keepersj12 (3091) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a cloudy amber, much darker than expected. The aroma is earthy with grain, birch and just a hint of smoke. The flavor has nice earthy taste, some caramel too. Much more body than your average Kolsch, this is dry and refreshing.
faroeviking (10742) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 28, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Botella. Unclear to hazy orange brown colour with an off-white head. Sweet toasty caramel malty grainy yeasty aroma. Ok mouthfeel. sweet toasty caramel yeasty malty grainy flavour with a fair medium bitterness, dry like. Grainy Kölsch.
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home - shared with Mette. Clear dark amber - white head. Chocolate, nutty, dusty cocoa powder, hay, straw, light red berries, light to medium hoppy, ok - but not a classic Kölsch.
RKOhio (9) - Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2012 does not count
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Overall this is a strange beer. Pours a rusty brown color with an off-white head. Aroma of musty lager yeast, raspberry, and crackers. Taste is quite sweet with plenty of iced tea character, prune, and a crackery finish. A little bit of a mineral quality slides in and provides some dryness. Pour carefully, as I found a lot of sediment in several (but not all) bottles.
thornecb (5853) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep hazy amber into a Sam glass. Pancake head with excellent retention recedes to coat surface. Sweet candy corn aromas. Sweet candy corn upfront turning to earthy, bitter pith in the lasting finish.
jkwood04 (5443) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle in a stem glass. Pours copper with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of toasted and caramel malts, plus a good amount of bitter hops. Flavor the same, with some dough. Average texture. A decent beer.
shrubber85 (11266) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Woody malt and alcohol aroma. Cloudy orange-brown with moderate head. Lightly sweet woody malt and alcohol flavor. Not your typical Koelsch.
jcnielsen (3399) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 14, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Sampled with adnielsen at Brad’s house in Minneapolis, MN. Pours a hazy amber color with white head. Darker malty flavors that you don’t expect from a kolsch.
adnielsen (10594) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 14, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ Brad’s house Minneapolis. Pours a hazy, dark orange appearance with a cream colored head. Spicy, grainy, oaty, chex mix, a touch fruity aroma. Tangy, grainy malty, cereal, quite spicy, light blood orange appearance. This wasn’t all that bad but everything about it didn’t seem like a Kolsch.
johnnyoski (445) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - SEP 10, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a murky orange-brown color with a very thin off white head. Aroma: Cider, caramel, and toast. Taste: Heavy malt flavors, with tones of caramel, raisin. Bitter, earthy finish. Slick texture with lively carbonation. Different, but not sure this combination works.