Frank (2787) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this one at the Chicago location. I would not say this is perfectly to style but it is definitely a very nice blond ale one way or the other. It is perfectly clear and golden w/ a head that leaves behind great rings of lace w/ each sip. It is a nice mild but flavorful beer. A simple bready maltiness plays off hops that start of mild and grassy at first but seem to take on a more fruity character as you dig into the glass. This is medium bodied beer but vigorous but fine carbonation helps it feel a bit lighter. It finishes clean w/ just some lingering bitterness on the tongue. This is not exactly a heavy hitting beer but if you take some time w/ it, it’s really very enjoyable. I am glad I chose to have a glass rather than blow through a sampler w/ this one. Probably would have scored it much lower had I only had a couple ounces.
Iphonephan (3071) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On draft at the Arlington, VA, location. Pours a clear pale yellow gold with an off white head. Light malty nose. Biscuit flavor.
arnold931 (458) - Iowa, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pours clear yellow with a little white head. Nose is grass and light herbs. Taste is some light fruit and some dry herbs. Dry finish.
troyc (2432) - Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
[Tap] Clear yellow pour with a soapy white head. Grains, straw and light grass in the nose. Taste includes mild hops, mineral notes, light citrus, hay and mild vegetal notes. Light to medium body.
HellesBunny666 (151) - Virginia, USA - APR 22, 2014
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Fruit and light aroma. Not my taste... Light body, soapy. Taste like soap as well. Weird. Bleh.
Emeister84 (867) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 22, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Soapy aromas, soft raspberry candy, pink Pez. Clear golden straw color, mostly lasting white head. Dry, white bread, vomit-like funk, soft chlorine. Light bodied.
phaleslu (6295) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Rock Bottom Cincinnati. Pours a pale yellow, somewhat cloudy, with a small white head. Notes of pale and bready and crackery malts, straw, and very faint florals and lemon citrus. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a dry mouthfeel. Okay Kolsch, but there are better ones to be had across town at MadTree.
rondphoto (1836) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - APR 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
on tap @ Rock Bottom / Cincinnati OH --- Nearly clear light amber, thin rim head, small splotches of lace. Taste is wheat and malt with a touch of lemon citrus in the palate. It moves quickly to the finish with light effervescence to balance. This is a good light brew, but it doesn’t have the qualities necessary to be a kolsch.
Emitch14 (22) - Westhampton, New York, USA - APR 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
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JFGrind (1839) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light fuzzy yellow beer with slight hops and fruit flavors. When on special at Rock Bottom I’m drinking it.