ALLOVATE (2540) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 10, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Vom fass @ Gaffel Kölsch Brauereiausschank, Köln, Germany.
Stumbled across this place by accident as my wife and I did with most Kölsch bier-halls in Köln. Don’t know whether this is brewed here as Gaffel billboards seemed everywhere on the the outer brim of the city and not here in the Altstadt. Anyway, this one served up a palest, dull gold with very fine intermittent carbonation. Head, a pillowy puff of white, held on for dear life and frothed down the Stange. The Kobe’s weren’t wearing the traditional blue apron here, just an observation! Aroma of tight sour fruit, a little salt, some hop leaves shining in from underneath. Its spritzy in the mouth, wine-like (as Stew41 pointed out) in texture and flavour with more sourish, tight fruit, a good whack of gritty, pale malts, some leafy herbs and just a smidgen of bitterness on the peak of the swallow. It is peppery, spicy also, both in the dry swallow and on the palate. Body is extremely light, it’s balanced well and goes down with alarming ease. Very subtle in all aspects but atleast the flavours are well-defined. Quite nice, getting lost in the Altstadt isn’t at all a bad thing.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Lemon-yellow body with lightly effervescent carbonation, unexpected pale particulates, and a modest, sudsy white head. Pure buttery pale malt aroma with light melon accents and a touch of black pepper. Good doughy pale malt character in the flavor with subtle Noble hop signatures. Light fruity tones and mild quenching acidity. Semi-dry with mellow bitterness. A solid Kölsch beer that is supremely quenching. Freshness is critical.
BakerStMuse (19) - USA - DEC 10, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Very mild and seemingly little depth. Crisp, and very clean but frankly a bit bland.
thewolf (11362) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear golden yellow with little head. Aroma is citric with malty tones. Taste has some tones of different minerals - some chalk and quite sweet.
Stew41 (1793) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - NOV 29, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Looks for all the world like a macro – clear gold amber and zero depth to the head. Nose is hard to place, the best I can do is some hard mineral-like notes that one may see in a steely dry Riesling. Not unpleasant. More minerals on the palate and the flavour weight fills out nicely with a liqueured note and some controlled malt sweetness. Again the resemblance to Riesling is more than passing.
Tmoney99 (11615) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Old Munich, Bradenton, FL. Poured clear amber color with an average fizzy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate grassy hopt aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation. Light to medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of short duration. I would recommend this to a freind who wants a soft beer.
GoBlue (104) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
At the brewpub. Exceptionally clear, light gold in color. Aroma somewhat sweet with spicy undertones and flowery hop aroma, maltiness reminescent of mash. Malty sweet flavor with spicy finish and lingering malt, but clean. Effervescent and lively with a dry finish. Very nice example of a Kolsch
SpringsLicker (3224) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 15, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, light yellow body firm white head.
Light malt and a bit of hops in the aroma.
The subtle flavors are oh so light with just a touch of dryness in the finish.
mabjork (674) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 8, 2006
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled. Pale golden in colour. It has a hoppy aroma, somewhat skunky I´d say. The flavour is somewhat bitter, malty.. There is a dry aftertaste as well.
AlexZCologne (9) - GERMANY - NOV 1, 2006 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good beer. Like nearly all "Kölsch"-beers a litle too thin. Really tasty. The most bitter "Kölsch"- beer avalible. Best in appearance.