berkshirejohn (5950) - 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 (9125) - 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 (7352) - 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 (1321) - Beckley, USA - 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 (772) - 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 (629) - 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).
Bulk_Carrier (3633) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, 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.
snoworsummer (4535) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 28, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
From a bottle. Pours clear gold with a fizzy off white head. Tastes like musky corn, very light and very pale. Not much flavor. Light body and low carbonation. Very faint sweet grain aroma.