ChainGangGuy (4420) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 19, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle from Bruisin’ Ales in Asheville, North Carolina. Bottled on: 08/10
Appearance: Pours a faintly hazed, golden body with a large, sudsy, near white head.
Smell: Sweetish, grainy blend of pale and pils malts with notes of hillside flowers and citrusy lemons.
Taste: Pale malts with some light sugary flourishes and hints of crisp grains. Soft florals tones and a taste of lemon verbena. Light bitterness, then a pop of acidity. Medium minerality throughout. Touch of honeysuckle precludes the dry, crisp, yet still smooth finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus carbonation provides a modest bit of tingle on the tongue.
Drinkability: A fairly likable Kölsch. Good for the dog days of Summer, but suits me just fine during a coolish mid-afternoon in Autumn. Paired well enough with a grilled shrimp po’ boy.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 11, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Captain Easy’s.
Aroma: The nose is pure Kolsch with a nice noble hop note and a little bit of grain background. Perhaps a bit of light citrus as well.
Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy deep yellow color with a large, rocky, white head. There is lots of action from carbonation in this one.
Taste: Definitely a bit on the bitter side with good bit of soapiness. The bitterness is a bit overwhelming making the flavor rather one dimensional.
Palate: Light in body with an abundance of soft carbonation leading to a lengthy and dry bitter finish.
Overall: The nose leads you to believe one thing but the flavor comes across as rather singular and doesn’t quite deliver. It’s an admirable attempt but there are better examples of the style out there.
blutt59 (6035) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, clear light golden pour with thin wispy foam that leaves nice lace, aroma of dry bready fruit, flavor is dry metallic minerally lemon, good bitter finish
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Sam’s Quick Stop on 08/07/2010. Clear golden body with a small white head. Sweet floral hop aroma with some caramel. Sweet pils and noble hop flavor with a light bitter. Medum body with moderately high carbonation.
devilben02 (279) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 14, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a crystal golden color that is quite similar to a glass of apple juice with a substantial, cream-colored head that leaves a sticky trail along the wall of the glass long after it has evaporated. The aroma is crisp and inviting, with a hint of hops that is earthy (and approaching musty) and a sweetness that I would again compare to apple juice or maybe a semi-sweet white wine. The flavor has more of a soft, earthy hop character and a bit of biscuit from the malt and yeast. The texture is quite smooth, but at the same time pleasantly tingly with its soft carbonation.
SSSteve (3830) - - SEP 3, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle. slight haze in a pale gold beer with a small white head. pale grain aroma with hint of honey sweetness. light, crisp palate with a bitter finish. very light. bitter. dry. flavors are subtle except for an initial grainy honey-like sweetness and a bitter grassy finish.
Sledutah (5100) - Utah, USA - AUG 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle thanks to Eric, thank man
Appearance: Slightly hazy straw/golden with a nice white head and medium lacing
Aroma: Honey, corn and sweet malts
Taste: Grassy, honey and sweet malts
Decent, clean and easy to drink.
douglas88 (6323) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle thanks to footbalm. Pours a almost totally clear yellow color with a medium white head. A strong honey and malt nose. The flavor is earthy sweet honey touched malts. Very clean and crisp. Very nice. Enjoyable and quite drinkable.
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle courtesy of maniac. Thanks! Pours a clear golden color with a frothy white head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of grains and sweet honey notes. The taste is sweet malts, light grain and a grassy finish. Fairly clean. Medium bodied. Nice kolsch.
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Low key with some grass and lemon in there. Bottle from Chips in Outer Banks, NC. Okay beer but lacks the crispness I associate with this style.