benjaminbier (45) - Oregon, USA - NOV 4, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at the brewery. Closest to real Kölsch outside Germany I’ve had. By far better than any other US counterpart. Round 60F. Clear, lively carbonation, solid foam that quickly disappears while drinking, crystal clear, golden towards slightly dark-gold. Nearly aroma free except for a light hop character. Taste is lightly kilned malts. Hop flavor is present but restrained. Lively carbonated, light bodied, quaffable. Brings back memories of Köln. Should be served endlessly. Very very good.
nimbleprop (4536) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
16oz can pours a clear gold with some bright white head. Nose is weird, dusty, some bright hay, some lemon, a little old couch. Flavor is lightly sweet, hay, straw, lemon, a little metal. Clean finish.
fiulijn (14294) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Alibi Room, Vancouver
Blond color, compact small head. The aroma is fresh, a bit bready, but too light. Light mouthfeel, dry; it has a bit of straws, cereals, and very light grass. Ordinary bitterness.
reebtogi (4035) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at VCBW 2014 pouring a pale straw color with a small white head and only a few specks of lacing. Aroma is light fruits and grains. Taste is a light fruity and malty sweetness with a grassy and spicy hop bitterness. Light bodied with decent carbonation providing a pleasant sensation on the palate. Well done Kolsch that I highly recommend to others.
stevoj (1958) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale golden with abundant foamy head. Aroma is mostly grains, cereal, taste is pure grain, malt, some hops present in the finish, very dry and chalky. A decent representation of the German original.
skoisirius (1565) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAY 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent representation of the style. Bit bolder than your average Kolsch with a nice grass note and hop presence. Like the tall boy can!
Salmoniform (454) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - MAY 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from tallboy to glass. Crystal straw hue with fizzy white head. Aroma is clean, slightly sulphur, white peppercorn, straw. Mouthfeel is refreshing with a light body and high carbonation. Taste is dry throughout with an astringent sulphur following and CO2 sharpness in the finish. Overall this is a nice summer kolsch.
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 13, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark gold, aroma is s bit of noble and a bit of sweet pale malt...harvest time! Taste is way off...sour, grainy/husky, not enough bitterness. Nowhere near kölsch and it’s not much of a golden ale either.
Shroy (2) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 31, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is exactly what I hope for out of a Kolsch. The very slight sweet body nestled in fruity tones is balanced brilliantly with the touch of hops. Nothing overpowering. Very tasteful. Highly recommend.
Gerbeer (1664) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Pours a clear gold with light head. Aromas of cereal and bread. Flavours of toasty malts, bread and grass. Somewhat salty. Nice
RumRunner101 (732) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 21, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden pour. Very clean, kolsch. Some citrus characteristics without having too much hop impact. Easy drinking, refreshing.