madquacker (1074) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - APR 25, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Flat head with no bubbles at all. Water and hints of dolpy malts. Bland and dull. A poor attempt at a Kolsch. Drain pour for this one.
Cantabrian (953) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 14, 2013
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
I don’t think I’ve ever tried a proper Koelsch. This one, I agree with the rater below, does taste like a poorly-hopped pale ale. - poorly as in the choice of hops, as it is very herbal and not too bitter, sweet for a long time, until a nasty metalic bitterness expands through the palate. Far from pleasant.
Stew41 (1808) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - FEB 3, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Another disappointing beer from S&A. Lacks the necessary chalk and minerals that are so integral to a good kolsch. Really this just looks like a pale lager. Woolies have to try harder!
KeefOz (1155) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JAN 18, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured a clear pale golden colour with a two-finger white foamy head that diminished quickly. No lacing. Moderate carbonation. Aroma not strong and of malt and trace of grain. Taste initially sweet malt followed by very mild bitterness. Light body (tending towards watery).
gam (3645) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 4, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Block head medium carbonation clear gold pour aromas grain hay corn like citrus yeast flavours are salty bitter sourness grainy tends to watery flat tasting the finish dull kolsch sour watery flat finish a flop
vinhol (344) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 27, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
345 mil bottle pale straw colour not much aroma refreshing taste not bad ok
mkel07 (4352) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 21, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
330ml botte from Dan Murphy’s. pours a very clear pale amber colour with a very white head that levels out. Grassy straw malt aroma with a very "beery" flavour.
Davros (2408) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 11, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours amber with a quickly fading head.
Faint aroma, some vegetal notes, soft malt, cardboard and grainy notes.
Nice sweet malt as a flavour, but it doesn’t last long and the extremely low bitterness makes for a very weak finish.
Needs more carbonation. Feels watery.
floydian1 (1187) - FNQ, Australia, - NOV 7, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
345ml brown bottle. Now available Australia-wide via Dan Murphy’s liquor outlets. It pours clear bright yellow with a large albeit short-lived white head. Nose and taste of light grainy malts and subtle pears, peaches and apples. Palate is light but somewhat cloying with a malty sweetness and light bitterness (probably too sweet for the style). Overall a satisfactory lawnmower beer, lacking the delicate sophistication of an authentic German Kolsch.
foles (45) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 2, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pretty dismal attempt at a kolsch. Has a macro twang and a strange passionfruity hoppiness.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone