ChainGangGuy (4239) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Part of the Samuel Adams Summer Styles multi-pack - $13.79 at the nearby Publix in Canton, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a clear, golden body with a sizable, white head that eventually levels out leaving thin sheets of lace on the descent.
Smell: Restrained sniffs of a Trebbiano white, lightly malted grains, and round floral hops accented by the added jasmine.
Taste: White bread-bready malts with a light touch of graininess. Maybe a smidge of wheat in there. Softly sweet, hinting a bit at honey. Half a drop of lemon juice, along with some spicy, floral hops. Small splash of white grape juice. Jasmine character remains light throughout. Mild tastes of the various flavors as you reach the just-less-than crisp finish.
Mouthfeel: Just under medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation.
Overall: EW suits the Summer Styles sampler box. A respectful nod was given to the fiercely traditional Kölsch style, while going for some good ole experimentation by dry-petaling the brew with jasmine flowers.
HighlanderOne (937) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle. Aroma of malt, sugar and herbal tea. Clear gold, white head. Interesting mix of malt/yeast, spice and herbs. Dry wheat as well. Floral notes in aftertaste. Enjoyable beer.
skoll (404) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - AUG 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
this poured a clear golden color with a white head that faded to a thin coating. Aroma had a nice floral note to it and some grass notes, no real citrus notes. Flavor was initially floral balanced out by a nice toasted bread malt note. Mild citrus in the finish. Light and crisp body easy to drink and refreshing.
efecher (70) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
My first foray into Kolsch style beer. Pretty decent. wouldn’t say its a little like a light beer, but leaning that way a little. Can taste the Jasmine and the hoppiness is solid without being anywhere near overpowering. Nice warm weather brew
garrison (742) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Purchased from tjhe Western Hills Glenway Avenue "Krogers" as part of the Samuel Adams Summer Style 12 pack - Alright, I don’t know why some raters are confused about this being a light-bodied beer... come on, folks, this is of the Kolsch (Cold Cologne Artesian Well) style! I found it very tastey and refreshing myself!
joshmcg000 (268) - Iowa, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear gold with lots of sediment hanging around in it. Aroma is malty caramel and floral hops. Citrus, sugary sweetness, and some floral hops, bubblegum?. I don’t know if I have had a Kolsch before but its definitely different. Having trouble trying to pick out the weird taste. Its got alot of flavor for its light body though. Nice and refreshing, Pretty good summer brew.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A - Pours a clear golden-orange color with thin layer of white head atop. The head fades quickly leaving behind a touch of lace.
S - Aroma is a mix of roasted spicy caramel malts and deeper bready malts. There is also a bit of a grassy/floral scent in the mix.
T - Starts off with some sweet caramel malt flavor and some background sweetness that is a touch frity/cirtusy. A touch of floral flavors also present. Through the middle, some spices and a bit of hops come out. Also the floral flavors get a bit stronger. The finish is a mix of caramel sweetness and even a bit of biscuit, and just a touch of grass that lingers.
M - Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. The finish is really dry and refreshing. Maybe culd have used a bit more flavor but it does not feel empty or watery.
D - Very drinkable. The flavors are nice and complex enough and stay really balanced throughout. Really enjoyable balance. Just wish it had a tad more body.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on 5/8/2011. This Kolsch pours a light orange gold color from a 12oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is cereal and fruity, bready and spicy. A light to medium bodied Kolsch. The malts are cereal and bready. The hops are floral and spicy. Nice carbonation. The jasmine is fairly noticeable. It gives this beer a nice dry finish and an interesting allover spiciness. A very nice summer beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean, crisp and dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
poisoneddwarf (1486) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - MAY 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle into lager glass. Bought the summer variety pack at a local supermarket. Pours gold with a medium white head with pretty good retention; leaves a thick blanket of foam and some lace. Aroma is very floral; also, somewhat spicy. Taste is mostly sweet with a faint bitterness hanging around in the background. Has a grainy taste. Medium-high carbonation with a medium body. A fairly simple beer, but simple is sometimes just what the mood calls for.
SSSteve (3560) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. clear gold with a small, bubbly white head. subtle aroma with light floral scents. flavor has light sweetened grain cereal note, sugar vanilla, and a floral stamp. true to style with a light, refreshing body and a fairly dry finish. jasmine sambac is a night blooming flower with an irresistible scent sometimes used to treat insomnia, depression, and nervousness.