Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - NOV 30, 2009
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer pours deep gold with a fine white head. Flavor is grassy and sweet. The mouthfeel is thicker than many other lagers. I’m not as familiar with the Kolsch type, but it’s not bad.
muzzlehatch (4830) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 11, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle from Woodmans in Rockford, IL, sampled at around cellar temp from a Zywiec glass. Huge fluffy large-bubbled gout of foam tops the very pale gold bubbling body, decaying slowly...fresh noble hop nose, with dry straw and new-mown hay, clover and lovely lightly honey’d malts....oh my this is good stuff when it hits the tongue, initially fairly sweet but the sugar fades rapidly and is replaced by a good solid bready, doughy body with some real heft, though it maintains a very light sweet character throughout...finish is moderately dry, long, and with some light herbal hoppy notes....body full, carbonation moderate. Really good stuff; I think these guys are giving some of the better Wisconsin brewers a run for their money on the German styles.
edgallow (3680) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 15, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle pours golden with a white head. Aroma and taste is bready, grain and citrus,
bytemesis (6950) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 23, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear pale golden, medium creamy white head, nice lacing. Aroma is Bready, grass, grain, citrus. Flavor is light sweet, light bitter. Light body.
dwyerpg (5683) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 13, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A bit on the heavier side for the style. The flavor is good and easy. A simple beer on a hot day in Chicago.
raoul_duke (240) - - MAY 30, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2016 Pretty good lager. I’ll come back with more description later when I have a minute
JPDIPSO (5670) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 16, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Lightly hazed, very light straw color. Fluffy white head with a nice clinging of lace. Orange zest and a hint of smoky wheat in the aromas. Smells a bit more like a wit. Light orange citrus in the start. Very light malt and flour in the middle. Slight medicinal hints. I guess when there is not much depth of flavor it’s easier to find faults. Not a crisp kolsch for me. 3/10
Leighton (18711) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at Links Taproom - Chicago. Pours clear yellow with a creamy, white head. The nose holds crispy cereal, straw, hay. Light sweet flavour with crispy biscuits, more hay, hints of lemon, cereal. Light bodied with average carbonation. Clean and crisp on the finish, with brisk cereal, fresh biscuit. Very solid lager.
Lemke10 (971) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 3, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This pours a clear, light yellow color with just a slight head. The aroma is grainy and slightly yeasty like you expect from a Kolsch style brew. The taste is decent and grainy for the style. It’s light and easy drink with a clean, refreshing finish. Pretty decent beer for the style!
jsquire (4167) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yellow beer out of the bottle with a short white head. Nose of lemon and something liked overcooked vegetables. Crackers, lemon cookies, yeasty bread dough with some some berry sweetness. Okay kolsch.
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at First Draft. Light pour with a big white head. Aroma is grainy and almost fruity. Taste is still a little fruity with lots of nice bread. Good finish.