Theydon_Bois (18692) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2017
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle split at Hackobock Tasting, Islington, thanks to (name withheld) 24/11/16.
Very lightly hazed golden blonde with a decent off white covering.
Nose is light citric peel, grains, straw, bready pang.
Taste comprises toasted grains, wheat, lemon drool, straw, grass, bread dough, pale malts.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Decent enough for style.
madmitch76 (24173) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2017
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
24th November 2016
Grand tasting at Craft Islington with Hackobock. Thanks to Fergus. Almost clear gold beer, tidy pale cream colour head. Palate is soft and semi dry, decent fine carbonation. Fluffy pale malts, some grain showing. Light creamy sweetness and malt tang. Touch of paper. Whisper of dried fruits. Dry finish. No room for error with a Kolsch and this is a bit of a mess.
The_Osprey (7729) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2016
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
November 2015 - Bottle share at CBC Islington. Thanks Fergus! As ’Calicraft Cali Cöast Kölsch’. Amber orange, hazy, still, huge foamy white head. Aroma is apple, straw, wheaty, stewed apple. Body is frothy with tingly carbonation. Taste is thin, some muted apple, thin wishy-washy malts, touch of green banana. Pretty basic stuff. (2.7)
Scopey (14007) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle shared at the Hackobock tasting at Craft Islington. Cheers! It pours hazy golden with a thick, fluffy white head. The aroma is soft, white bread, plenty of sweetness, green vegetables, grain, glue and marker pen. The taste is crisp, dry, white bread, plenty of glue, permanent marker pen, paint, cereal and some sweet apple. Medium body and moderate carbonation. That gluey vibe is really putting me off.
mR_fr0g (11343) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at the Craft beer Co tasting 24/11/2016. A clear pale golden coloured pour with a a lasting white frothy head. Aroma is semi sweet, cereal grains, apple, pale grains. Flavour is composed of semi sweet Base malts, little apple, cereal grains. Palate is crisp grains, highish carbonation. Not bad.
teorn88 (7632) - Rimini, ITALY - DEC 6, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle shared at the Hackobock tasting, Craft Islington. Many thanks to Fergus for this one. It pours a clean golden color with a huge white fluffy head. Aroma is grassy fruity grainy sweet. Taste is also fruity sweet with notes of caramel and melon and starch. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, decent
Leighton (20529) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Fergus. Pours clear yellow-gold with a creamy, pure white head. The nose holds doughy white bread, simple sugars. Light sweet flavour with notes of cereal, biscuit, white sugar, faint bitter hay. Light bodied with average carbonation. Finishes with more cereal, white bread. Enjoyable.
slowrunner77 (11460) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 23, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2017 a style I’m usually not a fan of, but this is a cool, if not traditional, example. A touch fruitier than expected - pear? - with a grainy flavor and nose, and a crisp finish.
Fatehunter (2516) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - SEP 6, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a finger and a half of head on a hazy light straw body.
The aroma is mild fruits.
The taste is mild lemon and grapefruit bitter, a little pear and apple sweetness.
The texture is softer.
loubar (157) - Los Gatos, California, USA - MAY 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle from Whole Foods. Starts with a pleasant, pale bready malt forward taste. Hops add balance, offsetting the crisp grain character and providing some dryness to the finish. Clean, refreshing aftertaste. Well balanced, crisp and super drinkable.