chinchill (1866) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 8, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle (fresh: date stamp BB 31 Oct. 2014 and from refrigerated storage) poured dark golden with loads of visible carbonation and excellent clarity. Durable creamy, off-white head. Great looking but all downhill from here, from the grassy but seemingly musty aroma to the disparate mix of hop flavors. Mouthfeel is light, as expected, and OK.
berkshirejohn (4526) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle from Wegman’s, West Seneca, NY. Pale amber with a billowing white head; yeasty aroma; soft yeasty taste with some sweet grains, but rather lacking in flavour, or finish.
jallison333 (1) - - AUG 15, 2014 does not count
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A bit too heavy and sweet for a Kölsch. Not a bad beer, but off the mark for a Kölsch.
Would have 1 or 2 max. Could not see myself doing a session with this beer, regardless of it's 5.0% ABV.
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KyotoLefty (6449) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 10, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. From old notes. Pale gold color. Very light malts, hops almost imperceptible. Light bitterness. Not much going on here.
solidfunk (3997) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 8, 2014
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Another case of a company calling some random concoction a kolsch. Pours gold. OK head. Light sour weird finish. Bottle.
BeerdedDave (339) - - JUL 16, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
light gold color; musty, malty aroma; a very light, slightly sweet beer; not as crisp as I like a kolsch to be
Gooseunc (15) - Prince William County, Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Feint sweet/hoppy aroma on the nose. Pours clear, light yellow. Taste is light and effervescent, some bittering hops...more reminiscent of a light lager than an ale. Very nicely attenuated...clean finish/light mouthfeel.
generallee08 (680) - New York, USA - JUN 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Saranac’s Kolsch has a beautiful golden color and a thick white head. It has a lovely light aroma with some fruity esters that reminds me of pineapple. The flavor is well rounded with some light grains, mellow doughy yeast and fruity hops that add just a little bitterness. On the palate there is a nice carbonation with a light body and clean dry finish. I liked this refreshing offering from the summertime sampler and I could see myself looking for it by itself in a six pack over so.
kidobutai (357) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ever so slight hint of cloudiness in a light yellow beer. No head or lacing, skunky aroma and taste which I associate with blond ales (which is why I’m not a fan).
nakedwhendrunk (2086) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 1, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Just recently found the notes on this.
I poured this into a stange every time I had it.
The appearance was a nice light golden yet somewhat transparent color. There was a quickly escaping white foamy head that was about less than a finger’s worth. The lacing slid into the body fairly quickly.
The smell had some light German malts leaving a bit of lemon to come out as it warmed.
The taste was mainly sweet through the malts and I didn’t get any lemon in the flavoring.
The palate, that sat at/about a light to medium in body and displayed a pretty good sessionability about it.
Overall, I say this was a decent kolsch styled ale. I might not seek this one out, but I say it is do-able.