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 (11076) - 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 (1144) - 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 (2006) - 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 (11332) - 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.
Darkover (1534) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Yellow color with a big foamy white head. Slight hop and citrus aroma. Flavor is a little sweet, with some citrus and hop bitterness.
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 2, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Yellow color with a fizzy fast fading head. Some slightly sour malt and grassy hops in the nose with a little bit of spice. Carbonation was a bit fizzy on the palate. Mild flavors that are a touch grassy and bitter. No real finish. Decent for session drinkin’ or party beer for the summer.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - MAY 2, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) very pale gold wiht nice white head. Aroma of lemony hops. Nice hops flavor, fairly light as one would expect in a summertime beer. A great beer to have cold on a hot day.