ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16.9 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a pale straw color with excellent clarity. About one finger of a creamy white head is formed with okay retention. Soft waves of lacing are left down the glass.
S: Lots of earthy, mildly sulfur-y German hops make themselves known initially. Some cereal grains and faint touches of fruit esters round out the decent aroma nicely.
T: Now this is more like it. A combination of cereal grains and noble hops open the brew nicely, with both notes bleeding into the crisp, dry finish. What makes this one rock-solid is its prevalent stone fruit esters that help (superbly) balance the adjunct sweetness and mild hops.
M: Like I said, it’s crisp and dry with very little lingering sweetness - but plenty of lingering fruit flavors. Carbonation is good without being overbearing, also. While it’s quite drinkable, I find the flavor profile too enjoyable to chug it down quick.
O: Truth be told, I really enjoy a good kolsch - and this is definitely a very good, even great, example of an (underappreciated) style. And it’s cheap, to boot!
hackobock (1289) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, june 12th. Pours clear golden with a medium sized white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is sweet biscuity, caramel, light floral. Taste is mid sweet malty and light bitter with light floral and vegetal notes. Light/medium bodied, average carbonation.
Alengrin (969) - BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
One of the classic Kölsch beers, with finely structured, creamy, stable foam and pale straw blonde colour. Soft malty aroma with spicy and flowery accents, malt sweetness in the mouth, more so than in many other Kölsch beers which also use wheat malt (not this one), drying and ending in a herbally hoppy, elegantly bitterish finish. Kölsch is all about subtlety and this one surely has what it takes to be a fine example of its style.
EvrenUlgen (26) - TURKEY - AUG 14, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tad olarak hafif ve içimi kolay bir bira.Kölsch tarzının klasik biralarından.
RickFifty (272) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - AUG 13, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear golden color, tiny white head. Light malty nose, earthy hops, hints of citrus and wort. Fruity taste, light malty, citrus, hint of wort. Medium to light body, medium carbonation, thin texture.
VincentKabel (195) - Haarlem, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A Kölsch, pretty much like al the others. Malty flavour, slightly hopped, light and refreshing with a fainty fruitiness to it. My favourite style when i’m in the region.
Brewfoolery (18) - California, USA - AUG 6, 2014
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured at the brewery on a glorious August afternoon. Crystall clear appearance with white foamy head. Clean Pilsner palate with very mild Mittelfrüh hop bitterness. Perfect clean aftertaste with hints of citrus at the finish. Well worth the journey
Doofgoblin (287) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma has a bit of bran (like cereal notes). The taste is malt forward, but it lacks a complexity that I was hoping for... the finish is mostly clean with a light crispness. Overall, it’s really forgettable and not my favorite.
uckelman (253) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - AUG 3, 2014
2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Odd, skunky aroma. Sweet, sticky. Can’t see it due to having it from the bottle on the train. So much for proper glaasware.
bengt500 (5) - - AUG 2, 2014 does not count
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Påminner den den gamla brygden TT i minipet dvs inget vidare den vinner nog på att serveras iskall en varm sommardag tillsammans med en skiva falukorv!
Cunningham (4426) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 1, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pale yellow colour with a white head. Moderate sweet aroma with a light grassy and fruity note. Flavour are about the same. Moderate sweet malty, light grassy and fruity. Felt a bit thin and light.
[Bottle from Systembolaget web order, Sweden]