hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft pour. Golden yellowish color with a decent head. A little grainy with a sweet finish. Crushable.
mrfizx (17) - Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2012
2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Very sweet (not lambic sweet), like miller lite with honey? Not a favorite!
CanIHave4Beers (3999) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - FEB 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very pale color, lightly hazy, with a big billowy white head that leaves some lacing on the glass.
The aroma is bread dough and light lemon zest with a mild peppery character.
The flavor is clean and nicely bitter the finish is a little sweet but this is pretty well balanced out by the herbal character of the beer. I’ve had Kolsh imported from Germany with more hop character than this but the hop character in this beer is still very nice just not specifically dominant. There is a very clean lemony citrus flavor to this beer that is very nice as well.
nuplastikk (5755) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Empty Bottle. Hazy yellow tan, thin oily head. Really smooth and creamy, fresh and well done. Doughy, soft on the palate. The unfiltered aspect of the beer really adds dimension. Simple, light body. Some orange tones. A hard style to nail down but this comes close. A great session beer, thirst quenching and sublime.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours gold with a white head. Aroma of grass, bread. Decent flavor, solid Kolsch.
dumontn (530) - St. Joseph, Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours pale clear gold with visible streams of effervescence that replenish a head that stays for the whole glass. Aroma is grassy, clean malt. Taste is buttered bread, grass, and some minor fruitiness. Body is light to medium, active carbonation, dry clean bready finish. Overall, fabulous. These guys are really killing it-- haven’t had a bad one from them yet.
freekyp (1911) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear golden with a small white head and minimal lacing. Fruity nectar and bright floral notes comprise the aroma. Soft mouthfeel with nice grainy profile enhanced with light tartness.
JMerritt (1940) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale gold with a large, egg-white head. Aroma is a pleasant mix of banana, clover honey, golden straw and vanilla cookie. Moderately sweet and mildly sour flavor with notes of hay, grass, banana peels, and slight metallics. The estery yeast mustiness lends an interesting quality to a traditionally earthy, grassy kolsch.
JoePeesie (924) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not my favorite style to be certain, but this is a very refreshing beer. I enjoy this beer from time to time- usually served fresh from the fridge either in the bottle or in a pint glass.
mansquito (5208) - Nueva York, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Carnivale, Chicago bottle ($6): Pours a golden color without much in the way of head. Aroma is very nice for a kolsch. dry German hops are very much present. Taste is very well-balanced. Hops are there in good measure and blend with the bready malts. In short, this is what a kolsch should taste like. Tasted great with the food at Carnivale.