Ibrew2or3 (6210) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured up via Kolsch pouring standards at Sion Brewhouse with a nice pure deep gold body and white head with some sheet lacing. The aroma offers up spicy hops, earthy hops and slivers of floral hops around the edges along with faint sweetness in the background. The taste is similar with a bitter and flavor hop kick of spicy to earthy hops. I get only faint floral hops as the spicy / earthy hop mix creates a slight citrus lime like sensation. This doesn’t have the grainy maltiness I enjoy in other Kolsch but the mix of hops I find rather nice. Sure seems to be more bitter in hops than others of this style I have tried. But for my taste a sliver of grainy malts into the finish would take this experience over the top. Tasty bitter hop forward brew.
inbirraveritas (1152) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 2, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught @ Sörmanufaktúra, Bp.
Clear golden beer with a low-keyed fruity smell.
Easy malty aroma with honey, bread and herbals.
The finish is citric and medium dry escorted by herbs.
Easy drinkable and refreshing.
GBZ59 (831) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - APR 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Botella de 330ml. Vaso/Copa Lager. Saboreada en dic´11. Color dorado brillante con apariencia cristalina. La espuma blanca, de burbuja pequeña, crea una corona tupida, cremosa y persistente. Buenos anillos y collares de encaje. Maltas pálidas y lúpulos nobles en nariz. Sabor equilibrado de maltas que marchan junto los lúpulos. No obstante, el seco final denota la victoria del lúpulo. Cuerpo lígero y pleno de sabor, carbonatación suave. Refrescante con muy buena asimilación.
330ml bottle. Lager glass. Enjoyed on dec´11. Bright gold in color & crystal clear appearance. White, small bubbled froth creates a close & creamy lasting crown. Nice lacing rings & collars. Pale malts & noble hops to the nose. Balanced flavor of malts getting along with hops. Even though dry finish shows hop´s victory. Light but flavorful body, soft carbonation. Refreshing with a nice drinkability.
bjakk (112) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - APR 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tab. yellow goldan, white foam that lasts somewhat. light malt aroma. High in carbon with low body. Light malty flavour, light bitter aftertaste that last for a short time
neur0 (700) - GERMANY - APR 11, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
(Flasche - zur Karnevalls Zeit gekauft) Es ist sehr, sehr hellgelb, klar filtriert mit einer weißen Schaumkrone. Aromatisch ist es sehr süß und puderzuckerartig. Der Geschmack ist wie das Aroma, aber schwächer. Bittere ist garnicht vorhanden. Zusammengefasst; langweilig.
BlackHaddock (2925) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2012
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
My 330cl brown bottle was broached in Oct 2011
Obtained from ’Beers of Europe’ and poured into a Kolsch type straight sided glass (from the now closed Privatebrauerei A.Kropf of Kassel).
I’ve been to Koln many times: almost all before joining BA. Great city with some lovely brewpubs, it’s their beer I can’t get to grips with. I have always struggled to really enjoy their beers, sadly this bottle is no exception. Only reviewed three from this style before this, but I just don’t get Kolsch.
Looks fine in the glass, clean, sparkling and a pale gold in colour, on top a thin yet full white head of bubbly foam.
Cereal smell if pressed to find anything, really it’s odourless to the normal human nose.
This Kolsch is a little sweeter than most I’ve had (years ago I had it fresh in the brewery tap). It still however does nothing for me, it’s wet and vaguely alcoholic, it has no flavours or taste other than a slight cereal and hop feel to it. I know it is supposed to be delicate and light in texture, well it certainly is.
I’m trying to find something good to say about it, honest.
OK, it isn’t offensive in any way, it’s crisp, refreshing and would be fine on a warm summers day with a mega hot curry.
gunnar (4354) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Die Berliner Republik. Pours clear golden with a small white head. Aroma is hard to find, light hayish. Taste is light fruity and malty with a lively mouthfeel, dry hoppy end with some herbal notes. Dry and clean mouthfeel.
daniele (4501) - ITALY - MAR 23, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
chiara schiuma media discreta persistente lieve malto un tocco citrico poco amara
Rasmus40 (8919) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2012 Tap @ the brewpub in Cologne. Clear golden with a lasting white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, light fruity and moderate hoppy - grass. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 220.127.116.11.12=3.0 160712 ---
Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and light hoppy - grass. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Dry and light bitter finish. 18.104.22.168.10=2.6 130312
chrisv10 (9449) - DENMARK - MAR 13, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Clear golden with small white head. Aroma is malt. Flavour is malt, medium sweet, hop, little grass and a little bitter.