drywallman (334) - 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 (2540) - 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.
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - JUN 16, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had one of these on tap for starters at the Old Bag of Nails Pub. This brew is a light sparkling golden straw. The white creamy/frothy head is averaged sized with fair lacing and is mostly lasting. The mild and fresh nose is light flowers, caramel, and earth. The well balanced flavor has a sweet wheatish malt taste with hints of citrus and pepper. The fishish is average and bready. The refreshing palate is light, creamy, and lively, and finishes very astringent.
duece (103) - Waterford, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 6, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Simple and refreshing without a cloying aftertaste. Enjoyable as a relaxing afternoon beer, but not an everyday brew.