Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 24, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours gold and slightly hazy with a pronounced white head. Smells of dry malt, lightly floral, appley. Tastes appley and lightly malty with some spicy hints on the finish.
anders37 (23012) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Hickory Hops 2011, Hickory, NC. Pours a clear pale golden color with a white head. Has a fruity grainy malty aroma with weak citrus hints. Fruity malty grainy crisp flavor. Has a fruity malty grainy finish with hints of citrus.
drfabulous (6563) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Tupelo Honey, Asheville. Light fruity body. Refreshing and crisp. Not bad at all. Session beer.
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, 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 (1053) - 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 (12878) - 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 (9136) - 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.