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 (3257) - 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 (1019) - 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 (1418) - 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.
rubbishystuff (1845) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2010 I think I like this better than some german Kölsches I have had. For it’s style I felt it was quite flavorful. Serving:Bottle
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose is light and wheaty, soft grain, a touch of lemon. Pours hazy straw yellow, frothy head and good sticky lace. Wheat, light grain, lemon, and a hint of earth round out the soft flavors of this one. Becomes a little grainier as it warms. Lemony crisp finish.
Vir4030 (515) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tastes like a cider, looks like a ginger ale. This doesn’t seem like beer. Also, my wife had an allergic reaction to something in the beer. I’m not sure what it was, but she broke out in a full-body rash twice, each the day after having one of these.
Frank (2868) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2010 Very pale color, small foamy head. Slightly citric hops and a bit of nutty malt in the nose. Slightly tart and delicately flavored. Mouthfeel is a bit slick w/ vigorous carbonation. Finishes w/ a mild earthy bitterness. Really nice light ale. Glad I picked up a sixer.
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Hackney’s, Chicago, IL. Pours a slightly hazy pale yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty grainy aroma. Fruity malty grainy flavor with some hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty grainy finish.
drdisque (525) - Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Brewery tour. Pours clear yellow. Hoppy flavor but is fairly restrained. Tastes a bit wheatey even though I know there’s no actual wheat in this beer. Clean finish and very sessionable from a flavor standpoint.