DoublEE (782) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Starts off with a mix of chewy pale malt and some mild grassy hop bite giving way to hints of very light spice, some dulled fruit and a bit of light sweetness. Finish has some chewiness to it but it doesn’t linger for very long. Another easy drinking Kölsch from the scratch series.
orangesol (987) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Finally getting around to this one. Thanks to spoolinvw for grabbing me a growler so I wouldn’t miss it while I was gone.
A - Pours clear golden yellow with a dense one and a half finger tall white head leaving spotty trails of lace down most of the glass.
S - Smells of light fruitiness, bready pale malt, very light spice and a touch of grassy hops. Nothing too crazy but everything you would expect from the style. Very similar nose to the last scratch Kölsch.
T - Starts off with a mix of chewy pale malt and some mild grassy hop bite giving way to hints of very light spice, some dulled fruit and a bit of light sweetness. Finish has some chewiness to it but it doesn’t linger for very long. Another easy drinking Kölsch from the scratch series.
M - Light body with moderate carbonation. Clean, crisp feel with some lingering breadiness at the end of each sip.
O - I must admit I let this growler sit for a little longer than I should have so take it with a grain of salt. Anyway, it is still pretty solid. It is strikingly similar to the last scratch Kölsch. I had no problem finishing the 1L growler in no time flat.
kramer (5912) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler. Pours a slightly hazy dark gold body under a one inch frothy white head that had pretty nice retention. A little bit of sticky lacing. The nose is bready and doughy pale malt with a light floral hoppiness. A light touch of fruitiness from the yeast. The flavor is pretty nice, very soft maltiness with a minimal touch of lightly bitter hops. Finishes with some lingering fruitiness and some floral notes. Light bodied with a soft easy drinking mouthfeel, nice soft light carbonation. Pretty nice attempt at a style that usually doesn’t come off as all that exciting. Makes for a nice growler sized drinking session.