doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 1, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On-tap at Stone as Lightning Kellar Kolsch. Pours cloudy orange with a creamy, white head, weird filmy lace. Smells yeasty and bready grainy, sweet. Tastes malty and grainy bready sweet, slightly spicy. Medium body, ok carbonation.
chrisafari (100) - Orange, California, USA - AUG 20, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours medium golden with thin rim of a head. Aroma is sweet fruit and estery. Flavor begins with sweet bananas and dry hops and finishes with a dry hoppiness. Medium bodied. Seems a little off style for a kolsch.
Dogbrick (7662) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at San Diego Brewing Company. Pours a murky dark gold color with a minimal white head that diminishes to nothing. Top stringy ring of lacing with nothing under it. Sweet fruit and spices in the nose, plus a bit of malt. Light-bodied with a fruity character and flavors of spice and earthy malts. The finish is sweet and fruity leaving a sweetness behind. Decent overall.
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at San Diego Brewing Company. No head, thin lacing. Great flavor for type. Thick, sweet & spicy. A nice drink.
riversideAK (5591) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Yellow gold colored beer with a big bubbly head reminiscent of every Lightning beer I have drank. Sweet grainy aroma. Light fruitiness. Light sweet grain flavor with a touch of fruity esters.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 11, 2008
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
On tap at pizza port san clemente
clear yellow with a white head. It was the beer they were selling folks who came in asking for Bud, Miller or Coors. Sweet flavor that I just didn’t like.
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 11, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted at Lightning. Light golden amber with white head. Malty aroma and a sweet malty taste with a hint of banana and a good clean finish.
Bartzilla (532) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUN 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not usually a kölsch guy, but this stuff is pretty good. When faced with the tremendous onslaught of mega IPA’s, this is like a nice, refreshing treat that doesn’t disappoint. I like it because I can DRINK it and not have to sip it. Solid all around.
alafito (334) - tijuana, MEXICO - SEP 3, 2006
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
On tap at the Liars Club, Insipid and common tasting beer, couldnt really diferenciate from this and an MGD. Mi first and probably last Kolsh if there all like this. Could be refreshing for a newcomer, would probably go well with a lime and some salt.