bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: fruity (orange), a bit dusty aroma and flavor. A hint of herbal hoppiness. Rather thin. Herbal hoppy aftertaste. Pleasant beer, but I had it from tap 6 years ago at P.J. Früh's in Cologne and the beers does taste much better there.
SilkTork (5181) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2003
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. My first Kolsch. Even though this has a long tradition the brewers of Cologne altered the style after WW1 to compete with the popularity of lager, as such, despite it being a top fermenting ale, it comes across as a light lager. Delicate, slightly oily fruit aroma. Soft as toilet tissue mouthfeel, with a light fruit flavour. Soft and refreshing is the key to this style. Quite pleasant.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - APR 3, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slightly sourish and bitter. Even better than the Sester Kolsch, but only by a smidge. A nice bouquet aroma and crisp taste.
RobBestwick (583) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 18, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
stawberry aroma, golden hue with a small white head, fruity, a nice mix of malts and hops, hoppy dryness in the finish, a flavoursome Kolsch
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flowery aroma and pils like appearance. Citrus and flora flavour, this is a great kolsch. Creamy malt background and elegant balancing dryness of hop. Smashing!
jonas (5605) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - FEB 9, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2006 Tap@Früh am Dom. Light herbal nose. Fruity malt base. Citric finish.
Grainy and fruity aftertaste.
Medium chewy body.
Was well worth trying from tap - Kölsch on bottles just doesnt work.
DankbrewedDank (162) - East Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
golden yellow. Slighty skunky aroma, nice sharp and bitter. not much flavor going on
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 22, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear pale yellow with thin but tall white head. Not as smooth or creamy as Sion, and it doesn’t have quite the same bite at the end either. A perfumy nose with a general crispness all the way through before a full, sweet finish.
pivo (2548) - GERMANY - NOV 18, 2002
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I’ve had better Kölsch. Grainy, dusty nose, pale gold color and a fluffy head. Odd fruityness. The balance is just off. Light, thin.
YogiBeera (2451) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2002
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Hoppy, grainy,pappery aroma. Golden with a medium diminishing head. Soft carbonation. Grainy traste, a bit like marcipan (?), Metallic finish.