DrnkMcDermott (2803) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2010 New rating: 2/24/2010: My first rating was #133, back in 2003. Now that I know a little more about Kölsch, time for a re-rate: Sweet malt smell in pour, not much hops to it, just lighter than pilsener. Pale gold color, just a few bubbles twinkle along the glass. Light taste. Kind of saccharine, but that’s what I’ve been finding in my Goose Summertime too. Maybe this summer style just doesn’t age too well. Not much in the way of hops, though there is a slightly fruity ester. This may have gone down better on my back porch in the summer, instead of in my basement after another snowfall. But I just seem to like this less the second time around.
Original rating, 11/11/03: 6-3-7-3-13:
Bottled. Malty, with a kind of raw grainy texture to it. A pleasing extra kick of hops.
ro0kie4 (1) - - SEP 22, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bestes Bier überhaupt in der besten Stadt. Ein muss für jeden Kölner. Ich trinke es am liebsten eiskalt
ExpendableHero (755) - Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear golden beer with a white head. Skunky/funky aromas aren’t that great. Tastes of some muted corn mash, flowery hops, and some malt. Bittersweet finish. Decent for the style and very drinkable.
Alengrin (1824) - BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Classic Kölsch with regular, quickly decreasing head and pale golden blonde colour. Subtle aroma, light malt sweetness, apple, grass, floral hops. Light but clean and crisp malty taste, spicy notes (mint) with a dry, medium bitter finish; thin mouthfeel.
downender (6293) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the Bag O’Nails, Bristol 22/8/2014. Pale gold with a decent, white, head. Easy drinking, with some perfumed hops, crisp malts and gentle finish. Fine.
Camons (6052) - Hasselager, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Fermentoren, Århus. Pours light yellow with a small white head. Aroma of light malt, crackers, yeast, grassy. Flavor is malt, yeast, little bread, grass. Thin to medium body, lively carboantion. 200814
generallee08 (712) - New York, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 500 ml bottle into a tall pilsner glass. There appears to be no abv printed on the label.
Appearance: The body is very clear with some visible carbonation and it has a bright golden yellow color. This is topped off with an average white foam head. The fades quickly leaving a wispy thin film layer that sets up at the edge of the glass and makes some lacing.
Smell: As I was pouring I was getting lots of floral and botanical hop notes with just the slightest touch of citrus. This is backed up by light pilsner like maltiness.
Taste / Palate: The flavor matches the aroma but with the light bready/cracker like maltiness up front and the hops finishing up. Overall it’s fairly clean and crisp. It finishes dry and the palate is light and refreshing.
Moravius (503) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 18, 2014
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2014 Flasche von einem Kiosk in Siegburg. - Strohgelb, klar. - In der Nase nur schwach würziger Hopfen. - Im Antrunk süßlich-pappiges Malz, kaum vernehmbarer, schwach würziger Hopfen. Mild rezent, wäßrig, leer. Schwacher, leicht süßlicher Abgang mit schwach zitronigen Hopfennoten. - Ein Bier ohne Eigenschaften - nichtssagend und ohne jede Spur von Interesse. Eher Limo als Bier.
VincentKabel (204) - Haarlem, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Kölsch, and that pretty much sums up this beer. It’s malty, light and slightly hopped in the finisch. Light beer and very drinkable.
Beerkenstock (45) - - AUG 8, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Drink cold (8°)
Eye: low carbonation, fast dissipating white head. Golden colour.
Nose: hops, citrus fruits.
Mouth: hoppy, hints of honey.
Palate: not too long of a finish but hops as well.
Overall: decent to good lager i could recommend if you’re in Cologne.
Bork (197) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pleasant and refreshing easy drinking that is a tad low on flavor. Finishes with an odd tartness that is out of place.