Ratman197 (14386) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Iron Springs poured a clear yellow with a lasting white head. Aromas of bread and spicy hops. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw and spicy hops with a crisp dry finish.
DarkElf (3061) - La Jolla, California, USA - JAN 19, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
07-Mar-10 (22-oz bottle: Purchased 09-Feb-10 for $3.99 at Ledger’s Liquor in Berkeley, CA) This hazy, yellow beer pours half an inch of fizzy, white head that dissipates rapidly to a thin ring. The nose offers grassy hops, mildly sweet, but very bready malts, and a hint of tartness. The flavor mirrors the nose, with a lightly bitter, grassy hops entry and a sweet, bready finish. There’s also a lightly tart overtone throughout, though the gentle tartness does dissipate somewhat in the finish. Light-bodied on the palate with a dusty, dry mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Although the tartness is a bit surprising, overall, this is a refreshing and quaffable beer, but not one that grabs my attention.
joeneugs (6324) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 8, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours golden yellow with a fizzy disappearing white head. The aroma is grainy with hints of noble hops and a little skunk. The flavor is nicely grainy with an apple cider like sweetness to it in the background. It has a grassy bitter finish. Frothy mouthfeel. Nice beer, and better than I expected it to be.
beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - APR 15, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled on 3/19/2010. This Kolsch pours an orange gold color from a 22oz bottle. Medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is orange, caramel, fruity and sweet. A medium bodied Kolsch. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are floral. Nice carbonation. A touch malty for a Kolsch and seems to be missing that softer mouthfeel. Still a very drinkable lighter beer. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
Chickencoop (188) - California, USA - MAR 11, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Picked this up at Whole Foods/ Petaluma, nice selection by the way. This was a nice pour, clean golden pour with a bright white head. Smell was a bready crisp hop, very clean. Taste came off the same way, very simlilar to Heiner from the Big Easy, very tasty. Overall the beer was solid, had some of the others and was not impressed but this was good, i’ll pick it up again.
popery (2143) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 25, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I haven’t had much kölsch (many kolsches?), so maybe it’s just the style, but this is only ok for me. It’s light, relatively dry and there’s a very mild vinous quality to the malt, but I bet that there’s more than that to a great kölsch. I’d prefer a stronger vinous note and a richer malt flavor. The hopping is nice, but I always like Hallertauer hops. There’s an acrid flavor to the beer that prevents it from being good for a session for me.
tripelthreat (190) - Soquel, California, USA - NOV 2, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from City Beer. Soapy medium head forms on a orange-yellow body. Nose is sweet grain, a little floral and citrus. Flavor is sweet grain and lemony citrus with some light bitterness. Mild astringency and good carbonation. Not bad.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - AUG 31, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
thanks grownfool! Goldenrod in the glass, small white head. Pilsner malt aroma, dry and subdued. Floral and metallic, starts nice enough but becomes gritty, grainy, and perfumey. Nearly sticky with a residue of flavors.
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 29, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear yellow with a creamy white head. Barley and fruit aroma and taste with a smooth finish.
bhensonb (14897) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 15, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Ledger’s. Pours amber orange with a fluffy 3-finger off-white head. Aromas of mild floral and citrus hops. Near medium body with feisty carbonation. Flavor is a bit bready, and there’s not a lot of bitter - but enough to cover the malt. Seems very mildly astringent. Finish seems to bring out noble hop spice, and the bitter keeps on picking up. More flavor than many of this style, and enough to render it drinkable more than once.