shigadeyo (3095) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
7/04/2011: Samuel Adams East-West Kolsch (A Kolsch style beer aged with Southeast Asian Jasmine Sambac flowers; also utilizes Alsation hops)... Aroma: Yep, smells a lot like the traditional Kolsch - Biscuity malt; slightly yeasty, slightly floral (Jasmine is evident, but subtle), slightly grassy, slightly citrusy; smells a bit more sugary or syrupy than typical for the style. Appearance: Appealing yellow color with just a slight chill haze; not much visible carbonation; light, foamy off-white crown. Flavor: Malty and floral; sweet bread, almond, and some crusty-notes; floral throughout with some citrusy undertones; dusty note in the middle; soft finish that kind of just falls off; floral perfume/Jasmine taste lingers on the palate. Palate: Medium-bodied; average carbonation; soft mouthfeel. Overall: This is a decent beer, but really lacks most Kolsch characteristics in the flavor; it deserves a second try (good thing there’s two bottles in the mixed "Summer Styles" 12-pack!).
12 fl. oz. bottle (Enjoy before OCT 2011) from Kroger in Harrison, Ohio. Rating #355 for this beer.
Beerdedone (2785) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours bright golden with a fizzy white head. Aroma of pale malts, grass, citrus and floral hops. Flavor was lightly sweet with mild citrus, grass, floral hops,grains and had herbal notes with a clean and bitter finish.
junon (426) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - APR 5, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
This absolutely bland. Why did they even bother with this crap? Another example of Sam Adams spreading themselves too thin.
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Got this in the Summer Variety pack ... poured into a Sam Adams pint glass. I’m sippin’ on it right now...
Appearance: Almost exactly like the last S.A. I drank -- Noble Pils. Same color. Same carbonation. Same non-existent head and lacing.
Smell: Fairly pleasant, but like the rest of the beer, very mild. Slightly floral.
Taste: It tastes like a light beer to me. Being a Kolsch, it’s not a TERRIBLY popular style of beer -- as far as I know -- and I don’t know anything about the style. But to me, it tastes like a light beer. Albeit a GOOD light beer. Also almost no aftertaste -- very clean finish.
Mouthfeel: Much like a light beer. Watery, but nicely carbonated and HIGHLY drinkable.
Overall, like I said, this tastes like a light beer to me. Mild in flavor and aroma. I have another one in my twelve-pack, so my taste may change a bit. For now though, I’d just give it an average rating. Good beer and everything, but nothing about it makes me say ’WOW.’
IPAsavedMYlife (345) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice mindless summer beer. Heavy on the honey flavors. Straw is in there too. Easy drinkin.
pablo951 (478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured out of a bottle, blonde in color, white micro foamy head with minimal lacing. The aroma was lemon citrusy with hints of malt. The taste did not match the aroma, very light watery hoppy taste.
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours gold with a medium white head. Aroma of light malts, floral hops and a hint of fruit. Light malt flavor, light caramel, floral notes and a hint of fruit. Similar finish with some added spicy hop notes.
TaktikMTL (6088) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bouteille de 12 oz achetée chez Shaw’s (Newport, VT). Arôme: Légère odeur de céréales avec une pointe florale. Apparence: La couleur est blonde avec une très faible densité de bulle. Précense d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de céréales et d’agrumes. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement aqueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’agrumes en arrière goût. (Rating #4420)
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From Beerlicious iPhone App: as far as Kolsch’s go this one is nice. citrus aroma. Golden clear color with minimal head . Light bittery notes and finishes sour. Short duration. Light body thin and slick with an astringent finish.
DCLawyer (1559) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle->SA glass. Straw color with short head. Aroma is grass with citrus and floral notes. Flavor has herbs, hops, and malt. Very light, but that is the point. Refreshing.