anders37 (14818) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ Rock Bottom San Jose, Campbell, CA. Pours a clear golden color with a white head. Has a fruity malty grainy aroma. Fruity malty grainy bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty grainy bitter finish.
bhensonb (9866) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the brewpub. Pours clear gold with a white head. Floral aroma. Med body. Flavor is bready and citrus/floral. Dry. Tasty kolsch.
brokensail (9213) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden colored pour with a white head. Grainy sweetness and a little bit of bread flavor. Some fruity esters, mostly apple, with a light floral hop character and some yeast. Tastes most of grain, a bit of bread, maybe some dough. Floral hops, apple juice, and light yeast and grass.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 12/10/2007
Hop aroma. Small white head. Clear golden coloured and hoppy with some dryness and bitterness in a pale malt finish.
Ratman197 (8518) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Rock Bottom San Jose poured a clear golden yellow with a small lasting white head. Aromas of bread, straw and a hint of lemon. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of bread, light fruit and lemon with a dry crisp finish.
DruncanVeasey (6642) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Post-run sampler at the brewpub, 31/08/12. Pale straw draped with lace; fine white foam. Sherbet, mown grass, fresh herbal, pale biscuity aroma. Good crisp sessions with lemon, shrub and herb hints; honeyed biscuit, bread, ringing bitterness.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF 09- listed as the Campbell location (san jose). Pours a very nice clear light golden and a good tacky fluffy white head. Aroma is crackery pils malts, doughy, light green hops and slight ester fruitiness- mostly clean and pilsner like. Flavor is also clean refined, pils malt, crackery dryness, light toast and bread, clean and crisp refreshing finish- well made. Nice.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mild fruity aroma with light herbal hop notes. Clear golden body is topped by a low white head that recedes rapidly to ring. Soft malt flavour is fairly sweet with low finishing bitterness. Light body with moderate carbonation. A pleasant and quaffable, if somewhat simple example. Sampled at GABF 2005.
DarkElf (2988) - La Jolla, California, USA - JUL 10, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
(Draft: Rock Bottom in La Jolla, CA) A grainy, oddly sour beer, a bit fruity at times, very gently bitter and hoppy, but that sourdough flavor ends up being the overriding characteristic in the finish. Again, in the nose, grain and gentle sourness prevail, but there’s a light, tart citrus aroma in the background. Medium body is heavier than I expected, but also isn’t as clean as I would like either. Straw colored and lightly hazy body is capped by a half inch of white head. As the head settles to a filmy layer, it leaves a fairly dense curtain of lace on the glass. Not a real good Kölsch, but most of the ones I’ve had from American brewers don’t thrill me anyway. Palatable, but not something I’m likely to order again.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - NOV 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewpub. Gold with a medium white head. The aroma is light but has some subtly sweet grain, bread, and herbal-lemon hops. Mostly clean but with a hint of fruitiness as well. The flavor is lightly sweet with a touch of hops in the finish and mild bitterness. Well balanced and clean, with a hint of grain persisting in the finish. Light bodied with a crisp texture, but with plenty of heft for the style. Good beer overall, though it shoots down the middle as far as hops and malt go.