omhper (18314) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden coloured. Creamy, fruity and bready. Some bitterness.
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 5, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(12oz bottle) Crystal clear amber body topped by medium off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, bread. Taste is medium sweet, bread, caramel, light pepper, lemon. Some earthy and light grassy in the finish. Light-medium body, light stickiness, easy drinking. Seems to have more the characteristics of an alt than a kolsch.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 27, 2008
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Orangey-amber colour. Decent nose has caramel, diacetyl. Lightly fruity palate, a little overwhelming on the diacetyl. Not so summery in that respect. And Iíve never had a butterbomb kolsch before.
Travlr (9808) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Clear golden amber color, larhe white head, spider web lacing. Aroma pf peppery malt. Taste is peppery caramel.
Bov (8805) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 23, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
clear amber colour, almost no head, fresh and hoppy, peach aroma, sweetness is followed by a robust bitterness, long dry hoppy finish
Leighton (8584) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours aclear, honey-gold. Very light, white head. Some caramel malt on the nose, along with some fruitiness. Flavor is reasonably sweet, some nice caramel notes, some bready sweetness. Finishes with some pleasant bittness, lightly earthy. Light bodied with moderate carbonation. A pretty good beer; a bit more complex than your average summer ale.
hopscotch (8362) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle... Clear amber ale with a large, fluffy, off-white head. Decent retention. Biscuity malt, maple syrup, beef stock and cereal grains in the aroma. Medicinal, medium sweet, lightly bitter flavor. Medium-bodied and lightly creamy with moderate carbonation. Lightly sweet, sugar cookie finish.
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a medium, clear golden color with an averaged sized off white head. Aroma of oranges, grass and some malts. Tastes of the same and a little nutty. Medium sweetness to it with a light hop presence. Crisp finish. Thinner body for my tastes.
JoeMcPhee (8053) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep cloudy orange colour with a creamy white head. Aroma is lighlty honeyish and quite sweet. Light crystal malt and an orange blossom honey sweetness. A touch of peachy fruitiness with some pear/apple as well. It’s way too sweet for me. I don’t think it’s underattenuated at all, it could just use more hoppiness. As it warms there are loads of off-flavour as well, musty and lightly sour.
MartinT (7288) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2013 Any first impressions?
-A generous head of foam recedes to a ring around the transparent honeyed amber.
-Sweet mango and oranges are subtle in the nose dozing off into the light grain.
-Banana and peachy fruitiness sweeten the mild earth sturdiness.
-The body is very nicely fed, and the frothy carbonation works with it.
What if you dig deeper?
-It finishes smoothly, with some grainy sweetness, and the shadow of citrusy hops.
-The fruity sweetness initially perceived soon takes the form of honey.
-Light piney bitterness appears at times.
Bottle and on tap at a Boothbay Harbor restaurant.