IndianaRed (2384) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 22, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle dingy pale yellow and a full white head. Papery noble hop aroma. Soft malt flavors with a little corn and vege. Slightly sweet light and a little pale lagerish. A decent law mower beer I suppose.
maxwelldeux (3551) - Everett, Washington, USA - AUG 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. This one seems like a run of the mill kolsch, as I find relatively little variance in the style. It is fairly crisp and refreshing, with corn and grains. Nothing remarkable.
KlickitatJim (6) - Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brilliant straw/yellow with frothy white head that quickly fades. Minimal lace.
Sulfury and nondescript fruity ester, supported by dry hay malt and floral/spicy hop aroma(sulfur fades with warmth)
Like most Ninkasi beers it is over hopped for style. Firm nutral bitterness, spicy/lemmony hop flavor overrides a faint buscuity malt and faint fruity ester.
Light bodied, sweet start dry finish. Fully carbonated. Finishes clean, no residual slickness or stickiness.
To IPA abused palates this would be awesome, but for a Kolsch fan its just too hoppy. Too bad because a really nice example is hiding under that.
OldMrCrow (1810) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home.
Light pour, nice white head. Aroma of grass and grain and wheat, quite a decent hop crispness comes along for the ride. Crushable. A perfectly decent kolsch.
beertholomeus (764) - California, USA - JUL 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours yellow with a white head. Grass, grain, floral and hop aroma. Grass, grain, floral, honey and light hop flavor. Light body and average carbonation. Floral hop finish.
mikedR (1158) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very enjoyable; the low ratings surprise me. To be sure, I’m getting more hefe notes than kolsch, but cest la vie. Strong hefe-like banana flavors. Quite smooth. Very, very drinkable. Session-like, and recommended.
marcus (6438) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Dad’s Kitchen. Pours golden with a nice white head and a floral aroma. There is a sweet crispy light malt flavor with a toffee finish. Refreshing.
jcnielsen (2057) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle on Seattle Booze Cruise. Pours a golden color with white head. Grainy, earthy, malty flavors.
Bill Becker (310) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - JUL 3, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It pours a clear straw gold, heft amount of foam, has some decent lacing.
The smell is very much like you’d get from a light struck bottle of beer. That aside, there’s oodles of grassy hops and some lemon. Malt wise, I don’t seem to get any.
Big time grass in the taste with some grain and a real dank bitterness that isn’t sharp but it sure does detract from the other flavours.
Good mouthfeel but I fear this isn’t a very drinkable brew for me.
adnielsen (9020) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ booze cruise. Light orange appearance with a cream colored head that dissipates pretty quickly. Pretty spicy, herbal hops in the nose with some cracker scents. Actually pretty dry with some bready, light citrusy flavors. Ehhh.