Demise (57) - Wellington, - FEB 3, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Was pleasantly surprised with this one. Pours a cloudy gold with thin white head. Banana aromas are quite strong, but a hint of herb, orange and vanilla also on the nose. Quite a bitter beer from earthy hop characters, with banana and orange flavours to sweeten and a good malt smoothness on the finish. A bit grassy. Bitter aftertaste. Similar to a weiss beer in both the aromas and flavour.
KapitiCritique (379) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUN 25, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle
Aroma: yeasty, faint citrus fruit, and cloves;
Appearance: hazy light brownish yellow, thick white head and good lacing;
Taste: slightly sweet, faint sour finish;
Palate: medium bodied, texture a little thin but a little sticky and mild carbonation with a quick finish;
Overall: Not really a Kölsch at all. More like a weizen bier.
DuffMan (9498) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 6, 2009
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Dirty orange-amber with a short-lived white head. After three sips the head is nearly gone. Spicy, yeasty, estery aroma with hints of bubblegum. Yeast-driven flavours, marzipan, lemon, lots of spiciness. Very estery. No bitterness. THIS IS NOT A KOLSCH! Belgian ale maybe, witbier maybe, but not a kolsch.
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 6, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drachenfels.... Weissbier?? Pours cloudy golden like a Weissbeir. Thin white head, lightly carbonated. Aroma has subtle banana, some coriander and orange zest. Smells like a weissbier.
Taste is quite bitter, hints of banana through citric hops. Quite herbaceous. Finish is warming and spiced. I was confused with this one, but still enjoyed it.
beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 6, 2009
1.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Lot no. 20081107
I think the previous beer brewed was the weiss beer and this has infected this beer.
Hazy yellow colour with fluffy white head, corriander esters on the nose.
What a shame.
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 9, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, pours a darkish gold with a slight haze and no lasting head. A heavy whiff of corn in the aroma. It drinks better, relatively smooth with the hops coming through nicely in the swallow.
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 19, 2008
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tasted 19/07/2008. 500ml bottle from Regionals. Hazy pale gold, loads of yeast, head vanishes. Graininess. a little dms and esters dominate the mouth. Medium mouthfeel. Medium-high carbonation. Needs work.