Hermod (3367) - Vantaa, FINLAND - DEC 18, 2010
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Bierzwerg. BB 05/2011. Poured clear golden with a frothy white head. Malty and slightly grassy aroma. Flavor is bready malts, leading to a very harsh finish. Felt more like a cheap bulklager than a kölsch to me. Maybe something wrong with this one.
tkrjukoff (4082) - SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear golden with huge fizzy white head leaving nice lacing. Aroma is very malty, hoppy, hay, bread and nutty. Very lean and pleasant mouthfeel. Slightly suour hoppy flavor with notes of fruity sweetness. Thin fruity sweet palate. Finishes with a very pleasant dry hoppy aftertaste. Very refreshing and enjoyable.
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 12, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Brauhaus itself, Cologne, 19th Aug 2010. Clear gold. Quite fresh and light. Stronger nose than some of the other kolsch, but not the best.
kjc51478 (383) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - DEC 2, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
0.5l Bottle. Pours a light yellow with a fizzy but quick dissipating head. Aroma is slight but made up mostly of wheat and malt. Taste is crisp and slightly sweeter than most Kölsch I’m familiar with. The wheaty flavors follow through into the back end leaving a sweet and bready aftertaste. This is a middle of the road Kölsch.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - NOV 24, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Früh Am Dom pub. I think I had six glasses of this before I realized I was even feeling it. The color is the seemingly typical light gold and the head is good and creamy but not rock-stable. The nose comes of as a touch sulphery at first, but brings in a nice balance of fruity and floral esters. Malt is also present in the aroma, with a very deep and rich character of pils malt. The flavor leans a little more toward malty and sweet and has just enough balancing bitterness, though it is probably higher in BUs than it comes off because of the smoothness of the bittering. Mostly lighter in hop flavor, but a little herbal spice comes in at the end. Nice fullness to the body, though still light and dry in the finish and well-conditioned with tight bubbles. A very pleasurable and easy to drink kölsch.
sunevdj (3203) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yay 2000! Bottle @ Aufsturz, Berlin. Pours a clear bolden with a diminishing white head. Dry with malty aromas and hints of caramel and metals. Light bodied. Soft carbonation. Crispy dry finish.
wimpie133 (380) - Brugge, BELGIUM - NOV 16, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, 50 cl. Blonde-golden beer with small white head. Aroma of malts and grains, light hops also. Taste is grainy, hoppy and light bitter in the aftertaste. Nice beer for this style!
RexTalionis (2522) - FINLAND - NOV 15, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Brauhaus Früh am Dom in Köln. Golden colour with white head. Malty aroma and some fruits. Flavour is quite the same with some citrus perhaps.
Parket (569) - Bruges, BELGIUM - NOV 15, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, my first ’kölsch’-styled ale. Nice yellow coloured beer with foamy head.Smell: some punchy grassy smell. Taste: refreshing, yeasty and malty hints. Nice one but has no spectacular palate.
blutt59 (6022) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, via trade with koelschtrinker, clear golden yellow with tight crisp white foam, aroma is grassy and fruity, flavor has soft carbonation, mild biscuit and sweet fruits, nice slightly bitter finish