Lunchb0x (20) - Prestonsburg, Kentucky, USA - MAY 31, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Another fine product from Leinenkugel! I was very sad when I ran out of this. I need to pick up some more soon. Great brew!
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partywithanM (103) - Kansas City, Kansas, USA - APR 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. I’m not quite sure why people are hating on this brew. I like it. It’s light on the start and the finish and honestly I thinks its perfect to drink on while working in the heat of the summer.
JonBob (4) - Holland, Michigan, USA - JUN 2, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pilsnery sweet graininess with a mellow lemony citrus note. very low esters.
Crystal clear straw color with a quickly dissapating white head.
Soft malt character balanced by a smooth bitterness (from a generous use of saaz hops?). Not getting much of the rye spiciness or the fruity esters typical from a kolsh.
Light-bodied, well balanced. Low carbonation.
Overall a smooth, drinkable beer. Tastes more like an American light lager than a German kolsh. The malt character holds up nicely and carries this beer.
beer_rookie (90) - Arkansas, 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!
ordybill (537) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - SEP 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- has a faint smell of wheat with maybe a floral or citrus backdrop
Appearance - A nice clear golden amber color. A nice thick head is generated from the pour but it does not stay long.
Taste - The beer has a nice wheat flavor that really commands your attention not an overly bitter brew but a medium grade
Palate - Average carbonation with a medium body that left no real aftertaste
Overall - A real good beer that has a nice dry feeling. One of my favorite brews from Leinenkugel’s.
FalseLion (25) - - FEB 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Not a bad beer by any means, despite the reviews. I’ve not drank many kolsch style beers however I do think this is a tasty beer and enjoy the slight rye taste.
TCT328 (15) - - MAR 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My first Kolsch style beer. No head on this beer, but has a decent mouth feel. It has hints of sour apple/pear. A drinkable, middle-of-the-road beer.
jagad5 (82) - - JUL 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled - pour clear, pale, yellow. The head dissipates quickly. Good taste all the way to the bottom. No after taste
OD40oz (774) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - MAR 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good old Leinies. They know how to put out a good brew. I really liked this stuff. Clean, crisp taste. Would hit the spot on a hot summer day.
Bulk_Carrier (2572) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance had a clear yellow colored body, decent amount of carbonation is seen rising at a moderate pace, quickly dieing one finger white foamy head, moderate amount of lightly clingy foamy lacing.
The smell was malty, some light rye.
The taste was sweet through the previously mentioned flavors, dry sweet aftertaste, dry finish.
The palate was light; sessionable; though adequately carbonated for the style, its still slightly felt.
Overall, this is decent for the style, and decent to me. Though there are tastier Kolsches out there, this isn’t bad for a cheaper option that is pretty light, I’d probably grab another when in a pinch.