Braudog (5376) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Ah ... my old friend from when I lived in the Eifel. This was my "fridge beer," my weekly crate pickup. I’m glad to find it Stateside, unbelievingly realizing I’ve never entered notes on it. The prototype koelsch IMHO, this is bright golden, sunny and inviting, with a thin top. I can guzzle this tasty, light brew, brimming with Germanic smoothness and a fun disposition laden with peach, light bread and and pure malt finish. (#5177, 7/26/2013)
MarcoDL (1016) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2013 I drank it because I wanted something fresh and drinkable that wasn’t a pilsner. That’s exactly what this is, thirst-quenching and a little bit better than the average pilsner.
radarsock (651) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
$3.22 for the 475mL bottle purchased from Yankee Wine and Spirits. Pours light yellow; snowy white bubbly head 1 ½ fingers in length. Aromas of sugar cane, fennel seeds, German noble hops, vegetation and bok choy. Tastes the same. Clean, crisp, and metallic. I can get into this style.
JK (4174) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
May 2013, in Cologne, from a can. I didn’t go to the Fruh tap house because Kolsch is already overpriced, and the tap house in particular no doubt due to the location. Much like the other kolsch beers. Gold color and well carbonated. Lacing head. Malt and yeast. Good palate.
Theis (12166) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Fruh am Dom, Cologne. Clear yellow/golden - white head. Hay. Straw. Light sweetness. Ok light hoppy. Nice fresh. Grassy. Ligt citrus acid notes. Ok body.
OllieBBommel (877) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle@home, 33cl. Head: nice white foam. Colour: clear yellow golden. Aroma: some fruitness, some malt.Taste: medium bitter-sweet. Palate: dry, medium bitter-sweet finish, low CO2. Overall: very nice
savnac (2364) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle in Cologne. Clear yellow with a white head. Aroma of grainy malt, corn and noble hops. Flavor is malty with a mild hop bitterness and fairly clean. Light body. Decent but fairly bland.
fdomig (287) - München, GERMANY - JUL 2, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
200ml on tap. Aroma is hay, grass and a little bit hops. Appearance is golden with a light white head. Taste is light bitter and some sweetness. Palate is light dry, watery texture and a soft carbonation. Overall OK.
ThisWangsChung (638) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16.9 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a pale straw color with excellent clarity. About one finger of a creamy white head is formed with okay retention. Soft waves of lacing are left down the glass.
S: Lots of earthy, mildly sulfur-y German hops make themselves known initially. Some cereal grains and faint touches of fruit esters round out the decent aroma nicely.
T: Now this is more like it. A combination of cereal grains and noble hops open the brew nicely, with both notes bleeding into the crisp, dry finish. What makes this one rock-solid is its prevalent stone fruit esters that help (superbly) balance the adjunct sweetness and mild hops.
M: Like I said, it’s crisp and dry with very little lingering sweetness - but plenty of lingering fruit flavors. Carbonation is good without being overbearing, also. While it’s quite drinkable, I find the flavor profile too enjoyable to chug it down quick.
O: Truth be told, I really enjoy a good kolsch - and this is definitely a very good, even great, example of an (underappreciated) style. And it’s cheap, to boot!
nilsas (686) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUN 28, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
svak duft av urter, lite skum, noe tørr på smak. Greit øl til mat men ikke noe favoritt øl på noen måte.