bierkitty (122) - Elysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at the pub: Amber yellow with minimal head that left a ring of lacing. A little malty fruity aroma. Flavor was good; it just needed more of it and a bit more body. Nice spicey hop finish.
watson1977 (2288) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a hazy yellow/orange with a medium white head. Aroma has light straw, grain, and grass. Flavor follows suit and adds a hint of lemony citrus. Mouthfeel is medium and silky with a grassy/leafy finish. Decent but not as crisp and grassy/hoppy as I prefer my kolsch.
unclemike (1889) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAR 25, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Porus golden with a tan ring. Nose is sweet and slightly hopped. taste is sweet and light and drinkable, but not great.
jcwattsrugger (10000) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
on tap-thin white-yellow. A-sweet med fruit. T-sweet med fruit, corn/grain, some spice. Interesting.
FROTHINGSLOSH (3977) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sampled on draft at the brewpub this beer poured a yellow-gold color with a trace white head that faded quickly and left no lacing. The aroma was dryish, nutty and bready with a hint of banana peel. The flavor was dryish, bready and nutty with a hint of banana peel. The finish was bitter and bready. Medium body. Disappointing.
orangesol (455) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Served on-tap at Marley’s.
A - Pours slightly hazy straw yellow with a thin film of white head leaving little to no lace down the glass.
S - Smells of bready wheat, light hop bitterness, and a dulled apple fruitiness. Could use a bit more flavor but still pretty nice nose.
T - Starts off with the chewy malt, never really leaving the picture throughout the experience, slowly giving way to hints of fruity apples, dulled hop bitterness, and some light sweetness. Finish is a mix of chewiness and light sweetness, lingering on the pallet for some time.
M - Medium-Light body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Crisp, smooth feel that growing a bit watery toward the end of the glass.
O - This one was ok. I could probably drink a few of these no problem but it had a weird off flavor develop as it warmed up, making it a bit harder to finish the glass.
sonnycheeba (1904) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 2, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft. Pours slightly, cloudy yellow with thin white head; short retention and minimal lacing. Aroma is straw, sweet malt, cloves, and light fruit. Flavor is average sweet malt, no noticeable hops, and light fruit esters; sweet finish. Light body, medium carbonation, and low warmth.
BeerandBlues2 (7418) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 2, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Pours lightly hazy gold with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is corn, cereal and grain malt, spicy hops and a clean lager character. Flavor is malt forward with light hops and bitterness, and a dry finish. Light body and warmth, medium warmth.
DiarmaidBHK (2274) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Not a lot of aroma. Pours straw yellow with little head. Taste is nondescript. Not a lot of hoppiness or maltniness. Finish is somewhat clean. I thought kolsch was supposed to be a bit heavier.
kramer (3876) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Pours a clear straw with a minimal fizzy white head. Nose is light straw and pale malts with a touch of breadiness. Smells like there’s a bit of corn in there. The flavor is rather light and weak with some corn and minimal bitterness. Light bodied and fizzy with prickly carbonation. No crispness on the finish. Not exactly a Kolsch by my estimation, maybe better advertised as a "Light Ale" or Golden Ale.