willblake (2626) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - APR 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
20100410 12oz bottle from Wine World. Clear pale golden color with medium sized head of white, rocky froth that fades fairly quickly to a film, lacing spottily. Aroma is slight with some green pepper, white pepper, shredded wheat, and white glue. Sounds worse than it is. Body is light, dry, and crisp, evenly but somewhat aggressively carbonated, and with an urgently dry finish but only the mildest astringency. I can imagine this beer going downhill quickly, and the best by 8/17/10 date on the neck seems overly optimistic. As it is, a decent and definitely fresh quaff. Maybe not quite twelve bucks for a second six pack decent, but decent.
ApisAles (1570) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - APR 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a plae yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is light malt light hops a bit of grai as cereal. Flavor is crisp alighty hoppy wth a nit of grain. Crisp mouthfeel. Nice fairly light beer.
sarahmarie (265) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Radiant yellow color with perfect clarity and a pure white crown on top. As the head settles jagged lace lies. Ahhh this just reminds me of a hot summer day. Really doesn’t smell like much, some pale malt and very subtle fruit, nothing more then a typical macro-lager. This is the type of beer that should be served nice and chilled. Flavor comes off very subdued. Soft malt flavors with some detectable hay and wheat. Finishes light and dry. Probably an overlooked style of beer because of its simplicity and lack of bold flavors, but this is the ideal beverage for summer drinking. It’s so damn crisp and refreshing. The perfect setting would be an outdoor patio, friends, food, music, and some Kolsch.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 23, 2010 Bottle from Sam’s in Durham. I was excited to see a Kolsch from Stoudts. I dig this style. Pours light/medium clear gold with smallish white head. Nose of fresh, grassy hops. Some apricot. Some sweet malt as well, and some light bready notes. Similar taste. A tad bit watery, but with a nice bitter finish. Quite refreshing and completely sessionable. Could this be my summer beer this year... ?
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served on draft at Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a clear, bright vibrant gold color. Thin head that fades quickly but leaves some lacing. Aroma of toasted malts and grassy hops. The taste is caramel, grassy hops with a bitter finish, faint apple notes and pale malts. Medium bodied, crisp and clean. Nice beer.
WakeandBake (549) - Greenville, Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle . A clear golden straw color pour with a small frothy white head , jagged lacing, lively carbonation . Aroma of citrus ,honey ,bread dough and spicy hops . Flavor is peppery , citrus ,and grassy hops , honey candy sugar and bread dough , crisp clean mouthfeel , short hoppy dry finish , light to medium bitterness , light body , quite sessionable and good , a nice try and a good beer .
KornDogg (517) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Tap. Light malty - citrus aroma. Yellow body with thin dissipating head. Very light beer, hints of malts, citrus and hops. Crisp with a dry finish. A decent Kolsch but I’ve had better
jeremytoni (2834) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the tap poured a clear golden color with a fair amount of head. Nice light malty flavor. Very drinkable with a quick finish.
sippingirl (4) - USA - MAR 11, 2010 does not count
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This was just decent. On tap at Varga Bar in Philadelphia, very light, clear color, light mouthfeel with tons of carbonation , very malty and a hint of diacetyl hiding behind a bigger banana flavor. A nice beer to down if you are making a quick stop, although I think the only great thing about it was the purity of the color.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 10, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Pours a golden body with a white head. Earthy body with a bread y citrus tone. Spicy earth notes a bread y dry grain and earth. Very light simple and straightforward. Eh.