obxdude10 (1883) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2011
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This is certainly not the best example of the kolsch style. It pours a bright and light golden color with a decent-sized and layered head. There is minimal lacing around the glass, though. I didn’t mind much complexity to the nose, as the beer didn’t offer all that much character. I got a little fruit, a slight hint of hops, bread and yeast. The body is fairly light and the flavors don’t offer a whole lot of depth. Up front, the flavors are rather bland, but the body turns fruity and bready toward the finish. I taste some lemon, grass, light hops, bread, yeast, parsley and banana. This beer seems to lack any type of maltiness or depth. Unfortunately, thanks to PA laws, I purchased an entire case at the distributor. I fear that I will find myself struggling to finish it. Thankfully I have some neighbors that also appreciate the pursuit of fine craft beer. I will definitely be pawning some off on them, if for no other reason, to simply make this case disappear. I had some high hops for this beer, but I was simply disappointed.
zillano9 (9) - New York, USA - MAY 19, 2013 does not count
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pretty average at best. If you work up a sweat this will certainly do the trick.
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Nekronos (3183) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAY 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
NIce, but. just that. NOt much interesting features, just refreshing and quite blonde alike too.
keanex (786) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at West Deptford Canals.
Appearance: Clear golden body with a creamy white head that has great retention.
Aroma: Interesting aroma of citrus and sweet bubblegum.
Taste: Bubblegum is on the intro and throughout, a touch of floral hops, and a splash of citrus.
Palate: Medium bodied, medium carbonation.
Overall: This smells better than it tastes. Not a bad beer, but nothing I would buy.
artmcd8 (652) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a pale yellow clear. Tastes a bit watery and smells like fruity gummies.
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maxwelldeux (2223) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 11, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught. Pours a clear and dark golden color with a smallish white head. Nose and taste are both nothing remarkable and very reminiscent of a standard lager. A little bit of skunk in there, but slightly crisp. OK, but not worth it.
sonnycheeba (1907) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 9, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap during brewery tour. Pours pale yellow with thin ,fizzy white head. Aroma and flavor are cereal and biscuit malts, light fruit esters, and some light grassy hops. Very light and sessionable.
williamstome (517) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 9, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Straw gold, white head. light aroma of fruit, german hops and grain. Flavor is light, buttery, and not terribly great. Can’t say I’m a kolsch guy.
Mora2000 (4042) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale yellow with a white head. Aroma is grain, lemons and grass. Flavor is wheat, grain, orange, lemon and grass. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
hfmejias (352) - Dover, Delaware, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured a clear bubbly yellow a thick white head and lots of carbonation and lacing. Aroma is mostly yeast (bread like) and fruits (citrus). taste is consistent but balanced with some malts. Nice refreshing beer that works great during the summertime.
podey (489) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A fairly nice American interpretation of a German Kolsch. Easyily drinkable, crisp, clean and one of the better offerings from Harpoon.