presario (4631) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 5, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Crisp gold with small soft white head. Grain aroma. Rough and heavy handed. Aggressive hops. Smooths out a bit as you drink but comes off clumsy.
bhensonb (11095) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 14, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Bottleworks. Pours pale gold with a foamy 3 finger white head. Light fruity aroma - hint of citrus too. Lightly bready, lightly fruity, citrus seems absent. There’s a clean aspect to this. It’s just lightly bitter. After an NA it’s tasting pretty good. Refreshing.
KnutAlbert (6106) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap in Berlin (Wilhelmstrasse). Fruity, quite refreshing, but this is a style it is hard to get exited about.
Grima (2099) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - DEC 21, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The beer in glass is light yellow and pearly with a lot of CO2. Medium fine and durable flat head.Smells surprisingly hoppy fresh. Starts bitterhoppy, very bitter for a Kölsch. The hops come through well, and in the aftertaste, a light sweet hoppy flavor comes through. The further course is a bit milder, there are good, hoppy aromas. Outstanding good Kölsch, I am surprised!
mile (2994) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 9, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Golden, very small and fully diminishing head. Light malty and sweetish aroma, some caramel and fruitiness. Body is light to medium, malty and sweetish flavor, some caramel, faint hoppyness. Finish is short, malty with some sweetness. Light bodied and sweetish kölsch.
blutt59 (6019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, via trade with koelschtrinker, clear golden pour with thin soapy foam,
aroma is grass and hay, flavor of bitter lemon, touch of fruit, sweet finish
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 26, 2010
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at a random pub in Berlin.
Appearance : Clear yellow with a medium fluffy white head.
Aroma : Adjunct, malt and hops. A bit citrusy.
Taste : Malt, adjunct, notes of honey. Citrusy. Finish crisp and dry with lots of malt. Slightly bitter. Slightly grainy.
Overall : Refreshing but not very interesting. Compared to the great Kolsch I had in Cologne later on the trip, this one was just aweful.
culchiem (2530) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 6, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught. Light honey colour with a flat head. Has the nice oily texture of a Kolsch but the flavour us a bit light.
oh6gdx (20334) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 19, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled (from bierzwerg.de). Golden colour, mediumsized fluffy slightly off-white head. Aroma is wood, fruits, some malts and mild earthy notes as well. Flavour is fruits, wood, some sweet malts as well as mild grassyness. Long quite fruity aftertaste.
Embrouille (2827) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 50cl. Ordered from www.bierzwerg.de. Hints of lemon peel, lime and gooseberries throughout. True to the style. Biscuity pale malt profile, nicely hoppy, fruity and highly drinkable. A good Kölsch.