JoeMcPhee (8962) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden straw-coloured pour. The nose is crisp and clear with a fresh, light sulphurous character. Clean, crackery and very fresh tasting. A fine kolsch indeed.
ben4321 (4700) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: Bottle at Max and Andy’s Fantasy Tasting, 5/1/10
Aroma: Nose of grains/cracker/biscuit, some grass, citrus, and herbs
Appearance: Hazy yellow-gold color with a white head
Flavor: Taste is grainy, with a nice sweetness, malty, light bitterness
Palate: Crisp and smooth, clean, with a nice finish
This was a very solid Kolsch overall. A good one to get to try, and a nice example of the style. Fresh and enjoyable.
zdk (1824) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Andy and Max’s fantasy tasting thanks to Jay. Hazy yellow, light with some grainy, biscuity corn notes. Dry, some light funk, bubbly and old fruit. Decent
malrubius (2071) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - MAY 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Fantasy Tasting. Golden with nice head. Grainy grassy fresh air aroma. Very nice grainy crisp grassy crackery sulphery flavor. Super dry finish. Very good.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Andy and Max’s fantasy tasting. Pours a hazy golden with a nice lasting white head. Aroma is grassy, herbal fresh german hops, good doughy malt with hint of crackers and bread. Flavor is also a mit herbal light grass some mineral, fresh pils malt and light sweetness, but finishes fairly dry and clean- a bit of yeast in suspension though and perhaps a touch overhopped, but still very fresh and nice!
j12601 (7700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle I took to Andy and Max’s fantasy tasting, courtesy of a trade with sleepydave on BA. Pours a lightly hazy gold hued yellow with a medium sized white head. Crisp clean cracker and biscuit grain and faint lemony citrus notes. Medium bodied, faintly sweet, biscuit and cracker and grain. Clean crisp grain finish, with a light bitterness. Tasty and easy.