brokensail (10640) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The beer pours a pale golden straw color with a huge, rocky, white head.
S: Quite a strange smell for a kolsch. Lemon zest and apple juice are prominent. It’s got a slight champagne character (likely from the high carbonation and yeastiness). Moderate bread notes and some floral hops.
T: Light bread and cracker malts provide much of the flavor. More lemon zest along with some floral and earthy hops. Just a light bitterness to it. The carbonation is extremely high, which diminishes from the flavor intensity a bit.
M: Light in body with very high carbonation.
O: Despite not being terribly "kolsch-like", I thought this was a pretty decent beer.
mixmasterob (882) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 21, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Infected bottle, no doubt. Aroma was funky yeast, almost gueuze like. Light sour. Flavors were musty, light puckering sourness, very dry. Obviously not the intended beer here. Might not be bad if intended. I just wasn’t in the mood for this one.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Flying Saucer. Pours golden with a white head. Nice lager ester aroma. Light bodied with average carbonation. Compared to other examples of the style, this had a tad more grain flavor to it, which was interesting. I did not have my notepad, so sorry I can not give more details
Lubiere (9765) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A golden kolsch with a thick creamy lacing white head. Aroma of berries, light butterscotch, a light and smooth kolsch, with light chalk and sweet malt. Light bodied. On tap at Great North Carolina Brewers Fest., August 28 2010.
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured clear golden yellow, bready, citrus, grassy, lemon rind, little honey, slightly herbal.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 11, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours bright golden with a fully receding white head. Notes of bready ale yeast, doughy malt, lightly bitter herbal resins, sweet yeastiness. Thin to medium bodied, lightly herbal resin with soft carbonation.
3fourths (7878) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 20, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. clear, clean, sparkling. nose is somewhat sharp and stinging, with mild-to-medium biscuit malt, mild hop aromatics, some candy corn sweetness and some lemon rind acidity. crispness is medium, frothiness is mild to medium. not offensive, mostly clean. not really typical for the style, feels a little heavy, hops are too bright, etc., but overall not bad.
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Small white head atop lightly hazed apple juice body. Aroma is grass, bread, some lemon. Taste is medium sweet, grass, some lemon, light bread. Light body, some watery.
DrinkEmUpJones (1062) - Georgia, USA - AUG 8, 2010
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Light yellow with lots of lacing; skunky, light nose; watery palate with no finish. Not at all interesting
beernovice39 (3106) - Montana, USA - JUL 31, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber pours a cloudy yellow beer with a large frothy white head. Scent is some bread and lemons? Taste is light, not unpleasant but in no way will I go for it again.....just seems a little bland compared to Coast’s kolsch.