NielsenRatings (8124) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Town Hall. Pours a clear yellow appearance with a white head. Somewhat grainy, herbal, straw, fairly dry aroma. A touch fruity, quite flavorful, grassy, grainy, herbal, slightly soapy flavor. Solid Kölsch.
BVery (5447) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at the brewpub. Clear pale gold pour with a spotty white head. Light fruit and malt. Lighter body. Okay.
nickd717 (3400) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bug dope? Ok sure. This brewski has a yellowish golden color with a small white head. Grassy and crisp on the aroma with a touch of pale malt. Very dry and grassy flavor with notes of lemon and hay. Medium-light body with an appropriate carbonation level. Solid for the style.
kidmartinek (3220) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Typical cloudy golden, yellow, with a pure as white snow head. There are enough bubbles in this beer to keep you happy. Very crisp, and refreshing aroma. Earthen aroma. Flavor is delicate and precise. Tastes a little like lemon grass. A really good Cologne beer. Wear this one in germany. A little sweet and fizzy on the finish.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 14, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the brewpub. Very clear light golden body, bubbly. Smooth, fresh malty-grassy aroma, light caramel and lemon-lime soda character on the tongue. Smooth, light body but not insipid.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yellow/Gold Coloring. Some Wheat... Have to agree with Badgerben on the hay comment... pretty smooth.
badgerben (4354) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yellow color with no head. Aroma of hay. Slighty malty with some yeast/wheat. A tad sweet. Very clean taste.
JK (4244) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2004
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I think you guys are scoring a little high on this one. Not much aroma, what was there is malt. Gold, no head, very clean looking. Good flavor; malt again, surprisingly sweet. Smooth and easy to drink. One of the better recent efforts from Town Hall.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 21, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear glowing straw gold color, small based whitish firm cap, minimal spotty lacing.
Aroma is quite nice, dullish sweet malt and pale malt, a touch candish, not all that strong, but very nice to take in, clean, mild, fresh, fruity, with a baked honey wheat bread quality.
Taste is just as nice as the smell would leave you to believe, very well handled malt profile, dullish, mild sweetness that brings in fresh bread dough; slick and chewy in some regards. Honeyish and candy-like without the sugars. Very inticing little flavor nuances located throughout. Touches of hops delicately breach the finishing area with calm grassy/floral notes. Its effortless smoothness and easy taste just begs to be drank.
Easy going, creamy smooth feel, lightly carbonated with a certain textured give in areas. Solid medium body and quite quaffable.
BitterPoet (57) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 14, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I haven’t had Koelsch in a very long time. I spent a year in Bonn (good neighbor to Cologne, home of Koelsch) and drank more Altbier than anything else. I say this to say that my rating is not based on comparison to the style. Beyond that, this is one well made beer. The appearance is Grain Belt, but looks are definitely deceiving! The nose whispers vegetables and soft semi-sweetness. The taste supports this verbatim. Crisp, and CLEAN, the vegetal elements are softened by the memory of sweetness. The growler is holding up nicely. Try this, another Town Hall success story.