bpar73 (774) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - SEP 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at MBG U.P. Fall Festival. Hazy golden pour with a white head. Aroma and taste of malt, mild floral and citrus hops with a clean crisp finish.
holdenn (2100) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery. Light malt aromas. Light lemon and pale malts. Dry herbal hop finish. Nothing bad, nothing remarkable.
Onslow (1301) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - NOV 26, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Clear pale yellow brew with one finger of white head that immediately passes. Aroma of light grains, green fruit, a little grass. Taste is light malty grain with some green fruit and slightly earthy finish.Thin palate. I could maybe see quaffing this on a really hot day but even then it would not be a first choice.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. From notes. Meh, somewhat sub par kolsch, lawnmower beer for sure. Drinkable, just not much of anything going on here.
nuplastikk (5268) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 7, 2014
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
12oz bottle. Pours with a massive infected head and quite disturbing harsh green apple tones. Completely infected. Way gone. Shabby action from Round Barn. Not even close. Black speckles and floaties are not something I look for in a Kolsch. Joke on the consumer.
Niko100 (2390) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy golden color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of malt, grain/hay, floral, & citrus; Flavor of malt, yeast, hops, grain, and some citrus zest; Crisp finish; Actually - pretty decent.
Frank (3601) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This brewery either has an extremely apply house character or they have an infection in the bottling line. This is the second beer I’ve had from them and they have both had this same flavor and neither in a style appropriate for it. It is a slightly hazed orange corlor w/ a big foarmy head of mixed bubbles. It smells of ripe red apples w/ a bit of a lavender overtones. It tastes slightly sweet which emphasizes the apple. There is something of an earthy hop character here but what malt comes through is just simple sweetness. This comes off as bit heavy but there is at least heavy carbonation to cut it a bit. The finish is sweet and fruity w/ a bit of a banana note coming out. This is very definitely not a koelsch and most likely this is not the beer the brewer intended for me to drink. It is not altogether foul, which is something in an infected beer, but it really isn’t any good either.
Mark_Eck (1273) - - JUL 15, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a golden yellow. Aroma is grainy malts and floral. Taste is grainy and mildly citrus.
DrSilverworm (9107) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle, thanks to robotopera for sharing (he got it from Wine & Cheese in Manitou Beach. Pours a hazy orange gold color. Finger of off-white head. Kind of darker than your typical kolsch. Up front, I can tell it’s off. Kind of a soft, slightly stronger carbonation. Slight musty metallic flavor. Sort of tart taste. I’m thinking this is an old bottle with a brettanomyces infection. Mild breadiness, some citrus aroma, light peppery hop. This might have been a solid kolsch fresh, I’m sensing, but right now it’s kind of a weird mess. Not bad, but meh with the flaws. Unfortunate, because it seems like theirs a solid kolsch under there. Awesome grungey label, though.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2014 Bottle: Lightly muddled golden-amber body with a frothy, gray-ish tinted head that fades quickly. Aroma of fresh grain, earthy grass, a hint of lemon zest, & a touch of yeast-like ester spiciness in the back-end. Aroma is fairly mild, taste is even milder. Faint bread, some clumpy yeast, a touch of grass, & again, some faintly spicy ester notes that you’d typically expect from things like Belgian or hefe yeast. Hard to pinpoint exactly what’s going on. Smooth, almost creamy mouth feel with a borderline dry finish. Not bad, but not eminently "Kölsch" & perhaps a little boring, even given the typically tame style.