kidmartinek (3216) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very cloudy golden color with a small white head. The nose is all buttery big time, and the scent finishes with a little hops. First, the character comes outr bright and lively, then gives way to a sweet, mossy malt. Good bite, a little sour, and full finish.
dyetube (1153) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
this beer pours a off yellow with a thin white head. the aromas are skunk and malt. the flavor is sweet and malty. this was an ok beer but I’m not big on kolschs. Cheers!
SudsMcDuff (5645) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on consecutive weekends at the G-man Houston before the BA meetings .. . Medium gold colour .. light wispy foam .. very clean stuff, light sweetness, maybe some pear .. a great brew to start any day! .. enjoyable simple stuff .. . If you’re watchin’ a parade, make sure you stand in one spot, don’t follow it, it never changes. And if the parade is boring, run in the opposite direction, you will fast-forward the parade.
foduck (328) - Denton, Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this from a barrel tapping that one of the Franconia employees brought to a local dance club. Dusty grain-silo aroma, not too much of the tell-tale popcorn kolsch flavor, must have been fermented cooler. Poured bright yellow with a nice thick white head. Looked appetizing. Ok but the palate is where it shines through. Really nice going down, the texture of a higher gravity beer.
angrypirate06 (1374) - Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Yellow pour. Aroma is grass, citrus and grains. Flavor is pleasantly grassy, with some grains and malts as well. Solid little kolsch!
mar (4591) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
crisp yellow with a white head. nose is sweet malts, bread and not much else. very light on the palate, sweet malts and a hint of bread in the finish.
Fratto (2510) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 5, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2012 On tap at the Gingerman in Fort Worth. Yellow pour. Very small citrus aroma. Pleasant malt and grain flavor.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
out of a franco keg thanks to swalden28. poured yellow with a nice white head and some great lacing. aroma was citrus and grains. flavor was grains and citrus as well. light body and pretty refreshing. dennis makes some great beers, but this is not one of my favorites. just not a fan of the style.
beer4mencc1701 (20) - Irving, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Bavarian Grill, Plano. Came to the table hazy golden with a formidable frothy white head. Under the nice, clean straw/citrus-forward nose was the distinct aroma that greets you on any brewery tour- that unmistakable, comforting malty, grain scent. Tasted of summer, of bright floral sweetness (almost wildflower honey). Light bodied, mildly carbonated. Would order again.
thirdeye11 (5379) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Got this on tap into a pint glass at J&J’s pizza in Denton.
Pours like a pale lager but decent 1 finger head and mild lacing. Not much going on here with the smell, but there is sweet pale malt, and coriander. Taste is heavy on lemon, nicely sweet if unbalanced in that direction. Spices like coriander, and maybe spicy cinnamon too. Lingers nicely on the mouth, no bitterness. Carbonation is slightly low, and slightly thin body but overall solid. Very easy to drink, can become slightly cloying though. A recommended kolsch but not in the upper tier of the style.