notalush (5856) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Lightly hazy gold - nose has some lightly peppery hops and mild grain, but mostly smells yeasty and moderately sour - seems like an infection setting in - the flavor confirms this - lightly tangy and moderately acidic up front - certainy tastes like the early stages of an infection - the middle is nice, with some crisp grains and a slight hop bite - the finish is mostly sourish yeastiness, though - I was looking forward to a nice, crisp kolsch, but got this infected POS instead - thanks, Captain Lawrence.
EricTeusink (700) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 5, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Let’s be honest. I hate Kölsch. The style seems to be predicated on skunky lager. Pours pale yellow with a white head. Scent is all cheap grain. Weird slightly sweet flavor. Carbonation masks the terribleness. Ugh. Good for style..........I guess. Bottle - Whole Foods Market Bowery - New York, NY
Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of dough and shandy. Hazy yellow color, moderate effervescence. Heavy on the sweetness, but in a balanced way. Crisp body, otherwise very light and quaffable, though strong kolsch wise anyway. Well put together product, as good as the Koln natives.
TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from BlackIPA. Thanks again for the impromptu box if CL rates, Shawn. Pours a nice mellow hazed golden hue, some good glow, lively carbonation with some darker gold and gentle orange hue. Lighter bottom and edges, golden harvest, with a frothy bright white head, dies to a mellow ring and laces small. Aromas are grainy and bready, straw and grass meet some bread yeast, dough with some apple, gentle fruit. More grainy and cereal, a gentle sweetness and spiciness hits the nose. A fleck of lemon, fruit, and more bready malts, spicy yeast and mellow earthy hops. Not bad. Initial is lighter end of the fold, some spritzy carbonation, dry grainy malts hit the palate. A touch spicy, effervescent. Touch of soap, grass. The middle quickly moves into the fruity element, gentle apple and pear, a bit fruity with faint citrus. It’s not overbearing, the lemon, pear give some life. Backend gets grainy again, so as not to stay sweet for too long. Grainy, bready, and straw. Some spicy yeast and the earthy hop element come back into the fold. A bit of sweetness, fruit, gentle bitterness tag along and linger into the finish. It’s simple but pretty enjoyable. Pretty damn good beer for style, sessionability, and nice flow through the elements. Tis the season for more beers like this (and the Hoppy Wheat I had previously).
kbutler1 (1379) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a lightly hazed straw color with a fluffy white head. Very clean aroma with only a light fruit note. Oddly enough it kinda smells like Pez candy. Medium mouthfeel. Sweet, some fruit flavors and a little bitterness. No alcohol notes at all.
MacBoost (1877) - Victor, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Well, hells bells, if it isn’t Captain Lawrence with another home run. After initially being quite disappointed with their Limone Luppolo AND Liquid Gold, this one along with the other one I just had, Sun Block, are awesome.
Pours a clear straw color with a white head that leaves lacing. Aromas of noble type hops, some must. Pretty great tasting... Clean lager feel with a small hop bite and a very round finish. Pretty outstanding for the style.
ineedbeer (2132) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is light and grainy with some faint bread notes. Hop aroma is minimal No diacetyl and esters are faint.
Pours a fairly cloudy pale yellow with a thick pillowy white head that recedes fairly quickly to a thin film. Medium low lacing and very small legs.
Flavor is not as nice as it could be. Some graininess but that quickly fades to bitterness and some grassy hop flavors. Low but noticeable esters and some astringent graininess in the finish.
Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with medium carbonation. Astringency is medium and alcohol warmth is low.
Overall an alright beer, but not really a kolsch. The bitterness doesn't go well with the malt notes and everything is a bit muddled and astringent.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
DiarmaidBHK (4657) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at tap room. Pours golden with a thin white head that leaves a bit of lacing. Nice light, thin mouthfeel. Feels a bit effervescent. A bit of fruitiness on the tongue. Finishes clean. Hard style to pull off but this is good one.
pinkie (470) - New York, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy lemon yellow with champagne effervescence. Frothy white head that fell fast but left a thin ring and cap. Soapy wet lace. Nose is biscuit and cracker. Fabulous malt. A little hop breath of orange and citrus overall. Malt opens up with a touch of caramel. Taste is clean, crisp malt. Grain and plenty of cracker with just a hint of caramel sweetness. Hops whisper from the wings- earthy, floral and lightly fruity with some lemon. Mouthfeel is rich not sweet and perfectly delectable. Washes over the palate dry with just a bit of oil to make you smack your lips and want some more. Excellent kolsch. Simple and refreshing.
Arayaga2 (2188) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light, clear gold with lots of bubbles and a thin white head. Aroma is pretty standard "beer" in terms of malt component, but has some additional vanilla and light fruity sweet notes. Taste is the same, but with a lasting biscuity malt flavor that endures beyond the relatively high initial bitterness. $2/12oz