BMan1113VR (7904) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 22, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle with a best before December 2012. Crystal clear pale yellow hued body with a smallish sized white head. Some retention. Sulfury and slightly light struck aroma with medium DMS. Sweet and bready malt once you get past the vegital notes. Medium herbal, earthy, noble like hops. A hint of ester and light body odor (go figure on that one). Flavors are strongly DMS, sweet, stewed vegetables, light cardboard, sweat, and light herbal hops. A bit sharp. Medium bitter, dry. Fuller carbonation, light body. Worse than expected.
Niko100 (2283) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light straw/gold color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of malt, floral, & hay/grain, & floral; Flavor of slight sweet malt, yeast, hops, some cereal/grain, and light citrus; Crisp finish; Decent stuff.
SimplySike (1180) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2015 33cl. Bottle.
Pours clear yellow with white head.
Aroma grass, bread, hay.
Taste crisp bitter, malty sweets.
alex_leit (643) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUL 13, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 50 cl. Pale golden color with good white foam. Aroma: malt, grassy hops and a little fruity. Taste: light, a little watery, soft hop and malt, very drinkable.
DYCSoccer17 (3498) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 18, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
500mL bottle purchased at Bottle Barn in Santa Rosa. Best by May 2015, so it’s probably 6 months old. Aroma has some metallic, sweet, corny DMS notes. There is a light mineral quality present. Hops might be grassy, but very faint. Transparent pale yellow body with a medium, very rapidly dissipating white head present, Starts with some biscuit malt sweetness, before some DMS corn comes through in the middle. Finishes with a little minerality. Meh.
ordybill (695) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAY 2, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 500 ML bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Big malt and fruit smell.
Appearance- Pours a crystal clear gold color with a thick white head.
Taste- Malt and bread flavor with spices and hops, real good combo.
Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation.
Overall- A real good beer, definitely give it a try.
FatPhil (10992) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 27, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle (motorway service station between Dusseldorf and Olpe)
Has the same pale lagery aroma that previous kolsches have had, but this has way more fruity esters. Ditto in the taste. Palate a little thin, carbonation high. Finish bready, estery, some slightly extracty hops. Yup, this is a style that’s best fresh and close to the source.
Nocturne (1203) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg at Piccadilly Tap, Manchester. Clear golden shade. Patches of white head atop. Aroma and taste consist of lemon, honey and breadiness. There is however a slight chemical note which detracts from both. Decent enough even if I’m not a huge fan of this style.
AndyReynolds (1068) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Bready aroma with some floral notes. On the palate it is sweet, but I pick up cardboard (slightly oxidized).
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It’s been a while since I’ve had a Kölsch, and I hope I can find it on the site. The very stylized calligraphy on the bottle makes it difficult to tell if the first letter is a Z or a J and the fourth letter may be an F or an S. Anywhat - Nice pour, a clear golden yellow body with a creamy white head. The aroma is light grasses over a softly sweet graininess, which pretty much describes the flavor as well. Light and refreshing, this would be dandy to drink in much warmer weather than what I’m experiencing now.
solidfunk (5470) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 28, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Decent drinkability and light German hops. Pours golden with OK head and lacing. Finishes with a touch of hops and some sweet malt. Easy drankin. Bottle I bought to drink with non craft beer enthusiasts.