rickgordon (3828) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden. Vaguely spicy aroma. Rubbery flavour, kind of crisp or dewy. Soft malty. Some fruitiness in the finish.
FlacoAlto (3676) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 5, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a brilliantly clear pale straw color. It is topped by a fluffy off-white head that is kept afloat by a medium level of carbonation. Spicy aroma with grainy malt notes, and perhaps a hint of lemon. Nice clean profile, and finishes with a bit more biting bitterness than I was expecting. Light and refreshing, and is spot on for a Kolsch. Not really my cup of tea though, just a bit too simple and clean to hold my interest for long.
Braudog (5353) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2004
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Yellow beer with a white head of small bubbles. Crisp and tart with that classic Koelsch style. A beautiful beer style, makes me miss SW Germany.
Cobra (1100) - In a van, down by the river, Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml. brown, longneck bottle. No freshness date seen. Poured out a brilliant, clear, light golden yellow color. Aromas are of sweet malts, slight fruitiness, slight bready aromas, and some yeast. No discernable hops aromas or flavors. Aromatic and sweet on the tongue. Lively carbonation, plenty of fine bubbles. Doesn’t have a huge head, but rather a fine, lacy, white foam-like head. Thinnish mouthfeel, but not overly so. Finishes crisp & bright.
ToolHead (266) - København, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl. bottle. Served in stemmed ale glass. Pale gold color.
Very pleasantly fruity. Sweetish.
A tad anonymous in the finish.
All in all, a very nice summer beer.
Nate (3445) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Light hops aroma, bit skunky and watery. Medium yellow-amber clear with foamy white small lacing head. Light-medium watery body with medium, active carbonation. Starts with light bitterness and acidity. Papery. Decent beer but not great.
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 6, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Simple, straightforward, subtle (maybe a bit bland) version of the style. Soft hop nose, fizzy finish. Noble hop aroma stood out. I probably wouldn’t get this again but it would be a good introduction for those wanting to try a kolsch for the first time.
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - JUL 5, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very light all around, textbook kolsch, which I find extremely boring, but it has it’s history and it’s well preserved here.
Light hoppy nose, hints of fruit, refreshing.
ruffian (149) - montvale, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
pale straw color, white head. Nobel hop aroma, some grainy malt aroma. Light body. Lasting bitterness without being overly bitter.
jfm (1725) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2004
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Light golden color with a white head. The taste is sweet with a light malty fruityness and wellbalanced hops on the palate.