badhack (380) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 3, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served in an interesting, tall cylindrical glass. $3 for a 9oz drink. 4.7% and very drinkable. Golden in color, smells and tastes floral and fruity with light and medium malts. Crisp but not as crisp as a lager would be. Which I think is what I’d expect from a kolsch.
ads135 (3279) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAR 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light and crisp like your best kolschs. This one is more floral with a subtle sweetness. Tried at the Mikkeller bar in 2014.
illidurit (2224) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 26, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2009 On tap at Magnolia. Poured into a cylinder glass, a finger of head atop a clear pale body.
Light sweet malt and floral hops on the nose.
Grainy malt taste, floral hops, mild fruitiness, subtle tartness.
Great carbonation, drying and prickly but not too bubbly. Refreshing and smooth, light body, extremely easy to drink.
MartinT (8351) - 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.
DYCSoccer17 (3446) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
9 ounce sample on tap at the brewpub in appropriate glassware. The aroma is faintly sweet with some cereal and some delicate metallic hop character. Really awesome nose on this beer. Transparent golden body with a small, white head and plenty of fine bubbles. Starts with some mildly spicy hop flavor. Becomes a bit malty with some primarily biscuit character. Finishes with some minerally character and a moderately spicy hop kick to finish. Uber refreshing. A really solid example of the style, and you can definitely tell they paid attention to the water profile with this brew.
Tinco (581) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful golden clear color with a nice fluffy white head. Taste is very refreshing with some nice bisquity malts, some sweetness, nice hoppy character with citrus. Lovely and very refreshing!
rayOfBeer (672) - El Cerrito, California, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler: light golden pour with large white head. Nose is grassy with a nice spicy hop note. Flavor is crisp with a lightly tart grass, bisquit, hay, and some spicy hops. Palate is mostly dry with light bitter and just a dab of sweetness. I liked this kolsch. It is easy drinking with good flavor.
brokensail (12329) - 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.
DJMonarch (9162) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 18/09/2010
Floral hop aroma. White head. Clear golden coloured and hoppy with a hint of bitterness in a crisp malt finish.
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(06.21.07) On tap at Magnolia Pub and Brewery, San Francisco, CA 4.9% ABV. Clear straw colored beer with grainy aroma. No head. No carbonation. Starts dry with light nutty malt flavor. Slightly flat tasting. Quick finish with light malt fade. Light bodied. Good drinkable summer beer but on the watery side.