felsenpils (110) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 21, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is the real deal, a perfect Kölsch. Bright golden color, thick white head, great foam retention, that true Kölsch aroma, full dry taste. For those of you who have never been to the city of Cologne, this is their beer style and Sünner still uses open fermenters to produce a fantastic beer. Do not rate this beer if you are unfamiliar with the style! This beer style is very unique and its nuances take a long time to discern. That wonderful Kölsch aroma from their proprietary yeast strain is unbeatable. A very delicate beer which deserves more recognition outside of Germany.
doboy (420) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2009
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle courtesy of the one and only Drbayern. I like Kolsch. Good Kolsch. Sunner is good Kolsch. The aroma is fresh and clean, not overwhelming. It pours a light yellow, clear and clean. Great effervescence. A nice white head of very fine lace. Taste of malt and hops is mild as it enters the mouth, and gentle as it rolls back for a mild bittering. Deserves a better precentile rating. Did I mention that I like Sunner Kolsch, a really good Kolsch drinker’s Kolsch!!!!
heemer77 (5100) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 21, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bright straw yellow body with a light eggshell white head. The nose was doughy with some peanuts and a little bit of hay. The taste has some bitter bread crust with notes of tobacco and leather. There is also some apple core. Overall, a little bit light, but certainly interesting and a pleasure with a little bit of musk. I am fairly impressed. Bright, fresh and lively, this is delicious. This is what light beers should aspire to become in the US.
kidmartinek (3654) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very balanced pilsener color with a white head that lasts a lng time. Carbonation is on display in the apprpriate quantity. Very grassy aroma. Crisp refreshing full filtered hop flavor. Abslutely delicious. Great lace. Crisp bite. Not filling. Tasty finish. Have a sunny day!
omhper (19376) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Sünner im Wahlfisch, Köln. Clear pale golden, fair sized airy head. Spic grassy hoppy nose. Dryish and well rounded, fairly light bodied with dense yet soft mouthfeel. Refreshing lightly salty finish. Really good kölsch!
leah2974 (445) - Georgia, USA - APR 16, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Ale Yeah! in Decatur, GA. Light gold, somewhat floral. Balanced and easy.
CupcakeDani (1) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 22, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A great beer for salads. Cool and crisp, easy to drink. Nice light wheat color.
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ReggieDunlap (3071) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear light gold with a medium white head. Aroma has light refreshing lemony citrus and just a touch of grassy spice. Flavor follows suit...notable refreshing lemon/lemongrass notes...almost like hard lemon candy but not too sweet. Mouthfeel is medium with a silky/creamy mouthfeel and has a dry lemongrass finish. Awesome and refreshing kolsch.
Beerbo (20) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - AUG 24, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[500ml bottle I bought in the back room at Gomers. I’d never seen this beer before, but liking Kolsch quite a bit and this being an authentic one, I took a chance and got a 4-pack at a discount. Gold with a moderate white head, very fizzy - Pours a medium, lasting white head, with some lacing, over a very slightly hazy yellow body....nose is very light cereal, with hints of pear, apple....taste is light malts, hints of sweetness, with hints of pear, apple, leading to a dry lightly bitter finish....mouth feel light of medium, carbonation low adding a nice buzz on the tongue. This meets this light, delicate, but complex style quite well, and is light and refreshing. This is the best authentic kolsch i have ever had (it’s the only one too, but I’ve had a few American ones). I’d have to say it’s the best one I’ve had so far, but not by much. Pale ales, IPAs, and doulble IPAs are so prevalent in the U.S. that the Kolsch style is very refreshing, especially in summertime. I found it to be true to what Sunner says on the label "It is clear, pale straw colour in appearance,. The taste is refreshing, gently fruity, slightly sweet with a crisp dry finish.: Try it, it’s good stuff.
P.S. To those who have rated it way under 3 points, either you got a very bad bottle or you have no appreciation for a fine beer. (That’s the mild version of what I was going to say.. I’f I’d done this review after having more than one, I guarantee you the wording would have been much more damning. Haha). Cheers!.
superspak (2602) - Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle into pint glass, 5/2012 date notched on the back. Pours slightly hazy golden straw color with a nice 1-2 finger dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big lemon, pear, apple, cracker, floral, grass, bread, and light earthy hop spiciness. Damn nice aromas with good balance, strength, and complexity. Taste of lemon, apple, pear, cracker, white bread, floral, grass, light pepper, and light hop earthiness. Lingering notes of light fruits, bread, floral, grass, light pepper, and earthiness on the finish for a bit. Very nice balance of bready malt and fruity esters; with zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Very clean tasting. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and fairly crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Kolsch style. Very nice balance of flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable and easy drinking offering as expected.