fraans (31) - ostend, BELGIUM - JAN 24, 2005
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very poor tasting, not a lot of colour .
Not very good , better beers around than this one.
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Crystal clear straw color with mild carbonation bubbles rising to a small white head and very little lacing. Clean but mildly acidic aroma. First flavor note was a bit metallic but it rounded to a fresh and lighly hoppy finish with a touch of fruity sweetness. Mouthfeel was extremely light and thin making this much more of a summer beer for me. Overall, I liked it but wasn’t impressed with any single element enough to seek out another bottle.
JorisPPattyn (7679) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 14, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
draught Very pale gold; medium white head, fast gone leaving lace. Very malty-grassy nose, freshly mown-hay. Very hayish, also in the taste. My drinking companion complains about the balance. I agree not everything seems to go perfectly, but for me, this is the best of the industrials. Light bodied, little slickness. By far the most Pilsner-like of all Kölsch.
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - DEC 11, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium gold color with a slight haze, modest but creamy looking head and good lacing. Mild fruity aroma that was almost perfumey. Mmmm..sweet and bready malt flavor, round and delicate, slightly fruity, apple, lemon, with some hoppy bitterness in the finish. Nice laid back beer that I could drink a lot of.
rauchbier (3553) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, from a supermarket in Köln. Gold, thin white head and moderate condition. Soft sweet malt and gentle peppery hop aromas, quite malty in the mouth with some chalky hop bitterness developing and lingering. Clean and soft in the finish
meathookjones (245) - Sterling, Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this on tap at Cogan’s Instant Art Bar in Norfolk Virginia. Presented in a tulip glass this beer was a light golden color with a good-sized white head. The head stuck around for a while and left a decent lacing as this was consumed. The aroma was focused around grains with a slight citrus lemon scent and a mild spice as well. The Flavor was bready with mild earthy hop notes. A clean crisp taste that is refreshing is what you got here. Mouthfeel was light with good carbonation and this is very drinkable. Overall a decent beer that would be ideal for warm weather.
DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty aroma with some hoppy tones. A bit
Sweet flavour with tones of stone. Dry long finish.
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - NOV 10, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear golden colour, lively carbonation. Slightly malty,grassy, bitter taste, with a little hint of yeastiness. A bit watery in the otherwise bitter finish, though. Kölsch is just not my type of beer, I think.
kwoeltje (2207) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - NOV 8, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(bottle) Pale lager gold with almost no head. Very faint malt aroma. Flavor is biscuit malt, not much in the way of hops.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 5, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle. I suspect that I, like Oakes, lucked out and got a super-fresh bottle -- also, I just like kolsch more than most. This has a huge snowy-smooth head topping a clear deep golden body...the nose is crisp, lots of dried straw and fresh grass make for some complexity. Wonderful creamy body, velvety-milky with just a touch of crisp herbs. Not as hoppy as some, nor as assertive in the nose as it could be, but a terrific example of the style.