FatPhil (9900) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 29, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
330ml bottle (One Pint Pub, Helsinki, Kölsch days 2010)
Tragically pale. Bland lagery aroma. Fizzy carbonation, watery palate. Retronasals quite estery, and a little bitter. Simple hoppy lager taste, fairly clean. Hoppy finish is a bit papery, and has some pencil sharpennings. There’s nothing speciazl about this - this is just lager brewed with an odd yeast.
wheresthepath (1687) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
[500ml bottle from Beers of Europe] My first kolsch. Gold, visibly fizzy, large white head. Grassy lager hops dominate the otherwise rather bland flavour. Soft creamy mouthfeel. OK I guess.
jfb (4345) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 21, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle) pours a clear pale yellow colour with a frothy white head. aroma of straw ang grassy floral hops, with some light notes of grain. flavour is the same, only slightly fruity and salty, with a dry grainy finish. watery body with medium carbonation.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
.5 liter bottle. Pours a light golden with a medium white head- some lace clear and moderate carbonation. Aroma is grassy herbal with mineral, crackery malts, light pils, mostly fresh overall with some hay as well. Flavor is light toast, light pils malt, grassy with light herbal hops, green and vegetal bitterness in the back of the throat, and a bit prickly- almost too clean and refined no soft pils malts or light wisp of ester- just cracker and light toast and light herbal hops. Easy drinking but a bit mineraly and grassy.
wekker84 (1740) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle a golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma grass hops and malts taste malts hop grass and water
altonbrownd (3680) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 8, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Cracked Kettle. Golden yellow body with healthy head. Nose of malts and quite sweet. Rather non-descript taste with some malts in there, gets more hoppier towards the finish. Quite smooth and easy drinkable. Fine enough.
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 3, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours pale yellow gold with a foamy white head and bubbles. Smells like beer--hops, grains and sugar. Refreshing, slightly sweet, slightly bitter.
KyotoLefty (6964) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 20, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gravity at the Tap by the Dom. Fruity, butter aroma and flavor, with berries and light hops. Good fruit, and a tangy finish. A good Koelsch, but there are many better ones in this city, and this place, though nice, is a crowded pain.
FreshHawk (596) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A - Light/clear golden color. A bit below average sized white head.
S - Some grain (corn smell) and malt sweetness. Some grassy/floral hops. Also smells of golden fruit.
T - Base is mostly grainy malt, that has a corn sweetness. Then along with that is a lot of golden fruit (apple pear mostly with some lemon). Slight grassy and floral hops, but those are mostly covered by the malt and fruit.
M - Light and refreshing. Good carbonation and fizzy.
D - Refreshing and easy to drink. Fruity flavors make it easy to drink.
Notes: Taste like an above average German pilsner with a good amount of golden fruit. Refreshing and easy to drink.
gyllenbock (5270) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub in Köln.
Pale yellow with a white head.
Soft aroma of bread, malt and some grass. Refreshing taste with some fruits and hops. Quite good.