kdm1984 (814) - Missouri, USA - JUN 6, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled at the 2015 Joplin Pints ’n Paws Mac-Fest beerfest. Unremarkable, bland kolsch. Best thing I can say is it’s somewhat refreshing on a hot summer day.
mjg74 (2910) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 30, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Fred Meyer. Medium golden in color. Grainy nose with a little malt. A little cardboard as well. Grains and malts up front. Moving into a little grassy hop flavor. A touch thin, but still pretty clean. Pretty tasty and refreshing.
GIJOE (1014) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - MAY 24, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour is a light amber. Aroma is faint but sweet malt. Taste is balanced. Finish is crisp and clean. Average.
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beer_rookie (265) - USA - MAY 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
My first Kolsch beer.
Pours a straw color. Barely any head to speak of. What head it does have leaves pretty good lacing. I’m not impressed.
Smells great. It’s very bright. Very clean and citrusy. Oh, like spring! I don’t know exactly what it is about this, but it smells amazing.
Doesn’t taste as citrusy as it smells. Doesn’t really taste like a lager. But, it’s really good. It’s well balanced. Is it sweet, is it bitter? I can’t discern anything in particular, but again, it’s really good.
Mouthfeel is great. It’s very light, very drinkable. Almost like a wine cooler. Finishes maybe a tad bitter. Wow! It;s really really good.
Overall, if not for the poor showing in the pour, this could easily be one of the best beers I’ve ever had. It’s delicious. It’s fresh. It’s clean. It smells great. It finishes great! Not only do I want more of this, I want more of the style!
Maverick34 (2792) - New York, USA - MAY 20, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled boring yellow. Skunk aroma plus the barest hints of rye. Meh. Nothing really good.
Quick3Beers (631) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 5, 2015
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a kind of piss color from a bottle, quick flash of effervescence with little retention or lacing. Aroma is barnyardy, flavor is the same with some biscuits thrown in, like someone just threw some biscuits into a barn, like, here you go barn. I’m a little drunk.
Aggiebob (522) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAY 4, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle: It has a straw yellow color with a white head and strong carbonation. The aroma is barnyard/Hay and the flavor is grain and slight bit of lemon. Very light body with a thin tongue feel. The finish is slightly dry.
Bosco (276) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear lemon yellow with thin whispy head and lacing. Missing the bitter kick I was hoping to get from the rye. Otherwise not very complex with a sweet finish.
$9.99/multi sixer at Wegmans Leesburg VA
Lightrider (340) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle into a larger glass. Pour is a light golden color. Aroma is low but sweet malts. Taste is rich and smooth. Finish is crisp and clean.
Strykzone (6047) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint at Joe’s Pizza in Edwardsville. Very clear golden with only a little foam on top. Grassy with soft fruit. A tiny honey flavor at the finish. Soft malts and lemon.