Dogbrick (7109) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Kind of maple-colored, mine was not skunky or smelly which a lot of people seem to have to contend with in this Ale. Possibly because mine was from a case that was not exposed to light? Anyway, this was crisp and lightly hopped. Not too bad at all.
Ron (2314) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 3, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Went down easy with a decent aftertaste. Refreshing and enjoyable. Extra points for imaginative name.
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAR 25, 2002
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
no nose, no flavor, looks like dog piss
Aubrey (3413) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 15, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2008 A fresh & clean refreshment. Starts crisp, finishes just a little wet and syrupy; not as dry as most other Kolsch beers I’ve had. Has a gentle hop aroma with some bitterness... somewhat of a ’rough,’ corn-like edge, which seems to be typical for this style. Fairly easy-drinking though. It’d be a good beer to suck down on a hot summer afternoon.
labattblueleaf (225) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good. Out of the Flying Dog brewery, this was their best. It has a distinct American-type, mass-produced beer flavor with a little something extra. I recommend this and the other beers by this brewer.
Aurelius (3844) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2002
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Stinky, ugly and simplistic. Another overblown beer from an overblown brewery. This is one microbrew that should have remained that way...
Drew (2413) - Kent, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
not bad. a good everyday kind of beer - about the minimum of taste for me.
JMerritt (1734) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2002
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Personally, I found the abundance of hops (aka the ’bite’?) in this beer to be a tad overwhelming. The front-end and after-tastes were just a little too bitter for my liking. Call me a wuss, call me a newbie - but I call ’em as I taste ’em. This isn’t a beer for me, sorry.
joet (2039) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JAN 23, 2002
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mine is a medium golden -- odd for the style which is lighter -- with a well done lasting and lacing crest. The bit of skunk is also unusual for an otherwise exceptional brewer. Crisp cool apple and malt flavors balanced by a mild hopping. It finishes sharp.
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2001
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Simple beer, with a nice light aroma, and a beautiful golden color. Taste isn’t at all strong, making it more refreshing than many beers.