3fourths (8639) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2015 12oz bottle best by September 2015 (if that’s what "BY192015" means). Sparkling gold with a lasting white head. Nose is malty in the way of toasted cereals and rice crackers, and hoppy in the way of lemon, herbs, grass, with quieter apricot / banana esters. Medium body is richer and fuller than you find in traditional Kolsch, certainly feels like an ale rather than a lager, but the malt has enjoyable savoriness, and the moderate sweetness is braced well by a strong grip of hop bitterness, too bitter by international standards but it fits well with American tastes. Finally, it’s cleanly fermented, expressive with a mineral-forward yeast and water character that seems Bavarian. Pretty solid beer from Ninkasi, and their first that I would buy repeatedly.
Fatehunter (1700) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - AUG 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours two fingers of head on a hazy light straw body.
The aroma is cut grass and mild.
The taste starts clean, mild bitterness, then a more grainy finish with a little metallic bitter finish.
The texture is softer with a nice fizz.
tightslice (469) - Redwood City, California, USA - AUG 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Whole Foods Market in Redwood City, CA. What’s good enough for you, is good enough for me.
pinkzambia (1694) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Owl N’ Thistle: Needed a break from IPA’s and this did the job. Easy to drink with a large malt presence and aftertaste of Cheerios. Hard to complain about that!
patricks110 (2126) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice brew. Pours a light straw gold colour with a thick two fingers of dense white head. Strong carbonation in the body with a light hazy body. The aroma is grainy, cereal malts, a bit of spicy and grassy hops. Light sweetness, mild cereal grains and light bitterness. Nice german style brew.
reebtogi (4891) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle pours a clear straw color with a finger of white head that settles to reveal some spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma is grass with some light citrus and spice. Taste is a light spicy and grassy hop bitterness with a malty sweetness. Slightly grainy mouth feel. Light bodied with decent carbonation. Overall, this is a well crafted brew, nicely balanced and tasty. Recommended for a light, refreshing beer for a hot summer’s eve.
Radek Kliber (6710) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Where and how: b. 12oz
Aroma mild skunky feel on herbal dry noble hop plain. Golden malts. Quiet authentic.
Top: bright with medium white cap.
Base: clear, golden.
Palate : medium lighter body, average carbonation, finishing dry.
Taste: thinner malt work than expected but with proper profile for style. Dry bittering Noble hop feel. Refreshing.
other notes solid attempt of making Kolsch.
robertjm (798) - Albany, California, USA - JUL 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(22oz bottle) - Huge amounts of carbonation coating the glass. Clear light golden body with white foamy head. Aroma of grass and green leaves. Lightly bitter flavor. Slightly sulphury. Just what I needed as this hectic day wound down.
ajnepple (3602) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz single bottle from Molly’s Spirits. Clear, bright gold appearance with a lacy white head and active carbonation. Aroma of toasted grain, pale malt, floral notes, earth, bread and light yeast. Similar flavor, a nice clean malt flavor with light to mild hop bitterness. Average body and a crisp feel with a light dry finish. Overall, it’s easy to drink, a nice kölsch. Pairing: Widespread Panic - Wondering > Flat Foot Flewzy, 07/03/1992
Alphadelic (1936) - 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.