j12601 (9550) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a gold with a medium sized white head. Sweet fruity malt, crackers and soft grain. Medium bodied, softly sweet, more floral notes, gentle. Soft sweetness into the finish, more light floral biscuits. Very clean and easy drinking.
beastiefan2k (3336) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - APR 1, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz can, I think relatively fresh, haven’t seen the cans before. Poured into a can shaped glass. What a surprising treat. Hale’s doesn’t usually impress but this. Aroma is malts but they aren’t husky, they aren’t cereal, they aren’t dusty, they aren’t sweet. Just a clean, fresh, airy pilsner aroma. This isn’t a "kolsch" but basically a pils. Similarly clean flavor, doesn’t pop as much as aroma but still very nice. I would definitely use a beer like this for mowing a lawn or floating down a Missouri river. Clear body, voluminous head.
kramer (5763) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours a clear pale straw yellow body with a fizzy white head that faded quickly. Very light nose, just a touch of fruitiness and bready malt. The flavor is pretty nice, soft doughy malt, decent hop bitterness, some lingering doughy malt. Light bodied with prickly fizzy carbonation, some doughy stickiness on the back end. Serviceable Kolsch, could use a hefty bump up in the hops department, but not bad.
RhetoricalAns (804) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 5, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Hale’s. Nice clear gold pour, small fluffy white head. Clean cereal grain / biscuit malt aroma. Taste has some honey sweetness. Easy drinking and refreshing.
maxwelldeux (4317) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - APR 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the brewery. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a smallish white head on there. Nose has quite a bit of corn to it, but also has some berry to it, which surprised me. Taste was slightly sweet and fairly refreshing. Easy drink that I enjoyed...
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle, purchased from Brennan’s in Madison during GTMW. Exp: 09/08/14. Mildly hazy golden orange color. Thin white head. Leaves decent rows of lace. Bready aroma, kind of like a lager. Mild roughness to it. Medium body. Smooth, kind of crisp lighter carbonation. Moderate bitter taste, lighter sweet, a light bite on the end. OK kolsch. Probably much better fresh. An alright one to wash my sandwich down with.
dklein7 (3) - - AUG 10, 2014 does not count
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Love this version of a Kolsch. Best summer beer I know. So good would buy all year if I could.
fiulijn (18446) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 9, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Anthony’s (Sea-Tac Airport)
Served too cold. Light blond color, hazy, with small compact head. Kölsch is a delicate and complicated style to brew; this beer is light but doesn’t seem to capture the essence of Kölsch; it’s light bodied, dry, with very light cereal character. Slightly more interest in the aroma than the flavor. Nothing else.
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: golden straw ale with only a central cap of bone white foam. Excellent clarity. No lace.
S: dry grain and hints of grass. Pretty simple to do, and nice.
T: sweet and creamy. Corn and hints of yeast.
M: light and sparkly. Body is right. Carb a hint low.
O: easy drinking.
Serving type: bottle
kaser (5392) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on draft at hales brewery in Seattle. Clear golden pour. Crisp and smooth. Wheat and honey notes good easy drinker