mjs (5788) - 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.
oh6gdx (23913) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 31, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled (from BierZwerg.de). Golden colour, mediumsized white head. Aroma is quite big on bready and caramelly malts, also has some citrus fruits, mild earthcellaryness as well as some mild herbs. Flavour is wood, fruits, some earthcellar as well as mild bready malts. Biting carbonation. Some slight harsh grainy notes as it warms up a bit, otherwise quite nice.
TBone (14897) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 23, 2010
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Swing-top bottle (BZ, BB 07/2010)
Clear golden color, small white head. Quite grainy, papery aroma. Very sweet malty (for a light lager) with cardboard, corn and hints of diacetyl. Lacks all good things in Kölsch (=citrus hoppy fruityness). Maybe because it is an eco-beer? Where have all the hops gone?
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Pigs Ear Beer Festival, 1 December 2009. Pleasing gold colour. The aroma seemed too grainy for what I expect to be a light, fresh delicate beer. Sweetish on the palate and lacking in crispness. I have generally been unimpressed by bottled Kolsch and this one did nothing to change that. Palatable but rather dull.
Embrouille (2831) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 50cl. Deep golden with a decent white head. Quite a lot of hemp showing up in both nose and taste. Very pleasant tasty, biscuity Kölsch where hemp notes are really quite prominent throughout indeed. Plenty of character. Deeply pleasurable.
shrubber85 (9623) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 31, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Swing-top bottle. Flowery malt aroma. Clear yellow-brown color with small head. Sweet floral/apple blossom and malt flavor. Nice body. A very aromatic koelsch - unique.
harrisoni (16047) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Pig’s Ear BF 09. Dull. Needs to be fresh. It’s ok, but lacks freshness. OK. Some lemon fruit on the end.
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at the Pig’s Ear Fest ’09. Alround rating: Sweet pale lager malt, a bit nutty, lacking hop of any sort, but still easy enough drinking.
Plovmand (7290) - Helsinge, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Unclear yellow with a medium white head. Aroma is malty, grainy and fruity. The flavour is grain, malt, light hoppy and fruity. Medium bodied.