Tim Webb (327) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On draught at the brewpub. Same beer now appears with a half-English label to celebrtae a new Japanese TV drama. Said to be 100% malt with eveything sourced via Asahi. Lacks the delicate excellence of a proper Kolsch but not a complere duffer.
Theis (14963) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle in train going from Shin-Osaka to Hiroshima.
Clear golden – white head. White bread, fruity, hay, light sweetness, honey sweetness, light cardboard, light hoppy, grass, orange, light citric, light tart.
omhper (22763) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at the brewpub. Clearpale golden, small head. Lightly fruity/grassy up front. Sweetish wth rounded edges . Mostly neutral, just lightly fruity and salty. Low-medium bitterness. Inoffensive and drinkable.
KyotoLefty (8858) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 6, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub. Fruity, with rather rich malt and a decent hop bitterness. Finish is dry, body and flavor rather light. Easy-drinking and enjoyable but not really exciting.
Capa (2566) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear golden color with a mid size white head. Aroma is strong of sweet grains and some light herbs. Very sweet flavor. Grainy, light hops, and some earth herbs. Pretty thin. Finish reminds me of corn flakes. Not bad, but not worth a second go.
MartinT (8987) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 26, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
My Bottom Line:
A faultless Kölsch with a creamy mouthfeel, timid cereal flavors and crispy herbal hop bitterness will undoubtedly make a quenching pint, but this one recalls macro professionalism (and economy) from sip to sip.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the deep blond.
-Light fruitiness recalls honeyed apples.
-Carbonation is lively and lifts the subtle flavor profile.
On tap at the brewery restaurant.