satan165 (1014) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
aroma is grainy/grassy. light raspberry at work. appearance is polished gold, active carb all about. flavor is grassy, fresh breeze. murky lemon, pleasantly grainy. mouthfeel has nice effervescence, not previously evident in appearance.
drewbeerme (3809) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft, Pours gold white head nose fruity grainy lemons, pear flavors clean fruity, really refreshing, pear white grape skin, honey comb, good
GRM (2703) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 22, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Glass, 5-ounce, on the premise, savoured on July 5 2011; eye: caramel, clear, no effervescence, tiny ring of white head; nose: malt, pear, light honey; mouth: malt, pear, light honey, finale in malt, not much carbonation, medium body, slightly sweet, malty texture; overall: correct
Verre, 5 onces, à la brasserie, savourée le 5 juillet 2011; œil : caramel, limpide, pas d’effervescence, petit anneau de mousse blanc; nez : malt, poire, léger miel; bouche : malt, poire, léger miel, finale en malt, peu carbonatée, corps moyen, très légèrement sucrée, texture maltée; en résumé : correct
JulienHuxley (2147) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JUL 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at GI Clybourne. Aroma: Nose is a wonderfull blend of fruits (cherries) upfront and cereal. Somewhat unusual for a kolsch, but I like it very much. Appearance: Gold pour with no head. Taste: Packed with flavors, tropical fruits, pinneaple sweetness and a nice tart finish. Palate: Quite full for the style, fine bubbles. Overall: GI definitly knows how to make a good kolsch.
jeremytoni (2834) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the tap poured a golden color with a good amount of head. Sweet malty flavor with a quick refreshing finish.
drdisque (461) - Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Goose Island Clybourn. Sweet and caramel notes in addition to traditional kolsch flavors. Copper appearance. Light enough to still be true to the style but highly complex flavor. Outstanding.
NobleSquirrel (3429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at GI Clybourn. Pours an innocuous gold with a sticky white head that sticks around. I don’t get much pear out of this. I get a caramel corn type note in the nose and then strong pils malt, but on the sweet side. Some pleasant light hopping as well. On taste, it’s an interesting beer. More grainy caramel notes. Finishes pretty clean. An interesting beer, but where’s the alleged pear note?
jrallen34 (3475) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2011 Draft at Clybourn... Dark straw with a hint of peach, no head at all... Head is basically dead but for a touch of sweet grains, meh... The taste is water with a bit of honey on the finish, soooo boring... Not worth having this
TheAlum (4989) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2011 Flight on tap at the brewpub (Chicago, IL). Pours a nice glowing golden hue, maybe a faint haze, but near transparent with a thicker whitish head atop that dies to a thicker film, laces ok. Glowing golden hue. Aromas are bready malts, touches of grain, cereal, and light grass. A gentle fruit sugar feel, pear, with a touch of a syrup sweetness, light gentle non-bitter citrus. Initial is lighter bodied, perhaps the heavier end, with bready malts and pear, a touch of honey, cereal grains, gentle sweetness, the pear might jump in with jabs of tartness, light citrusy lemon, grass. Minor bitterness is quashed by a sweeter malt feel and fruity pear essence. Finish throws a touch of yeasty spice, sweet fruit, cereal and bready grains. An interesting lighter beer that gets a touch sweet for me. Ok. Nothing world moving. It’s certainly smooth and easily drinkabkle, but not complex. Still, is it supposed to be? The pear adds some life.. Meh.