bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2004
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
(Bottle) Pours a yellow color with a large frothy white head. Horse blanket and malt nose. Strange sweet taste with spices. Thanks for providing the bottle Kevin42!
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 8, 2010
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle, bottled 4/9/10. Medium white head atop clear apple juice body, great head retention. Aroma is medium sweet, apple, some hay. Taste is medium sweet, peach, straw/grass, some melon/cantaloupe, light lemon. Light body, crisp and effervescent.
jcwattsrugger (10724) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@CBC–on tap-pours a retaining white head and yellow/gold color. Aroma is herbal/grassy, grain. Taste is herbal/grassy, grain-honey. Good effervescence.
bhensonb (9811) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 13, 2008
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from the Beergeek. Amber gold, nearly orange, color with a minimal white head. Aroma of mild malt and light, fruity hop. Near medium body with near creamy carbonation. Flavor is a bit caramel, which seems odd for the style, and the hop is quite light, just enough for balance, which seems right for the style. About as light and smooth as kolsch should be, just a bit too much malt.
Travlr (9808) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Churchkey. Bright yellow, edge head. Aroma of white pepper and malt. Taste is malty with a slightly sour edge. More interesting than your standard Kolsch.
Tmoney99 (9580) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Party Source. Poured clear golden color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate fruity sour citrus roma. Medium body with soft carbonation. Medium balanced flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable beer.
Ratman197 (8466) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 31, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a clear golden yellow with a small lasting white head. Aromas of crackers, light spicy hops, light earthiness and a hint of citrus. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of crackers, citrus and a hint of earthiness with a crisp dry finish.
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2009 Bottle… Clear yellow ale with a mid-sized, wispy, white head. Good retention. Peppery hop nose. Medium-bodied with fizzy carbonation. The flavor is snappy and moderately bitter. Short, crisp finish.
adnielsen (7555) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Schalfly St. Louis. Pours a fairly clear yellow appearance with a white head. Sweet straw, light herbal aroma. A touch sweet, mostly dry, pale malty, a bit floral flavor. Simple but drinkable.
MartinT (7288) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
This bubbly Kölsch knows how to showcase its delicate malts atop mineral and fruity angles for a refreshing experience.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the misty pale gold.
-Carbonation is much more intense than that of the real deal in Köln. Mineralities are made obvious as well.
-Apart from the mouthfeel which is different, the flavor profile is rather authentic.
-Hop bitterness is zesty and herbal.
-The body is lean and drinkability quite high.