illiniphil (148) - Nashotah, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Just an excellent rendition of the Kolsch style. Hats off to Metropolitan for mastering such a difficult style to master.
brian60625 (746) - Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2012 12 ounce bottle. Kolsch is a new style for me and it’s a strange breed. I like this one though. I was impressed by the absolutely clear gold appearance, but it still held an unabashed taste that reminded me of apples and bananas. It’s not cider-like though. The smell fits in line with the taste. Overall it’s really good stuff, lively palate feel and warm on the tongue.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Rating #72. Clear light yellow pour with a nice white head tgat left a decent amount of lacing. Straw and light grass aroma, very clean with a light sweetness. Mild flavor, more straw and clean malts, picking up tge same metal taste as the alt, it does disappear as it warms so it doesn’t detract from the beer overall, just the initial 2 or 3 sips. (2440)
timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from trade as an extra. Really nicely made Kolsch, but I'm still partial to the Pyramid version (Curve Ball). Still, this one has a solid palate and is very refreshing and crisp. Nice beer.
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deyholla (11017) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Smoke Daddy’s. Pours a clear pale gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges slowly. Aroma has a crisp light grain note with a hint of grassiness and light citrus. Flavor has a good amount of sweet grain with a light grassiness and a hint of sweet citrus in the finish.
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home - thanks to Baron - Shared with Mette. Clear yellow - white head. Bread, lots of white bread, nice clean pilsner malty, grainy, egg, grassy, herbal hoppy notes, lovely clean and perfect !!!
jjgmd (2109) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy off colored rusty gold. Nose is grainy and slightly metallic. Taste is grainy mildly bitter and not as watery as a typical lager. Finish is sweet, nothing special.....buts its the style, and would take this over any premium lager anytime. Quaff Score 6 / 10
zgaier (1938) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours golden yellow with a white head and aroma of metal and grains. Taste is sweet, of grains, toasty malt, and some hops with a dry finish. Not much flavor in this brew, nothing special.
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured a pale lemon with a one-finger white head that quickly dissipated. Smell is sweet corn, grain, DMS, and light lemon. Taste is crisp and refreshing with flavors of corn, grain, light hops, and lemon with a lightly bitter finish. Light body with crisp carbonation. Great for a hot summer day.
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle and served in a pint glass: Pours a clean straw hue with a fizzy but lasting head and had spotty lace. The aroma has notes of pale grain, some wheat and white bread dough, hint of lemongrass and some light hop bitterness. Just a hint of "corny" DMS, not all that noticeable however. The taste is clean pale grains and a nice light handed noble hop finish. Slight acidity lemon and herbal twang. A bit heavier than both the Kolsch biers I had before it, I think that is the wheat adding body and mouth feel. For the genre, the mouth feel is way above average. Overall, color me surprised for I expected this to be the least favorite of the three (Short’s 45 and Schlafly Kolsch) but it ended up being my favorite... Note, I have had this once before but that was clearly a skunked bottle, so glad this one was not.