BlackWarrior (203) - Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear straw gold with a small white head. Some nice lacing on the glass. Subtle flower, grain & fruit aromas. Appropriate for the style, some malts come through as well. Light bodied and easy-drinking w/ avg carb leaving a crisp mouthfeel. A little dry for a kolsch, but that’s nit-picking. Flavors are grains, lemongrass, malt, floral/herbal hops in the middle and some astringent bitterness in the finish. Overall an excellent summer beer, but a little bitter for a kolsch.
Doofgoblin (512) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - NOV 15, 2016
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is kind of a fail for me... It’s really lacking some of the nice malty toasty character and that distinct lager/ale character that’s so good about a kolsch. It really just tastes like a weird lager. Oh well, can’t all be exceptional.
HourGlass13 (734) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 7, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours up a fizzy yellow color with a fine white head. Medium lacing on the glass as it dissipated. Aroma is yeasty with a slight fruitiness to it. The taste is malty and slightly fruity mid palate followed nicely by mild hops. Light bodied, crisp with traditional lushness of a Kolsch. Easily drinkable, refreshing.
chinchill (4627) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle dated July 2011 (production date). -- (from 2011 notes)
pours a hazy yellow straw color with a small, fragile white head. Some sediment was left on the bottom of the bottle; a portion of this was added mid-tasting.
The aroma is faint but pleasant, featuring pale malt with a hint of floral hops. ... yes, there is more than a trace of hops here, leaving a reported IBU of 20. The flavor largely follows the aroma. However, this is very mildly bitter although it smells a bit sweet. Also, a lightly baked biscuit flavor and a hint of citrus come out in the taste.
M - light bodied; semi-dry finish
O - as expected for style, this is not very flavorful or aromatic. This Kolsch is well-balanced and easily recommended if you like this style. It is refreshing and thirst quenching.
rolfc81 (145) - - AUG 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
First sip was just okay, but it grew on me the more I drank. Solid local beer........
j12601 (9891) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Soft musk and light grain on the nose. Medium bodied, grain with a light crackery wheat note. Soft musk and a touch of grain into the finish. Easy drinking with crackers and grain.
rdixon77 (2508) - Georgia, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Old rating. Pretty standard kolsch. A little thin and grainy, nothing outstanding but not horrible either.
ads135 (4343) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 30, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Picked this up in Asheville, NC on my way to ASEH in DC in 2015. Decent Kolsch, though not as sweet and floral as I typically like. The aroma is a bit too understated, I think with a slightly stale aftertaste.
terefere (393) - Durham, USA - NOV 13, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours yellow, hazy, small head. Aroma: faint aroma of corn, aluminium, earthy notes, grain. Taste: butterscotch, grain, corn, straw.
jgb9348 (5986) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Crisp golden and very light amber coloured body with a soapy white head, about a centimetre tall. Aroma of malt, grass, grain and a hint of perfume - not much going on in the nose. Light-bodied; Sharp metallic flavour at first with hints of grass and hay and a little twang of medicine and pungent bitterness and only a touch of hops to try to balance out the malt and astringent bitterness. Aftertaste shows nothing new and no depth with just the pungent alcohol and astringency coming through and nothing in reserve. Overall, a decent beer at best, but too much astringency, too many harsh flavours and not enough body or depth to make this good, even for the style. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in Cary, North Carolina on 02-August-2014 for US$1,99 sampled at home in Washington on 20-August-2014.
Bacterial (2931) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 2, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber pour with just a little head. Slight white lacing. Slightly bitter, fairly watery, easy to drink but very little character, just not much going on.