MartinT (6934) - Montreal, Quebec, - MAR 31, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
My Bottom Line:
Whispering peppery hops ride this spot-on Kölsch recreation’s tickling prickling of carbonation, as light cereals share nearly nutty accents.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A healthy head of foam laces around the clear golden. This certainly looks the part!
-The body is lean and superbly drinkable.
-Mild floral touches add depth to the hop profile. This may be a tad hoppier than most Cologne examples.
-A vegetal nudge is felt once the pint gets warm.
-There are very few North American Kölsches of this caliber. Dieu du Ciel’s Basse Messe would be one too.
On tap at BlackBack Pub, Waterbury, VT.
changeup45 (1558) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. The pour is a pretty standard yellow-gold color with a fluffy white head on top. The aroma is mostly grassy and biscuity, but with some lemon and herbal undertones as well. This is clean, refreshing, and easy going down, albeit a bit unexciting. The flavors consist of cereal grains, crisp grassy hops, bready malt, and light citrus. A pretty solid warm weather brew I’d have no problems having again.
PorterPounder (4611) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Jacksonville, Fl - Grassroots Natural Market - 12 oz bottle. Pours a bright sparkling medium golden with a thin snow white head, some lacing. Aroma has some fresh lake water accents, a hint of grain, saaz hoppines akin to some German lagers. Flavor has some underlying buttery notes, some grainy notes, a touch of nuttiness. Mouthfeel has a nice texture to it. Refreshing - would make a good lawnmower beer.
Mora2000 (4042) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Yellow with a white head. Aroma of wheat with some lemon thrown in. Flavor is wheat and biscuit malt with some grass. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
rbrazell (961) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Proof. Clear light golden pour with soapy white head. Faint grassy and pale malt aroma with grass and bread. Sweet bready malts up front fading into pale grains with a floral and grassy hop finish. Light bodied and very drinkable. Not too bad.
jbruner (1118) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear golden yellow with thick bubbly white head and good lacing. Aroma of bready grains, sweet fruity esters, and bananas. Taste is mostly just the grainy malts, but light and easy to drink. Meh.
blutt59 (5685) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, thanks to mora2000, clear yellow color with roound fruity flavors of green jolly ranchers, slick finish
knickskicks (496) - - MAR 6, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fresh bottle. Yellow, white head that disappears. Nose is straw, grass, not much else. Taste is straw, grass, lemon, very light hops. Very thin and watery.
drowland (4992) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
3/2/13. 12oz bottle. Slightly hazed golden pour with a nice big white head that is thick, frothy, sticks, and laces a ton. Quite nice, actually. Lovely doughy and biscuity malty aroma with a touch of sweetness, hay, and grass. Lightly sweet, malty flavor with a hint of fruitiness, grass, hay, and plenty of doughy malts. This is actually quite nice for what it is. I dig it!
jredmond (4015) - Manhattan, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Frankford Hall with Dallas, Ann, Andrew and Jen. Pours a clear amber golden body with average white head and some lacing. Aroma is plain lager - nothing offensive though. Mouthfeel is clean, crisp and refreshing. Overall a nice sessionable kolsch.
DeputyAndy (626) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Frankford Hall. Clear yellow pour with a thin head. Crisp aroma, not aggressive. Taste is like classic beer. Super sessionable. Had this with bratwurst and sauerkraut. great combo.