jb (3111) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 20, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Tap and Mallet Goose Island versus Founders event. Yup, its a Kolsch, one of the most unexciting styles on earth, and the Germans at their lowest. Gold, clear. Grassy nose. Mild German hops in the palate. Clean, boring.
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 30, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at Founders Brewery. Clear straw yellow with a thin white crown. Aroma is faint and pale with light coriander and malt. Taste is mildly sweet with pale malts and all too reminiscent of the pale fizzy yellow stuff. Didn’t care for this one.
kjc51478 (441) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz Draught from Taproom. Appearance is clear, golden color with little, off-white head. Aroma is grainy malts and grass. Taste is similar with flavors of grains, is unit, and mild grassy hops. Palate is light-bodied, smooth texture, average carbonation, and a sweet finish. Not quite comparable to the original Cologne variety - missing some of the crispness - but a reasonable facsimile.
solidfunk (8304) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 19, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A little better than the solid gold. Pours with medium lacing - also solid gold. Has some of the more odd ball pronounced malt consistent with style but nothing mind blowing. Crisp leave, some sweetness. Tap at brewpub.
Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Founders last weekend. Light grain with a fairly pronounced lemon character. Very dry. Quite drinkable, but nothing too exciting.
Silphium (3193) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Founders. This was pretty disappointing overall. Clear straw body, thin off-white head. Served too cold to detect much aroma, but I did pick up on some grassy hops. Flavor is lightly sweet, biscuity, and grassy, hinting at corn sugars. Tight carbonation. Overall there just isn’t much going on here.