Carlisle (619) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Some subtle grassiness in the nose. Grassy malt upfront with some hop bitterness in the finish.
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Tognetta (803) - Săo Paulo, BRAZIL - AUG 7, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Laranja escura de leve turbidez, espuma amarelada de média formaçăo e persistęncia. Aroma leve de malte, cereais, leve dulçor caramelo. Paladar mantém as impressőes do aroma de cereais, um amargor lupulado bem marginal. Corpo leve carbonataçăo média. Uma cerveja bem básica, sem destaques, mas com boa drinkability.
floydslip (367) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 29, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear gold beer with a thick foamy white head of varying sized bubbles. Nose of lemon, musky hops, and dough. Flavor is fairly generic with a base of corn syrupy sweetness overlaid with wet cardboard pilsener-like hops. Decent on a hot day, but I expect more from this brewery.
spittle8 (136) - California, USA - JUL 24, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bottle, San Diego. Very refreshing and pleasant cold. A great summer beer, not pretentious or ridiculous.
Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured medium gold, nice head. Aroma of pale malts and floral hops. Flavor matched, honey accented malts over floral hops. Crisp, bitter finish. A bit more hoppy and bitter than a traditional Kolsch IMO, which is OK. Nice beer.
ryanscourt (1381) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
easy drinking; not too hoppy. not too flavorful. clear in color. had from the bottle. hoppy early then flat at the end.
Beerowulf (97) - , Indiana, USA - JUL 10, 2016
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle poured into Kolsch glass. Little aroma. Slight line notes. Medium carbonation. Slight but enjoyable aftertaste. A good rep of the style of which I’m not a fan. Good to have after mowing the lawn but otherwise unremarkable.
SPDickerman (1219) - Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear golden yellow with a small white foam. Smells lightly sweet and lightly hoppy. Taste is light fruity with a subtle bitterness. Light-bodied with a wet texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Ballast Point California Kölsch (Pale Ale) finishes with a smooth crispness.
MetalNHopHead (1654) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUL 9, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
It’s a bit odd that California Kolsch (or Yellowtail Pale Ale, as it was previously called), is Ballast Point’s flagship beer. The brewery has become strongly associated with its hoppy beers, so a light-bodied, clean German-style Lager seems like an unusual place to start. Still, it clearly worked out, didn’t it? California Kolsch pours a little darker than the usual golden-pale color. Yeast aromas and subtle herbal hops. Tastes like bread and finishes with grassy hop bitterness. Very smooth, easy-going feel. A nice one for the summertime.
HuskerTan (1846) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - JUL 7, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A- Malty, sweet grains,
A- Amber color, clear liquid, white head.
T- Bubble gum, lemon zest, caramel, malty.
P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, malty finish.
O- Kolsch, Pale Ale, whatever it is, it’s a special beer. Not necessarily amazing, but very drinkable. A bit of bubble gum yeast in the flavor and lots of caramel malts. Not bad at all.