whatalesya (21) - , North Carolina, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Though not a lite beer at all, this brew is an almost refreshing beer that I enjoy in warmer weather. A slightly cloudy straw golden color, 1 finger head that dissipated to a thin layer. The nose was sweet, somewhat earthy, a touch floral. Palate is clean & crisp, hints of lemon and maybe a touch of grapefruit. Trace of hop bitterness. Light body, good carbonation. If you’re fond of strong ales, Imperial stouts, and/or hop bombs (as am I) but want a nice change of pace, this is a good one to try.
Westmeister (1732) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow with white head and just a wee bit of lacing. Aroma is slight doughy, grainy, slight citrus of the lemon variety. Taste has the same with hints of fruitness and a decent bit of bitterness and some minerals. Just ok. Session or not, I still prefer a bit more flavor and depth to my brew.
auerbrau (3166) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz Bottle. Thanks for sharing, Rob. Wonderful winey nose, with white wine alcohols and a bit of grain. Flavors are rich and clean, with light german ale fruitiness, a good tooth of malt, and nice body. Very traditionally brewed and in very good shape. I’m impressed. This isn’t just a kolsch to be a boring blonde ale, it’s a kolsch to be a great representation of the style tradition. Wish I could get this regularly.
Aurelius (4125) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Grainy, slightly bacony aroma. Good label and cap; clear, not much head. Good, crisp, twiggy, low bittering. Light body, not over-carboed. Thanks, LuckyDog.
radagast83 (4563) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Churchkey. Poured a golden color with a small white head. Aroma was some light citrus notes with a mild malt character. Flavor was very light, very mild. Some straw notes. Very light.
chinchill (1801) - South Carolina, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: Light yellow gold, clear but with a slight haze. White short head had moderate retention.
S: Grassy and floral grains with a hints of lemon, biscuits and hay. More hops evident than expected.
T: Lightly flavored; really a ’light’ beer but with a notable bit of lasting hop presence and mild bitterness on the back end. Starts lightly sweet and ends lightly bitter.
M: Light and crisp. Moderate+ carbonation. Slightly dry finish.
O: This relatively hoppy Kolsch is very good for style, but even so still doesn’t make a good sipper. Best used to quench a thirst or accompany a mild flavored meal.
HopTsing (426) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the tap came a golden brew with a thin white head. Light aromas of malt and butter. Light bodied with nice, light malty flavor with hints of honey and orange.
tia (886) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap. Straw with thin white head and light lacing. Smells grainy and a little wet/sour. Starts lightly sweet with a definite light hop finish. Not my style.
yespr (30913) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From tap. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is grassy, straw and cornish. Bitter, cornish and grassy. Dry and bitter finish.
Iphonephan (3190) - McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 12 oz bottle in Avon NC. Pours a clear pale gold with a fine white head. Aroma of bread dough. Crisp and refreshing mouthfeel. Hints of citrus with the soft malt flavors. Crisp and tangy finish. Nice beer for the beach.