glennous (27) - - SEP 27, 2013
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Pale. Good head. Very bubbly. Slight citrus taste. Bitter and metallic. Ok. I would not buy again.
50belair (1786) - Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Bad Ragaz. Clear yellow pour with a white head. Corn aromas. Big corn and cereal notes. Below average mouthfeel and body. Not really my thing.
Beergeek23322 (1948) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
June 2010. From bottle. Golden yellow with a white head. Aromas of hay, malt, yeast and hops. Medium carbonation, hoppy flavors with a crisp finish.
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a golden straw color. The head starts off a little over one finger high, with a white shade; it ultimately fades to a thin film after a couple of minutes.
S: There’s not only a subtle sulfur note here, but also a mineral quality as well. There’s also a slight presence of stone fruit esters here. Not much here, good or bad in general - however, this is by no means the freshest bottle, so it’s hard for me to decry the (lack of) aroma.
T: I really wish this was fresh(er), but I knew exactly what I was getting into buying this. Thankfully, it’s held up acceptably. There are still enough hops clustered on the front end to balance the sweetness of the malts (and likely, cereal grains) near the finish. Fruit esters are very subtle; I’d enjoy it if they were more prevalent here. Faintly buttery at times, also.
M: Can’t fault the body here: it’s light, crisp, and easy to drink. It’s also well carbonated without being over the top. My only nitpick is that the finish could be a little drier.
O: Just as I said, I bought this not expecting a top-caliber kolsch, but wondering how good this could still be after being on the shelf for over a year. It’s held up enough to where it’s still a competent (if unimpressive) example of the style. I plan on re-reviewing this.
mnlbatlle (27) - Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Kolsch type , aroma nothing impressive. Appearance , yellow , carbonated. Bland. Nothing to write home about . Would not waste my time , trying it again. Same as a cheap lager
SimplySike (660) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear light yellow with white head.
Aroma sweet malt, bread, hay.
Taste sweet with a fresh bitter.
caesar (4599) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ gbbf, medium sample. Clear yellow color, medium white head. Aroma of noble earthy and spicy hop, hint of grainy malt. Slight bitter taste, bit dry and crisp. Good kolsch
KPD (22) - Michigan, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had from a bottle, pours clear golden yellow, medium head. Aroma is slight hop, with a little spiciness. Light body and mouth feel. Nice clean flavor with a slight bitterness and bit of lingering grassiness. I like it. In fact the first time I had this on draft and it was fresh, ahh...
Blade86 (433) - Wrocław, POLAND - AUG 4, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
17th IBBF - tap
golden clear, small foam; little herbal, grassy and malty aroma, rather weak; lightly sweet, moderately bitter; light body, rather watery feel, sweetish, short finish;
Overall: not bad, quite refreshing and drinkable but nothing special
geophagus (244) - Lubin, POLAND - AUG 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught at 17th IBBF, 0.2 l)
Pour straw clor. Small, fast falling head, minimal lacing. Light body, watery texture, high carbonation. Aroma: Crisp, pale malts, grain, hay, herbal and a bit grassy hops. Taste: Medium bitterness, hay, herbal hops, a bit sweet aftertaste. Very refreshing beer.