Jonb5 (481) - Greater London, - FEB 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Half litre bottle, poured into a pint glass. Pale colour, one finger head which was quick to disappear, kept some lacing, clear. Aroma was Chardonay and vanilla. Tasted cranberry, Chardonay, vanilla and yeast. Finish was delayed and wheaty. Crisp texture, well carbonated which gave it a slightly coarse edge. Enjoyable beer, made me want to explore the style further, bit of a palate changer.
hauxe (262) - Butzbach, GERMANY - APR 29, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours gold from the bottle with a thin white crown. The aroma is malty and herbal. Taste is mostly sour, with the malt remaining in the background. Finish is lightly bitter. Decent thirst quencher. Pairs well with most food. Unremarkable.
BlueGaljoen (61) - FRANCE - APR 23, 2016
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bière blonde assez plate, légèrement fruitée. peu d’intérêt réelle, rafraîchissante.
Tokyo9 (171) - GERMANY - APR 20, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Earthy malt aroma
A bit too strong buble
Subtle citrus in flavour
Except for too much buble, very nice pils/Kölsch.
Shark_Pants (560) - AUSTRALIA - APR 18, 2016
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml can. Pours a brilliant clear gold with small white head that quickly recedes. Nice cascading bubbles. Muted aromas of corn, light spicy hop notes and fresh bread. As expected, it’s nice and clean in taste, with a crisp yet honey sweet maltiness, light pear fruitiness and spicy hop bitterness. Light bodied and acidic, giving it some ’zing’ on the palette. Enjoyable and very refreshing.
PabloZab (941) - Wroclaw, POLAND - APR 13, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Butelka 0.5l (02.06.2016). Piwo klarowne o złocistej barwie, białej pianie, obfitej choć niezbyt trwałej. Piwo w aromacie ma słodowy charakter. Lekkie w smaku o słodowym charakterze z wyraźnym słodkim, leciutko owocowym posmakiem. Moje pierwsze piwo w tym stylu i ogólne wrażenie jest takie, że jakbym nie wiedział co to jest, to pewnie powiedział, że lager. Też słodowy, nieco lżejszy, bez aromatów chmielowych ale ciut słodszy na finiszu. Mimo tego, że piwo jakoś niczym specjalnie nie zachwyca to jak "kuzyna" lagera jest całkiem w porządku, pijalne z delikatnym efektem orzeźwienia. Warte spróbowania w celach poznawczych.
Grumbo (1083) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at the Früh Kölsch bar on east side of Rhine overlooking Cologne Cathedral. Pours bright golden colour with a short lasting white head. Aroma of light sweet corn, grass, with fruity, metallic and soapy notes. Medium+ sweetness, light bitterness. Light body, slight sticky texture, quite low carbonation. A decent Kölsch.
superspak (4221) - Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle into pint glass, best before 10/7/2016. Pours crystal clear golden straw color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, floral, grass, light pepper, light pear/apple, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale malt, earthy hops, and light fruity yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, floral, grass, light pepper, light pear/apple, and yeast earthiness. Moderate herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, floral, grass, and light pepper on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and balance of pale malt, earthy hops, and light fruity yeast flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitterness as well. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, crisp, and fairly creamy/grainy/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.8%. Very slight sulfur character is present in the aromas and flavors as well. Overall this is a very nice Kolsch style. All around good robustness and balance of pale malt, earthy hops, and light fruity yeast flavors; and very smooth, crisp, and clean to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
gopherfan99 (1215) - CROATIA - MAR 30, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle; pours clear gold with a white head; aroma of grass, malt, and a hint of cereal; taste is malt, grass, and a little cereal; finish is slightly bitter with a bit of grass; rather ordinary
mkel07 (4826) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Beer Cartel 290316. This light straw coloured beer is clean and crisp in the mouth but didn’t really do too much for me. Grassy straw like aroma, thin body and fluffy white head.
lotsalaughs (149) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 29, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bread, cereal, herbs, earthy, leaves, golden, clear, minimal head, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, light body, thin feel, average carbonation, bitter, long finish
Light gold with thin white head. Earthy/herbal aromas with bread. An interesting dry mouthfeel accompanies the subtle bitterness - both soon disappear for a clean finish. Thin bodied with an average carbonation made it easy drinking.