Martinus (3006) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear pale golden colour. White head. Malty aroma, hay, straw. Malty flavour, light hops. Malty finish. Rather decent.
(from 50cL bottle shared @ Oirschot home tasting)
Benzai (8747) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared by Martinus. Clear yellow - golden color, medium sized white head that diminishes quickly. Smell and taste aren’t really outspoken but no flaws either. A decent kolsch but nothing spectacular.
DutchDrebus (4249) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ benzai. Clear pale yellow with a large white head. Smells malty, fresh and pretty default. Tastes malts, grains, fresh and somehow slightly lemon. Thin to medium body, soft carbo.
Karstenborg (300) - DENMARK - JUN 15, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear light yellow golden with a small white head. Aroma is grain. Taste is grass and hops.
prawlie (1171) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
20cL at the Gildenhaus in Koln. Golden, clear, flat, but with a good bubbly head. Malty, a bit ’washing up liquid’, a bit crap. Reasonable local hop aroma. Had worse but I’m struggling to sell this one.
kermis (5606) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 2, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can shared. Pours pale clear golden with a big bubbly white head. Aroma of light malt, grain and fruit. Flavour is over light sweet and bitter. Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Icedwarf (394) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Lichtgeel helder bier met schuim. Smaak is licht bitter en licht zoet. Gedronken in Köln.
Fin (7616) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle picked up from a REWE supermarket in Koln, Germany, consumed at home Thursday 3rd April 2014 This was quite an average Kolsch amongst the many that I’d had over the last week. Looks good, pours clear gold, with a white head, a bit too sweet with only the lightest citrussy bitter bite, fine. A6 A4 T6 P3 Ov12 3.1
stevoj (2292) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Catch up rating. Pours a perfectly transparent gold with a nice white head. Little retention and little lacing. Smells of hops and pils up front, with a hint of citric sweetness also. The taste is very similar, with the hops dominating, but a bit of sweet citrus in the background. Very good; more to it than other kölsches. Medium bodied with good carbonation.
sturmthis (558) - Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2014 ,5 L bottle. Clear golden color. Malty aroma. Very light and flowery taste. Not the best example of a Kölsch. Tried in the can and liked it slightly more.