joet (2162) - 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 isnít at all strong, making it more refreshing than many beers.
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2001
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A decent pale with no bad aftertaste usually associated with beers of itís genre. Non-overwelming, which can be bot good and bad.
DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2001
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pleasantly hoppy beer, crisp, like those green-bottled beers from Germany w/o the skunkiness, perhaps. Could become a popular mainstream beer w. advertisement. Not much taste on the back end, but a pleasant hoppy tang, and no aftertaste. After pouring, the head immediately is reduced to 1/8 inch but remains throughout. I like this beer though its not the sort of thing I prefer to drink in winter. If we could just replace all the megabrew swilled by guzzlers across the U.S. with a brew like this, the world would be a better place...
TAR (2469) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2001
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2007 Heavy bodied, almost syrupy, and very cloudy. Far too fruity and dirty. Buyer beware.
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2001
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is the first koelsch Iíve ever tasted, so Iím not very familiar with the style and therefore have nothing to compare it to. Having said that, I didnít enjoy this beer very much. The nose seemed to be dominated by a sour (almost skunky) aroma with some malt and hop presence way in the background. The flavor profile also seemed to be dominated by an oddly sour taste with a sort of smoky flavor in the background. Maltiness and hoppiness also were evident in the background. Light amber color, lack of body and a minimal head didnít help my appreciation of this beer. Judging from the other ratings my conclusion is that I really donít like koelschs or this was seriously skunked. Either way I will try to re-rate in the near future in an attempt to rule out the skunkiness.
scrawfis (143) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2001
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is not my favorite type of beer, but this is
a quality representation of the Kolsch style. Very smooth tasting,
this beer finishes with a slight but pleasant hop flavor.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - MAY 31, 2001
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
One of the better American versions of a not too widespread style. Refreshes, itís nice and crisp but just doesnít carry enough weight or flavor. Barks a lot, but just doesnít bite.