FullObs (133) - Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle pours a very light Yellow with a finger of head. very light easy to drink. would make an excellent summer beer. Has a light lemony taste and around and finishes a little sweet with a hint of honey. Don’t drink a ton of this style but this must be near the top of the class
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2011 Re-rate: 12oz bottle. Pours a crystal clear, straw-yellow colored body with a finger-width, frothy, white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma has a good amount of lemony florals with a lightly sweetened honey-pale malt with some grain. Just a touch of herbal hops with some apple as well. Flavor is similar. Lightly sweetened, pale, honey malts up front with some grains. More lemon and a good amount of florals giving off some pear and white grapefruit. Finishes clean and dry with a touch of honey-wheat and a very light grassy bitterness. Medium length aftertaste following a light, crisp, smooth body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a solid Kölsch. Very easy drinking and enjoyable. Not crazy complex, but a lightly sweetened, honey-grain maltiness is balanced well with a floral, lemony crispness. Bumping this up a point. 7,3,7,3,13. Original rating 1/2/2011: On tap at Sheffield’s. Pours a clouded, pale golden colored body with a finger-width, frothy, off-white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is florals and a lightly sweetened grainy, caramel maltiness. A touch of citrusy lemon and honey. Flavor is similar. Sweeter, honey, pale malts with a light grainy caramel. A light lemon-citrus-grass before this finishes with a clean, light, dry bitterness that leaves a medium length aftertaste. Light, crisp body and moderate carbonation. Overall, an easy drinking Kölsch. Pleasant, light grassy citrus makes this enjoyable enough. Not bad. 6,3,6,3,13=3.2
Wolfenkopf (171) - Villa Park, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
There is a slight skunkiness to the aroma behind the strong citrus influence. The head was snowy white, which never fades entirely. The brew is a pale yellow, similar to ginger ale. It tastes lemony, quite light and refreshing. It is quite carbonized, not adversely affecting the palate. The aftertaste is lightly lemony, quick to fade. A pleasant light beer.
hombrepalo (1818) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle @ O’Donovans while watching the Bears clinch the NFC North on a Monday night. Clear yellow color with a white head. Yeasty and malty aroma with a hint of lemon citrus. Light malty flavor witha light floral taste. Dry crisp bitter finish.
pkbites (674) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 5, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cloudy pour. Corn/metallic nose. No malt/hops in the flavor. Goes down extra smooth and is a good thirst quencher.
Shitpantz (59) - Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours golden, looks like a kolsch, nice crisp aroma and taste - lots of flavors going on in this, maybe a few too many. I usually don’t acre for Kolsch and this example is not really swaying me. for a lighter style beer from this brewery, get yourself a Flywheel, it is MUCH better.
troyc (2422) - Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Tap] Pours a bright golden color with about an inch worth of white head. The aroma is of cereal grain and fresh light hops. Sweet and grassy taste is well balanced. Lingering citrus notes. Very good in body for the style. Refreshing and clean tasting, which is not always the case with these styles. This would be a great crossover beer for the average consumer.
Dogbrick (7659) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2011 Bottle at Shoeless Joe’s in Chicago. Pours a slightly cloudy pale golden color with a thin white head that recedes steadily. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of fruit and honey. Light body with flavors of citrus, honey and malt. Mild hops in the background. The finish is lemony with a lingering fruity aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - OCT 4, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at small bar division. Clear gold with a very nice creamy white head that leaves great lacing. A perfectly presented pint. Sweet malty aroma with some floral and spicy honey. Hops are relatively subtle on the nose but add a nice touch. Sweet and malty with very light banana and peach. Lightly bitter through the finish with a nice spicy hop touch. Medium-light body and tight carbonation. Very well balanced and fermented perfectly. A great kolsch.
SrSilligoose (3226) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle from alewatcher. Thanks! pours a clear creamy yellow with a big soapy white head. aroma of fresh herbs, fresh cut grass, some cereal and biscuity malts. some light perfume and bubblegum backdrop. fresh herb, and grass forward. really nice. flavor is biscuity sweet corn. could be a bit drier. tasty. great beer.