Gorbalev (2986) - 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 (5928) - 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 (7171) - 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 (8455) - 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.
lunaticharness (183) - Torrance, California, USA - MAR 5, 2004
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
a very bland buttery bread like lager that didnt seem to please or satisfy at all, very poor beer!
mwsf (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 16, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2003 Not the best Kolsch I"ve had but it"s getting better by the batch. Fairly dry, slightly winey, subtle hop bitterness, aroma, and flavor, cloudy. A little lifeless compared to other Kolsches. Contains a little of the trademark Magnolia"s breadiness, which detracts from the clean, crisp quality desired in most Kolsches and doesn"t really work in this beer.
2002-12-16 - Yet another rating of this beer. Still bready. Still grainy. Not a great kolsch. These guys brew some killer beers but should stick to what they do well -- English-style cask conditioned ales.
jazz88 (2583) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 10, 2002
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. A dry wine like flavor. Pale yellow with a white head.