arnold931 (580) - Iowa, USA - AUG 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Nose is fruity. Taste had some sourness with some nice malt sweetness. Maybe a little too sweet, but I like this beer.
tia (950) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @ Birch & Barley. Golden with white head and decent lacing. Smells citric and crisp and metallic with a little cereal. Grainy and light. Just a smidge towards sweet (but not sweet). Would like it to be a bit crisper.
ARH (487) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle poured into a stemmed Belgian tulip glass. The aromas, although not offensive, are not overly interesting. It’s primarily bread and grain. It pours a crystal clear yellow with a soapy, coarse white head which retains well and leaves above average lacing. The taste is a medium sweet with a light bitter. There’s lots of soft carbonation and an oily texture with a light body, so it goes down rather easily. The finish is kinda like a lemon scone, but more bready and grainy than sugary. There’s also some butter in there with some dry grass. The aftertaste lingers for a moderate amount of time and mostly consists of grains and cereal.
DBob5150 (197) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Although, not distinguishable in appearance, this is a refreshing brew. Crisp taste with a clean finish. Not bad.
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BeerandBlues2 (9903) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear gold with a medium, fizzy and tight-bubbled white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is sweet Pils malt, DMS corn notes, faint spicy Noble hops and a subtle fruity stone fruit ester component. Flavor is clean and crisp Pils malt, light spicy Noble hops, light-medium hop bitterness, malt focused with light stone fruit esters, faint DMS notes and a lightly sweet finish with a pleasant faint lingering lemon/citrus tartness. Light body, moderate carbonation.
TylerGreenDC (341) - - JUL 18, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On draft. Hazy golden color. Some happy fizziness. Some grassy hop flavor. Nothing particularly distinct thereafter. Thin, even by the standards of a fairly thin style.
keanex (1484) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Joe Canals West Deptford.
Appearance: Mild to moderately hazy golden body with a dense but short lived white head.
Aroma: Oddly I’m getting Swedish Fish on the nose and once I’ve smelled that it’s all that I can smell.
Taste: Tastes like a clean ale with a mild Swedish Fish flavor throughout. Slightly spicy finish.
Palate: Medium to full-bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: What odd flavors to taste in a kolsch, what is going on here? It’s not unpleasant though.
CanIHave4Beers (3322) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared by me... in my dining room... just now.
Pours lightly hazy & perfectly golden with a big semi-loose head.
The aroma is nice, minerally with a decent herbal hop character. Clean & inviting.
The flavor is clean, a touch sweet up front with a dry finish. The bitterness is mild but enjoyable & somewhat balancing. It’s got a light herbal hop character, some honey, and some doughiness.
A nice version of the style I think.
brokensail (11105) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Schlafly. Clear golden pour with a white head. Bready malt, some sweet apple, and a light grassiness. A little bit watery. Lots of bready malt on the palate. Tons of apple and floral hops. A bit low on the carbonation and somewhat watery. Easy to drink, I suppose.
Homer321 (1987) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nose is neutral with only a slight light breadiness to it. Fairly clear light yellow. Some mineralness after smelling again. Taste is slightly peppery and grainy with not much else going on. Very neutral but also seems to lack any subtle esters that I like in kolsch beer.