GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 20, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the brewpub. Clear golden color with white head. Smells and tastes of citrusy hops with a nice malty cereal grain flavor. Not bad overall, but not exciting.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 7, 2006
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. This really tastes like a kolsch. Golden in color with a white head. Does not have a harsh biting aftertaste like some kolsch biers do. Has a little bit of an apple aroma. A sweet flavor at first, then a bit of a plastic mouthfeel.
Oakes (11408) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 21, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden colour. Light grassy continental hop nose with bready malts. Crisp, lightly fruity flavour with a rather tangy malt character. Finishes sweetish. Wow, actually Kolsch-like.
omhper (18765) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the brewpub. Clear pale golden, no head. Fruity, perfumy nose. Sweet and fruty with some grassy hops and sparkling mouthfeel. Some unfortunate notes of syrup before a grassy, salty finish. A very decent kölsch.
Gorbalev (2888) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2005
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub. Medium yellow, small white head - a few nice streaming bubbles as well. Very light grain aroma with slight hops. Light active mouthfeel. Interesting dry hop (not dry-hopped) taste - makes the finish very short. Hops are almost white wine like in their bitterness - I’m having a hard time describing it, but this is my first Kolsch, perhaps this is a characteristic of the style? I thought it was like a thicker pils. Ok, not sure if it is to style, but it is quenching and drinkable, just a little bland and non-existent aroma.
PorterPounder (5110) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the San Francisco "Brews on the Bay" Festival. Light golden pour, crisp white head. Aroma is lemony and buttery. Flavor has some good buttery and salty notes, very sweet and refreshing. Very flavorful Kolsch. Highly carbonated.
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 4, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear pale yellow colour with thin stark white head. Pungent fruity nose with hints of yeast. Tangy bitting fruity taste with dry tangy pils like finish.
motelpogo (6126) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 13, 2004
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
the first american koelsch i tried and things didn´t improve much from that point on. lemonade with faint bitterness and plain flour taste
3fourths (7772) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 16, 2004
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light yellow, grainy, stinky pils aroma... light and crisp, corn and grain/cereal flavor. Crisp, but bad overall flavor.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2004
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap, Magnolia Pub and Brewery, San Fransisco- some lemony bitterness, pretty grainy and really not much else, pretty boring.