Ernest (7511) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2017
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can. Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is hazy medium to dark yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (grain, husks), lightly to moderately hoppy (herbs, flowers), with notes of egg, vegetable juice. Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, husky, slightly unclean. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
So what moron decided to start making cans with completely removable pull tabs again? Didn’t we leave that behind in the 70s??? So now we open a beer and we’re left standing there with a secondary piece of sharp-edged garbage in our hand, which is just going to end up creating extra litter in parks and lakes and so on (just like the little pull tabs of old did), more difficult to find and pick up than a can by itself. So fucking stupid. And presumably just so they could have a wide-mouth vessel, for people hell bent on guzzling. Shame on Mike Hess for using these things. Sigh. Trump in the white house, and now this...what’s next, leg warmers coming back? The beer inside this particular can is pretty poor...obvious DMS and raw grain ruin the otherwise pleasant hoppy nose, and the aftertaste is husky/grainy and dirty. Surprisingly watery and thin and bland for being 5.8%. It’s like a 50/50 blend of malt liquor and koelsch.
Evilkniamhel (734) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 13, 2017
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from appellation wines dalry road. Pours hazy lemon. Nose of juicy lemon and lime, lemongrass, honey, straw. Taste is fresh, fruity, bitter, dry finish.
GothGargoyle (2573) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 11, 2017
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear pale yellow with a pale head. Aroma is chamomile, clover, white bread. Light bodied, somewhat lacking on the palate. Taste is clover, white bread.
joe19612 (2756) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2017
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Pours a deep dark gold colour with a thin white head, aroma is light and hoppy with hints of citrus, the taste is medium bitterness with a dry bitter finish.
onceblind (8426) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2017
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear straw hue with a thin white cap. Crisp straw and lagered cracker aroma. Flavor is the same, crisp and lagered and dry and german blondeish, with a really pleasant semi sweet floral and grassy tone. Dryish finish and crisp and clean and really tasty.
hayduke (5062) - Eureka, California, USA - DEC 27, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft pour at The Chowderhouse in Pt. Arena, CA. Pours a light gold with a white head. Nose is citrus with light fruit. Medium body and a dry mouth feel. Flavor is big on fruit and the lemon is in good balance. Finishes quite dry and with a good bitterness. Very nice brew and easy drinking.
Toxophilly (26) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice pale gold colour, not crystal clear, head could be better. Aroma light and clean with some aley fermentation characteristics. Can’t find a lot in there but it is a lagery style after all. Taste is dry with little malt characteristics - more noble hop bitterness and fruity clean crispness. I’m not that experienced with, or keen on Kolsch but seems alright.
AshtonMcCobb (6071) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 21, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from Appellation Wines, Comely Bank.
Appearance - slightly hazy golden with a nice fluffy head.
Nose - peaches and flowers. Hay at the back.
Taste - canned oranges. More hay, or cereal.
Palate - light bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish.
Overall - good Kolsch alright.
Fatehunter (2446) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - AUG 14, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Neat. The whole top of the can comes off. Aroma is ripe fruits. Taste is more fruit sweetness, good balance though. Texture is crisp.
sir__v (2481) - Lille, FRANCE - JUL 26, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from Cotteridge Wines, Cotteridge - UK. Color: clear golden blond beer with small carbonation and small white foam. Smell: caramel malt, sweet malt, cereals. Sweet finish with yeast notes. Taste: light body with sweet cereal taste. Crisp. Well balanced. Very drinkable. Aftertaste: sweet crisp. Cereal.