gkost (1709) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2009
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nose is lemony, some sulpher, toast. Flavor is lemons, sweaty, spicy. Not a Kolsch in my book.
bubbleflubber (1933) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 6, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On draught at the High Country Beer Fest, it pours a clear light-golden with a non-retentive head. There is a small grain nose. The mouthfeel is hollow, with predominant sourgrains followed by a spiced-bitter finish. It just feels a bit devoid of substance in the mid-palate, which throws it off kilter for me a tad. Just an ok Kölsch here, that’s about it.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale whitish yellow. Aroma is watery, light corn. Taste is again mild corn, yeasty, lightly spicy. Decent kolsch.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Appearance: Hazy gold with a very small, effervescent, white head.
Aroma: Light nose with notes of corn and grain.
Taste: Similar to the nose only amplified. Lots of grain and corn, but lacking a decent hop bitterness. Very mediocre.
Palate: Medium carbonation with a medium-light mouthfeel and a medium-short finish.
Overall: I would say this one is closer to an American macro than it is a Kolsch.
Rebuy: No thanks.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a golden color with a white head. Aroma is pilsner malts, vanilla, fruity, slightly grainy, and some sweet grassy floral hops. Flavor is grainy, slight fruit, and a bitter grassy finish.
jcwattsrugger (11359) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bottle-pours a retaining white head that laces and pale yellow color. Aroma is bready/grainy, yeast, some spice hops. Taste is bready/grainy, yeast, spice/metallic hops bite. Towards light body. Dry. Thanks decaturstevo for sharing.
wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - JUN 28, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Good for the light lager/pilsener kind of style. Similar to a light pilsener with grassy hops and light malts. Very lighlty colored and light bodied. Mild taste that was crisp and drinkable. Not much else in this beer though.
cmillward (497) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 27, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ the brewery. Pours pale gold with a small white head and some lacing. Mellow light toasty malts, a touch sweet, a touch of bitter at the finish. Very clean. Refreshing and drinkable.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JUN 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle from Bruisin Ales in Asheville. Light gold with the faintest haze and a nice white head of medium size that hangs around for a while and leaves a respectable lace. Some hints of hay and grass and gentle whiffs of floral and spicy hops demand attention. A healthy effervescence helps clean the palate, and the body is not as light as I would expect. The overall effect is a crisp yet satisfying mouthfeel. Light malty flavors bring sweetness up front, and the softest of bittering comes through in the finish. This is actually one of French Broad’s better efforts in my opinion. Well balanced, refreshing, easily drinkable.
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JUN 14, 2009
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Goden pour with a big white head...Lots of lace on the glass...Hoppy aroma very light...Crisp hoppy flavor...Very drinkable...Excellent Kolsch...