TheBeerGod (4911) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - 750mL crowned. Golden amber with a short, fizzy white head. Nose is grassy with light lemon, grains, soft honey and biscuit notes. Taste is grains, soft malt, light honey, soft lemony tartness, grass and light biscuit notes. Body is light-medium with a soft, dense carbonation. Light stickiness tot his as well. Finishes with more honey notes, hints of buttered bread, crackers, grass and light lemon. Nice summer beer!
Braudog (5376) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUL 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Bright and golden, quite active. Sweet, blooming aroma. Drinks with a definite honey essence ... very well built into a brilliant kolsch base. I’m not usually a fan of honey-based brews, but I do love the kolsch style, and this is a damn good, sunny, bright beer. I want gallons this the next hot day I have to work in my yard. (#5176, 7/24/2013)
brian60625 (701) - Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounces divided by 5. This was an excellent beer to start off a night of tasting. It was light, crisp, and suitable for an already hot even that has us positioned in front of a grill. It poured a brilliant yellow with easily noticeable streams of carbonation moving up, but not much head on top after the initial white foam faded out. The aroma was steady when the foam was around, smelling like malt/grains and honey sweetness mixed with mild banana notes. Flavor was grainy and like a lager or a pilsner, traces of apples and bananas. Light in body. Overall this is a good one to warm up your tastebuds because it has a tame flavor profile. You may not even taste all the good things this has to offer if you dive into the deep end of imperials and dipa’s first, and there’s something I like about a thirst quenching beer like this that requires some effort to grasp.
bth122 (1035) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big Bottle. In Erie. Poured a light golden color. Aroma of grains, honey, grass. Light bodied. Light sweetness with a light bitterness. Average carbonation. Slight honey and spice with some hops at end. Was wanting a bit more honey. But it is nice tasty beer still.
Bill Becker (137) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A- pours a clear straw yellow, 2 finger head of foam with good lacing.
S- a musty, flowery aroma that brings noticeable bitterness. Malt brings lots of grain.
T- bitterness off the bat followed by yeah, a honey sweetness and grain with an earthy feel. It finishes bitter-sweet.
M- medium bodied, same for the carbonation, mostly. Sometimes it feels a bit thin.
O- a tasty and fairly vibrant brew but...I could see myself buying more of this for $8 a sixer, not $8 for a 750ml.
ChainGangGuy (4233) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 ounce bottle - $8.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a lightly hazed, light yellow body with a moderate-sized, white, finely-textured head. Thin sheet of lace on the way down.
Smell: Pilsner malts, a little soft wheat detected, with a sweet-scented honeyish note throughout. Sliver of Granny Smith, a bit of waxed lips there, too.
Taste: Light pale malts, pilsner malts. A little touch of wheat. A bit of green apple precludes the honeyesque sweetness. Floral, moist herb hops. Low bitterness. A last hint of honey, waxed lips, apple, and now white wine on the drying, lightly yeasty finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.
Overall: Well, if nothing else, it’s a far, far better use of honey than that downright deplorable 19 Original Colonies Mead.
NobleSquirrel (3429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at NHC. Disagree with the category, but whatever. Pours a deep gold, clear with a white head. Nose is nice. Subtle florals and toasted malt, grainy with a distinct honey note. Low hops. On tasting, crisp and refreshing with a perceived sweetness from the floral honey. Medium bitter and very clean. Dry finish. really nice, actually.
Ernest (5924) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 18, 2013
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Head is initially small, fizzy/frothy/, white fully diminishing.
Body is medium yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (grain), trace hops (flowers), with notes of cement, ammonia, lemon.
Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, unclean.
Light to medium body, watery texture, fizzy carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
Absolute garbage, very dirty. Almost as bad as their mead.
keepersj12 (2460) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Possibly the best lawn mower style, this Kolsch is tastier than many of its brethren. Pours a pale, slightly hazy yellow with a quickly dissipating head. The aroma has some honey and a touch of lemon. The flavor is sweet up front with a bit of hops to balance the back. The finish is crisp and clean.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
mbgrayson (469) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yellow bomber bottle. Pours a light gold, with white head. Slightly sweet taste of honey. A very nice Kolsch. Smooth and refreshing. Thumbs up here!