AaronTDubs (500) - - JUN 7, 2017
Hazy straw to light golden color. Somewhat light Belgian aroma, fruity, pineapplish. Flavor is fruity and sweet. Had an oddly watery finish. Was ok. Surely, unique. superspak (5694) - Michigan, USA - MAR 18, 2017
Got in a trade with The-Adjunct-Hippie. 12 ounce can into pint glass, no can dating. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy golden/yellow color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, wheat, cracker, honey, brown sugar, toasted oats, biscuit, herbal, floral, pepper, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity yeast, pale malt, honey, molasses, and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, wheat, cracker, honey, brown sugar, toasted oats, biscuit, herbal, floral, pepper, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/grassy/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, apple, wheat, cracker, honey, brown sugar, toasted oats, biscuit, herbal, floral, pepper, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity yeast, pale malt, honey, molasses, and earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and no cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitterness and carbonation, increasing through the glass. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, and creamy/grainy/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol for 7.1%. Overall this is a very nice blonde ale. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity yeast, pale malt, honey, molasses, and earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink. A very unique beer; tastes like a cross between Kolsch, Wheat, and Blonde ale styles. A very enjoyable offering. Diablokev (181) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - NOV 1, 2016
Aroma??? Almost none. Appearance is a pale yellow with no head. Taste is close to a macro brew. Super easy to drink, but a big disappointment overall. BillKismet (4076) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2016
One of the lighter looking beers that ever stood in front of me. Feint crystal blonde-ginger all appearance with a crisp thin cream layer on top. Flowery hops drift off the glass, and after aeration, are joined by some sourdough and ethyl notes. Watery body with an easy cereal grain and sourdough grain at the core. Some tartness throughout. Flowery alcohol notes. This, sweet, grainy finish. Stylistically, this is definitely something a bit different. zoucrew102 (1927) - - AUG 6, 2016
Can. Honey aroma with notes of molasses and grassy hops. Pours hazy straw colored with a minimal white head that has essentially no retention or lacing. Starts with sweet honey flavor with some molasses as well as some oat character. Finishes dry and quite smooth with the honey and molasses continuing with a touch of grassy hops at the end for balance. Interesting and very tasty!
nealblind (1878) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - APR 11, 2016
very light yellow pour. aroma grassy hard alcohol, grass. tastes honey oats, slight grassy hops. kolsch very light palate a little butter surprisingly light for such a big one.
ozzy70 (1170) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 11, 2016
12 oz. can. Pours hazy golden with small off white head. Aroma was citrus, lemon and dusty. Had a medicinal aftertaste. snoworsummer (5790) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 27, 2015
From a can. Pours almost clear dark gold with a fizzy white head. Tastes like musky malt, stale corn, bread, and straw. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like corn, sweet fruit, musky malt, and bread. ben4321 (6550) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2015
Sampled at the brewery, 11/24/15. Hazy yellowish color with a ring of white head. Lemon and grains. Some grassy notes. Wheat. Yeast / spice notes as well. Lively carbonation, slightly dry close. Solid. Bill Becker (1068) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - SEP 26, 2015
12 ounce can.
It pours a hazy straw gold...looks like a Wit or a Hefe. Small head of foam subsides quickly leaving a ring around the glass. Minimal lacing.
The smell is interesting. I get some sweet notes from the molasses and honey but I also get some smoke and a bit of lemon zest type of hoppiness.
Man is this tasty. There’s an earthy quality that dominates. Yeah, there’s some sweet to it with the honey, a bit of sweet and bitter with the molasses, then there’s the smoke. Adds a nice dimension here but is far from being over done. Everything seems so in balance and that makes for a smooth drinker. Oh and I do get a hint or 2 of lemon zest in the finish. Deeper into the session and there is a definite nutty flavour going on.
Fairly light with the body and carbonation. Smoooooth.
This is really impressive. Kottbusser, eh? Welcome back!!