Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - AUG 5, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden color with a touch of haze, not much head but what there was stuck around. Spicy apple and orange aroma. Fairly light with orange to grapefruit flavor and just right hoppiness. Tangy bitterness in the end.
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - AUG 3, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A wonderful example of the style. Gentle floral hops and rich wheat texture. Noticed a bit of natural lemon flavor (none added!!) Not as bitter as Schlafly's, if I remember right. Tasty, refreshing and readily available in Kansas.
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 24, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light wheaty aroma. Hazy golden color. Wheat in the flavor. Light carbonation.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 24, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap: Pours a hazy golden color with white foamy head. Aroma is mellow and lightly hopped. Body is semi-sweet and smooth with a touch of citrus. Refreshing, but at the same time bland...A decent Kolsch.
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2004 I have never had this type of beer before. I really liked it. Refreshing with a sweet flavor. Almost like a weiss beer but I know its not really. Although to me it is realy a nice variation on weiss beers general feel. The light (not in a bad way) and citrusy taste is good.
sethdude (705) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 11, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Now this is a good sipper in the hot humid midwest summer. Pours an orange color, cloudy, nice little white head floats on top, sticks to upper lip until licked off. smells like cereal malts, good floral hops, and slight fruit. Flavor is citrusy with a hint of coriander or something similar, nice creamy body, yet still light enough to enjoy as a quencher. Very good.
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - JUL 10, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drank barely chilled: Light golden,decent white head.Good lacing and retention. Aroma mainly malty(german malts,bready),but has noticeable hop(spicy).Mouthfeel is well carbonated and full. Great malt flavors with a spicy(hoppy)finish. Balanced,creamy and smooth.Lingering hop/malt flavors. Excellent!
kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice white head forms but it doesn't last over a light golden body. Fairly fruity as compared to other kolsch's I've had and also had a fairly strong hop aroma, but they are both very pleasant. There's also a slight DMS that creeps in, but it's not offensive, it actually adds to a little complexity in aroma. Grainy malty flavor with some light hop flavor mixed in, very well balanced, and has a light, slightly fruity, but otherwise clean finish. Lighter body and moderate carbonation, smooth m/f makes this a very enjoyable summertime lawnmower beer. Great session beer for mass comsumption when light flavor and body are desired for hot summer quaffage.
TAR (2526) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - JUL 8, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2006 Beaming clear golden. Sticky, retentive white lace. Enticing herbal, Saazy aroma with wafts of mint, peach, lemon, perfume, and straw. Lightly nutty, estery, sweet, and musty. Also notably malty for the style. Round, softly crisp mouthfeel with fittingly moderate carbonation. Vaguely phenolic flavors, which lend a level of depth. Earthy, noble hops dance exquisitely with the clean yeast and pilsner malts. Finishes appropriately fruity and rich with notes of melon, honey, and a sweet, succulent pilsner malt base. At last, an American brewer combining the understated elements to make a sweet, hoppy, and flavorful Kölsch.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Straight out of the fridge, this started out a bit sharp. I wisely set it aside for a few minutes while I was scrubbing wallpaper glue off the wall on a 90 degree day...When I sipped it again - yup, here we go - thicker and sweet with some bready malt, a mild hop along the sides and again at the dry finish. A few of these helped get me thru a very very hot day.