marcus (6342) - 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 (2001) - 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 (221) - 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.
TwoSipDip (8948) - 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.
fiulijn (14328) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 3, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver
Cloudy blond color with compact head. Dry but not weak; it has very light bread and cereals character; the bitterness is a bit too much (it would cover the malt, if ever) and the hopping doesn’t provide enough quality.
Expectations were higher.
nealblind (684) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUN 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slight hazy slight orange gold pour frothy big head good retention. Aroma of honey, barley, slight hop. Tastes plenty grassy hoppy lemons sulfur almost pale (americanized version). Malt resonates of paper. Palate is flat thick chewy. Wish it were a little more refreshing and not so thick.
Salmoniform (468) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from bomber to glass. Crystal clear straw hue with creamy white head. Aroma is grassy, sulphur, straw, floral, apple. Mouthfeel is refreshing with a medium light body and zesty carbonation. Taste dry throughout with a bitter following and sulphuric finish. Overall this is a decent kolsch.
Darkmagus82 (479) - - JUN 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance- The beer pours a golden yellow color with a thick two finger head of pure white foam. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading to leave a nice level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is biggest of a lightly bready malt smell with a good bit of caramel and a moderate graininess. Some faint hop aromas being mostly of a floral and herbal nature as well as a lightly lemon smell.
Taste – The taste starts with a quite crisp and bready flavor with a moderately sweet flavor of some orange, corn sugar, and a citrus nature. As the taste advances the sweeter flavors all grow slightly stronger while the bready flavors fade a bit. All while this occurs, so too comes some flavors of a light grassy and herbal nature which bring about a slightly crisper flavor to the beer. In the end with a light lemon flavor also joining the taste, one is left with a sweet, but crisp flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the quite thin side with a carbonation level that is on the higher side. Both are fantastic to the sweet and crisp characteristics of the beer and make for a great summer sipping brew.
Overall – A crisp and lower abv. brew with lots of nice flavors. Quite refreshing and one fantastic brew for the summer months.
hockeybeerguy (1611) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was poured into a stange and a pint glass.
The appearance had a nice looking hazy yellow to orange color with a decent one finger white foamy head that concaves leaving a fair amount of clingy foamy lacing.
The smell had a subtle crisp sweet malts with a light sweet corn entering in. I also got just a bit of light lemon after it warms just a bit.
The taste was had a nice sweet crispness running over my taste buds. There was a nice sweet crisp aftertaste that lead into a dry finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly good sessionable quality to it. The carbonation seemed pretty good to me.
Overall, I say this was a good beer I’d be willing to have again and would go great with BBQ. Luckily, the fourth of July is next week and I’m glad to have some more of this coming next week.
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 23, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Hazy and quite pale. Appley, husky, harsh bitterness and a hit of alcohol in the finish. No joke - Kölsch is the hardest style to nail.