Hoser (370) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 19, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2007 Didn’t see this on tap anywhere in Koln but bought this at a supermarket there. A balanced well made klosh but not outstanding. Page 185 of Michael Jackson’s Great Beer Guide only 395 out 500 Classic Brews to go.
jonas (6103) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - FEB 7, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, courtesy of DerDoppelbock. Golden, low visible carbonation, big creamy head. Fruity malt, spice, light citric hop aroma. Chewy fruity malt base, elegant balance with aromatic hops and light fruit flavors. Fruity and dry exit. Must try it on tap some day...
ALLOVATE (2621) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 10, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught @ Fan Fest Köln, Köln, Germany, during World Cup madness.
Plastic cup made it lose any authenticity it may have retained had I tried it in a Bräuhaus. Looked a pale, orange-tinged gold through the frosted plastic. Head rose off the pour, died off once I got it in my hands, though it left some legs. Not much aroma, crowd was mad as Portugal was now playing France. A little sweet malt, some bitter hops are evident. In the mouth it tickles and bounces. The body is very light, but the finish is a little harsh and fizzy. Sweet malt, apple juice, a metallic tinge in back and held in the mouth after the swallow. A little raw hops, flowery and dusty in back also that give it a degree of bitterness. Not much length due to the fizzy peak. Aided my Bratwurst und brötchen atleast. Not bad, quite refreshing but not altogether integrated flavour-wise.
diabel (1630) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - NOV 19, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle Clear, blond body. Rocky, white head. Magnificent head. Nice aroma of hops. Lightly bitter, lightly sweet flavour. Quite good balance. Nice kölsch.
AlexZCologne (9) - GERMANY - NOV 1, 2006 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Traditional Kölsch. Full taste, little alcoholic taste. Niche white head. Good appearance.
gnoff (8745) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2009 First rating: (Draught 20 cl at a pub close to the hbf in Köln) Clear light golden color, white head. Light grassy and grainy malty scent. Full taste and body. A bit sharp bitter aftertaste. Taste is a bit sweet but mostly malt. Fairly low bitterness. Standard nice kölsch. 5/3/6/3/11=2.8 \ / Second rating: 50 cl can from a REWE in Bochum, Germany. On December 30, 2008. BB 03.06.09. Clear pale golden color, white head. Sweet malty scent. Sweet malty thin taste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness. 5/3/5/3/10=2.6
dpetersr (4) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - OCT 21, 2006 does not count
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Gilden, while one of the oldest Kolsch’s, does not have the fresh crisp taste that it should.
fonefan (38879) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Golden colour and a decent head. Hop, toast and flowery in aroma. Has a bitter heavily hopped flavour. Very dry and cardboard like. Not the best Kolsch I have tasted.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 30, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours light golden with a fully receding white head. Aroma is very light maltiness. Taste is crisp and crackery, with nice maltiness. Mouthfeel is thin to medium bodied with lively carbonation.
D (577) - Gdynia, POLAND - AUG 10, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2006 Malty flavour, nice bitterness; somehow the taste wasn’t much significant. Nice one though.