Hermod (4049) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUL 7, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle from Bierzwerg. BBE 12/2011. Poured golden color with a white head. Hay and malty aroma. Flavor is malty, slightly fruity with a grainy finish.
kjc51478 (441) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - JUL 7, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml Bottle. Appearance is straw yellow with light, fizzy head. Aroma is metallic and cardboard with some hints of fruit and wheat. Taste is very bright and acidic with general fruit and wheat flavors. Very hard water seems to be a major component to this brew giving it a slightly metallic flavor. Because of this the mouthfeel is also very heavy even though the beer is light-bodied. Acidic and fizzy carbonation also give the palate an unpleasant feel. Combined with a relatively dry finish, the beer has some distracting characteristics and doesn’t really fit the bill of a quality Kölsch.
fiulijn (16395) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at the brauhaus
Blond color, just a shade darker. It’s a mild beer, with no noticeable characteristics; the very light fruity sweetness is maybe the only sign of the top fermentation; ordinary bitterness. Easy, but not totally bad.
rosenbergh (8428) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 1, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle. BBE 03/11. From bierzwerg.de.
Cloudy golden colour with tiny white head.
Sweetish aroma with some caramel, fruitiness and malt.
Flavour is very mild bitterness, caramel sweetness, sugary fruitiness and malt. Easy and drinkable Kölsch.
Quack-Duck (8434) - Down South, GERMANY - JAN 30, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle from Bierzwerg. Pale yellow, large white head. Hoppy nose. Shy malty base, hints of cardboardy hops. Very light, a bit thin.
culchiem (2978) - Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 3, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Golden colour with no head. Aroma of dry hops and some citrus. Bitter notes in the taste with a dried grass feel. Finish is quite dry. Lacks some zing
blutt59 (6231) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fliptop, via trade with koelschtrinker, clear golden yellow pour with foamer head,
aroma is dry wheat, flavor is very nice light fruit cocktail and lemony, finish is
Miksu (5027) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.5 l bottle, thanks Timo A! Golden color. Sweet mellow malt aroma. Sweetish, malty and honeyish flavor with mild bitterness and hint of herbal hops. Good mellow maltiness.
mjs (5201) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 3, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle at One Pint Pub, Helsinki) Poured pale golden and clear. Head was medium sized and white. Aroma was grassy. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were fruitiness, grass, grain, hint of sweetness and medium bitterness. Aftertaste was bitter and fruity.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 2, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Hellers (9/1/09): Pours a transparent golden with a thin, spotty-lacing white head. Aroma of lightly sweet pale malts with a fresh, semi-earthy noble hop balance. Starts fairly full and slightly sticky for the style with some mild caramel sweetness balanced with some grassy hop bitterness before a drier bittersweet finish. Not quite as drinkable for the style.