Block (1412) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A refreshing kolsch. Very crips. Clean. Sweet body. Light mouthfeel. Light and overall very well put together.
pete4999 (1045) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Really really nice beer, but I’m a sucker for the style. Smells sweet, fruity, apple, grape, sweet fruits. Crisp and easy to drink, light. Refreshing.
JaBier (4887) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at World of Beer Easton on 8/8/14. Pours a clear yellow with a medium white head. Aroma of sweet malt, lemon and some noble hop. Malty and sweet flavor with a bit of citrus before a noble hop finish.
JStax (2981) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft pour at the source. Pours a hazy yellow with a white head of foam. The aroma is bready, fruity, and yeasty. Tastes like crisp bread and dried fruit. Light body and medium carbonation.
steelhead3686 (241) - Athens, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a light gold with a white head. Light hops or grass and malt of sugar or caramel and citrus. Light body with a thin bubbly texture.
udfan07 (71) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
When Mad Tree Lift was poured into the glass it has a rich head and as I was drinking it there was lacing on the glass. It has a rich cream taste with a citrus note while. The finish is very smooth. Haven’t had a bad beer from Mad Tree yet
tastybeer (1728) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Gold pour, small white head. Some retention/lace. Aroma of grain, grass, lemon. Taste is lightly sweet, grassy, lemon. Palate is drier, soft, slick, light finish.
jbruner (2317) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUN 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear golden yellow from the can with dissipating bubbly white head that leaves light lace. Aroma of bready grain and biscuits, kolsch yeast back end. Taste follows, a hint of citrus in there. Safe and easy, but highly drinkable and well done.
ADesenberg (594) - Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light, clear yellow with a white head. Aromas are sweet, grainy, and some grassiness coming through. Flavor adds a bit of citrusy lemon to the mix. Nice and refreshing. Very solid Kolsh and one of my new favorites for a hot day.
Brigadier (2975) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce can
I found this on a trip to the Party Source. Being a new Madtree I could not pass it up. They have a reputation for solid beers and I always love supporting the local breweries when I can. A fine example of a kolsch would be the perfect lawn mower beer for those who can find it on the shelves.
Aroma / Appearance - A semitransparent base glows with a golden warmth. Crisp white head provides a refreshing presence. Lemons, crisp wheat, and grainy edges are on the simple side although what more do you expect from a basic session beer.
Flavor / Palate - Dry lemons, ginger ale, and light hops refresh the tongue. A mellow beer opens up as it hits the palate. A decent beer would be unremarkable for many people but this is a Kolsch from a city known for its German heritage. For that it is well worth buying a pack.