Skallish (12) - Georgia, USA - FEB 17, 2017
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Let Big Creek warm up just a little and breath some in a tall, narrow glass and you will find this seemingly light, pale gold beer with a white foamy head will surprise you. Often pitched as a light craft beer perfect for the summer, I’m drinking it right now in the middle of winter and I could convincingly pitch this as a light craft lager, crisp, smooth, not bitter and perfect for the winter! It pours a clear pale gold with a healthy, white fizzy head and lacing. Smells fruity from the pear, grassy, grainy, malty and hoppy all at once. Like a lager married to a kölsch ale. I gotta say, Jekyll Brewing did exactly what they said, "created a kölsch style hybrid lager and ale, perfect for SOUTHERN days or nights, summers or winters. Depending on your mood or desire you can taste a crisp, smooth lager, or a light, crisp and not bitter kölsch ale. Sweet and smooth and a little hoppy with a dry finish. You can taste it all if you savor it. Feel is a light- medium body and refreshing. All things considered, if you take the time to notice this, this light, pale gold beer has a complex aroma and taste. My hat’s off to the brewers and Jekyll Brewing, Big Creek is an outstanding beer.
kramer (6576) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2017
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear gold body with a small wispy white head. The nose is lightly fruity with some soft pale malt, minimal hops. The flavor is a little sweet for my tastes in a kolsch, and there should be a bit more hops in here. Doesn’t come across as a kolsch all that much. Light to medium bodied with soft fizzy carbonation. Meh, not the best example of the style.
Suttree (6297) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 27, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear yellow, huge white foam. Smells a bit grainy and corny, with mild fruity notes. Taste is also grainy, as well as some grassy notes. Some subtle sweetness in the finish.
nearbeer (5230) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 26, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle bb. 10/25/2016. Pours mostly clear, pale straw colored with a half-inch of sticky foam. Aroma of lemon hard candy, maize and mildly spicy grass. Mild flavors of dried and fresh grass, maize, cardboard, sour apple and a touch of honey. Light-medium body has a decent balance and smooth medium carbonation. I guess this one really did expire yesterday.
jredmond (8049) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle purchased on Jekyll Island. Pours a clear, pale yellow body with thin white ring of lace. Nose is dirty pale malt and soft grains. Mouthfeel is light bodied with notes of malt, wheat and soft cereal grains.
rdixon77 (2644) - Georgia, USA - APR 22, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A bottle at the Local in Tifton...not my favorite style, but this one was weird...some hay and fruitiness. just not super clean tasting. not offensive, but not something i’d try again
ordybill (1649) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 15, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from the tap into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear golden yellow color with a small white head. The aroma is very faint hops. The taste is more like a lager than a kolsch.
kingaugusta (264) - Georgia, USA - JAN 9, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours cloudy blonde with a big white head. Nose is light fruits and a touch of hops. Flavor is relatively rich for the style and moves from sweet to a dry finish. Very drinkable.
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - NOV 5, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Clear gold with a fizzy white head. Light grassy and hop aroma. Flavor is light as well. Some grass and dry hops with a light sweetness. Smooth and refreshing. [9/11/15]
Aurelius (5215) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale, virtually clear. Cream ale aroma. Sweet, corny, zesty. Hotlanta lawnmower fare. Medium to slightly light body. Serviceable but not earthshaking. On tap, at the brewpub.