TURDFERGUSON (3574) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - JUN 29, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Barleys, Asheville. Nose is bready malts, crisp hops. Flavor is crisp and slightly spicey and slightly watery. Its fine, but not as much flavor as the big boss kolsch. Kolsches are hit or miss for me, the american versions are mainly miss though.
durhambeer (2398) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 18, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2009 On tap at the Federal. Tasty beer, great for summer. Light golden pour, nothing much to look at. Crisp, light hoppy aroma with a bit of vague spiciness to it. Nice refreshing bitter finish. Great with food. Another solid offering from French Broad. A near perfect beer for a 90-degree summer day.
JCB (3808) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 9, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2012 On tap at The Federal, Durham. Nice golden pour with a lively spicy aroma. Thin head and a fairly thin body too. The flavor is crisp hops with a bit of fruit and spice in there. But it washes out pretty quickly. While thirst-quenching, this pales besides some of its local competitors.
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 7, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a golden yellow color. A very faintly fruity that doesn’t promise a flavor explosion which I’m sure is the point. A light beer that can be enjoyed slowly in the air-condition and slammed before it warms in the summer heat. A touch of crisp apple, a lightly bitter finish. Does exactly what it’s supposed to do.
Nate (3327) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
From draught sample at French Broad. This one has a very light aroma, with little sweetness and a nice light hoppy character. Golden clear body with a thin white head. Light-medium body with medium-heavy carbonation. Clean crisp with mild beany character. Bit of floral hop bite at the finish. Not quite as flavorful as the actual Kölsch samples from that fair city, a bit water, but drinkable.
dolemite77 (184) - Maryville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 5, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewery... Very drinkable beer... when I’ve had this at the warmer summer festivals, it is one of my favorites, in colder weather, the clean refreshing taste is a little lost on me... Very clean and crisp with what might be Saaz hops... I’m not a huge lager fan or a fan of the lighter beers, but this one would suffice any day the heat gets above 80 degrees.
shrubber85 (5977) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler. Sweet barley malt aroma with a hint of peach. Pale yellow with a moderate white head. Barley malt predominantly - lightly sweet with a moderate hops finish. A nice koelsch on the the hoppy side.
NachlamSie (2346) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 10, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught. Pours a semi-cloudy light gold with a fair white head. Nose is typically corny with very light touches of woody hops. Woo-boy this is sweet for a lager. I guess it’s not tooth-punishing, but the sugary corn flavor is certainly most prevalent. Not much hop profile to speak of. This is quaffable. I could use more hops and less sweet corn in the flavor.
Tmoney99 (8789) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft sample at Knoxville Brew Jam. Poured a clear straw color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate sour citrus hoppy aroma. Light to medium body with soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Average brew.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 23, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Barley’s Taproom in Asheville, NC. Poured a slightly hazy golden color. Head was white and reduced over a few minutes to a thin film. There was some decent lace left on the glass at the end. Smelled of yeasty bread dough. White bread dough. The flavor was similar and pleasant with the addition of noble hops. There was mild hop bitterness at the end which rounded things out nicely. Surprisingly good for a kolsch.