anders37 (18351) - 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.
Theis (14015) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home - thanks to Baron - Shared with Mette. Clear yellow - white head. Bread, lots of white bread, nice clean pilsner malty, grainy, egg, grassy, herbal hoppy notes, lovely clean and perfect !!!
Tmoney99 (11468) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 3, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
GTMW. Poured clear golden color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate balanced malt and floral hop aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable beer and good for style.
Dogbrick (8950) - 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.
crossovert (8487) - Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Norse bar. PAle golden color, pleasant malt and hops, everything a koelsch should be.
shrubber85 (8321) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Honey, barley malt and hay aroma. Pale yellow color with moderate head. Mildly sweet barley malt and lightly bitter herbal hops flavor. Nice body. Hoppy for a Koelsch - pretty good though.
deyholla (7460) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Smoke Daddy’s. Pours a clear pale gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges slowly. Aroma has a crisp light grain note with a hint of grassiness and light citrus. Flavor has a good amount of sweet grain with a light grassiness and a hint of sweet citrus in the finish.
BBB63 (6346) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle and served in a pint glass: Pours a clean straw hue with a fizzy but lasting head and had spotty lace. The aroma has notes of pale grain, some wheat and white bread dough, hint of lemongrass and some light hop bitterness. Just a hint of "corny" DMS, not all that noticeable however. The taste is clean pale grains and a nice light handed noble hop finish. Slight acidity lemon and herbal twang. A bit heavier than both the Kolsch biers I had before it, I think that is the wheat adding body and mouth feel. For the genre, the mouth feel is way above average. Overall, color me surprised for I expected this to be the least favorite of the three (Short’s 45 and Schlafly Kolsch) but it ended up being my favorite... Note, I have had this once before but that was clearly a skunked bottle, so glad this one was not.
TheAlum (6119) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at GTMW 2009 (Madison, WI). Pours a hazy straw yellow that films and laces ok. Aromas are light fruity, fresh apple, with a touch of honey and grain. Initial is light and sessionable, grainy with honey and cereal, fruity apple and pear. Very nice sessionable kolsch that is very flavorful and throws off good fruity qualities. Easily my favorite Metropolitan brew thus far.
blutt59 (6093) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, slight cloudy broomstraw color, good bright white foam, aroma of hoppy lemons, flavor is a little sweet, white grapejuice and lemonade