jrob21 (2352) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 4, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Would suggest this to anyone looking at a bud but longing for something a little more adventurous. Toasted grain, cereal, and caramel flavors. Light clear yellow color. On tap at the brewery.
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 15, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle, hazed golden yellow with good foam and lace, citrusy aroma, flavor is corny, bitter, lemon, not crisp, body is ok but flavor is lacking
SSSteve (3666) - - APR 12, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
clear pale gold under a small frothy white head. pleasant, relaxed, pale grainy aroma with the perfect touch of fruity hop. very light palate. pale, clean flavors balanced with slight hop bitterness. moderate carbonation makes this dangerously drinkable.
ChainGangGuy (4281) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Pours a clear, light yellow body with an inch of white foam that thins out almost instantly.
Smell: Nose of sweetened grains and fragrant, floral Noble hop aromas.
Taste: Light pale maltiness, lightly sweet, and with a slight hint of unrefined grain. Mild, indistinct fruitiness. Floral, even grassy hop character with a nice bite of Noble hop bitterness. Light touch of sweetened grains on the drying finish.
Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: Easy-drinking and keenly refreshing -- just what I want from a Kölsch.
biznizness (1070) - Mooresville, North Carolina, USA - APR 11, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not that I really have my head around this style (despite spending time in Cologne), but this was a pretty good kolsch. Thumbs up.
Drake (7950) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
For my last beer on my Asheville Beer Trip I had to crack something local and special. What better than one of my favorite styles from one of my favorite breweries. 22 ounce bottle from Bruisin’ Ales. Pours a slightly hazy vibrant yellow colro with a large white head. Average head retention and good lacing. Very grainy aroma with some subtle grassy hops. Taste is grassy hops with a soft graininess. Medium bodied.
SpringsLicker (3046) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 28, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear lemon yellow with a tall, sticky white head.
Saaz hops in the nose and the flavor.
Softly balanced. First come the hops then the malt.
Light, crisp and refreshing as a good Kölsch should be.
Butters (3686) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Crystal clear pale yellow with a grainy nose. Extremely grainy flavor but good example for style. Had a clean, diacetyl flavor. Husky finish. I thought this was their best offering the day I visited.
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 26, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at Knoxville Brewer’s Jam. Poured a clear gold color with a small white head. Aroma of corn and malt. Flavor was malty, but not much hop backing.
decaturstevo (4665) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 13, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
KBjam. Clean golden pour with clean white head and lace. Aroma of corn and light malt. Corn and light malt with a good light bitter. Nice carbonation a tad thin. Really a pretty decent refreshing drinker.