hawthorne00 (2939) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Gold with a white head that fades quickly. Aroma of hay, apricots, grass. Taste is sweet with grain, some fruit, grassy and earthy hops. Dry finish with modest but lingering bitterness. Not bad for bottled Kölsch - it’s not exactly vibrant, but there’s some fruity/ earthy intrigue there to go with smooth sweetness and the crisp finish.
teddybeer (2847) - Madrid, SPAIN - FEB 10, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle. Golden colour with a frothy and mostly diminishing white head. Aroma is grassy, moderate malty and hoppy. Flavour is moderate bittery, frutal hints are present. The final is dry with an average duration. Carbonation is medium. Body is medium.
bobinlondon (1260) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2012
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Live rating: Gravity from wooden cask at Fruh am Dom in Koln. Clear yellow gold with a short lived fluffy white head. Smooth carbonation but thin palate. Faint ale fruitiness but slight (cheap lager like) metalic edge. The hops are subdued but fresh. It’s been over 13 years since I last drank in this place and the aptnosphere is still magic. It’s a shame I can’t say the same about their beer. Kolsch is pleasant enough but the I would use the term ’catagory’ rather than ’style’ for this most increasingly uniform family of beers. The best thing about drinking in Koln is that you are only a short train ride away from the Alt biers of Dusseldorf - and that’s where I’m heading next!
edpeg (865) - Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 25, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours pale golden yellow clear with decent , long lasting head. Aromas malty, paper and hops. Palate is thin watery, with malts , driness and herbs with smooth carbonation Body is medium thin and little sticky. After taste is rather shrot with dry vague hops in the finish. Quite decent and balanced Kölsch with some herby notes.
Beersiveknown (4204) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
keg at NWAF, 2012
Pale blonde with sweet malt and light strawberry hint in finish. Medium carbonation.
Sevenlee (1585) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - JAN 24, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a yellow colour with a tiny white head. Aroma is sweet malt with grass with hints of hops. Taste is grassy with some light fruits leading to a light hoppy finish. Quaffable but not a stand out.
dreamflower (702) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I may be biased having tried these at the brewery in Cologne, but I really enjoyed this refreshing beer in the cute little glasses.
cards04 (2415) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 27, 2011
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyed this with dinner in Cologne - and then I enjoyed a few more...until I finally put the coaster on top of the glass. A solid german beer - nice white head.
Zita (5649) - Assentoft, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2011
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
cereal, toast, pale, clear, white foam, light sweetness, light body, thin feel, flat, light watery finish.
Kurki (16) - FINLAND - DEC 9, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Although an enjoyable beer each time I’ve had it, it is dificult to rate objectively, because it has tasted very different to me each time I’ve had it: at the brew pub, in other pubs around Koln, and then from the bottle. Not a great beer with food, best drunk alone.