fiulijn (13445) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2009 <i>2008-12-03, draught at Pig’s Ear Festival 2008, London, 6-3-6-3-12=30</i>
Blond color. Malt aroma, with a nice fresh grash touch, still present in the flavor but lighter. The final has a residual sweetness. I expected something more crispy and stylish...
<i>2005-04-23, bottle, 5-2-4-2-9=22</i>
Blond color. Aroma of rice and hop. Simple taste, dry, some ending sweetness. Uninteresting.
slenko (2) - Liverpool, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2005 does not count
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great! Just discovered this wee gem at a great new bar that’s selling all sorts of German madness. I’m sure there will be better brews along the waybut for now I can’t get enough of this one. VERY crisp, perfect after a big dinner.
Emil (6067) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2005
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear golden colour with a small white head. Hoppy light sweet aroma and a dry bitter hoppy taste. Medium body and a dry finish.
Ungstrup (28225) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: APR 17, 2005 [Draft] A light yellow beer with a small white head. The aroma is very sweet with light notes of hops. The flavor is grassy and very much like other Kölsch I’ve had. [Bottle] A light yellow beer with a disappearing head. The aroma is hoppy and slightly sour. The flavor is malty and very hoppy, leading to a dry end, but the body is thin. [4/2/5/2/8]
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Golden color with a white head. The taste is thin light citrus body with light hoppy notes.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very light golden colour with white head. Malty aroma with hints of bread and grain. Flavor is malty with some fresh fruit, slight bitter finish.
Hendo (110) - Sint Anthonis, NETHERLANDS - JAN 30, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’ve had this before in the summer and prefered it then. But this is still a good beer. Save it for the summer.
JorisPPattyn (7674) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 14, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
draught Completely clear-gold; very dense head, little yellowish tint. Herb, slightly bitter nose, dusty-grainy background. Soft-sweet, mineral water-like taste. In the mean time, soft wafts of aroma hops, and a light fruitiness. Light bodied, only tad of slickness, creamy texture, helped by the head. Better than the industrials, nowhere in the Päffgen-Malzmühle league.
maeib (8284) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. A pale yellow beer with high carbonation and a big white head. The aroma is spicy and the taste is clean and soapy. A decent beer.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 29, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appeance: pale yellow, bordering on green, with a firm 1/2" collar of foam.
Aroma: fresh, light, delicately hoppy, rather minor in size, but with appreciable fruity notes, which continue on the palate, once the tasting begins.
Light, but lively, happy, with a tangible tangy, citric fruit flavor, and perhaps a touch of apple or pear.
After so many American interpretations, it’s great to taste a true kolsch and know once and for all how they should taste. This is a classic, extremely downable, light in body, but with just enough flavor, sweet and lemony, to be worthwhile, and to have me wish this 500 ml bottle would never empty.