Silphium (3199) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - AUG 18, 2007
On tap at Kuhnhenn, this was a very clean, refreshing, crisp kolsch dominated by crisp, petaly hops backed by light bready malt with subtle nectary sweetness. mvp (261) - Harper Woods, Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2007
tap @ Kuhnhenn - light body yellow beer. Had a good taste on the first sip but went south after that. Kind of left a bad taste in my mouth. boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - JAN 4, 2007
12oz btl, sampled in late 2005. No idea of bottling date, but tastes fresh. Pours a sparkling golden with two-finger white head, loosely strewn about carbonation fading slowly back into the body. Aroma is surprising, very lively bavarian hops profile, light but pleasant yeasts, corn and lightly toasted fresh grains. Flavor is stellar, very fresh and interesting. Similarities to the aroma include more fresh hops, malts and yeast. Also traces of lemon, honey, healthy grass, other orange fruits, wheat. Palate is perfect for the style, light bodied and very dangerously drinkable. Finishes with a slight sting from the hops and a tongue coating of super soft malt and honey, a little bready. An excellent rendition of the style, definitely the best that I’ve encountered. Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 5, 2006
Tres. I don’t get the umph but I do get something that I’m surprised to see as a very good Kölsch. American brewed no less. Thus far in my life I had not derived much pleasure from this variety of brew. Much more flavorful than the imported beers from Köln that I’ve had the opportunity to quaff. Perhaps it’s a freshness factor. Still, this one proved quite appetizing. Yellow and foamy. Tingly on the tongue. It brought with it a dry, sour gumball flair. This is something I’d definitely like to try again. Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - OCT 25, 2005
tap: standard golden color with decent white head. Nice lacing. Big euro skunk hop aroma and flavor. Saaz? Enough malt to balance the flavor, decent just not a kolsch fan.
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - OCT 18, 2005
Draft a little while back. Light gold pour, lighter than the Czech Pils. Malty aroma and maybe corn with some hops. Light malty flavors, a bit acidic upfront to me. A bit floral and spicy hop character in there, and a tad sulfury (which I would say is proper for the style). IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2005
On tap at the brewery. Golden color, white head. Clean malts, fruity, with some herbal and floral hop character. Light to medium bodied. Refreshing. Nice stuff. SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 31, 2005
Draft at Kuhnhenn. Lightly hazy w/ small white head. Light lacing. Lemons and earth tones (grass) in aroma. Taste is lightly sweet with some tasty bitterness in the end. Hints of oranges and nectarines in the finish. Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 17, 2005
Sampled on draught @ Kuhnhenn Brewing Company in Warren, Michigan. Light golden color. Soft malty aroma, with delicate fruit, light grain and lightly floral/herbaceous hops. Fresh, incredibly grainy texture and flavor, with a light fruit character and a lush herbal hop flavor, though light. This beer redefines grainy. Although I have had several samples of Kolsch, I believe this was my first ever true rendition. The brewer is a BJCP judge, so he knows his styles, plus imported samples are usually always old and American samples just generally are not that great. This is how I would imagine beer in Cologne. Fantastic Kolsch. ClarkVV (6642) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 31, 2004
2004 draught 12/04 at the brewery. Bright yellow-golden, large bubbles, light haze and a small white head. Aroma of light dusty pils malt, some light wheat notes and a tinge of hops. Flavor begins with a light, unagressive yeast, followed by a lightly metallic hops and grain body. The wheat keeps the flavor dry while providing a very even and soft body. Moderate carbonation, faint honey notes. Even served fairly cold, I can still find plenty of flavor in this. Light hints of lemon arise as it warms, brought on by the hops, which are very well done (not overdone). Extremely drinkable, medium-light body and wonderfully to style. Perhaps a little less yeast apparency than I would like, but that could be a result of drinking this too cold. As was intended by the style, this beer goes down quick and easy, with a refreshing hops zing and a smooth, clean wheat and malt end.