thegreenrooster (3505) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - APR 23, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is a bright gold with a large white head. Aroma is bready\grainy with a grassy hop. Flavor is floral with a decent dry cracker malt. Very clean finish and low bitterness. A decent rep of the style.
TheBeerGod (5538) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber bodied with a short, dense eggshell white head. Flowery and fruity nose with light grains and sweet malt notes. Taste is sweet malt, grains, bread, light flowery notes and dried fruit. Biscuits in spots as well as honey. Body is medium with a lively, moderate carbonation. Ends with more grains, sweet malt, bread, honeyed and buttered biscuit and flowers.
kidmartinek (3741) - austin, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Crystal clear light golden brew. Very good pure, white head. Aroma slightly fruity and gummy, with perhaps some blooming flower notes. Refreshing character and taste. Well balanced but starts more hoppy and finnishes with a slightly grassy malt. Draws down clean. Finishes cool, but with a texture a bit heavy for a kolsch style.
MadIndian (2586) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Summer Variety Pack. Yellow pour with aroma of floral hop and mild fruit.
A lemon, hop taste with a doughy/ yeast finish middle and mild bitter finish.
Good for the style.
wlajwl (4539) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beery aroma and slightly detectable spices. although not really enough that it impacts the taste that much. In general I don’t care for Kolsch-style ales because they always seem oxidized because of the trip overseas, but this is decent, although most likely not exactly on the style of ale.
puboflyons (2497) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - APR 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a 12 fl. oz. bottle with September 2011 notched out of the label as an expiration date. I am quite surprised that I am the first person to add and review a Samuel Adams brew. This is available in their Summer Styles mixed 12-pack. The pour is a pale yellow with highly agitated carbonation leading up to a thin, white head. The aroma is on the grainy side with a vague citrus backdrop and a thin hoppiness on the edges. The body is light but comfortable. The grainy taste ends slightly dry but it is quite easy to drink.