ALLOVATE (2556) - 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 (1626) - 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 (8289) - 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 (38288) - 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.
cheeta (1181) - Langå, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Moderate malty aroma. Huge creamy white head. Yellow clear body. Moderate bitter initial flavor. Medium creamy palate.
HenrikSoegaard (11329) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can. Creamy white excellent mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty aroma. Only slightly hefe. Moderate bitter flavor. -->Short finish. Creamy palate. Not the best Kölch.