cgarvieuk (18566) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home (along side fancy lawnmower)... thanks to seth ... pale yellow ... thin white head ... soft yeasty lemon hop nose ...sweet yeasty lemon ... much better ... still a little lagery
yngwie (15764) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 29, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, 12oz. It’s a hazy, orange-golden beer with a small, white head. Quite a few microfloaties as well. Lots of bubblegum on the nose, with lemon and some orange, a touch of wheat and cloves. The cloves are more present in the flavor, especially in the finish, with the bubblegum, banana, lemon and wheat present all the way. It’s quite lemony sour on the palate, medium to thin bodied, and with a too hard carbonation, although not effervescent. Long finish. In my opinion, there’s too much bubblegum and acidity in this one, but at least it goes down easily. Until the gas makes it too filling. 130829
brokensail (14045) - San Leandro, California, USA - OCT 8, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: The pour is a pale golden straw color with a finger of white head.
S: Seems to have a bit of corn to it as well as some pale malts. Not much in the way of hops, maybe a little floral hop aroma. Might actually have some rice, too.
T: A very light flavor. Some sweet corn and rice flavors with a pale malt/bread flavor. As with the aroma, not much hop flavor. There is a little bit of bitterness and perhaps some floral hops.
M: Light to medium in body with a medium carbonation.
O: Pretty typical, mediocre blonde ale.
bhensonb (12971) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the Texas trading fiend: ericandersnavy. Pours hazy gold with a fizzy/creamy white head. Aroma is strongly banana with a little spice. Near med body til the carbonation leaves. Flavor is principally banana, but there’s fairly strong clove. Maybe there should be a hefebarley style? Pretty drinkable.
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Cask) Pours a hazy yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of banana, clove, grass, and light citrus. Flavor of banana, bread, earth, clove, and lemon wafers.
Ratman197 (11790) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a clear gold with a lasting creamy white head. Aromas of straw bread, light yeast and light spice. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, straw and light spice with a smooth dry finish.
Lubiere (11590) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A lightly hazed blonde kolsch with a thin lacing white head. In aroma,light fruity malt with light cherry notes and cloves. In mouth, a nice smooth fruity with light banana and cloves, light biscuit malt, refreshing. On tap at Sunset Grill, July 15, 2012.
bierkoning (11544) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from ericandersnavy, thanks! Blonde, cloudy, chunks of yeast. No head. Vinegar in the slightly herbal and dusty aroma. Wheaty, sweetish flavor with dusty notes and hints of citrus. Disappointing.
crossovert (10050) - Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
355ml twist off bottle. Pee gold with a fizzy quickly dissipating head. The aroma is tart with grain husk and a hint of sugar. Flavor has some banana and spice notes. Perhaps a large red kristalweizen? It drinks okay. Not like a koelsch but decent. Edit; upon entering my notes here I see it is indeed what I thought it was and on purpose, phew.
Sammy (10019) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the brewery. Horrid kolsch ale with monstorous hefe bsnnana zombie yeast. Gmooha!