StefanSD (2109) - Lakeside, California, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 ml bottle courtesy of elkhunter36. Thanks John. Pours a clear light gold color with a very small white head that soon vanishes. The aroma is mild with traces of citrus, grass and hay. The flavor is spicy-sweet with cereal grains, lemons, hay and spicy(white peppercorns?) hops. The palate is light and crisp with medium carbonation. Finishes long with lingering grains. Overall: Not bad for an american Kolsch, but I kinda expect a bit more from this brewery.
emacgee (4000) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 9, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Thanks a ton bauermj for this one. Pours a really nice and effervescent straw yellow with two fingers of crackling white head and a storm of carbonation. Absolutely wonderful beer, grassy and bready notes pair wonderfully with just a touch of wet hay and fruity notes from the yeast. A very light malt sweetness pairs well with a touch of citrus rind and spicy hop character. Light body with the perfect citrus rind bitterness on the finish. Man, I loved this.
jredmond (5292) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Vin shared at Franks, Oct 2012. Pours a clear, straw yellow body with nice frothy white head and some lacing. Aroma is wheat, citrus, grass and wheaty malts. Mouthfeel is medium to thin with notes of grassy hops, light floral tones, citrus, wheat and german malts.
ICEatALAMO (922) - Troy, Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle. Super light color, almost looks like a typical light beer. The aroma has some citrus in it. The taste is just like I would expect from this style. Nothing special, a very so-so beer. Makes me say meh. Easy to drink which is good I guess.
jcr (2198) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Yellow, light gold body. Fizzy, white head. Aroma of toasted grain, grass, straw, plant. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Clean malts, no trace of huskiness. Taste of grass, straw. Some lingering bitterness. Malts are most prominent and not the bitterness expected in a Kolsch and especially from Three Floyds. Still, this is a clean, crisp beer and easy drinking.
PhillyCraft (3165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Scott shared with some friends. Pours a clear yellow color with large fluffy head and nice streaks of lacing. Notes of citrus, belgian yeast, german malts, orange peel, bread, and some grassy flavors. Nice change of pace from the hop bombs we were drinking. Good but this style always seems thin and somewhat bland to me.
Hammy78 (732) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From bomber. Pours an almost clear, true amber with a lot of carbonation, white head that really dies down. Nose is quite grainy, sweet a little bit of fruit. Tastes a little bitter, not my favorite flavor.
kaser (2604) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the bottle. Pours yellowish and cloudy. Crisp clean and easy drinkin. Good for this style of beer
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Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bomber served in a pilsner glass.
A: Pours a clear gold color with a pure white head forming on the pour. Recedes quickly to a thin film. Pretty standard.
S: Pretty typical kolsch smell. Light pale malts, some mineral qualities with a light grassy hop note. Sweet, lagery yeast as well.
T: Pretty much lines up with the nose. Pale malt sweetness, some slightly ester yeast component. A grassy hop profile is somewhat assertive here, but the malty sweetness really brings it home on the finish.
M: Light bodied with a medium high carbonation level. Has a malty sweet finish with a high drinkability.
O: Pretty solid flavor profile for a kolsch and it had a little more hop bite than normal which is on par with FFF. It’s a little too cold in Chicago now for this guy, but on a hat summer day this would be great. Seasonal summer six packs would be good.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-06-2012
hopslammer (30) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - OCT 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Now I’m not all too familiar with what a Kolsch or Kolsch style is supposed to taste like, but this isn’t a bad beer. It looks magical. The way the bubbles effervesce the liquid gold. This is probably the closest I’ve seen a craft beer get to the MCB coloration BUT it strays far from the flavoring path. This is a hard beer to describe the flavor. The aroma is kind of fruity, but rather subdued. I detect no hop flavor and no dubious sweetness so I can infer that this is a balanced beer with no side of the spectrum being tipped. Not my favorite, but certainly worth trying once or twice.