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.
Tmoney99 (13155) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Poured clear golden color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate balanced malt and floral hop aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Soft drinkable beer but good for style.
holdenn (2108) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle. I like the label upgrade, much better than the herman munster green of the old label. Pours a gold yellow with a white head. Light grain hay nose. Earthy light pale malt flavors. A little better than the average kolsch once imported from abroad, but not that great either. I’d pick up another bottle at half the price.
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle, shared by b3shine. Clear light yellow color. Thin whitew head, few loose dots of lace. Interesting hop aroma to this, approaching pilsner-town. Hay, light lemon. Lightly tart sweet taste. Soft, lighter carbonation. A fine kolsch.
Newk (299) - - OCT 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle. Pours a clear yellow color with a small head.
Crisp aromas of crackers, biscuits, grains, and noble hops. Not as higher toned and crisp as I’d like.
Lighter bodied, but not extremely light. Balanced with a somewhat lacking feel and notes of crackers, noble hops, and grains.
Didn’t seem fully like a kolsch. Instead it seemed more like a pilsner. Still, it’s a solid beer that is easy to drink
sherm1016 (1271) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle from Antioch Fine Wine and Spirits. Pours a crystal clear, bright yellow color with a thin white head. Aroma is bready, cereal, corn. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, cereal, just a touch of pine hops, with a light, sweet, malty finish. Very quaffable.
b3shine (7860) - Indiana, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber to taster brought by me to the group tasting. Looks decent; a transparent light gold with white lacing. Smells semi-sweet and doughy. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Not bad, but nothing special.
GranvilleTim (1840) - Granville, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear yellow pour with a white head. The head disappeared quick. Aroma is spicy malt and bread. taste is malt and spicy.
queenholly (3612) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle.Grainy bready malt and dusty hops aroma. Pale gold with a large white head, Sweet grainy malt and hay flavor, Light body.