Skyview (5866) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle at Heritage Liquors in Maplewood, MN. Pours a semi-clear orange amber colored brew with a fast dissipating off-white head that leaves behind some spotty lacing. Aroma of multi-gain malt, some floral hops a touch of toffee and light bread dough. Taste is medium to full bodied, more caramel malt presence, some spicy hops and a hint of toffee. Finish is semi-sweet, some Munich and caramel malt aftertaste with a short lived spicy hop finish. Definitely more caramel malt flavor than the kölsch biers I am used to. It is something in between an Altbier and Kölsch. I have see if this type of beer is available somewhere in between Köln and Dusseldorf. By the way, is that an out of focus, Carling’s Black Label beer can at the bottom right hand corner of the label design?
JPDIPSO (6094) - Wauwatosa, USA - MAR 31, 2017
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazed dark copper color with a moderate sized, cream colored head. Aromas of hearty bread, honey, light orange, and fresh cut flowers. Some stale scents of earth and damp grain as well. Quite sweet in the start with wheat and honey. Earthy grain in the middle. Floral hops in the finish. Just doesn’t mesh for me. 5/12
jamaty (2096) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Color miel / té. Espuma contenida. Aroma malteado y a levadura, pero también algo lupulado, cítrico. Buen cuerpo. Supercremosa en boca. Agradable sabor malteado, dulce caramelo, compensado con un tono licórico final que recuerda whisky de barrica… Merece una prueba, aunque se va haciendo dura con los tragos...
Taboada (1147) - Compostela (Galiza), - OCT 28, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle tasted on the 27/10/2014. Dark hazy orange colour with a minimal white head. Aroma of malts, fruit and caramel. Taste is sweet at the begining with citrus fruits, caramel and sugar. Aftertaste is no intense and has no rock and roll. The label is horrible. Next one please!
Dogbrick (12596) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear copper color with a medium thick off-white head that recedes gradually. Patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma of malt, caramel and hops. Light-bodied with flavors of grainy malt, toffee and earthy hops. The finish is mildly bitter with a hoppy and fruity aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.
angel77 (3105) - oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 13, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Botella de 33 cl de cervezalandia. 13-03-2014. En el momento. Color anaranjado bastante oscuro y turbio. Aromas dulces y bastante maltosos. Cuerpo medio con 5.5 vol fácil de beber. Sabores maltosos y algo dulces, ligeramente amargos al final. Sin mucho interés ni grandes sobresaltos.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This "Polish Style Kolsch Ale" seemed more like an Altbier to me, but I won’t quibble because it was enjoyable. It had a light brownish amber body with a modest creamy head and some slippery lace. The aroma had woody dry malt and toast. It tasted of crisp toast with a dry earthy bitterness and a touch of wood. Simple yet tasty.
weark (756) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - FEB 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Erzbierschof / Dark amber color, small off-white head / Aroma is malty, bread, caramalt, hints of citrusy hops / Flavor is malty, caramel, green tea / Medium body, soft carbonation, sweet, low bitterness, sweet caramel finish / really good but a little bit too sweet
Beerman6686 (6592) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This one poured a lighter blonde color with a white head. Aroma was of grass, pale grain, sugar, and glue. Flavor was similar, almost butterscotchy, light grassy hops and stale pale malt.
Lowenbrau (3984) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle @Lúpulo Feroz, Oviedo. Malty, caramel and fruity aromas. Pours hazy amber with little vanishing off-white head, no lacing. Medium body, oily-silky texture, average to soft carbonation. Taste is fruity, caramel, sweet. Sticky palate. Quite nice and enjoyable, but nothing to do with a kölsch.
Nuffield (4130) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This isn’t awe-inspiring but it isn’t bad either. Pours dark amber/wooden without much head. Multiple flavor dimensions, suggesting caramel and then some raisin, bread, and grass. Obviously Germanic hopping. A touch of sweetness, some richness and more warmth than expected from 5.5% alcohol. Interesting anyway. Bottle.