madsberg (11369) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2006 Draught @ GBBF 2005: Golden coloured. Clear. White head. Fresh malty and sweet aroma. Flavour is fruity, light malty and sweet. Has a clean and fresh citric end. Very good kölsch. Bottled. Yellow coloured. Clear. Sweet, fruity and with light yeast notes in the aroma. Flaovur is dry and herbal with a light fruitsweetness. Medium bodied. Light dry sweetness in the end. Refreshing and easy to drink. (7-3-7-3-14)
jonas (6785) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - AUG 6, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2006 rerate from gravity-keg.
Citric and grassy hop aroma. Pale golden, lowish blanket head.
Lightbodied toasted strawlike malt base, fruity, citric notes on top, dry and light herbal finish. Lightbodied fitting the style. Light malted aftertaste. Quite easy drinkable and refreshing.
sayravai (4708) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 29, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
(Bottled, BBE 09/2005@Delirium Cafe, Brussels) Clear golden with a small head. Very mild aroma with mushroom hints and some acid sourness. Some sourish maltiness in the dryish flavor. Light to medium-bodied palate with quite low carbonation. A quite plain brew with little difference from typical acidic lagers.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
For a summer, hot weather brw, I love it. It starts of like a a lager, but the lightness and refreshing taste takes over. Good brew.
21iceman40 (1735) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 25, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks much shag for hooking me up with some of the crap. Its a light yellow color that is fairly transparent. I got some really weird lemon square cookie thing from it. Blah, dammit shag, this was not good.
Shag (2839) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUL 25, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
So far this style is nothing but dull. A golden appearance with modeate head. A big lemony and hay wiffer up in your nose. Very acidic beer full of lemos and maybe bananas? This is BradPear type crap I dont care for. Overall it was decent.
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - JUL 24, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
bright and clear golden yellow color with lots of fizz streamers. rocky/fluffy white head that is tall but goes quickly. no lacing. aroma is lager-like, yes, grassy and wet hay. also honeyish malty aroma. carbonation is high, mouthfeel starts very watery and thin. flavor starts dry and bitter but not too hoppy. also a little sweet/spicy maltiness, a little pear juice. flavor finishes a little metallic, a little dry/tart and lemony.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 7, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2007 Pour a light straw with a fully diminishing white head. Smells like a lager. Bready, cooked vegetable aroma. Body is thin and carbonation is lively. A bit spicy, at least it’s not adjunct laden, but the cardboard malt taste is unwelcome. Not bad, but not enjoyable. This is the first Kolsch I’ve tried. I’m not impressed with the style.
bluevegie (3071) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 7, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear light golden body with an average size white head. Fresh aroma of mown grass and also pine. Nice roundness in the body from the malt and then comes the hops, although not over the top, citrus and pears. This went down a treat but probably would be a tad better with a little more bitterness and body. Probably could drink quite a few of these in a session but could also get easily bored with them.
MoritzF (9423) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - JUL 6, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) Pale golden colour with a medium frothy white head. Malty aroma with biscuits and fruits (apricots, grapefruits). Slight sweet flavour, malty taste, crisp hoppy finish with a soft bitterness. A well made Kölsch.