tonyth1965 (39) - Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a pale golden with a thin white head that doesn’t stay around long. Weak aroma reminds me of something American. :( Tastes OK, but nothing really stands out here. No intense malt or hop flavors, everything is subdued, with a hint of sourness. Had it for lunch, goes OK with food, but I’d rather have a pale ale. Not a repeat for me.
Lemke10 (962) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 10, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
This pours a golden amber color with a slight white head. The aroma is slightly fruity but also has an awkward grain smell. The taste is smooth, easy drinking but very light and finishes dry on the tongue. Kind of has a cheap straw/grain taste that I’m sure will turn some people off but then again that’s why Kolsch style beers aren’t too popular.
Jow (3314) - New York, USA - JUL 9, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at this hip new Indian joint in east village. I feel kolsch is nice with curry and there was plenty of curry in the tasting menu I ordered. Fine golden beer with puffy white head. Nose is lightly floral and small hops. Tastes of floral, bread crust, straw, touch of lemon. Easy drinking and refreshing.
slowrunner77 (9620) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 18, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lightly fruity and floral aroma with a crisp and clean, slightly grain forward taste. Pretty nice in style.
Leighton (18034) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at the brewery taproom. Pours clear yellow-gold with a creamy, white head. Crispy straw and pale cereal in the aroma. Light sweet flavour with simple white bread, more cereal, light bitter hay. Light bodied with average carbonation. Clean finish, with cereal and biscuits, faint lemon, straw. Solid.
drdisque (748) - Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Bent Rail in Indianapolis. Pours clear copper. Aroma is crisp and carbonated with a touch of German hops. Outstanding kolsch, a bit on the full-bodied side of the kolsch spectrum, maybe but not quite crossing the line into an alt.
gripweed57 (1323) - 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 (3563) - 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 (7243) - 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 (2165) - 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 (5673) - 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.