CapedBrewsader (265) - Brasschaat, BELGIUM - APR 23, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
33cl. bottle at home: Crisp pale gold with a thin white head. Malt, toasted bread, very light summer fruits and some low hop aroma. Hop character is grassy and piney. Overall aroma is quite mild. Hops are more present in the taste than in the aroma. Simple grainy pale malt character that get a little toasty just before hop bitterness comes back in and pushes the grain down. Starts a little sweet and slightly fruity and finishes with a little bread and some hop character. Could be drier.
sleepylopes (318) - New York, USA - APR 4, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
nice and refreshing with a touch of bitter. Fruit and grass in the nose with a mild aroma. Goes down a bit to watery but its kolsch.
Quinten (1062) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden colour, foamy lasting head, 100% kolsch sample, full grainy and sweeds, full nice bodem, one of the best kolsch i had
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Golden clear colour with a little head. Fruity aroma with notes of malt. Flavour of malt and a bitter touch at the end.
kappldav123 (6015) - GERMANY - DEC 22, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The bottle looks good. The beer in the glass also. Fruity, light - as every Kölsch, in the end little bit washy - an average Kölsch.
puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft on location. Herbal, pine, grass nose. Very dry and crisp, balanced. One of the best kolsches I had in Koln.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. A pale golden beer with a big white head. The aroma is of malt and straw, the taste is of malt and straw. Medium body with a light dry, ashtray finish.
vanvenlo (1788) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 Jul 2007 - Very light sweet malt aroma. Clear amber colour, good head with nice big suds lacing. Hop light sweet flavour with a hint of metallic and very light spice flavour. Well lightly balanced hoppy finish and aftertaste. A bit thin and simple for my liking but maybe that’s just the style of Kolsch.
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 30, 2007
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pale golden with a lacy white head. Stale griany aroma, light vegetable. Same flavour, quite dry too. This is so nondescript that it could almost pass as a pale lager.
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - JUL 22, 2007
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
From tap at Köln. I don’t know if it’s because I had had three other kölschs before this, but this somehow just felt rude. Harshly bitter without being hoppy, no real freshness or anything else either. I didn’t finish even the 0.2 l I was having and started looking back at Pfaffen on the otherside of the square.