AndyW68 (1334) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Yellow gold with white head. Aroma of grain and hops. Sweet malt with bitter finish. Not a Schlafly best, but easy to drink in the hot summer. Wish it was not January.
gripweed57 (1268) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle. Bright yellow gold color. Large rocky white head. Faint grainy malt nose.sweet fruity malt flavor. Pears and apples with sweet citrus as well. Crisp and dry in middle. Slight spicy hops in finish.
tmoreau (3410) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Ellyn’s Tap & Grill in Glen Ellyn, IL. and dispensed to a brewery logoed Altbier/Kolsch glass showing a clear, medium gold color, with a presentable layer of frothy, white head foam, and wavy, etched-like lacing. The nose was subtle grain, and light estery notes as lemon, pear & apple. Light to medium bodied, with lively carbonation, and an altogether crisp & clean presence. A neglected style that is one of my favorite, sessionable brews. This one doesn’t disappoint.
Ernest (7114) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (grain), lightly hoppy (herbs), with a light note of soap. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Simple, light and watery, and has some rough edges, but ok.
Block (2062) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 17, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A pretty basic kolsch. It’s like the crips as it should be. Not too much flavor but well balanced.
GenDV138 (5077) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey. Clear golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of wheat, citrus, light malt. Tastes of citrus, wheat, light honey. Medium-light body with a dry finish.
mfhennig (270) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2015
2.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden yellow whit a white head. Grass, clove, banana aroma. I liked it more than I thought I would. Probably be more enjoyable on a hot day. A b-day gift from L&J, thanks a bunch.
CH-303 (1876) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - SEP 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Bottled 1/6-2015. Hazy straw, some white head.
Aroma: Fruit, grapefruit?
Taste: Nice fruit and crispness. Spices and some malt. Interesting and easy drinking.
Bought: Total Wine (Sterling), 355 ml, $1.79
Info: 14/9-2015, 87/300M
EyeAmBaldman (461) - Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear gold with a thick off white head. Aroma is decidedly German with a bit of skunk. Taste is a tad bitter with a typical Kolsch flavor. Not a bad Kolsch.
sawbuck (588) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bready, yeasty aroma with some notes of grass. Deeper than expected yellow with a pillowy off white head. Rich malt up front. Somewhat sweet. Notes of bread and sweet corn. Bitterness is mild on the back end, with mild note of pepper and spices. Nice carbonation. Average Kolsch.
ccex (1169) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle pours a hazy yellow/straw color with small white head. Aroma is grainy but with a bit of lemon. Taste is slightly bitter with an abrupt finish and aftertaste of wheat. Body is light with lively carbonation and a crisp mouthfeel. A refreshing summer beer, but nothing too memorable.