jaymobrown (1812) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2002
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I had this on-tap and I was less than impressed. Judging by the high marks, I might have a bad batch. However, I found the taste to be flat and uninspiring.
JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - MAY 26, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap, it was quite boring! Nothing really jumps out at me. No real distinguishable nose or exciting hints in the flavor. Refreshing, but nothing to brag about.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very easy to drink. Light and no bitterness. I can see why its nice for the summer. Nice and easy, but not outstanding.
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very light body with a somewhat crisp, malty flavor with just a touch of bitterness. Probably refreshing on a summer’s day, but why not just have a tall glass of water and then a beer with some flavor?
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great refreshing beer.
Terminus (3482) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 21, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great beer!!! I was very suprised that this beer was so good. the sample says ’consume before 10/19/01’. This is very similar to their Blonde in feel, but a little more Pilsner-ish in taste. Goes great with pizza and I could drink alot of this at one sitting.
MOboy (504) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - FEB 7, 2002
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wonderful aroma this beer has! Spicy says it all. Although the color reminds me of a urine sample I gave a few days ago, it was still lovely. Wonderful beer that goes well with grilled chicken breast and grilled bell peppers.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 2, 2002
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A clear, pale yellow beer w/ a nice soft foamy head. This is the first koelsch I’ve
had, so I’m not sure how well it represents the style. However, it leaves a nice, slightly fizzy taste on the tongue, w/
hints of citrus. This would be a good beer for a hot day.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JAN 22, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale gold, appealing and refreshing sight, with a nice clarity that’s almost transparent, well carbonated with a soft delicate foam. The aroma is mild and subtle, but I get instant signs of malt, a little biscuity and buttery, with a slight blueberry fruitiness and a very faint hop spice. It’s nice and soft on the palate with a gentle mouthfeel and plenty of spritzy carbonation. It’s somewhere from light verging on medium bodied. The flavors are very clean throughout, offering the briefest hints of berry-like fruitiness, my taste buds are still learning but I would guess something of a cranberry, raspberry and cassis mix, without being particularly assertive. There’s a mild hop bitterness in the finish, which does leave a slight flowery aftertaste, but the sweet maltiness comes though much more pronounced. A thoroughly enjoyable and refreshing summertime ale!
mokeefe1199 (3) - USA - DEC 10, 2001 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A favorite of the summer beers. Great, refreshing taste. Becoming more popular, it lasts six months in the stores instead of 3.