jb (1809) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 20, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Tap and Mallet Goose Island versus Founders event. Yup, its a Kolsch, one of the most unexciting styles on earth, and the Germans at their lowest. Gold, clear. Grassy nose. Mild German hops in the palate. Clean, boring.
kjc51478 (361) - Cologne, GERMANY - JAN 26, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz Draught from Taproom. Appearance is clear, golden color with little, off-white head. Aroma is grainy malts and grass. Taste is similar with flavors of grains, is unit, and mild grassy hops. Palate is light-bodied, smooth texture, average carbonation, and a sweet finish. Not quite comparable to the original Cologne variety - missing some of the crispness - but a reasonable facsimile.
solidfunk (1789) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A little better than the solid gold. Pours with medium lacing - also solid gold. Has some of the more odd ball pronounced malt consistent with style but nothing mind blowing. Crisp leave, some sweetness. Tap at brewpub.
Thorpe429 (4844) - , Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Founders last weekend. Light grain with a fairly pronounced lemon character. Very dry. Quite drinkable, but nothing too exciting.
Silphium (2969) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Founders. This was pretty disappointing overall. Clear straw body, thin off-white head. Served too cold to detect much aroma, but I did pick up on some grassy hops. Flavor is lightly sweet, biscuity, and grassy, hinting at corn sugars. Tight carbonation. Overall there just isn’t much going on here.