brokensail (13201) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The pour is a clear golden straw color with a nice creamy white head.
S: A somewhat light nose that is fairly grainy with some hints of bread. A bit of a yeast, citrus peel, and floral and citrusy hops as well.
T: Fairly bready without being all that sweet. A mild hop bitterness to it with nice floral notes, citrus zest, and a nice clean and crisp flavor.
M: The body is light to medium with a lively carbonation.
D: A nice well done, simple, and refreshing kolsch. Probably the best beer on-tap this day as well.
Ungstrup (30344) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft - served in a real Kölsch glass. A golden beer with a thin whtie head. The aroma has notes of straw and a light note of malt. The flavor is sweet with light notes of malt, sulphur, and straw.
brewersspot (97) - , California, USA - OCT 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this beer a while back and from what I can remember I enjoyed it. I’ve had this at the pub/brewery so it was fresh.
Nothing special about it is popping into my head at the moment.
marcus (7546) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 23, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours clear yellow with a rich white head and a PBR aroma. There is a clean kolsch flavor, slightly sweet with a dry finish.
JohnnyJ (4910) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at brewpub. Clear gold pour, white head. Grain, malt, grassy hops, and some sweetness. Nice drinkable kolsch.
JaBier (5485) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at the brewpub. Pours a clear gold with a medium white head. Sweet malty aroma with noble hops. Sweet malt flavor that is almost caramelly or syrupy with noble hops and a sweet finish. Sweeter than most Kolsches I’ve had and not as crisp, but the depth of body was interesting.
MartinT (8550) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Herbal hops, straw-like cereals and citrusy fruitiness coalesce for a fresh and almost rural example of the Kölsch style.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam skirts the hazy blond; this was served in the right glass for the style!
-The flavour profile is beautifully balanced.
-This was better when a tad warmer.
-The finishing hop bitterness was also grassy at times.
-This is either a brew which is not constant in quality or it is ridiculously underrated. .
On tap at the brewpub.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale golden pour. A bit hazy with a tight white head. Lightly herbal hoppy nose with just a kiss of light fruitiness on the back. Fresh and clear and a pretty solid kolsch.
SamGamgee (2451) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - MAY 31, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at the Giants Brewfest. Clear golden with a white head. Corn, cooked vegetables, and sweet grain in the aroma. The flavor is pretty much the same, with a modest bitterness and no hop character. Light bodied and fizzy. Cut the DMS and this would be nice and refreshing.
Nate (3827) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Alembic. Light hoppy aroma with a bit of pale/pilsner malt sweetness. Crisp, clean aroma. Golden clear with visible carbonation and thin white lacing head. Medium body with effervescent carbonation. Clean crisp Kölsch-style beer with light pale malt sweetness, crisp but mild hops and a beany hoppy finish. Refreshing and a good jo . After is light sweet with beany hop flavor and some herbal notes.