spilledpint (352) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle from Quik Stop
Damn you internet for eating my first review!
Ar: Clean, honey-malt aroma with a bit of honey.
Ap: Nice clear gold with a 3/4" fluffy white head.
T: Very nice, slightly sweet honey maltiness up front. The finish is mildly hopped and clean, with a nice lemony note.
P: Relatively thin with assertive carbonation.
O: My first Kolsch, this was very enjoyable. I can’t wait to knock a few of these back in the heat of the summer!
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Blind Tiger Local Food Bash. Very pale golden pour with a tight white head. The aroma is quite fresh and grassy with a bit of light pils malt crackery flavour. Fresh, balanced and quite tasty. The faintest kiss of estery character. Excellent balance.
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz Bottle – Beer Mongers – Portland, OR
Golden in color, slight haze with a thin head. Light malt and hops aroma. Good balance with the malt and hops this was easy drinking and finishes quite dry. Good hot day beer.
rondphoto (3983) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - FEB 26, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Straw colored with minimum head and light lacing. Taste is typical grassy malt with a fair amount of bittering. Drinkable, but not memorable.
Travlr (21196) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Yellow color, white head. Aroma of black pepper. Taste is exactly true to the style. Not exciting, but accurate.
jsquire (4122) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yellow beer out of the bottle with a thin white head. Nice white bread toast and some lemon citrus in the nose. Crackers and buscuit maltiness with a nice light lemon citrus note. Clean and crisp.
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2010
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. 12 oz. Split with and courtesy of James. Pours a light golden, opaque hue with a modest, white, fizzy head. Aroma is initially of stale urine, but eventually opens up to some lemon. Stale sweat in there as well. Thin, watery body with a stale, slightly bitter/tangy body. Finish is calm and mellow. Good for the style, I guess, but I would never drink this again.
jredmond (7408) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2013 Split with pat. Pours a hazy lemonade yellow with slight white lacing. Aroma is urine at first with some fruity notes following. Mouthfeel is light and thin with notes of fruit, German pils, lemon and malt.
Butters (4039) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear clean dull yellow pour with foamy white head. Very pleasing corn and cream notes. LIghtly grassy. One of the best damn commercial examples of the style that i’ve had.
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
THOUGHTS: Very refreshing. A very flavorful and easy to drink beer. It would make a nice session beer. This gave me new respect for the style.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, pale yellow with a small to average, ever so slightly off-white head that mostly diminished and left good lacing. The aroma had, light bread and cracker; moderate to heavy floral hops; light to moderate yeast; and a bit of fruit. The initial flavor was lightly sweet, lightly acidic and slightly bitter; while the finish was acidic, sweet, slightly bitter and slightly sour. There was light, crackery malt, slight fruit, light bread, slight honey and floral and perfumy hops. The fairly light body was watery and then sort of dry with fizzy carbonation and a slightly metallic finish.