uglybastard (101) - Riverside, California, USA - SEP 4, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Creamy looking head that fades away far too fast. The brew itself is, clear, gold color. It has a bit of sourness in the nose, citrusy, perhaps like a lemon. Fruity, orange flavor up front that fades to a mellon like flavor (cantaloupe or watermellon) on the end. I think this is a sligtly old bottle as there is a small amout of oxidation to its flavor. Otherwise this would be an excellent beer.
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - AUG 28, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Quite an enjoyable beer. Lower ABV but malty, so it is not thin. "Velvety" would be the word here. Sometimes, I want a beer just like this, no more, no less. They nailed the style if you ask me.
drywallman (338) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light to moderate head. A light gold in color. There is that first malt hit. Actually a well matched hops bite. But, dryer and more acidic than you would like.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 20, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Re-Rate 08/20/02: Clear gold in color, the head is white, thin as is the lace. Nose is malt, somewhat sweet, the front is malt, the top light, the finish is or has a ’Hop Presence’, quite ’Alum’ dry, acidic, drinkable, but can’t say it is as good as it once was, but for that ’Fact’ neither I’m ’Aye’! Ranks a disapointing #823 on my current master beer list, ’What happened to the bite?’
dins (266) - Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice light beer, ok hops, dry finish, nothing spectacular but not bad. Still would prefer an IPA or Weissen for a light summer beer.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 4, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light fresh hop aroma, clear pale yellow color, watery, but nice flavor.
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2002
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I didn’t think I would like the Kölsch style when it was first explained to me, but now I know that they are especially refreshing and drinkable when it’s hot outside.
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - JUL 10, 2002
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Watery and thin, but that might be true to the style since I have never before tried kolsch. Not bad, acutally quite refreshing. Very pleasent aroma, but that was the only thing about this beer that remotely stood out.
PhillyBeer2112 (2611) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light fruity sweetness up front, coupled with a soft spicy hop flavor. A nice match, with good balance. Refreshing and light without being bland and boring. Bright yellow-gold color, small head, good lacing. Expertly made light ale - and not having been to Cologne, its the best Kolsch I’ve had.
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - JUN 24, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A rather refreshing brew. Very well balanced between the hops and fruit flavor. I liked it better than the other summer brews I have had so far.