to leave a rather light and moderately crisp flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is rather thin with a carbonation level that is rather high. For the more subtle flavor profile and the drier flavors of the brew, the feel is fantastic, making for a nice refreshing and crisp brew.
Overall – A drier and crisp brew that fits the kolsh style. An all right brew overall.
berkshirejohn (4714) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle from a Tops store in Hamburg, NY. A straw colour with a thin white head; sweet grainy aroma; slightly sour grainy taste; and a crisp finish. Not bad, but I don’t know what they would make of this in Cologne.
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light golden/yellow in color with an airy white head. It looks thin and slightly sweet. I’m guessing this is grainy just from the looks of it. There’s no head retention at all. The aroma is slightly sweet with a touch of grain and perhaps some signature lager skunkiness. It is well-balanced and light, though.
It’s even more light on the palate and mouthfeel. More straight-up grain and straw than sweetness in the mouth. There’s a slight mineral water dryness on the tongue that surfaces in the finish. This is certainly something to drink during the summer months... in the heat of the 100+ degree Texas heat. It’s certainly far from exceptional... but then again it is a Kölsch. Not too bad for the style.
Beergeek23322 (2530) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 29, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
July 2013 from bottle. Golden color with a white head. Not a bad beer, just a boring style, but very drinkable. On the lighter side, but with flavors. Good on a hot day.
rdenney18 (109) - Lawton, Iowa, USA - JUL 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Nice summer drinking beer. Has a nice smooth finish and flavor.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
blipp (6433) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours gold with a white head. Grainy pils malt, a hint of sweetness and cardboard, and very low bitterness. This is not a kolsch. Too high of alcohol, and not the right hop presence. Inspired by kolsch? Sure.
Jay_Dubbz (96) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2013
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Poured from 12oz bottle. Very bland and unremarkable beer. Tasteless. Slightly better than a big box light beer.
--you've been Dubbed.
fiveacestx (666) - Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - clear, golden, decent head. Has a dry bread taste. Medium bodied and sweet. Refreshing but a little too dry.
hopheadsbrew (142) - Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty good interpretation of the style. Bready aroma. Pours golden and clear. Some hops on the tail end. Fluffy head. Well rounded. One of the better kolsch styke beers I have tried.
thechandler (577) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a slightly copper golden color with a thin, quickly-diminishing head. Aroma is faint, bready and dry. Flavor is quite dry with a slightly hoppy finish.