Wolfenkopf (177) - 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 (1920) - 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 (703) - 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 (2870) - 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 (9118) - 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.
SrSilliGose (3284) - 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.
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
aroma is clean malted cereal grain, light peach pokes through. appearance is highly polished gold, film head, zero lacing, good carb. flavor is excellent fruitiness: peach, pear. mouthfeel is borderline gritty, otherwise fast moving and slick. nice counterpoint to their alt.
popery (1580) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 15, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to stace for the bottle.
I can’t say that I’ve had all that many different examples of this style, but this is a good beer, refreshing and summery. It pours a somewhat hazy pale yellow, somewhere between maize and madder yellow. Head is sudsy, relatively small and white. The aroma is pale malt-sweet with a mild vinous character. I’d prefer a bit more grape, but it’s a minor complaint. A tiny bit of butterscotch sneaks in as it warms. Flavor is fairly sweet, but there’s a nice grassy noble hop bite in the finish. This is a refreshing beer that doesn’t try to overwhelm you with flavor. Good for a hot day. Mouthfeel is light, airy and a touch slick. Good beer though I’m still not entirely won over to the style.