unclemattie (3914) - 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 (3748) - 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 (1056) - 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 (2188) - 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 (5914) - 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 (3557) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - 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 (4233) - 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 (1056) - 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 (7123) - 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 (2941) - 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.