Alphadelic (1905) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 28, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly estery on the nose which is surprising. Quite sweet, a little buttery, a nice fresh and mellow finish. There are better kolsches in Oregon for your money.
Ibrew2or3 (7411) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ok, an American brewed Kolsch, here we go. 12oz bottle pours with a crystal clear thin gold body that supports a cobweb-y white head of foam. The floral hops and candied lime blended with cracker and grainy malts and a bit of apple esters. The taste starts with a modest punch of bitter spicy and floral hops and then sliding into thin lime like citrus hoppiness. It stays bitter with floral and spicy and lime like hops right into the finish where sweetness wells up and de-rails the experience to a certain extent. All in all this is a decent American brewed rendition but coming up short to the real thing.
drjay44 (2931) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a thick, well retained white head, with slight lacing, over a clear yellow (SRM 3) effervescent body.........nose is light malts, hints of light colored fruits (pear, apple), light herbal hops, balanced......taste is very lightly floral sweet, light apple, pear, finishing with a light bitterness.....mouth feel, light almost watery body, no alcohol, high carbonation with crisp acid. This is a light, clean, crisp beer which meets this light refreshing style quite nicely. BJCP 8/3/15/5/7
bg80 (48) - California, USA - JUN 10, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. A delicious effervescent, grassy, malt-heavy, smooth, and sweet kolsch. Light alcohol content makes this a really drinkable, yet flavorful, beer.
Strykzone (5500) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle from Hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. The beer is a little cloudy white golden with a small off white head. The aroma is just a bit "dirty" and has some nice and gentle fruit with a whiff of honey. Hops are fairly pronounced for the style. They seem to be European and are lightly bitter. A little honey and grain flavors. A hint of grapefruit is a surprise. Some lemon grass. This is a flavorful Kolsch. I like it.
hayduke (3675) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared with Strykzone on Facebook Chat. Pours a light gold with a white head and lots of lacing. Nose is grainy and with citrus. Light body. Flavor is spicy and with citrus and grain. Finish is light bitter. Good summer beer. . A
mjg74 (2787) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 13, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Trader Joe’s. Light golden in color on the pour. Nose features some grains with a little grassiness, as well as some maltiness. A little skunky as well. Flavors consist of some breadiness, some grassy qualities, and a touch of cardboard. Light grassy hop finish.
bb (7335) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden beer with an off-white head. Mineral and light spice aroma with malt. Mineral and light spice flavor with light grass. Medium bodied. Mineral and malt lingers with light woodsiness.
Drake (10406) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber shared by maniac. How have I gone this long without rating a Ninkasi beer? Pours a hazy straw with a thin white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of strong skunk, grassy hops, pale bready malt. The taste is doughy, grainy malt, grassy and floral hops. Thin-medium bodied, lingering bitterness.
jackl (5565) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. thanks Maniac. Gold pour with a small head. Nose is pretty bready. Fresh baked bread with some apple. Taste is actually pretty bitter. Earthy grassy hop. Pepper. More bread and apple. Medium body, active carb.