ewestern (254) - Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Light copper colored beer poured with a thick white head. Plenty of bubbles. They described this fairly well, hoppier than your normal Kolsch, but this beer is unassuming and boring. Not much flavor, but a medium grassy finish with a medium bitterness. Goes down easy though and is refreshing. Leaves nice lacing. More flavor pokes through as it warms, citrus and maybe just a hint of honey.
zdk (1805) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle: pours clear yellow with frothy white head. Aroma is basic grainy lager, with a touch of mineral dryness and yeast funk. The body is very good. Cool, crystal and caramel malts and a nice mellow body, with a light spicey rye and great floral notes from the hops. Meadowy with a tough of savory spice with a nice piney note into the finish. Solid Kolsch (or at least as good as an american brewery is gonna get).
Dogbrick (7099) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the long sought-after Ohio Brewers Collaboration sampler. The beer is a clear yellow-gold color with a medium white head that diminishes quickly to an outer ring. Partial rings of lacing. Aroma of sweet malt and lightly spiced hops. Medium, clean body with flavors of mild hops, rye malt and fruit. The finish is mildly hoppy with a short malt aftertaste. Decent overall.
JaBier (4415) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Dogbrick. Clear yellow pour with a medium white head. Malty and light nose with crisp hops and a slight hint of rye. Creamy malt flavor with crisp hops and a bit of rye malt on the back end.
superspak (2117) - Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours slightly hazy bright amber color with a fairly foamy 2 finger white head with great retention that reduces to a lacing cap. Some decent lacing on the glass. Aromas of rye, citrus, and spices with a bit of caramel. Some nice and balanced aromas, but a tad weak. Taste of caramel, citrus, rye, and spiciness. Mostly sweetness on the front, with a fairly strong bitterness on the finish that lingers with citrus and rye flavors. A nice balance of flavors as well, and a good amount of flavor. Medium-light bodied with medium carbonation. Very crisp and drinkable brew. Overall, a very nice beer with good flavor and mouthfeel. Good stuff, I have never had a Kolsch before, but this is quite tasty.