ccex (868) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle pours a slightly hazy light yellow color with small white head and good lacing. Aroma is full of wheat bread, yeast, grass, and a bit of fruity hops. Taste is neither sweet nor sour, with a short, slightly dry finish. Body is light with a crisp mouthfeel and not too much carbonation. Very refreshing and easily drinkable. I’ve never enjoyed a Kolsch as much as this one. If I didn’t know it was from Chicago, I would have guessed it was from Köln
dwm1034 (544) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Binnys via SHERM1016...thanks! Pours a bright yellow with crisp taste...mild malty taste with touch of hops at end. Tasty.
sherm1016 (993) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from Binny’s Lakeview. Pours a clear, bright yellow color with a big white head. Aroma is light, bready, cereal. A little light on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is sweet, cereal, grassy hops, a little bread, with a light bitter finish. Very tasty.
ads135 (2340) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a perfect lawnmower beer. Its too bad I’m drinking this while looking out at my snowy lawn in December. I bought this in late August so the hops may be aging, but its still pretty good. Huge citrus, weak bodied, sort of sour at the end. Bought this at Binny’s in Chicago with Dave in 2012.
kaser (1759) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at burger bar. Not much aroma. Good smooth taste. Wheat an German beer taste I guess. Liked it for the style
kidmartinek (2968) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden. White head. Stalky aroma. Grassy flavor with a lot of wheat malt. Very sessionable. Good and balanced. The strong wheat flavor is a bit of a turnoff but its still so balanced its good.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle served in a plastic cup at the Cubs vs. Sox game.
A: Pours a clear golden yellow with a fluffy, long lasting white head forming on the pour. It leaves some sticky sheets of lace behind as I drink.
S: Pretty standard. Lagery yeast with a clear, crisp hop profile. Grassy and slightly malty as well.
T: The taste is a step up as this has a more fruity hop profile than the nose. The finish is nice and clean with a pale malt body.
M: Light bodied, very refreshing with a nice ample carbonation.
O: Well rounded with a good taste and high drinkability. What more could you ask for at a ball park.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 06-28-2012
sawbuck (222) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mild, grassy aroma. Pale yellow in color. Strong, sweet malt flavor up front...finishes like a pilsner but with smoother taste. Gets better as you continue.....solid.
illiniphil (101) - Nashotah, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Just an excellent rendition of the Kolsch style. Hats off to Metropolitan for mastering such a difficult style to master.
brian60625 (701) - Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2012 12 ounce bottle. Kolsch is a new style for me and it’s a strange breed. I like this one though. I was impressed by the absolutely clear gold appearance, but it still held an unabashed taste that reminded me of apples and bananas. It’s not cider-like though. The smell fits in line with the taste. Overall it’s really good stuff, lively palate feel and warm on the tongue.