TheAlum (7041) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
16.9 oz bottle from Sam’s Wine (South Loop, Chicago, IL). Poured a fairly transparent golden hue with a substantial bright white head that dissipates at a moderate rate. Aromas are slightly skunky grain and a light floral sweetness. Taste is similar with an inviting initial taste and a bit of a bitter bite middle that smooths out in the finish. I realize the Kolsch does not travel well, but this was still enjoyable, flavorful, and refreshing. I tasted no adjuncty corn as some raters have indicated.
BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2008 (German) This brew pours a pale golden color with a sm-white dissipating head. Aroma is of grain and corn with a crisp flowery, lite spice, taste. The finish is slightly dry but very drinkable !! Would be very nice on a hot day. Amazing that the kolsch is only brewed in the city of Koln.
graham515 (537) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured gold into the glass with a modest white head. Aroma was clean and grainy. Flavor was a little hoppier than I am used to but I really enjoyed this beer after coming out of the heat.
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 13, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Tübi’s in Stuttgart on May 21st. Poured into a 200 mL Kölsch glass (1 Euro per glass). Clear yellow/gold pour with a small white head. Skunky, corny aroma. Similar flavor. Definitely skunky, but light and easy to drink.
Butters (4049) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear yellow. Citric nose. Grassy hop flavor. Thin body, refreshing.
Maria (10213) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks Yespr. It’s warm golden with an OK head. The aroma is mild with floral and malty notes. The flavour has a light sweetness, notes of malt, flower, clover and a smooth, fruity bitterness. It’s very delicate and fine, refreshing and nice.
ekstedt (6566) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2016 Draught (20 cl) at the pub K65, Schillerstrasse, Berlin. Clear golden, medium white head. Delicious mild hoppy aroma, slightly fruity. Light in body with soft but lively carbonation. Well balanced, refreshing with a long gently bitter finish.
btree (14) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 7, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Decent Kolsch lager. Had it with some Korean BBQ. Not the best pairing but the crispness in the follow through helped to clear some of the spices. Slight "fruity" taste as the label suggests. Certainly better than a Heineken.
NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - JUN 2, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear golden colored brew. Light aroma and flavor. Hoppy, crisp, a bit spicy. Nice brew, but avarage.
italianjohn (2933) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2008
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a blonde with small white head spicy after taste and a little hoppy .... its a lite spice not overbearing which makes it a nice brew had it with some salmon was delish would do again