hainer (19) - New York, USA - APR 26, 2012
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Stoudt’s description of its Kolsh is quite accurate. The aroma and appearance are on the weak side - but in line with what to expect with that type of light ale. What’s lacking in the taste and palate, overall, is a bit more character. It’s a good one for the style that’s on the subtle (timid?) side, but not a great one.
joejames (273) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours clear straw yellow, quick head, some lace and retention. Aroma of hay. Taste is moderately sweet, just a tad of noble hop earthy bitterness. Light bodied, lively carbonation, smooth mouth feel. Finishes bittersweet with tasting notes of light barley, straw, grass, herbs and flowers. A very nice kolsch. Smooth and refreshing.
Darkmagus82 (1917) - - SEP 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transfer from BA review on 6-3-13-
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance- The beer is served a light golden color with a one finger fizzy white head. The head has a decent level of retention fading to leave only a lighter level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell- The aroma is light overall consisting mostly of a bready smell with a moderate showing of lemon and a bit of graininess. Along with these aromas are smells of grass and a bit of yeast.
Taste- The taste begins with a malty flavor mixed with a lemon taste. These flavors are relatively constant throughout the taste creating a base for the brew. More toward the middle and the end a little bit of a grassy flavor as well as some flavors of a light fruitiness come to the tongue. In the end a nice smooth and lightly hopped flavor is left to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is thin and crisp with a carbonation level that is average to slightly above average. Both are fantastic for the style and make for a very easy drinking brew.
Overall- Refreshing and very easy drinking. It is a rather flavorful beer for the more light-summer like genera.
Beerdedone (2837) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours bright yellow with a small white head. Aroma of grass, grain, lemon and floral. Flavor of bready malts, grassy & floral hops, lemon, grains and had a touch of fruitiness.
tnkw01 (1265) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 21, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Not one of the better examples of this style. Straw colored gold. Aroma is yeast and bread. Taste is straw, hay and grains.
generallee08 (717) - New York, USA - JUN 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It has a bright clear yellow color with a tall bright white head on top. The body has some streams of visible carbonation rising up to the head which is creamy and hangs on well. It also makes some cool slick lacing on the glass. The aroma has a light pale biscuity malt undertone with a nice grassy/floral hop character with a twist of lemon zest on top. Its flavor mirrors the aroma with light, mildly sweet malt balanced by mildly bitter grassy/floral hops. The palate is light with a soft yet still lively carbonated texture.
Bricks (675) - Delaware, USA - JUN 28, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Smells of hay. Aroma of hay/wheat... nice crisp and light. A good spring/summer beer.
keanex (1578) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Joe Canals West Deptford.
Appearance: Cloudy pale golden body, resembling a witbier, with a creamy white head.
Aroma: Slightly lemony with a mild sweetness. a very subtle spiciness and perhaps a touch of wheat. Pleasant aroma, decent strength.
Taste: A mild/pleasant sweet lemon flavor is apparent with a touch of malty sweetness and a subtle spiciness by the finish. Easy to drink.
Palate: Medium to full-bodied with moderate to high carbonation, prickling sensation on the tongue.
Overall: Very easy to drink with subtle pleasant hints of things. This would be great with certain light dishes.
thornecb (4669) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours gold into a Sam glass. Bright white head with good retention recedes leaving scant lacing. Dough and hay aromas. Sharp with sweet caramel and hay upfront turning to mild sourdough before the lasting earthy bitter finish.
60minuteman (971) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A light yellow pour with white head. Aroma of bread, malt, banana, grass. Dry palate, thin body, good alcoholic bitterness. Not much present, but it has a nice character to it that screams Stoudts. Kolsch.
hotstuff (4389) - Indiana, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated on 12-21-2010. This bottled beer has a small fizzy white head that mostly diminishes, yellow transparent body, fizzy carbonation, and a ring of lacing. The aroma is malty, wheat, yeasty, hoppy, sweet, and fruity. The taste is lightly sweet, lightly bitter, wheat, and fruity. The mouth feel is tingly and this beer is medium bodied. All-in-all, this beer is quaffable, not overly hoppy tasting, but does not own much character or WOW factor.