cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
orange color, aroma of tropical/citrus fruits, bread, flavors are pretty much the same. nothing special
jmgreenuk (8672) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - FEB 25, 2017
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at the Hair of the Dog, Phrom Phong Ballast Point tap takeover. Poured a clear light amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is grainy malt, cardboard, light fruit. The flavour is light bitter light sweet with a light watery light fruit light hop bitter palate. Medium to light bodied with average carbonation. Kinda light all round really and a little bland.
gyllenbock (8623) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2017
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from a 7Eleven in San Diego. Clear golden with a medium white head. Quite sweet with malt, grass, some perfume and light hops. The body was on the light side. Soft and easy to drink.
dfinney23 (3082) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2017
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Kölsch? I’m sure the original "pale ale" name was leaving hop heads disappointed but this is no Kölsch either. Crisp but that’s about it.
anstei (1718) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JAN 31, 2017
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear golden, no head. Aroma is strong pale malts, sweet, yet totally unlike a real Kölsch. Body is medium, with a soft but crisp carbonation, a bit oily on the tongue. Light bitterness, little sweetness. Palate lingers with some sweetness. Nothing off, but not much reminiscence of a Kölsch.
koleminer20 (3213) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2017
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle. Man this isn’t good. The pour is a darker golden orange with a thick white head that leaves a bit of lace as it falls. This is nothing like you’d expect from a kölsch. It’s way too dark. The aroma is metallic and malty. There is a light yeast, but this is not clean or crisp. It’s got a little bit of a sweet caramel to it as well, which I’m not a fan of. The flavor is much of the same. The heavy malt and light sweet yeast don’t match up when you’re wanting in a kölsch. The mouth feel is definitely thicker and heavier than it should be with a softer carbonation and a lingering metallic malty sweetness. This isn’t good at all.
SlimHabib (452) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - JAN 19, 2017
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle pour. Clear golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is corn and banana. Medium body. Light sweet with a small bitter finish.
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HopsGuru6 (13) - - JAN 1, 2017
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A crisp but bitter and a tad sour Kolsch style beer. It is one of my least favorite Ballast Point beers.
PugUglyBrewer (432) - - DEC 28, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale golden color with a white soapy head of foam. Aromas and flavors consisted of sweet cereal, delicate florals, light lemon tang, subtle banana and spicy hops.
Panzerfaust (845) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - NOV 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle from Beervana. Santiago, November 2016. Pours a clear golden color with a big white frothy head that diminishes quickly but leaves a nice film. Aroma is well balanced with floral and perfumey hops very clear right away. Grainy and bready malts as backbone, fruity touches, mostly of melon and a hint of banana. A bit spicy. Interesting as an alternative to Belgian Witbiers. Taste is mellow, quite neutral with mild fruity and spicy flavors. Cereal and bready notes dominate. Interesting. Very refreshing, lager like. A bit watery, but that’s OK. Medium carbonation. Very nice twist on a Kölsch. I would gladly have this in my fridge as a Session beer.
bth122 (1544) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from bottle. Full frothy head. Cloudy orange tan color. Light fruits, light hops. Lively carbonation. Light body. It's decent. Some spice. Musk.
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