DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 20, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, best by 9/26/05. Slightly hazy golden body with an attractive fluffy white head. Buttery corn flake aroma. More buttery malt in the flavor but it’s accompanied by dry/crisp sprucy, grassy hops. Lemony finish. Light mouthfeel and low carbonation. No flavor component is really big but they work well together to produce a nice summer beer.
MIBRomeo (2567) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 19, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a light pale color w/ a decent white head and some light lacing. Smell is a light citrus hop and a weak malt a bit of rose possibly. Palate is very middle of the road I can feel it there but it doesn’t impress. Flavor is a nice mild crisp citrus hop and a light malt back w/ some very light fruits. Overall a pretty ok beer for drinking in the sun.
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. pale yellow with a huge white head that settles down to an 1/8th inch coating on the top of the beer. mild citrus flavors and hop aroma. a nice thirst quenching summertime brew.
ceejmomeechmo (58) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle...Poured a hazy golden yellow with a fluffy sustaining white head. Notable lacing left. Aromas were mild, consisting of citrus, subtle melon, and hops. Flavor again was very mild, again consisting of citrus and hops with a slightly bitter finish. Overall I was not terribly impressed.
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - JUN 6, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. Bottle: Pours a light golden, mostly transparent, with a white head fully diminishing head. Aromas are light and fruity (citrus), some slight hops (pine, bitterish). Flavor was watered down, overly so ruining most of the flavor, still making their way through were the sweet citrus flavors.
Sammy (9040) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
courtesy of Viggo. Good hop aroma. Pours a fluffed up retaining head, with lace remaining in glass.. Smooth easy creamy drink, creamy and well-malted, well-carbonated. Good citrus fruity zesty sweet.
Juelze (1139) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 27, 2005
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2007 Bottle. Light smell of malt with a bit of lemon aroma. Pours a hazy yellow color with quick diminishing head. Nice lacing. Taste of a small amount of malt, light fruit, yeast, and a delicate hop kick that finishes a bit bitter. As good as it gets for a easy drinking summer beer.
frankenkitty (1960) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden with soft effervescence and a fast, white head that retained only as a thin layer. Citrus aroma with clove, grasses and light yeast. Carbonation enhances a spicy hop bite, contributes to a dry finish and causes a slightly gaseous aftermath. Citrus flavor lingers. Picked this up on the way to a barbecue and it was a fine choice.
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Dogbrick (8795) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Darkover for the trade. Cloudy light gold color with a dense white head and minimal lacing. Hops and fruit in the nose. Light-bodied with a crisp character. The flavor mirrors the aroma pretty closely. Straightforward with hops, fruit and light malt. The finish is clean and refreshing. A pretty good representation of the style.
eve (240) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 18, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy gold with a moderate fluffy head, a little harsh on the palate for a thirst quencher. The citrus oil notes and forward hop bitterness, while crisp and inviting, adds more weight than I expect from a kolsch. Not that it’s like an IPA but it doesn’t have the delicate character of a German kolsch. Nevertheless, on a hot spring afternoon like today this comes across to me as a subtly bracing, Americanized-but-recognizable version of the style.