CrookedNine (18) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 24, 2015
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured clear, pale straw colour. Loose head which subsisted quickly leaving no lacing. Mild effervescence, thin watery body. Very easy drinking, like a mildly flavoured water. Somewhat cardboard-y taste. Not the best Kölsch I’ve ever had, not the worst.
ruigo (1610) - PORTUGAL - MAY 6, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
33cl bottle. Clear golden colour with a small white head turning quickly to a persistent lacing. Malts, caramel and hat in the aroma. Average carbonation and light watery body. Taste is lightly bitter. Overall, a nice beer for a hot summer day.
nihtila (1734) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
14.11.2014. Bottle. Aroma of butter, hay. Tastes grain, hay. Drink for thirst.
Stuu666 (6530) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 9, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear golden, nose is grassy, sweet toffee, taste is overly sweet.
micmillon18 (14) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 4, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle poured into a stange glass. "Best Before" date lists 05/2015.
Aroma - Pale malt, caramel, light notes of honey,grassy hops, faint lemon.
Appearance - Sticky, white head that dissipates quickly a top the clear straw-yellow liquid.
Taste - Flavors reflect the aroma. Low bitterness with a slight puckering compliments the sweet malt flavors. A mineral-like flavor lingers on the palate shortly after swallowing. Sunner, unfortunately, lacks the fruity notes that I prefer in a solid kolsch. The upfront sweetness and reserved bitterness mesh well but part of the puzzle is missing.
Palate - Light bodied and a bit thin. Carbonation felt disappointingly soft. Slight astringency (common for the style).
Overall - It’s always possible that these bottles suffer from the long journey across the ocean. However, in this instance, Sunner is a decent offering but missing a key component.
jjsint (1398) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Keg at the Pure Bar & Kitchen, Birmingham city centre. Mid tobdark gold, hazy, well-carbonated. Sulphur, apple skin, banana in the aroma. Taste is sweet, almost a hint of saccharin, with a bit sulphur hit at the end. Finish has more bitterness than the initial taste. I’m not all that keen.
JorgeLee (1430) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap in Sünner am Walfisch. Deep golden colour. Quite soft mouthfeel, despite having a bit more hop character than the average Kölsch. A little bit yeasty too, adds a bit of character. Slightly soapy finish, actually not sure it’s as moreish as some.
Juha (59) - Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is sulphury and taste is a bit soapy water. Nice maltyness and not too thin. A bit meh.
PorterPounder (6225) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Macon, Ga. - Macon Beverage Outlet - 500 ml bottle. Slight haze light golden pour, snow white head. Saffron, allspice and yeast in the aroma. Biscuits, salty, creamy, some buttery notes. Crisp mouthfeel. Decent.
czar (5723) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours hazy very pale golden with a small white head, reviving and leaving nice lacing. honeyed cereals, fruity esters - almost a phenolic and caramel touch combined; smooth honey - hint of sweetness, grass, some nobleness, candied lemon - light peppery citrus perhaps, chalk and other smoothening minerals. light carbonation, light body - oily and smooth; relatively dry grassy-herbal finish. nice stuff - although i wish to enjoy it fresh and tempered at some point, in which case i will be sitting somewhere.. in köln.