adavis234 (286) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - APR 3, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a cloudy gold flavor with not much of a head. Fresh, lemony wheat aroma (though not particularly strong). Lemony hop taste, outside of the normal wheat flavor. Not a bad Adams offering, not as good as the Winter Lager. Interestingly, though, I despise the Sam Adams Boston Lager but find the seasonals enjoyable at the very least.
AndyReynolds (1079) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2009
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft. Poured a hazy gold color with white head. The aroma was wheaty with a citrus overtone. The flavor was alright, a little watered down, but drinkable. It did have a little bit of a hoppy bite in the finish, but not what I expected.
milljam (682) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 29, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
My first of this style of beer. Not very impressed.....definitely had some cereal undertones that I did not find pleasant. Aroma was unremarkable. I wouldn’t get this again.
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Large mug (22 oz) on tap at Wild Wingz Cafe, Jacksonville. Pale golden and hazy beer. Fresh grassy and light citrus aroma. Flavor is thin and lemony citric. Drinkable but not inspiring. Not tasty enough to merit a second round, even for a session while watching a basketball game on big screen. The regular Sam Adams Boston Lager was more flavorful and enjoyable. Disappointing.
ROGUE (2152) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - DEC 27, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Pours a light copper color with a thin, fizzy head. Floral hops and a grainy aroma. Has a thin to medium body, the hops are noticed throughout, some light malt and a bit grainy towards the finish. Not an excellent kolsch, but a great thirst quencher indeed.
beerchugger (708) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours rather pale and minimal head retetion. The aroma is of hops and some citrusy fruits. The hops are not very noticeable in the flavor but has a bit of stringent bitter finish. Not a very nice beer in my opinion.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - JUL 9, 2008
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a light color, slightly hazy, chardonnay like. Head is fizzily but not long lasting. Aroma is fresh, grassy, lemon and wheat. Taste is very mild, a little fresh cut grass and lemon floating in oatmeal soda water. Not my idea of a good time. I just realized I am disappointed by nearly every spring ale I drink.
fiqtir (1) - Chantilly, Virginia, USA - JUN 25, 2008 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of my favorite BBC varietals and I was sad to see it shelved. It was clean and refreshing, perfect for the warmer days of spring. Here’s hoping they bring it back. Cheers!
ontheroad (30) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2008
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A thin head and faint hoppy aroma are tipoffs to the weak flavor. Not much to recommend here.
BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - APR 21, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a light golden color into the mug, with a light frothy head, nice little fruity aroma, bready malt background. I hate to be a style nazi, but this far pails in comparison to what a kolsch should taste like. It is very very light, and so far very few of their beers are really true to style.