crossovert (10758) - Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Would not call this a koelsch but it is a light and drinkable golden ale wiht bready and slight hop notes.
adnielsen (10374) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap @ Vintage with nuplastikk. Pours a golden appearance with a white head. Somewhat herbal/grassy, a touch fruity, fairly crisp aroma. Flavor wasn’t quite as good with some corn, bread, honey, and grass. Not the best but not horrible.
deyholla (9717) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled from the tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear gold with a white head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Aroma has notes of earthy grains with just a hint of light grassy notes. Flavor is crisp with grassy hops and grains. Easy to drink.
BVery (9189) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2011
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Tap at the brewpub. Clear yellow pour with a small white head. Grain and mild hop nose. Lighter palate. Corn and grassy taste with light hop.
drowland (7773) - Georgia, USA - OCT 22, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
10/22/11. On tap at the brewpub. Super clear golden pour with a small white head that’s gone fast. Plain grassy, almost soapy aroma with a generic flavor of pale malts and corn chips. This is definitely for the Bud Light crowd.
Ughsmash (7503) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Vintage. Poured clear, bright golden with a dusting of white head. The aroma picked up soft pale and bready notes with touches of honey and floral hops.. well done. The flavor found sweet honey, pale, and bready malts at the core (along with a hint of corn syrup), surrounded by dry, spicy and grassy bitterness.. aiight. Lighter-bodied, dry, and well-carbonated on the palate.. flowed well.. refreshing.
TheAlum (6825) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flight on tap at the brewpub (Madison, WI). Pours a transparent yellow straw hue, no haze, frothy brighter white head atop that laces pretty well, ok thicker ring film. Aromas are crisp cereal grains, bread, touches of earthy hops, grass, and bread yeast. That Pilsner spice. Initial is clean and light bodied, touches of fruit, bread, and cereal grains. Mellow yeasty spice, with light grassy hops, touch of florals. Light sweetness from the cereal grains. Clean and well done, a true sessioner with a touch of lively yeast, light grassy and earthy hops. Fairly clean, finish leaves bread. Ok, a pretty nice lighter fare offering with some good balance, flavors.
Skyview (5453) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 4, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at the Vintage Brewing Company, during their Grand Opening on May 2, 2010. Pours a semi-clear golden pale colored brew with an average size off-white head that quickly dissipates to a white ring. Aroma is slightly fruity with a golden grain malt backbone, floral hops and a touch of honey. Taste is light to medium bodied, flavors of golden grain malt, some herbal spice and noble dry hops. Finish is slightly medicinal, then crisp and a dry balance of fruit and mild bitterness.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 18, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Vintage Brewpub. Straw yellow with a thin white head. Aroma of perfumed malt, grains and mild fruit. Hi carbonation with malt, mild fruit, grains, a spot of corn and a sudsy crisp finish. Just because it’s stuck in my head… “Sister Golden” by Night Ranger lol…Motorin’/It was the worst beer on the flight/But it still was alright/Seven new Vintage beers tonight….
Brigadier (3475) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewpub
This is not a fantastic game changer but for a light summer style kolsch it has everything you want. After so many heady beers I wanted to start out light. This fit the bill perfectly. Anybody that can nail a kolsch really knows what they are doing. Vintage Brewing is definitely on my radar for the future as long as they can keep up this level of excellence.
Aroma / Appearance - Transparent golden body sparkles with life. A white fringe of head decorates the top like a fluffy cloud. Clean, crisp, and simple it has the grainy characteristics of a basic session beer.
Flavor / Palate - Sessionable and easy on the palate this leaves a light impression before it collapses into a fluid memory. The tease of hops is enough to impart flavor but not stick to the throat. I don’t usually get a chance to try many kolsches. This one fares well with any other prime example you can find relatively fresh.