beerguy101 (5340) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 21, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light gold color, medium head. A medium bodied Kolsch. Malty and lightly hopped. Some citrus flavor, smooth taste. Lots of flavor. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet. Very nice beer. Light and refreshing, yet lots of flavor.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 14, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Crisp clean summer brew. All the easy drinking and refreshing qualities you would expect from a Kolsch.
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 (351) - 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.