daniele (6003) - ITALY - APR 5, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
chiara schiuma piuttosto abbandante non molto persitente il naso è lievemente maltato poco luppolo erbaceo anche in bocca e leggere beverina
floydian1 (1101) - FNQ, Australia, - APR 5, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Clear yellow beer with a small white head. Subtle aromas of lemons and floral hops. Sweet malt driven bready palate with a light bitterness to the finish. Light bodied and refreshing. Like all Kolsch beers it doesn’t hit you over the head with flavours but it makes a very nice sessionable beer for hot summer evenings.
Davros (2119) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 20, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2009 Very pale sunburnt straw hue with white head that instantly dissipates. Little carbonation and no sediment, resulting in a completely crystal clear appearance.
Mmmm... very lager-y, with 1 dimensional grainy malt. Also the cardboard aroma that seems to be prevalent in beers that use hops extract. A slightly sweet white wine-like character is noticeable upon further inspection. Would have liked more fruit.
Wow - taste is pretty damn refreshing. Sweet bready malt, with very short-lasting bitterness. Slight white wine. Very short duration. Look up ’delicate’ in the dictionary and there’ll be a picture of this beer there.
Very light body, with low carbonation (would have expected more from a kolsch.
Sooooooooo refreshing! Especially considering its 28deg C inside at the moment!
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 10, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty straight forward Kolsh here. Yellow with a small white head. Floral hop aroma. Fizzy, bitter start with a crisp and fruity finish. About as good as the style gets I suppose.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 16, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark yellow colored, cloudy appearance. Little white head. Fruity aroma with some grains and floral hoppy note. Thin to medium bodied, carbonated palate. Flavor is more grainy with mild fruits, aftertaste dries. Slightly watery and carbonated flavor, aroma is ok.
MiP (13912) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at the brewery’s tap in Cologne. Weak chalky aroma. Clear yellow colour. Small stable white head. The flavour is subtle as is to be expected. Good fresh white bread notes. Some slightly sweet light malts. Very well-balanced and, above all, clean. Perhaps a hint of chalk in the finish, which is also good.
harrisoni (14345) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
From Sunner kolsch house in Koln. Least impressive of the 5 kolsches I had over lunchtime. Pale gold, thin lasting white head. Very light in flavour, bit of cream. Bit dusty/stale on aroma, not as fresh as the Fruh or Sion or Pfaffen. Disappears in mouth. NOt very hoppy on end. Little bit of faint sting.
madquacker (1061) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - NOV 27, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sweetish with a flat head and little carbonation. Straw and grain. Pale straw colour. More like a pils than a kolsch (not that i know what a kolsch is). The style seems non discernable to me.
Fin (7911) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle that I picked up from the Dodgi’ Dei’ Cowley Rd, Oxford Nov 2008. Soft golden appearance with white bubbly head. Pleasant tasting beer, very easy drinking, some soft vanilla flavour’s, bit sweet and grainy, maybe should have had a little cooler but very nice all the same.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. A really nice looking beer when poured into a Gaffel bottle. This version says 5.3% abv and I think it’s now available in the USA. Flavor is slightly sour and nicely hopped with a nice breadiness to balance it out. A bit thin bodied but pretty good.