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...
unclemattie (4158) - Georgia, USA - MAY 23, 2009
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Pours clear, bright yellow color. Thin white head. Aroma of floral hops. Flavor of straw, dandelion flowers, crisp hop bitterness. Full flavored pils malts. Fruity finish. Very refreshing. Very good. Don’t think I’d drink it on a regular basis, very good per style.
emacgee (4006) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 12, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had this bottled. Man, I think there was something wrong with it. Light yellow with a one finger head. Nose and flavor are very off, funky, sour. I think I may have gotten a bad bottle.
fluffy (1590) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2009
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
good for what it is, but ive never been a Kolsch fan, so im kinda biased. clear gold with a thin dissipating head. aroma is of corn and cereal. flavor about the same, maybe a tiny bit of citrus. kinda blah, but oh well.
jrob21 (2517) - 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 (6004) - 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 (3751) - - 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 (4360) - 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.