nimbleprop (8082) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 12, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
God bless my friend Nikhil for getting a case of these for his Indian wedding. Golden yellow, frothy white head. Fruit aroma, some citrus. Solid flavor, not very Kolsch like. Fruity and grainy. Slightly watery finish.
jdskinns (220) - South Roxana, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy yellow/gold pour with white pillowy head. Citrus smell mixed with a little soapy smell. Tastes pretty earthy and bitter. I’m not a huge kolsch fan but this is really good. I definitely enjoyed it. Big thanks to KCDoom for the trade extra.
Derek881 (1269) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 4, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I enjoyed a couple bottles of this beer while visiting in San Diego. The aroma had some grain, fruit, yeast and a bit of wheat, but was also quite malty. It had a lighter yellow color with a smaller white head with short retention. Good flavor with a bit of grainy bitterness and some sweeter fruity and malty tones too. A light, softer mouthfeel with good carbonation and an easy finish. The beer tasted great after hiking in the desert!
freekyp (2113) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 18, 2009
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2010 Yellowtail is labelled a pale ale but is actually a Kolsch, as is apparent in its malt character, and floral continental hops. A nice looking beer, it pours a golden yellow as clear as day. Carbonation is very soft. The aroma underwhelms with requisite hop character covered over by a vegetal overtone. Mouthfeel is soft and pillowy buyoed by a light bready malt while the hops are fruity in the beginning and take on a grassy overtone as the glass empties.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle form Doboy. Pale gold with an exploding yellowish white , very foamy, loose head and little lace. Grassy, grainy aroma with some spiciness. LIght body, crisp, fizzy carbonation, leaves the palate clean. Floral honey flavor yields to a peppery bitterness and a bit of a lemony tang. Finish is quite dry. Something that I can’t put my finger on wasn’t quite right with this, aside from the over-carbonation.
junon (430) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JUN 29, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Peculiar colour. A bit of orange and a bit of pink. Nose is extremely tight as all I can manage to pick out is the yeast. Taste is initially more vegetale but transitions into a apricot flavour. You know what at first I was not really excited about this but its growing on me. Light and crisp like a pilsner but is accompanied by customed flavours. Interesting style.
Edit: I knew Ive had this style once before and matter of fact I did. I tried a local brewerys Kolsch of all places. Mehana Humpback Blue!
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pours yellow color with white pillow head. Aroma is grainy. Flavor is the same with astringent grain taste with a dry finish. This is a not a very good beer. And doesn’t really fit the style either.
Ungstrup (36537) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. A dark golden beer with a lazing off-white head. The aroma has notes of sweet matly and caramel as well as light notes of hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and caramel as well as lighter notes of hops, grass, and alcohol, the latter tickling the tongue, leading to a dry bitter finish.
unclemike (3088) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JUN 19, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gold Color with White Head. Some Subtle Sweet Grainy Malt Notes on the Nose. Lightly Creamy and Carbonated Mouthfeel. Sweet Dry Grains, Light Wheat Coming out in the Aftertaste...and Perhaps the Promise of Subtle Fruit Notes. A Very Decent Drinkable Kolsch
smooch (238) - Sylvania, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2009
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good effort, but nothing special from a brewer that is good from what I’ve read. Nothing special. I just don’t have much confidence in the California breweries...just regional snobbery I guess.