ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a mildly hazy straw color. The head is a three finger white shade. Fluffy in texture, it lasts a decent duration and leaves behind streaks of lacing on the glass.
S: About what I expected: grassy hops are at the forefront. I could use some more fruity esters on the nose. However, this one’s all about showcasing the noble hops, and that’s not exactly a bad thing.
T: The fruity qualities I was looking for on the aroma are thankfully more prevalent here. Some light notes of cherry, apple, and lemon lead to a nicely crisp, grassy finish. Nothing here rewrites the book, it’s just enjoyable and very easy to drink.
M: Appropriately light and crisp. It’s not entirely bone dry, however; but the light fizziness to the carbonation makes it one that could conceivably be chugged.
O: I like this one as simple refreshment on a hot day. It even has a modicum of substance to it - allowing it to escape the pratfall of mindlessness many brews of its ilk fall prey to.
sneezey (132) - Hackettstown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2014
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
WTF? Kölsch? This is a Belgian Wit and even at that gone wrong. A modest 4.8% ABV yet you clearly smell alcohol before you can taste it. Way too much malt in the taste and so cloudy you’d think they dissolve the brewer’s old gloves in it. Maybe that explains the sour off taste. Might be interesting yeast for something Belgian, but for Kölsch it isn’t even the right color. Laughable.
Eberndt (196) - - NOV 30, 2014
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice straw yellow color and an interesting yeast profile. Light finish and not bad at all.
decaturstevo (5215) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale yellow pour with white head and lace. Aroma is clean light wheaty malt and a touch of floral hops. Light sweet malt flavor with a decent floral bitter finish. Medium/light bodied. pretty good
574deadzone (1092) - North Central, Indiana, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy golden with a finger-width of off-white head that settles slowly, leaving some soapy lace. Nose involves crusty sourdough bread, subtle sweet fruit, light spice. Fairly sweet, lightly tart, lightly bitter. Medium to light bodied, somewhat oily, a bit watery, softer carb, with a pleasant, dusty tart and bitter finish. Honestly, a really nice beer. Would love to see it in their can session series. Makes me a believer in Kolsch as a style. I didn’t find this boring at all. Nice clean drinkable brew.
gschrade (778) - Collinsville, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours gold with a white head. Taste sweet, fruity, light. I thought this was good. I would drink this again.
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Maverick34 (2366) - New York, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Clear gild. A bit of fruit and grain. Average American kolsch over here.......
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 4, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Where and how: bottle 355 ml TW
Aroma worty, hint of wet cloth. A bit soapy with floral hops behind. Could be much cleaner.
Top: lighter top that quickly disappeared.
Base: slightly hazy, golden.
Palate : medium bodied, mid carbonation, slightly chalky.
Taste: mild fruity feel, touch of honey, sweet malts. Lacking crisp clean feel of real Kolsch.
other notes gets better once warms up. Once volatile compounds leave arena.
conway (1636) - - AUG 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear gold with a thick foamy white head. Aroma is wheat, burnt toast, pilsner malt and green apple. Tastes like beer with light fruity notes. Thin crisp mouthfeel. Refreshing.
jrodooo5 (1081) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 16, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not terrible as this is one of my least favorite styles! Very light & uninteresting! Not much left to say.
ffaoe (251) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Slight malt aroma. Gold and hazy in color with little head. Taste is balanced, nice flavor.